Mrs. Kimberly Bond and her rescue dog Jax, along with Miss Erica Ramirez and her rescue dog Thor were also joined by Teen Kayltin Amubal, and Little Miss Maureen Vargas. The Regency International Titleholders and their pets attended the Macy’s 9th annual Shop for a cause Event at Memorial City Mall on August 23, 2015. The Shop for a cause Event was a hugh success raising more than 3.4 Million for the March of Dimes and other Local Charities across the country. Everyone that shops on that day gets 25% off most everything, there are a few exclusions. And the timing was perfect, it was the weekend before school started in Houston, so everyone could get what they needed for school and help with a great cause.
The Shop for the cause Event included several different Charities from Houston. The Regency International Titleholders were there to help the Homeless Pet Placement League the animal charity that the pageant has chosen to support. Here is the list of charities at this year’s event at Memorial City. D.R.E.A.M. Dachshund Rescue, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Gary Tilton firefighter Training Fund, Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Greater Works Missions, HALTER INC, Houston Council of the Blind, Houston Eye Associates Foundation, Houston Founder Lions Club, Homeless Pet Placement League, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PEO Chapter GG, Sigma Kappa Foundation-Houston Alumnae, Starlette Booster Club, The Monarch School.
Jax and Thor were the center of attention at the HPPL table. Jax a lab/mix rescue from HPPL would greet all the people with a high five or a paw shake. Thor a rescue form the Shih Tzu rescue was a little more shy, he just wanted everyone to pet and hold him. Several people wanted to adopt both of them, but Mrs. and Miss Regency said sorry, but they are ours. And informed everyone that there were several other great animals that needed loving homes and gave them HPPL info about fostering or adopting a pet.
The HPPL works with veterinarians to provide quality care for all of their rescued animals. Veterinarians assisting the HPPL are reimbursed for their services by the organization according to a set fee schedule. The majority of the HPPL budget goes toward providing veterinary care, including spay/neuter, for the animals. Since the HPPL does not require that a fee be paid to admit an animal into the foster program, they are entirely dependent upon private donations from member and nonmembers. The Regency International Pageant instead of charging people an admission fee to their pageants, are asking that on the day of the pageant you give a donation in lien of a admission ticket to the pageant. All monies collected will be given to HPPL in order for them to keep up the good work, so they will be able to help many, many, more. Pet smart and Petco stores in Houston graciously letting HPPL do adoptions in there stores.
They are also in need of volunteers, please go to their website at www.hppl.org and become a volunteer or donate today. On February 21, 2015 at the Crown Plaza, Northwest Freeway in Houston, TX, the first prelim of the year South Central Regency International and July 30 thru August 1, 2015 in the Woodlands, TX The Regency International Pageant will both be waiving the admission to the pageant for a donation to HPPL.
For an entry form or further information about being a contestant at the Regency Internationalä pageant, please write to: Regency International Pageant, 13015 Golden Rainbow, Cypress, TX 77429 or log on to the official pageant website at www.regencyinternationalpageant.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org