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KING 5 personalities walk the runway at Seattle Humane's 'Tuxes and Tails'



Posted on May 8, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Updated Monday, May 9 at 1:46 PM

Seattle Humane Society’s 22nd annual Tuxes & Tails gala raised more than $850,000 Saturday for the animals in Seattle Humane’s care.

KING 5’s own Margaret Larson, Meg Coyle and Christie Johnson participated in the runway fashion show, escorting pups available for adoption.

“It’s inspiring to see so many people gathered together for one great cause” said David Loewe, Seattle Humane Chief Executive Officer. “The support of our community makes all the difference in the lives of the thousands of homeless animals in our care.”

Margaret, who was also emcee for the event, walked the runway with a Jack Russell terrier mix named Snowball. Meg was with a cuddly poodle mix named Tristan and Christie was paired with a terrier pup named Piper.

The special “Fund-A-Need” portion of the live auction raised $369,000 for the older animals at Seattle Humane. Last year, Seattle Humane found homes for 221 dogs and 356 cats older than 7 years.

If you couldn’t make it to Tuxes & Tails this year, it’s not too late to make a difference. You can still make a donation to the Seattle Humane Society at To make a donation to the Fund-A-Need for older shelter guests, go to