The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) hosted its 6th Annual Bags & Baubles silent auction to raise funds and awareness for local pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. Over 450 guests enjoyed appetizers, wine, and desserts while shopping through hundreds of designer handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, and other accessories. These items were auctioned to raise funds for families struggling to save their beloved pets from “economic euthanasia,” when a pet is euthanized for a treatable medical condition due to financial hardship of the owner.

Among guests was FACE success story Lulu the Doxie. After suffering from Intervertebral Disc Disease from acute trauma, Lulu was saved in 2011 by the foundation and has been a beloved Bags & Baubles mascot ever since. To date, FACE has saved the lives of over 1,500 family pets. This year the event raised over $125,000, which will benefit pets in need of emergency veterinary care, like Lulu. To learn more visit www.face4pets.org.