For more than four decades, Animal Samaritans have been improving the lives of animals and people in the Coachella Valley. Animal Samaritans is a 501c3 non-profit founded by a group of friends who were determined to solve the epidemic of pet homelessness and preventable pet euthanasia in the Coachella Valley. Over the past 44 years Animal Samaritans has bettered the lives of animals and the people who love them through the generous support of people like you.
Animal Samaritans hosts many fundraising events throughout the year, with their biggest and most exciting event of the year being the “Men of the Desert Fashion Show and Luncheon.” Now in its 13th year, this unique event has become a local favorite. Each year, over 400 guests are in attendance to watch as our handsome, all male models, strut down the runway with none other than man’s best friend!
Before the show, guests enjoy a champagne reception while mingling with other animal-lovers and bidding on silent auction items. Live music fills the air and guests enjoy the spacious beauty of the Palm Springs Air Museum. At noon, the party moves into the dining area to enjoy a delicious and beautifully prepared lunch. While dining, guests are entertained as our stylish models work the runway, each with a tail-wagging canine by their side!
All proceeds raised from the event benefit Animal Samaritans’ Animal Rescue Program. Now in its 11th year, Animal Samaritans’ Animal Rescue Program helps at-risk dogs and cats find their forever homes. To date, over 10,000 homeless animals have been adopted from our shelter into loving homes. Additionally, we’ve rescued over 14,000 at-risk animals from other area shelters. Over 200,000 dogs and cats have been spayed and neutered through our on-going commitment to reduce the overpopulation and needless suffering of unwanted, homeless pets.
Event sponsorship packages are available. For details on our sponsorship packages please contact Jarred Ellis, Animal Samaritans’ Director of Development and Philanthropy, at je****@an**************.org or by phone at 760-797-7439.
Tickets for Animal Samaritans’ 13th Annual “Men of the Desert Fashion Show and Luncheon” are $250/VIP Runway seating and $200/General Admission seating. Tickets go on sale in October at www.animalsamaritans.org