barks1.jpgHow much is that doggy in the window? The one with the waggily tail? I’ll tell you how much: TOTALLY FREE!!!!

It’s just been announced that Broadway Barks, Broadway’s annual adopt-a-pet benefit, will be held on July 12th at Shubert Alley in New York City. Broadway Barks was started 10 years ago by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore to promote the adoption of shelter animals.

Each year, the Broadway Barks fundraiser features an auction of celebrity autographed memorabilia as well as celebrity presentations of pets from animal shelters. In the past, celebrities such as David Hyde Pierce, Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury, Harry Hamlin and Bebe Neuwirth pitched in to help raise awareness.

Bernadette Peters stated, “It’s bringing us closer to the day when we will no longer have to euthanize any healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs because of a lack of space. As a community, we are most effective in helping animals when we pool our strengths to achieve what is, after all, a shared goal — the elevation and continued welfare of animals in our society.”

Make sure to visit Broadway Barks to learn how you can get involved! Also, visit Shubert Alley on July 12th to meet some of your favorite Broadway stars and find a new four-legged friend. I’ll be there all day, so if you stop by, make sure to say HELLO to your beloved Ecorazzi blogger!