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October 13, 2001 - "Can We Keep Him?" Max Fund Party Purrs

What: Fund-raising gala for Max Fund animal adoption agency

Where: Marriott Downtown

When: October 13, 2001

Master of Ceremonies: Ernie Bjorkman, WB2

Founders: Dr. Bill and Nanci Suro

Executive Director: Nanci Suro

Entertainment: Celebrity pets on parade, including Sarah, Toby, Tabitha, Leo, Sam, Shawn, Alex, Max, Madison and Barley

Of note: Mayor Wellington Webb proclaims October 13 Max Fund Day in Denver

Sponsors: Soule Foundation, Janus Funds, PetSmart Charities, Standard & Poor's, McDonald Hardwoods, Rockbottom Brewery, Channel 7, WB2 and The Denver Post.

Menu: Cream of Bisque Asparagus Soup, Pear Salad, Chicken Breast with Shrimp, Vegetable Medley, Berries in Star-shaped Chocolate Nests

Attendance: 300

Blacktie Photos by: Elizabeth Byrnes


 Tyler Chrisinger cuddles up with Leo, a tabby in need of a home
Tyler Chrisinger cuddles up with Leo, a tabby in need of a home

By Blacktie Staff

Even though guests were dressed to the nines, it didn't deter them from getting on all fours to play with the pets at the Max Fund gala October 13.

And who could blame them? The dozen or so adorable cats and dogs were the reason 300 dedicated animal lovers turned for this annual black-tie affair.

Mayoral aide Andrew Hudson read a proclamation designating October 13 "Max Fund Day in Denver."

He credited the group's "infectious volunteers" with making Max Fund one of Denver's "most important no-kill shelters."

The shelter has placed more than 14,000 animals in homes and has spayed and neutered more than 15,000.

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