PAWS Magazine

Issue 54, Spring 2003

Art Wolfe inspires all

Animals were center stage at the PAWS benefit March 13th at the Madison Renaissance Hotel in downtown Seattle. The event raised about $60,000 in support of PAWS' work.

Guests were treated to an animal-friendly dinner, a live auction, and the inspiring words and images of Art Wolfe, renowned wildlife photographer and author.

Wolfe takes a turn on the other side of the lens. He later captivated the crowd with a photographic journey depicting the three years he spent traveling the globe shooting for his book, The Living Wild.

A guest, one of 170 in the room, enjoys a conversation during dinner.

Volunteer Jim Keller, modeling a leopard costume hand-crafted and donated to the auction by PAWS volunteer Berta Nicol-Blades, shares the talents of pet photographer Bev Sparks, who donated a photo session to the auction.

PAWS supporter Gail Davis is jubilant after winning a bid.

Steve Weaver, master of ceremonies and vice president of the PAWS Board of Directors, takes a turn at the mic.

PAWS volunteer Wendy Ludlow (left) and Executive Director Annette Laico join in a humorous moment at the end of the evening.

Volunteer auctioneer Bob Watt in action. The auction raised $36,000 in just 40 minutes, with 13 donated items and experiences and a fund-a-need portion that inspired $21,000 for the care of baby animals this season, with most of the room taking part in the bidding.

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