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Beaux & Paws Founder Receives Tri-County Rescue’s Young Leadership Award at Luncheon Hosted by Andrea Stark, Janna Bullock, Jean Shafiroff and Adrien Arpel

Jean Shafiroff, Janna Bullock, Sebastian, Andrea Stark and Sir Darius Brown attend Tri – County Animal Rescue Luncheon Honoring Sir Darius Brown at Private Residence on October 18, 2021 in New York. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/PMC/PMC)

On Monday, October 18th, Co-chairs of the Tri-County Animal Rescue Andrea Stark, Janna Bullock, Jean Shafiroff and Adrien Arpel hosted a luncheon to honor Sir Darius Brown with the Tri-County Rescue’s Young Leadership Award at Stark’s beautiful penthouse.

Midway through the luncheon, Andrea Stark took the floor to thank everyone for attending, before sitting with honoree Sir Darius Brown to begin a Q&A session. During the Q&A, Sir Darius stated, “I realized if people look really great in bow ties why can’t dogs and cats. So, after donating my bow ties to my first animal shelter, the ASPCA in New York, I realized that if dogs stay in shelters for too long, they can be euthanized and that really hurt me because I never knew, and I should have.” He continued, “I felt that I needed to do something to spread awareness and now I have made it my mission to help as many dogs and cats around the world as possible.”

The Q&A ended with Stark presenting Sir Darius with a beautiful London Jewelers watch from President and animal advocate Candy Udell, who could not be in attendance and the Tri-County Rescue’s Young Leadership Award for his unwavering commitment to helping animals. The presentation ended with Stark inviting guests to attend the upcoming Tri-County Animal Rescue Peppermint Bark & Brunch benefit in Palm Beach on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

The intimate luncheon was attended by 30 guests, who enjoyed passed hors’ oeuvres, cocktails and beautiful table spreads filled with fine cheeses, pasta salads and more. Those in attendance included Allison Monaco, Andrea Warshaw-Wernick, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Helene Kaye Kaplan, John Stark, Joy Brown, Kathy Gantz, Liliana Cavendish, Maria Fishel, Pamela Morgan, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Sharon Bush and Wendy Diamond. All guests received beauty gifts to take home from co-chair Adrien Arpel, who could not be in attendance.

For more information about Tri-County Animal Rescue and the upcoming Peppermint Bark & Brunch benefit, please visit:

About Tri-County Animal Rescue:
Tri-County Animal Rescue is a 100% No-Kill, 501(c)3, nonprofit animal shelter working to prevent the killing of over 170,000 unwanted pets in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties each year. Since their inception, they have saved over 68k domestic animals from being euthanized. Learn more at:

About Sir Darius Brown:
Sir Darius Brown, the 14-year-old with a heart of gold is a powerhouse teen entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist, animal advocate and founder of Beaux & Paws, where he creates handmade stylish bow ties to help shelter dogs and cats find their forever home.

At the age of two, Sir Darius was diagnosed with a speech, comprehension, and fine motor skills delay. However, he never let his challenges get in his way or stop him from accomplishing his goals. At the age of eight, his fine motor skills started to improve after he began assisting his older sister with cutting fabric and learning how to use a sewing machine. During this time is when he discovered his passion for making bow ties.

In 2019, Sir Darius’s created the “PAW-SOME MISSION”. The goal for the mission is to ship bow ties to and visit animal shelters in all 50 states. Upon visiting the animal shelters Sir Darius will be donating his bow ties personally, assisting with adoption events, and using his platform of over 50K followers on social media to highlight adoptable pets and give them even more exposure to help them find forever homes faster.

Sir Darius has been endorsed by President Obama and he most recently received The Diana Award. He is the recipient of several other prestigious awards and accolades including being selected as the 2020 New Jersey State Honoree for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, “Daily Points of Light Award” founded by Former President George H.W. Busch, “Shining World Compassion Award” presented by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, “Leadership Award” from Leaders of the Future No Limits, “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the WDIB Conference, “Youth Change Maker Finalist Award” from Excel Honors, the ”Jasmina Anema Youth Award” from the Black Cotton Foundation and the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House. Learn more at: