PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - The nonprofit Paws 2 Care Coalition brought the community together for a Valentine’s Day-themed gala to raise funds.

The fundraising event on Saturday served to help provide emergency medical care for abused and mistreated dogs.

The shelter’s founder asked attendees to make a difference in a dog’s life this holiday season by volunteering, donating or adopting.

7’s own Christine Cruz attended and spoke at the event.

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