On Nov. 19, the Pennsylvania SPCA hosted the third annual Bark & Whine, its signature fund-raising event, at the Philadelphia Horticultural Center. More than 400 guests joined event leaders and cochairs Anne and Matt Hamilton, Patty and Robert Isen, Wendy and Wade McDevitt, and Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman, along with Jerry Buckley, CEO of the Pennsylvania SPCA, in an evening for local animal advocates. Guests participated in a silent and live auction while enjoying cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a sit-down dinner. About $650,000 was raised, which will be used toward the PSPCA mission of improving the health and quality of life for animals in Pennsylvania and the region. This year's 2015 Advocate of the Year award went to Helene van Beuren, honored for her continuing commitment to animals and the PSPCA's lifesaving work.