Last Chance for Animals Annual NYC Benefit

Larry Wohl, Leesa Rowland== Last Chance For Animals New York Fundraiser== Rosina, NY== September 18, 2016== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Sean Zanni/PMC== ==
Larry Wohl, Leesa Rowland, Last Chance For Animals New York Fundraiser, ©Patrick McMullan, Photo – Sean Zanni/PMC

Leesa Rowland and Dara Sowell co-chaired  the Last Chance for Animals (LCA) Annual NYC Fundraiser at Rosina’s restaurant (1690 York Ave, New York, NY 10128) on Sunday, September 18. Speakers included LCA founder Chris DeRose, actress and animal activist Shannon Elizabeth, Live Nation Chairman Ron Delsener.  Guests were shown a PSA given by Edie Falco regardingLCA’s undercover investigation into the inhumane treatment of New York Horse & Carriage trade.

The sold-out event began with cocktails and passed vegan hors d’oeuvres and ended with an amazing vegan dinner that was donated by Rosina Restaurant on the Upper East Side. During the dinner, Chris DeRose spoke about his organization’s many campaigns and investigations including Chinese dog slaughterhouses, South Korea Officials working with Chris DeRose to bring attention and eventual closure to South Koreas dog meat trade, LCA working in Virunga Africa to support the rangers protecting the mountain Gorilla’s includingLCA donating a state of the art plane to aid the Rangers.

Notable attendees were Victoria Vicuna and Maggie Norris Executive Director of the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development and  Deputy Commissioner of Empire State Development Pat Swinney Kaufman & her husband, legendary producer and director Lloyd Kaufman,  Donna & Dick Solloway, Missy Hargraves, Vito & Michelle Maria, Lauren & David Lawrence, Peggy Packer, Larry Wohl, attorney Michael Maggiano, Lisa Gaye & Steve and Anna Victor.

Ron Delsener, Samantha Marvin== Last Chance For Animals New York Fundraiser== Rosina, NY== September 18, 2016== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Sean Zanni/PMC== ==
Ron Delsener, Samantha Marvin, Last Chance For Animals New York Fundraiser, ©Patrick McMullan, Photo – Sean Zanni/PMC
Michele Maria, Suzanne Oostdyk, Vito Maria, Dara Sowell== Last Chance For Animals New York Fundraiser== Rosina, NY== September 18, 2016== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Sean Zanni/PMC== ==
Michele Maria, Suzanne Oostdyk, Vito Maria, Dara Sowell, Last Chance For Animals New York Fundraiser, ©Patrick McMullan, Photo – Sean Zanni/PMC
Linda Perri, Peter Perri, Michele Maria==Last Chance For Animals New York Fundraiser==Rosina, NY==September 18, 2016==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - Sean Zanni/PMC====
Linda Perri, Peter Perri, Michele Maria, Last Chance For Animals New York Fundraiser, ©Patrick McMullan, Photo – Sean Zanni/PMC

 

 

 

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