Mayor’s Alliance For NYC’s Animals
On Wednesday, February 23rd a fundraiser for the Mayor’s Alliance For NYC’s Animals was held at The Mark Garrison Salon in New York City. All the Doggie Mom’s from the new reality show (Wednesdays at 9:30 pm. Check nyc.gov for local cable and satellite listings.) were there with their furry friends in tow. Mark Garrison, stylist to the stars, was gracious enough to open his salon and host this wonderful event.
Hair stylists and pet stylists alike donated their time to coif both the human and canine species to raise money for a great cause – helping every homeless critter in NYC find a forever home. There was a buzz in the air when everyone started arriving for the event. The Mayor’s Alliance spokesperson, Stephanie A. Mattera was there too!
Attendees were dressed to the hilt, including their four legged friends. I’ve never seen such well-dressed pets! Some of the customers went upstairs for their makeover, while our furry friends headed towards us, the creative groomers who were raring to go with our blow pens, nail polish, glitter, stencils, and rhinestones! It was so much fun! Everyone was a great sport as we tipped ears with jewels, painted polka dots on toenails, turned tails orange, and created mohawks with gel. My favorite was the skull we glittered on a furry rump!
Thank you Olga Zabelinskaya for inviting me to participate in this wonderful, worthwhile cause and Sami Stanley for bringing her “bag of tricks!” Sami had everything under the sun you could possible need for creative grooming. The three of us made a great team!
It was a heartwarming feeling getting together with others to help raise money for The Mayor’s Alliance For NYC’s Animals. We can only hope and pray they can reach their goal – making NYC a no-kill community by 2015. If we all pitch in and do our share, we can make it happen.