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The big night out animal supporters look forward to each year! Coming soon: Details on Diamonds in the Ruff 2019 on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at The North House, Avon.

2018’s Diamonds in the Ruff gala was a blast and—best of all—made an impact on medical care for pets.

On any given day, Renee DiNino is on the radio airwaves talking about pets, finding help for a homeless animal, or broadcasting with her dog by her side.

Now, in recognition of her support for animals in Connecticut and beyond, the Connecticut Humane Society has inducted her into the Gertrude O. Lewis Humanitarian Society. Her honor was presented at the 2018 Diamonds in the Ruff gala Oct. 27 at The North House in Avon.

Guests also enjoyed visits with CHS foster puppies, amazing silent and live auctions, dinner, music, a photo booth and an opportunity to fund the pets. Funds raised at the Diamonds in the Ruff support the medical needs of each CHS pet, from spay/neuter surgeries, to vaccinations, to complex treatment.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, RKD Alpha Dog, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Bank of America, Loftex, Key Bank, Courtyard by Marriott Hartford Cromwell, Pet Valu Stores, Shipman & Goodwin, LLC, Ginger & Pickles Baking Co., Hometown Foundation, Merck Animal Health, Connecticut Dog Magazine, Amenta Emma Architects, Sullivan & LeShane, Inc., Nancy Gannon-Rodrigues and Dennis Rodrigues, Paula Talty, Donna and Bill Rutola, Mary Mathias, Susan Fitzgerald and Lee Peters, Jim and Sheila Basquil, Dave and Tess Lockwood, and Robert and Stacey Kennedy.

Woman with puppy
Two young women at party
Two female partygoers with puppy
Men and women posing at a gala group shot
Men and women at party photo booth
Award recipient with other people.