In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Cuoco, 32, explained she’d asked friends and family to do something a little different on her big day.
“In lieu of human wedding gifts, Norman [Cuoco’s dog] asked that guests bring dog and cat donations for @pawworks which will be delivered this week. Wow did everyone come through!!! Unbelievable donations and gifts for our 4 legged friends. Thank you to everyone, what an incredible turn out! We feel so blessed and happy.”
An accompanying photo showcased all of the goods, plus a giant portrait of Norman, done by photographer Monica Hoover.
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Cuoco has never been shy about her love of animals, regularly sharing photos of her pups and horses on Instagram. Her wedding was even equestrian themed, taking place at a San Diego stable — in part because her new husband, 27, is a professional equestrian. Naturally, Cuoco’s dogs took part in the nuptials, too. ” All I wanted was to be surrounded by our animals,” she wrote in another Instagram. “Nothing made me happier.”
Paw Works is an animal rescue organization in Ventura County, California; Cuoco has long been a donor and also sits on the board.