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Matilda after her partyEvery year Matilda the Directfurr of Guest Relations at the landmark Algonquin Hotel in New York hosts a party to benefit the Mayor’s Alliance For NYC’s Animals. Its all about fabulous food, signature drinks, feline fashions and its a sell-out every year.

This year, Chef Jon went to town designing platters that looked like the famous Cheshire cat, the staff wore cat ears as they bustled about serving Matilda cocktails and guests clamored to get into the green room to mine with the mewdels.

This year, Matilda’s catourier Ada Nieves copycatted her designs to honor members of the New York City Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad who were in attendance to receive special awards for their dedication to animals and bravery.

Enjoy these photographs:

Catourier Ada Nieves and Firecat Zeus

Catourier Ada Nieves and Firecat Zeus

Policecat Tigger and his human counterpart Detective Lisa Bergen

Policecat Tigger and his human counterpart Detective Lisa Bergen

Staff with furry ears and platters to resembled the Cheshire Cat

Staff with furry ears and platters to resembled the Cheshire Cat

Feline Red Cross Volunteer

Feline Red Cross Volunteer

New York's finest with Matilda's  furbulous event planner Alice de Almeida

New York’s finest with Matilda’s furbulous event planner Alice de Almeida

The media clamoring for a Matilda close-up.

The media clamoring for a Matilda close-up.

I personally would like to thank many of the companies I work with on a regular basis who generously donated products for the raffles. In no particular order, Worldwise Inc, Perrigo Animal Health, Pioneer Pets, Groom Genie, Petsafe, Feline Yogi, Loving Pets, Merrick Pet Care, Tidy Cats. We can’t do it without you!

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