Annual B*tches Ball Spreads Spaying and Neutering Awareness

March 2, 2019
Photos courtesy of Humane Animal Rescue Left: Leia Way LeStat. Middle: Alexa Killer was crowned Miss B*tchburgh. Right: Emcee Akasha L. Van-Cartier. Left: Leia Way LeStat. Middle: Alexa Killer was crowned Miss B*tchburgh. Right: Emcee Akasha L. Van-​Cartier.
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Humane Animal Rescue’s 9th Annual B*tches Ball hosted nearly 300 attendees and brought down the house at Nova Place on March 2nd.


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The event raised $15,000 for the animal advocacy organization to spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

Features included a self-​service candy bar, catering from Chipotle, specialty “Spay Breeze” and “Neuter-​ita” cocktails, and the famed Miss B*tchburgh Drag Competition featuring emcees Akasha L. Van Cartier and comedian Howard Lester.

Competitors in the drag show performed on stage for tips from the crowd and were judged by a celebrity panel including animal advocate Sally Wiggin, visionary master stylist Derek McCance, and Pittsburgh Post-​Gazette writer Linda Fuoco. At the end of the night, Alexa Killer was crowned Miss B*tchburgh 2019 after her acrobatic performance.


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