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Friends of Finn Fundraiser At The Surf Lodge, Montauk To Support The Humane Society

Animal rights issues are often correlated with exotic groups of wildlife or with species that are slowly going extinct. However, this connotation is flawed. There are several animal rights issues that take place in our own backyards.

Photo Credit: http://www.thesurflodge.com

Photo Credit: thesurflodge.com

According to Madonna of the Mills, a documentary that revealed the truth about puppy mills, 99 percent of puppies that are sold in pet stores originate from puppy mills where they are ruthlessly bred and profit is given a higher priority than the welfare of the puppies.

Luckily for the puppies, where there is a problem, there are always hundreds of people who are willing to try and solve it. Socialite, activist, model and heiress to the Hearst Corporation, Amanda Hearst is a prime example of one of these problem solvers. After buying her dog Finn from a pet store in New York City, she realized that like most of the other dogs in the store, he had come from a puppy mill.

Determined to help man’s best friend, Hearst set up Friends of Finn, a committee that is comprised of the leaders of tomorrow who are committed to working with The Humane Society of the United States (the largest animal protection organization in the United States) to help stop the maltreatment of dogs in puppy mills. The organization works to raise funds to raise awareness, educate the public and to initiate rescue efforts.

On Saturday June 29, Amanda Hearst, along with fellow committee member Georgina Bloomberg, fashion designer Kimberly Ovitz, The Human Society of the United States and Les Compagnons Wines are hosting a celebration to raise money and support Friends of Finn’s efforts to combat the existence of puppy mills.

Photo Credit: http://www.papermag.com

Photo Credit: papermag.com

Amanda Hearst and Georgina Bloomberg Photo Credit: http://www.marieclaire.com

Amanda Hearst and Georgina Bloomberg
Photo Credit: marieclaire.com

Other event hosts include personalities such as Haitian-American fashion designer Hassan Pierre, Brazilian jewelry heir Luigi Tadini and actress Mickey Sumner. Soludos is proud to support Friends of Finn and will be setting up their beach shack on wheels at Surf Lodge that evening and selling a selection of their top styles alongside our limited-edition Friends of Finn styles designed in collaboration with Amanda Hearst. The event will feature cocktails as well as entertainment. There is a suggested $75 door donation.

WHEN: Saturday June 29, 2013 from 5-7 p.m.

The Surf Lodge, Montauk
183 Edgemere Street
Montauk, NY, 11954

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