Shopping to Save Pets and Help Families.

On Sunday, May 1st, animal lovers and fashionistas will unite for the premier fundraising event of the season, Bags & Baubles. From 1 – 5 pm, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host its 6th annual Bags & Baubles in Rancho Santa Fe to raise funds and awareness for local pets in need of critical or life-saving veterinary care.

Bags & Baubles is a one-of-a-kind event that allows animal and fashion lovers to shop for a cause. Each item available for bid has been donated to the foundation to help raise money to prevent “economic euthanasia,” when families are unable to afford life-saving treatment for their ill or injured pets.

Hundreds of handbags from designer brands such as Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, Prada, Gucci and Coach will be up for auction. The event will also feature an array of jewelry pieces, a collection of accessories and designer sunglasses from brands like Ray Ban and Dolce & Gabbana. Along with the silent auction, the event will be complimented by appetizers, wine, desserts, estate tours and an opportunity drawing.

Over 450 guests attended last year’s event, which raised over $125,000 for pets facing economic euthanasia. Registration for the 2016 event is open and with a registration fee of only $25 per person, those interested in attending are encouraged to sign up quickly. Guests can register at:

Those looking for information about sponsorships or making a tax-deductible donation can contact FACE by calling (858) 450-3223 or emailing

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