Friday, May 13, 2016

The Bow & Wow Benefit Dinner for CARA Welfare Philippines

Celebrate National Pet Parent’s Day at The Bow & Wow Benefit Dinner for CARA Welfare Philippines

The country’s first and only all-natural pet store Bow & Wow, in partnership with CARA Welfare Philippines, hosted a Benefit Dinner at the Robinsons Magnolia Garden in Quezon City where pet lovers and owners gather around to celebrate National Pet Parent’s day and to continue supporting CARA in its advocacy.

Bow &; Wow turns over the funds that were raised during the recent Bow & Wow Benefit Dinner for CARA Welfare Philippines. In photo are: (Seated row, L-R) Kaoru Cumagun of CARA Welfare Philippines Susan Hooper, Senior Communications Specialist, Department of External Relations of Asian Development Bank with rescue Lance; event hosts Tim Yap and Tessa Prieto-Valdez. (Back row, L-R) PaulLibid, CARA Volunteer with Brutus, rescued Laguna pitbull; Francesca Ortigas and Vera Lim, CARA Core Team; Nancy Cu-Unjieng, President, CARA Welfare Philippines; Amie Tan, Retail Director, Bow &Wow; Patrick Sugui, Actor and Bow &Wow Pet Advocate; Bonbell Cerbo, Brand Manager, Bow &Wow; Pam So-Suarez, Brand Director, Bow &Wow with Hitler; and Keith Salas, CARA Volunteer with Mama.

Photo above shows Vera Lim, CARA Core Team; Tim Yap; Nancy Cu-Unjieng, President, CARA Welfare Philippines; Tessa Prieto-Valdez; Pam So-Suarez, Brand Director, Bow & Wow; and Bonbelle Cerbo, Brand Manager, Bow & Wow during the Benefit Dinner.

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“We at Bow & Wow are more than excited to continue our long-standing partnership with CARA Welfare Philippines for this kind of advocacy. Together with them and our roster of partners this year, we are strengthening our aim to help raise healthy and happy pets through proper nutrition. I would like to extend Bow & Wow’s gratitude to everyone who has helped to make this night possible. Your help will greatly make a difference,” shared Pam So-Suarez, Brand Director, Bow & Wow.  

Nancy Co-Unjieng, President of CARA Welfare Philippines talks about CARA’s animal welfare program, thanks partners and supporters, and encourages more people to take care of their pets the best way that they could.

The event was hosted by Tessa Prieto-Valdes and it featured a scrumptious buffet prepared by Margarita Fores’ Cibo di M and a wine bar by Planet Grapes for the pet parents. A mouth-watering pet buffet by Bow & Wow and ALL4PETSParty was also offered to the pets.

“The turnout of this year’s Benefit Dinner is more than what we could imagine. We are grateful to Bow & Wow and its partners for choosing to support us in all our endeavors and the overflowing blessings keep us going strong to provide shelter for animals and continue to inspire Filipinos to care more for the welfare of their pets, said Nancy Cu-Unjieng, President, CARA Welfare Philippines.

The night was filled with several activities for both pet parents and their pets such as pawprint keepsakes, design your own pupcakes, raffle prizes, caricature station, among others. Guests were also serenaded by Jonalyn Viray and were treated to an entertaining performance by Pole Cats Manila.

To make the night more memorable, Bow & Wow prepared three special awards for pet owners and their pets: Bow & Wow Pawsome Twosome Award for the Best Dressed Pet & Pet Parent, Bow & Wow Wagging Tails Award for the Most Congenial Pet & Pet Parent, and Bow & Wow Picture Pawfect Award for the Most Photogenic Pet & Pet Parent.

Notable guests who also dropped by to join the event included Patti Grandidge and Jon Herrera, Patrick Sugui, and Bianca King. Other event partners include Cat Café Manila, Ogilvy Public Relations, and

CARA is the country’s key non-profit organization dedicated to inspire and educate Filipinos about animal welfare, animal population control, and the proper treatment of animals in our community. CARA is the primary NGO involved in the rescue, relocation and current rehabilitation of over a hundred pitbulls. (For more information, please visit: &
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