Last week, I attended Ante Up of the the Animals at Dippiosenso, located on Manhattan’s Upper East-side. Animal lovers gathered for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music by the fabulous DJ Teal, and poker in support of Last Chance for Animals (LCA). Card games are not my forte, but it was fun to watch other people play and to gain some tips from the PokerprimaDivas.
The Star of the night was Jilli Dog! Rick Caran rescued Jilli about 9 years ago and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Jilli played poker and showed us some of her best tricks. She is such a sweet little pup! My favorite trick of her’s is when Rick pretends to sneeze and she runs to get him a Kleenex and brings it back to him – so cute!
The Grand Prize Winner won round trip transportation and entry fee into 2012 WSOP Main Event ($1,000 Value) and the second prize winner won one Poker4Life Ticket for Thursday March 29, 2012 Poker Charity Event ($250 Value) for an opportunity to win a seat at the 2012 WSOP Main Event.
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Last Chance for Animals (LCA), is a national animal rights organization based in Los Angeles, has been active for more than two decades. Founded and led by animal expert, author, and actor, Chris DeRose, LCA’s roots began in exposing the inherent cruelty of vivisection. LCA fights for the rights of animals by conducting investigations that expose animal cruelty, launching public awareness campaigns, pushing animal friendly legislation and helping prosecute animal abusers.
For more information or to find out how you can get involved visit, http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/get-involved/volunteerintern
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Great article and pictures!!! Thank you so much for your kind words and enthusiasm about our little Doggie Poker Player, from Team Jilli Dog! Thank you again, Rick Caran and Team Jilli Dog!