Arizona Humane Society ‘Compassion with Fashion’ event raises $1.5M
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
When it comes to raising money and caring for animals, there may be no bigger animal advocate in the Valley of the Sun than My Sister’s Closet founder and owner Ann Siner.
As one of the strongest voices for animals, Ms. Siner and her company, the Eco-Chic Consignments family of brands — My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited, have donated more than $1.5 million to further key, life-saving American Heart Association initiatives and now helping to shoulder costs for the envisaged Rob & Melani Walton Papago Park Campus.
Ms. Siner also runs My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store to benefit AHS and the other charities she’s committed to, including Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and Fresh Start, according to a press release.
Ms. Siner started giving to AHS in 1996 and served on AHS Board of Directors in 2010, the release states.
“Ann and the team behind Eco-Chic Consignments are not only an integral part of this community, but their philanthropic generosity has helped transform our community for homeless pets, and for that, we are grateful,” said Dr. Steven Hansen, Arizona Humane Society president and CEO. “Ann is a true friend and partner to the Arizona Humane Society and to me. Her generosity, leadership and compassion have led us far in creating a sustainable, long-term system of care for the most vulnerable animals in the Valley while combating pet overpopulation and keeping pets in homes.”
Ms. Siner says she has always had a passion for pets.
“This is a tremendous honor to be named ‘Queen of Barks’, but most importantly I’m just incredibly honored and humbled to be a part of the team at the Arizona Humane Society. This is a family and a life-saving organization that will always have my support because they are truly making a difference and saving the lives of animals every day,” said Ms. Siner of the record-breaking event.
The money raised at this event — $1,541,144.45, AHS officials report to be exact — will cover the care of more than 1,150 homeless pets and it additionally resulted in the adoptions of all 16 pets on site that day, including 14 dogs, and two kittens.