The annual Stray Cat Club gala is back again! This signature event will be virtually attended by the most generous and compassionate citizens of Los Angeles & beyond.
Our program is being held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM (PST) and will include video presentations recapping Stray Cat Alliance's achievements of 2021, as well as the last 21 years, an awards presentation, a live ask and silent auction, & amazing entertainment.
All proceeds support the life-saving work of Stray Cat Alliance!
Stray Cat Alliance is enriched tremendously because of the support of community partners like our Gala sponsors. Sponsorships of our gala are critical to the success of our mission to ensure every cat is safe, healthy, and valued.
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Nathan The CatLady (Nathan Kehn) is a cool cat dad to four goofy kitties: Pickles, Annie, Princess and Ginger. They spend their time creating comical videos shared on Instagram and Tiktok to almost a million dedicated followers. Be sure to join them for Wine Wednesday as Nathan the CatLady dresses up in his favorite costumes given to him by his fans. Nathan the CatLady is also a huge advocate and supporter for numerous rescues and shelters around the country. He's a big fan of Stray Cat Alliance and the lifesaving work they do.
Nala Cat and Pookie Methachittiphan
Los Angeles-based Nala Cat currently holds the Guinness World Record as the most popular cat on Instagram with over four million loyal followers. Things weren't always so glamorous for Nala; adopted from a shelter at just five months old, she arrived at her loving forever home with breathing issues and needed nurturing to become the healthy floof that she is today. Nala's worldwide fame supports spay/neuter advocacy, fostering, rescue and shelter adoption and the wonderful life saving work that organizations like Stray Cat Alliance do!
We are proud to honor the following community members for their dedication in helping build a no-kill nation, one stray at a time.
LIONHEART AWARD WALLIS ANNENBERG, Philanthropist
Wallis Annenberg is a visionary, using philanthropy as a powerful instrument to improve the well-being of people and communities. Since assuming chairmanship of the Annenberg Foundation in 2009, Wallis' robust philanthropy has impacted more than 2,700 nonprofits and other organizations. She has also funded special projects that expand the boundaries of traditional philanthropy. For instance, Wallis has poured her lifelong appreciation for the human-animal bond into the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace - a one-of-a-kind destination devoted to facilitating rescue animal adoptions, funding education initiatives and academic research, and providing fun for visitors. She is the proud mother of four children and five grandchildren.
ANIMAL CHAMPION AWARD AMANDA HEARST RøNNING, Animal Advocate
Amanda Hearst Rønning is the co-founder of WELL/BEINGS and the luxury sustainable fashion retailer MAISON-DE-MODE.COM. She sits on the Advisory Board of NEST, a non-profit committed to the advancement of global artisans. She is also a contributing editor at "Town & Country" magazine, where she writes about sustainable fashion and travel. Named one of the "20 Under 40" philanthropists by the New York Observer, Hearst received The HSUS Compassion in Action award in 2015 for her work on behalf of animals. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her pup, Finnegan.
IMPACT AWARD STAYCEE DAINS, Director of Long Beach Animal Care Services
Staycee has been a public servant in several private and municipal shelters over the last two decades. She specializes in reducing euthanasia rates and improving shelter operations to better serve animals in care, improve staff working conditions, and meet the needs of diverse communities. Staycee came to Long Beach Animal Care Services as its managing director in February of 2019. Prior to joining the City of Long Beach team, Staycee served as the Animal Shelter Operations Manager for the City of San Jose, overseeing an expansive operation that served over one million citizens and nearly 20,000 animals each year. She currently has two cats and one dog and fosters animals for the shelter whenever she can.
TOM ELLIS Actor
CAMRYN & MILO MANHEIM Actors
EVANNA LYNCH Actor
ELAINE HENDRIX Actor & Activist
MAYOR ROBERT GARCIA City of Long Beach, CA
BELARUS & RACHEL KRALL Influencer Cat & His Human
Thank you to our supporters!
Aaron Leider Amber & Adam Tarshis Angie Rubin Betsy Liley Cheri Shankar Chris Giles & Dr. Katherine Ruffner Courtney Fern
David Stiller Diane Warren Jon Pelletier Kathy Taggares Kaye Zigrang Michele Cretarola
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