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Join the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International for our signature annual benefit, To the Rescue!

Friday, November 3, 2023, 6:00 PM
Cipriani 42nd St, New York City

Co-hosted by Amy Sedaris and Justin Theroux, with special guest, Kuma Theroux


This year's gala will feature an inspiring look at our efforts in the U.S. and around the world to strengthen the bond between people and animals. This work includes making veterinary care, pet food and essential supplies such as leashes and collars more affordable, available and accessible for everyone-no matter their economic or geographic situation. We also work to reduce populations of free-roaming cats and dogs, and to rescue animals from cruelty, neglect and disasters.


Please join us for this exciting event, for all animals! 

Available for Purchase

Schedule of Events

6 p.m. Red carpet and cocktail reception

7 p.m. Gourmet plant-based dinner crafted by Chef Leslie Durso

8 p.m. Evening program, entertainment, live auction and special guests, including Kuma, Justin Theroux's rescue dog

10 p.m. After-party hosted by Stray Dog Capital

Featured Honorees


Corporate Consciousness Award:



Humane Impact Award:

Homeless World

Suggested Attire: Cocktail attire is encouraged. To respect our purpose, we request that no furs or feathers be worn.


Leadership Committee: Georgina Bloomberg (co-chair), Tessa Benson Tooley (co-chair), Nathan Turner (co-chair), Suzy Welch (co-chair), Susan Atherton, Wendy and Howard Berk, Yolanda Berkowitz, Jacqueline Dow, Leslie Durso, Wayne S. Flick, Cathy Kangas, Jennifer Laue, Terry Rakolta, Courtney Stroum Meagher  


Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of the United States. Your ticket contribution less $295 per person is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The HSUS tax ID number is 53-0225390.

For details on sponsorship and in-kind opportunities, visit

For all other questions about the event, contact [email protected].


The Humane Society of the United States


Cipriani 42nd St, East 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA

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