After seven years of raising money, the Animal House Fund didn’t reach its goal of building a new city pound.
But organizers did know how to throw a party.
Young supporters donned their Hellenic best for a toga fundraiser in Soulard, while comedian Elayne Boosler emceed a gala at City Hall. Andy Warhol paintings —his dog portraits — provided the backdrop for another benefit at an area art gallery.
The photo opportunities were plenty. The direct benefit to the dogs and cats in the city’s dilapidated shelter, though, remains questionable.
The founder was the former head of the St. Louis city board of aldermen.