Theatrical Animal Trainer and recipient of a Tony
Award Honor, William Berloni to be inducted to the Gertrude O. Lewis
WHAT: Connecticut Humane Society’s Second Annual Fall Gala- Passport to a Forever Home
This fun evening will feature a VIP Reception with William Berloni, exciting silent and live auctions, dinner stations and entertainment. All funds raised through this event support the Connecticut Humane Society’s lifesaving programs and services for homeless pets. Serving the pets and people of Connecticut since 1881, the Connecticut Humane Society finds homes for thousands of companion animals every year.
The Connecticut Humane Society will be inducting William Berloni, the recipient of a Tony Award Honor and famed theatrical animal trainer, into the Gertrude O. Lewis Humanitarian Society for his work in promoting shelter pet adoption and animal advocacy.
William “Bill” Berloni was the adopter of the original Sandy from the Newington Shelter for the Broadway show, Annie. Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials. When their careers are over, the animals return to Bill’s Connecticut farm. In 2011, Bill received the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre for his years of work and dedication to Broadway.
Berloni will be the first member to be inducted into the Gertrude O. Lewis Humanitarian Society, which was created to honor not only the Humane Society’s founder’s memory, but to honor outstanding people who give their time and energy to ensure that animals are treated with respect and humanity. Bill is a strong advocate for shelter pets and is widely recognized as an expert in animal behavior and for his dedication to rescue work.
“We are thrilled to honor Bill for his life’s work of promoting shelter pets through his career in theatre and film,” said Gordon Willard, Executive Director of the Connecticut Humane Society. “He reminds us all that shelter pets are not throwaway animals, but are worthy of our love and respect.”
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2013
6:00 pm –
WHERE: Westport Inn
1595 Post Road East, Westport
TICKETS: Tickets prices at $125 per person-
$200 per couple. For more information visit www.chsfallgala.kintera.org.
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