Dina Manzo may be the big animal lover in the Real Housewives of New Jersey group, but a different Jersey Housewife also recently stepped out for our furry friends. Melissa Gorga attended the Animal Fair Paws for Style Event, where she strutted in a gorgeous silver mini-dress on the red carpet.

According to K9 Magazine, the charity shindig raised a nice chunk of money for the Humane Society of New York.

"More than $60,000 was raised for the Humane Society of New York at the red carpet event — no mean feat — and it’s great to see such a large sum raised for a worthy cause," the article reported.

Melissa shared a link to the story on her Twitter, writing, "60,000!! Yay!"

Also, her sparkly dress was either auctioned off or given away in a contest, as it has definitely found its way to a new fabulous closet. The lucky winner of the pretty frock went on Melissa's Twitter to gush about how excited she is to wear it.

"@melissagorga hello Melissa I won the dress that you wore for the Humane Society.  I can't wait to get it," she wrote.

The short dress features a fitted rhinestone top, with spaghetti straps, while the skirt poofs out in satin silver. A satin belt cinches the fabric at the waist.

It's great to see Melissa volunteering her time for a great cause and sharing her awesome fashion with others! Dina also attended the event, and they should both be proud of the money they helped raise.

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Source: K9 Magazine