On Tuesday night, I had the joy of attending the Top Dog Gala, a benefit for the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City. AMC saved my little gerbil’s life three times and helped him live to a ripe old age, so I love getting a chance to support such a great cause!
AMC is an incredible place. It feels like a high end human hospital more than a veterinary one.
There are departments of hematology, orthopedics, radiology, you name it. The imaging machines they use were bought from human hospitals, just a couple years old.
There’s nowhere better to take your pet. And despite the very high level of care, you’d be surprised how reasonable their prices are!
On Tuesday night, we filed into the beautiful Cipriani 42nd Street in the heart of Manhattan. I had passed the building a million times but never been inside.
It’s a beautifully converted bank with some of the teller windows still intact! I admired the massive windows and velvet curtains while munching on delicious snacks.
As the dinner was about to start, a very funny older lady came from the bar:
I’m getting a double. It’s going to be a long night with a lot of speeches.
Chuckling to myself, I sat down at a table replete with flowers and the presentation began. AMC President Kathryn Coyne introduced us to Sadie, a very special German Shepherd who saved her owner Brian’s life when he was having a stroke.
She licked Brian’s face to keep him awake after the stroke, then helped drag him to the phone to call for help. Without Sadie, Brian wouldn’t be here.
They may not be able to speak, but it’s amazing how animals touch all our lives.
We also met the canine officers of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) police! I was struck by their bravery.
Humans sign up for that job. Dogs don’t. But they do it all the same, risking their lives to keep us safe.
The Top Dog Gala made it clear how animals support us. But how can we support them?
By supporting AMC! AMC gives away a fortune in free care every year for those who cannot afford it.
But they can’t do that without our help! Please consider joining me in donating to this wonderful cause today.
The cute doggies, kitties, birds and rodents will thank you!
More on animals:
The Real Groundhogs of New Jersey
When The Cat Who Supported Her Through Cancer Got Sick, Jessica Knew What She Had to Do
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