The Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation celebrated its 30th anniversary with the annual Open Your Heart Gala on March 1. The theme of this year’s gala was The Dogfather, a spinoff of the popular movie The Godfather. The gala aimed to recognize the work being done to end puppy mill cruelty and advocate for animal welfare.
The evening began at Lucas Park Grille in downtown St. Louis with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at various food stations and silent and live auctions. The gala’s “pawsome” sponsors were Carol House Furniture, Helix Realty, Joe Hanon, Dale and T.J. Lindhorst, Nancy Grove, Joe Tiernan and Scott and Laurie Livingston.
“This is our premier fundraiser for the year. This event helps advocate for the animals with the help of our public and state officials” said Bob Baker, executive director of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation.