Neapolitans love their pets, and they proved it at The Humane Society Naples‘ 15th annual Pet Lovers’ Gala on March 13. More than 400 attended the Wizard of Oz-themed event (a sold-out crowd!) at Naples Botanical Garden for dinner, cocktails, entertainment and a live auction. In total, the gala, chaired by Rufino Hernandez of The Garden District, raised more than $550,000 in support of the no-kill pet shelter, adoption center and animal clinic—its highest amount to date.

Learn how to get involved with The Humane Society Naples and other worthy charitable organizations throughout Lee and Collier counties in our Where to Volunteer Guide, searchable by mission and location.

All photos courtesy of Scott Kelsey Photography

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