Puttin’ on the Ritz!

February 7, 2014 – The Von Braun Center


dog ball 2014 croppedPlans are well underway for the 25th Annual Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS) Dog Ball. There will be “Very Important Dogs” (VIDs) strutting down the runway with their humans, as their stories are read to the audience. Several shelter dogs will also be in attendance looking for their forever homes. John Malone and Bonnie O’Brian from Lite 96.9 will lend their wonderful sense of humor to the evening as they serve as the Master and Mistress of Ceremonies. There will be many silent auction items up for bid and a live auction that will feature fire hydrants generously donated by AMERICAN Flow Control and painted by local artists. Rocket City Pets also has graciously donated the opportunity to bid to have your pet’s picture grace the cover of their magazine! Paradise Pet Resort will be our Signature Sponsor again this year and will feature the grand prize drawing opportunity to win tickets to the 2015 Westminster Dog Show and a $2,000 VISA gift card.

This event is the shelter’s largest annual fundraiser, bringing in more than a fourth of our total yearly operating dollars.  Established in 1969, the GHHS is a no-kill shelter that provides food, emergency medical care, and spay/neuter services for local area animals.  In the past year, you and other wonderful supporters made it possible for the shelter to place approximately 200 dogs, 125 cats, and 17 other animals into loving forever homes. The GHHS also positively impacts our community through its education programs on responsible pet ownership and also through its food pantry, which provided 20,000 pounds of pet food this year to families that could not afford to feed their beloved family pets.

Reservations will begin in January, but in the meantime, check out our website at thedogball.org. Information and pictures will be posted as they become available. You can also view the 2013 Dog Ball photos here.

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