PAWS Chicago is famous for their annual Fur Ball, a time in which pet enthusiasts and their furry friends alike can join in a tasteful event of laughter and adoptions. This 12th annual black-tie event will be held on November 15th, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Drake Hotel located at 140 E. Walton Place.
What makes this ball unique from the usual is that pets are welcomed into the event, in fact, they are encouraged to join. According to pawschicago.org, this is the only pet-friendly, black-tie event in the city, which gives the organization many kudos from pet rescuers! It is so famous in the city that local celebrities are often spotted at the event, including Billy Corgan.
Tickets are on sale on the PAWS Chicago website. Human guests can join for $400.00 each while their furry friends can join for $100.00 each. The raffle tickets sell for $25.00 each or 5 for $100.00.
The Fur Ball includes a drinking hour, dinner, and the opportunity to dance, as well as participate in live and silent auctions. The event even includes pet spas! While nearly 1000 guests rush to buy their tickets, many more support the event through fundraising and social media.
All proceeds go directly towards PAWS Chicago and their fight to help homeless animals around the Windy City.
This year's co-chairs are Stephanie and Jake Henry and Anne Marie and Murray Peretz. This year's honorary chair is Mayari Pritzker. You can purchase tickets and find useful information about the ball at pawschicago.org.