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Westchester Mother/Daughter Duo Band Together For The Love Of Bulldogs

Cindy Massari, left, and Laura Massari, right, huddle around Coco and her bulldog painting.
Cindy Massari, left, and Laura Massari, right, huddle around Coco and her bulldog painting. Photo Credit: Rob Rich
Laura and Cindy Massari with Jill Rappaport.
Laura and Cindy Massari with Jill Rappaport. Photo Credit: Rob Rich
Beth Stern shows off her new custom Flip Flop Bitch tote made of faux leather with a paw print lining with Cindy Massari.
Beth Stern shows off her new custom Flip Flop Bitch tote made of faux leather with a paw print lining with Cindy Massari. Photo Credit: Rob Rich

Bulldogs are a loveable lot. So much so that local mother and daughter entrepreneurs Cindy, Laura and Natalie Massari helped raise funds to benefit The Long Island Buildog Rescue .

The event, which garnered more than $50K in funds, was part of the organization's annual “Beth Stern and Friends Bash for the Bulldogs" held at the Kimmel Center for University Life in Manhattan Monday, Dec. 4. Also on hand: Reality star and wife of Ice T, Coco Austin Baby Chanel and -- naturally -- her bulldog Maximus. The event was spearheaded by Entertainment Journalist Jill Rappaport.

The Massari's -- Laura lives in Mount Kisco, Cindy in Katonah and Natalie divides her time between NYC and Katonah -- donated The Flip Flop Bitch tote and a custom pet painting by Lala’s Pet Portraits to their silent auction as well as a book they contributed to called "Passionistas: Tips Tales & Tweetables from Women Pursuing their Dreams."

Laura surprised Coco with a painting of Maximus which was later used as an example during the auction to raise more funds. One painting went for $600 and upon completion, Ice T and Coco will both sign it. Coco also bid $600 on a second painting for her mom’s bulldog.

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