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    Gift baskets from local businesses were among the items donated to 'Beauty Supporting the Beasts,' a beauty-themed charitable event supporting animal adoption programs and veterinary care for homeless dogs and cats.
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    Dodie Le Febre-King adds a feather extension to Sierra Brodland's hair during the beauty-themed charitable event at M.D. Laser Studio in Mooresville.
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    (L-R) Jane Stiles, Dr. Andy Castillo and Julia Austin at 'Beauty Supporting the Beasts.' The silent auction included donated items from local businesses. M.D. Laser Studio offered discounted Botox and Dysport, as well as Feather Hair Extensions by stylist Dodie Le Fevre.
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    (L-R) Dr. Andy Castillo and stylist Dodie Le Fevre-King at 'Beauty Supporting the Beasts.' www.lauramuellerphotography.com
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    'Discovered Beauty', handmade soft textured jewelry by Sarah Franco Stein.
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    'Discovered Beauty', handmade soft textured jewelry by Sarah Franco Stein. A portion of proceeds from sales go to Forever Home Canine Rescue and Paws and Claws Feline Rescue.
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    'Beauty Supporting the Beasts', a beauty-themed charitable event supporting animal adoption programs and veterinary care for homeless dogs and cats, was held August 17th at M.D. Laser Studio in Mooresville.
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    Fifi's Fine Resale was one of the vendors at 'Beauty Supporting the Beasts.' A portion of proceeds from sales go to Forever Home Canine Rescue and Paws and Claws Feline Rescue.
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    An original art print by Joseph Haynes was among the silent auction items at 'Beauty Supporting the Beasts.' www.lauramuellerphotography.com

'Beauty Supporting the Beasts'

By Laura Mueller

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

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Laura Mueller

Lake Norman resident Laura Mueller has been a photojournalist for more than 25 years, doing work for The Charlotte Observer, The Duke Endowment, Lake Norman Magazine, SouthPark Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Post and many other publications. Her many awards have included being named NC Press Photographer of the Year. Find her at www.lauramuellerphotography.com.

“There was a dog wandering in downtown Statesville,” recalls Jane Stiles as she talks about the inspiration behind ‘Beauty Supporting the Beasts,’ held August 17th at M.D. Laser Studio in Mooresville.

Stiles wanted to help. She knew Rita Aldridge, Marketing Director at the Laser Studio, was an animal lover. They discussed how they could help, and the first ‘Beauty Supporting the Beasts’ event was born.

The beauty-themed charitable open house benefited Forever Home Canine Rescue and Paws and Claws Feline Rescue. It featured a silent auction with items donated by local business, handmade jewelry, original artwork, feather hair extensions by stylist Dodie Le Fevre, and discounted Botox and Dysport.

“With today’s economy on the downturn and donations not so strong,” continues Stiles, “we were looking for opportunities to help rescue groups. Dr. Castillo was gracious enough to open his practice to the idea.”

The event attracted around 60 people and raised close to $1,000 for the animals.

More information: www.foreverhomek9rescue.org

www.pawsandclawsnc.com

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