The ASPCA Los Angeles BenefitÂ was definitely a night to remember.
Held at a private residence in Bel Air, CA last Thursday (October 20) attendees enjoyed specialty cocktails featuring Casamigos Tequila and Titoâ€™s HandmadeÂ Vodka, a silent auction to support the ASPCAâ€™s Los Angeles Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic, music by DJ St. Clair, and more.
Sarah HylandÂ andÂ Beth BehrsÂ were the ladies of the evening, as they were being honored for their work with the ASPCA. “It’s so exciting to be here,”Â HylandÂ toldÂ Celeb SecretsÂ on the orange carpet. “It’s a privilege that they are honoring me tonight.”Â BehrsÂ added, “It feels so amazing to be here. I love the ASPCA! For so many years I’ve been friends with Leslie and Matt, and they helped me find my rescue horse, Belle. So I’m forever grateful to them for finding me my best friend.”
Presented byÂ Nina Dobrev,Â HylandÂ received the ASPCAÂ® Voice for Animals Award to recognize her efforts toward increasing awareness and inspiring action on behalf of animals in crisis.Â BehrsÂ received theÂ 2016 ASPCAÂ® Compassion Award for the extraordinary commitment of time and effort she has dedicated to directly impact the lives of vulnerable and victimized animals, which was given to her by Jennifer Coolidge.
Did you know that both Hyland and Behrs have actually been active supporters of theÂ ASCPAÂ for many years?
“I’ve visited their facilities in New York and I canâ€™t wait to visit their facilities in Los Angeles. They’ve only been open for two years and have already held over 40,000 animals. I think 20,000 of them have been adopted and over 10,000 of them sprayed/neutered. The programs that they are setting up are really amazing to have and help the animals in need in Los Angeles,” Hyland said.
“I’ve been an animal lover for many years. My sisterÂ and IÂ had animals our whole lives. I own a rescue horse, and many people don’t talk about how they’re treated. They are herded, rounded up, and really mistreated. I feel like the ASPCA does so much for all animals, so this is an amazing platform to discuss what we can do to help save horses just like mine,”Â BehrsÂ added.
Other celebs that helped support the animals includedÂ Michael Gladis, Lizzy Greene,Chandler Kinney, Leona Lewis, Marnie the Dog, Kayla Maisonet, Matthew Moy, Michael Patrick King, Keesha Sharp, Jazmyn Simon, Sophie Simmons, Harely Quinn Smith, Keith Stanfield,Â and Katie Stevens.
For more information on last week’s event, visit ASPCA.org.
Additional reporting credit to Veronica Toscano.