Even though it drives me crazy that Rachel Ray abbreviates Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Seriously? EVOO?), I am pleased to announce that homegirl is being honored with a pretty fantastic award.
This June, North Shore Animal League America will honor the television chef with the President’s Award for Humanitarian Excellence.
According to the League:
“Rachael’s devotion to her own dog, Isaboo, her championing of the often unfairly maligned pit bull breeds and her support of shelter and rescue groups has brought attention to the plight of homeless animals. Nutrish, Rachael’s pet food company, has generously supported the Animal League in helping us save the lives of countless pets.
“Rachael and her husband John stirred up the excitement attending the DogCatemy Celebrity Gala where they shared their home-made video of their beloved Isaboo. Her concern for the wellbeing of all animals is reflected in the Rachael’s Rescue website, where the Animal League stands as one of several shelter and rescue groups benefitting from proceeds of Nutrish sales.“
While I’m thrilled to death that Rachel is doing her part for all the needy pups out there, I wish she’d make the connection between the food she eats and the animals that must suffer for it. Can I get an amen?
The luncheon will take place on June 3 at the Garden City Hotel, Garden City, New York. Tickets to the event are $150 and are available at NSALAmerica.org.