March 5, 2013

For Immediate Release:


Palm Beach, FL – Friends of Palm Beach Island Cats, Inc. (PBIC) were treated to a feline themed kick-off party for PBIC’s inuagural “Cat’s Meow Ball” at the Worth Avenue showroom of Kaufmann de Suisse jewelers on February 28th, 2013.

Kaufmann principal and cat owner, Moneca Kaufmann, issued a warm welcome to guests who enjoyed canapes, cats, and carats. She expressed PBIC’s gratitude to Palm Beach town councilman, Bill Diamond. Diamond, with his wife Regine, will be honored at the Cat’s Meow Ball gala on March 15th at Club Colette, for their steadfast advocacy of PBIC’s feral cat management efforts within the town.

Guests at the event included Bill & Regine Diamond, George Palladino & Jerrold St. George, Elizabeth Murphy, Allen & Zelda Mason, Maisie Grace, David & Gail Leavitt, Therese Mersentes, Donald & Coco Schefmeyer, Michael Harris, Brownie McLean, Leslie Moss, Susan C. Lee, Kim & Paul Puffenbarger, Sue Gibson, Terry Lee Kaly, Cheryl Love, and Sheldon & Florence Berney.

PBIC, Inc. is the only Trap Neuter Release program sanctioned by the Town of Palm Beach to care for feral cats within town confines. Its staff and network of volunteers monitor, feed, and water hundreds of cats daily on Palm Beach Island to care for, and ultimately reduce feral cat colony growth and their impact on the community. The 501(c)3 program relies solely on private donations.

Tickets and tables are available for the Cat’s Meow Ball, by calling (561) 317-6209.

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