Photos By Monika Zdziebkowska

Notable Attendees: Joanna Krupa, Romain Zago, Leah Black, Roy Black, Dr. Karent Sierra, former CNN reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell

Animal lovers, celebrity supporters and the charity-minded gathered in Miami Beach on Saturday, January 17th for Paws for Prayers, a fundraising event to benefit Angels for Animal Rescue and the upcoming 2nd Annual BodhiFest Miami. The pet-friendly bash was hosted by Joanna Krupa, devoted animal rights activist and international star known for her appearances on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” “Poland’s Next Top Model” and Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Miami.”

After a brief cocktail reception, guests were invited to the main event at the Murano 1035 Condominium. Here, Miami-Dade Animal Services presented a group of at-risk dogs in need of rescue and a safe home. Royale Pets provided complimentary grooming consultations, and Fabulous Cake Couture donated custom dog-themed cakes for auction and Dog Bar gifted attendees with goodie bags.

A true success, all rescue animals up for adoption were embraced into loving homes.

Trophies were awarded to guests and their pets in the categories of: Best Costume, Most Fashionable, and Best Owner-Dog Lookalike. The winners included guests and pets decked in creative frocks; from a bumblebee-costumed pug to an owner whose nautical-themed outfit matched with that of his pet.

As a nod to BodhiFest, Tibetan monks were a centerpiece of the event. They performed a chanting prayer and offered blessings for both the people and animals in attendance.

About BodhiFest
The 2nd Annual BodhiFest Miami is a two weeklong multicultural celebration-taking place January 24th through February 8th, 2015 at the Ichimura Miami-Japanese Garden on Watson Island, Miami Beach. BodhiFest offers a range of spiritual activities and entertainment that will awaken the heart to compassion, consciousness, and loving-kindness for all.

About Angels for Animal Rescue
Angels for Animal Rescue is a rescue group dedicated to saving the lives of animals in need of rescue and forever homes. Angels for Animal Rescue saves a variety of animals such as dogs, cats, farm animals, reptiles, birds and rodents from animal shelters or from people who cannot care for them any longer. For more information on Angels for Animal Rescue, visit

By |2015-01-26T15:48:49+00:00January 25th, 2015|Life|