‘Lucky, a 15-year-old Maltese, passed away Tuesday in her New York City home with her owner, celebrity animal activist and TV personality Wendy Diamond, by her side…
…She was planning an over-the-top “fairy-tale wedding” for Lucky next month at Manhattan’s ritzy Jumeirah Essex House hotel that was to include a seven-piece orchestra, doggie buffet, dog ring-bearer and dog flower girl. Proceeds from the $250 per person, black-tie gala were to benefit the Humane Society of New York.
The wedding will go on but will also include a celebration of Lucky’s life, an Animal Fair spokeswoman said today. Diamond has plans to adopt a new dog so the wedding will now take place between the to-be-adopted dog and the winning groom.’
I am a lifelong supporter of animal adoption but somehow this marketing campaign pushes the envelope of good taste.
Do real lovers of adoption really need to attend a ‘doggie wedding’ to open their wallets?