Terrence Howard Auctions Off Puppy for Charity

updated 10/21/2011 AT 4:00 PM ET

originally published 10/21/2011 AT 6:00 PM ET

Now there’s a gift bag with bite!

Terrence Howard helped auction off an adorable puppy on Oct. 17 during the Alfred Mann Foundation Gala in Santa Monica, Calif. The actor was placed in charge of caring for the Cavapoo during the evening, which aimed to raise funds for individuals suffering from debilitating medical diseases. Howard spent so much time with the pup that he even expressed difficulty in handing it over after a winner had been chosen.

While Howard has no pets of his own, he has put his love of animals on display at past events. Perhaps it’s time he considered expanding his brood?

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