Moms and fur babies at Tri-County brunch

Well-behaved pets and people happy to see each other put Tri-County Animal Rescue’s outdoor fundraiser at The Addison over the top.

The inaugural “Moms & Pups Bark and Brunch” May 2 is a prelude to Tri-County’s annual Doggie & Kittie Ball on Dec. 12 this year.

Board chair Sharon DiPietro, center in the photo, toasted co-founder Suzi Goldsmith and Marta Batmasian as a supporter from the beginning, honored with Constance Scott and Andrea Kline. That’s Marta in the top photo with her granddaughters and her Maltese.

DiPietro also saluted PR firm owners Bonnie and Jon Kaye and Arthur Gutterman as “people who are always there” for the no-kill shelter, rescue and adoption campus in suburban Boca.

Some pet owners brought their poochees along on a leash or in a stroller. “He’s doing fine,” said Patty Nobles. Lynda Palmer noted Shih Tzu Peaches is “always by my side.” Others left them home for good reasons. “All they would to do is play,” noted Kline, who has three Tri-County rescues.

ADT, the security firm headquartered in Boca, lists the animals in the house for first responders, which is why they’re avid Tri-County supporters, noted executive Bob Tucker.

Familiar Boca philanthropists there included Peg Anderson, Casey and Timolin Cole, who have their own music for children non-profit in their father Nat King Cole’s memory; Robin Trompeter, Ingrid Fulmer, and Go Pink founder Patti Carpenter. Lisa Vander Ploeg was a guest of Cindy Wilson and Dyana Kenny, who brought Baxter.  Jeri Caprio outfitted her pet for the occasion. County Vice Mayor Robert Weinroth and Pam took pictures, and so did Arlene Herson.

Boutiques were there for Mother’s Day shoppers.

The brunch benefited Tri-County’s Emergency Medical Fund that subsidizes low-cost, full-service veterinary and animal hospital services for pet owners who need help with medical care due to Covid-19.

By Marci Shatzman



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