When it comes to raising money and caring for animals in the Valley, My Sister’s Closet founder and owner Ann Siner is a significant advocate.
It is only fitting in this record-breaking year, when the Arizona Humane Society raised over $1.54 million at the 24th Compassion with Fashion charity event, that Siner be recognized and bestowed the title of Queen of Barks for her lifetime of giving and caring.
As one of the strongest voices for animals, a press release stated, Siner and her company Eco-Chic Consignments have donated more than $1.5 million to further key, life-saving initiatives and help fund the new AHS Rob & Melani Walton Papago Park Campus.
Siner also runs My Sister’s Charities Thrift Store to benefit AHS and the other charities she’s committed to, including Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and Fresh Start.
From donating clothing and furniture to AHS Thrift Stores, to serving on the AHS Capital Campaign Cabinet to raise funds for the new Papago Park Campus, to twice chairing Compassion with Fashion, to her longtime service on its Board of Directors, Siner is a key volunteer leader for the organization and she’s a dedicated AHS Foster Hero.
Siner started giving to AHS in 1996 and serving on AHS Board of Directors in 2010. She has always had a passion for pets, through both her career and volunteerism. Her dedication to spay and neuter initiatives through AHS Circle of Friends drives much of her work, knowing how powerful it is to proactively prevent animal suffering before it even begins, according to a press release.
“Ann and the team behind Eco-Chic Consignments are not only an integral part of this community, but their philanthropic generosity has helped transform our community for homeless pets, and for that we are grateful,” Steven Hansen, AHS president and CEO, said in the release. “Ann is a true friend and partner to the Arizona Humane Society and to me. Her generosity, leadership and compassion have led us far in creating a sustainable, long-term system of care for the most vulnerable animals in the Valley while combating pet overpopulation and keeping pets in homes.”
The money raised at the charity event will cover the care of more than 1,150 homeless pets. Additionally, it resulted in the adoptions of all 16 pets on site that day, including 14 dogs, and two kittens.
“This is a tremendous honor to be named Queen of Barks, but most importantly I’m just incredibly honored and humbled to be a part of the team at the Arizona Humane Society. This is a family and a life-saving organization that will always have my support because they are truly making a difference and saving the lives of animals every day,” Siner said in the release.