Actors and Others for Animals Hosts a Purr-fect Holiday Fundraiser


Actors and Others for Animals Hosts a Purr-fect Holiday Fundraiser; Joy to the Animals Luncheon Honors Laurie & Peter Marshall, Loretta Swit and Erin & George Pennacchio

By Scott Green

November 20, 2016

Paula Poundstone and Jay Johnson Perform

Actors and Others for Animals, one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in Los Angeles, will celebrate our furry family members at the upcoming Joy to the Animals Luncheon at the Universal City Hilton and Towers, Sunday, December 4, 2016. Reception begins at 11 a.m. followed by a vegetarian luncheon and program. Honorees are Laurie and Peter Marshall, Loretta Swit, and Erin and George Pennacchio. Comedian Paula Poundstone and ventriloquist Jay Johnson will provide entertainment. A holiday boutique and silent auction will also be featured.

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All proceeds from fundraising efforts provide spay, neuter and veterinary assistance for the animals that share the lives of low or fixed income pet guardians. Well-loved comedian, JoAnne Worley, currently heads up the organization.

Laurie and Peter Marshall are longtime supporters of Actors and Others. Peter Marshall may be best known as the five-time Emmy award winning host of Hollywood Squares for more than 15 years. Laurie and Peter share their home with four dogs and a cat, all rescues of course.

Actress Loretta Swit is best known for her portrayal of hot headed, soft hearted, hilarious Major Margaret Houlihan in one of TV’s most beloved series, M*A*S*H. She is the author of SwitHeart: the Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit, a chronicle of her work as an artist and activist, to be released in January, 2017.

George Pennacchio has been the entertainment reporter for the #1 rated ABC 7 Eyewitness News for more than two decades. George and his wife Erin have been involved with greyhound rescue for 20 years. They currently share their home with greyhound rescues Emmy and Audrey.

Actors and Others for Animals is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to eliminating pet overpopulation, ensuring the care and protection of pet companions and improving the quality of life for economically challenged, disadvantaged and underserved pet guardians by providing referral and financial assistance for spay/neuter and veterinary medical procedures together with other animal/human bond enriching programs.

Sponsor packages begin at $5,000; individual tickets begin at $125. For more information or to purchase tickets or sponsorship packages, please visit or call (818)755-5080.

SOURCE Actors and Others for Animals


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