Fierce & Fabulous

Last surviving 911 rescue dog saluted by gathering of heroes for animals on Sept. 11

Last 911 rescue dog slauted by heroes for animals on Sept. 11

News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Tena Lundquist Faust, Carmina Zamorano, Tama Lundquist
Tena Lundquist Faust, Carmina Zamorano, Tama Lundquist with Bretagne. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Bretagne, Denise Corliss
Denise Corliss and Bretagne. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015,   Dinah Lin, Rob Todd, Caroline Kenney
Dinah Lin, Rob Todd, Caroline Kenney. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Sequoia Di Angelo, Paula Mott, Cindi Rose
Sequoia Di Angelo, Paula Mott, Cindi Rose. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015,  Miya Shay, Devon Anderson, Katherin Cabaniss
Miya Shay, District Attorney Devon Anderson, Katherine Cabaniss. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015,  Fady Armanious, Hallie Vanderhider, Bill Baldwin
Fady Armanious, Hallie Vanderhider, Bill Baldwin. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Shelby Kibodeaux, Bruce Padilla
Shelby Kibodeaux, Bruce Padilla. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Vicki Rizzo, Rania Mankarious, Mauri Oliver
Vicki Rizzo, Rania Mankarious, Mauri Oliver. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015,  Devinder & Gina Bhatia, Jaquel & Jeremy Andrews
Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Gina Bhatia, Jaquel Andrews, Jeremy Andrews. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Neal Hamil, Sarah & Aaron Solis
Neal Hamil, Sarah Solis, Aaron Solis. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Cabel Wood, Mary Boctor
Cabel Wood, Mary Boctor. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Sergio Morales, Vivian Wise
Sergio Morales, Vivian Wise. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Casey Curry, Alex Martinez, Miya Shay, Lori Freese
Casey Curry, Alex Martinez, Miya Shay, Lori Freese. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Kim Padgett, Dr. Roland Maldonado
Kim Padgett, Dr. Roland Maldonado. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Edward Sanchez, Enid Sanchez, Cody Sontar
Edward Sanchez, Enid Sanchez, Cody Sontar. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Tena Lundquist Faust, Carmina Zamorano, Tama Lundquist
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Bretagne, Denise Corliss
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015,   Dinah Lin, Rob Todd, Caroline Kenney
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Sequoia Di Angelo, Paula Mott, Cindi Rose
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015,  Miya Shay, Devon Anderson, Katherin Cabaniss
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015,  Fady Armanious, Hallie Vanderhider, Bill Baldwin
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Shelby Kibodeaux, Bruce Padilla
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Vicki Rizzo, Rania Mankarious, Mauri Oliver
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015,  Devinder & Gina Bhatia, Jaquel & Jeremy Andrews
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Neal Hamil, Sarah & Aaron Solis
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Cabel Wood, Mary Boctor
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Sergio Morales, Vivian Wise
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Casey Curry, Alex Martinez, Miya Shay, Lori Freese
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Kim Padgett, Dr. Roland Maldonado
News, Shelby, Pet Set Gala, Sept. 2015, Edward Sanchez, Enid Sanchez, Cody Sontar

Friday night's "Fierce & Fabulous" Pet Set Gala was 911 rescue dog Bretagne's final public appearance, making this September 11 event especially poignant. And it made Bretagne even more of a star with scores of otherwise sophisticated partygoers giddily lining up for selfies with the lounging golden retriever.

While some might have worried that the revered dog in declining health would upstage the evening's honoree, Jan Duncan, they need not have worried. Duncan's heartfelt remarks on the comfort and unconditional love given by pets and her personal story of her rescue dog and two cats warmed the hearts of all in the sellout crowd of 400.

On this night, the Astorian enjoyed an energy not often seen at charity galas as the cocktail-attired crowd rallied enthusiastically for the all-volunteer non-profit which contributes funds to a number of animal protection and rescue agencies.

The gala was in the dedicated hands of Pet Set co-presidents, identical twins Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist and Patti Murphy, the latter unable to attend due to a car accident.

On hand were many dedicated animal activists in the mix including newlyweds Shelby Kibodeaux and Bruce Padilla, Paula Mott, Dr. Roland Maldonado and philanthropist Don Sanders, who shared photos of his seven cats including the remarkable Shelby, a feline with 26 toes.

Among those feasting on the multi-course meal from Cordua Catering were District Attorney Devon Anderson, Angelica and Ed Chapman, Nancy Morrison, Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Rania Mankarious, Edward Sanchez, John Evatz, Judy Nichols, Debbie Festari and Rob Rutherford.