From the Tree House Humane Society:
Announcing: 41st Anniversary Fundraising Event, The Black Cat Ball with Special Guest Jackson Galaxy Community Support Needed to Help Chicago’s Premier Cageless, No Kill Shelter
TREE HOUSE HUMANE SOCIETY, 1212 W. Carmen Avenue: announces our Gala Celebration, The Black Cat Ball, to support our efforts to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured, abused, and neglected stray cats and help fund our Capital Campaign for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly Adoption Center and low-cost Veterinary Clinic. This Gala Event will take place Thursday, October 18th, 2012, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. at Nacional 27, 325 West Huron Street in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
“We are pleased to host our 2nd annual Black Cat Ball as a premier fundraising event which celebrates Tree House’s 41st Anniversary,” commented Tree House Executive Director, Dave deFuniak. “This important event provides much needed support and funding to enable us to continue our efforts to help save the lives of Chicago’s most vulnerable animals and gives us an opportunity to honor our founders, volunteers, supporters, and staff who have helped us save nearly 20,000 stray cats and provide 25,000 free or low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs. Additionally, we are thrilled to be unveiling the floorplans for our new Adoption Center and low-cost Veterinary Clinic at the event. Located in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, our new facility will further establish Tree House as one of the foremost animal welfare organizations in the country.”
Jackson Galaxy from Animal’s Planet’s “My Cat From Hell” and author of the new book Cat Daddy – What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love and Coming Clean will be our special guest. On his popular show, Cat Behaviorist Jackson Galaxy helps cat guardians solve common behavioral issues with a personal mission to “…keep cats from being euthanized — out of shelters, and off the streets for reasons that are entirely preventable.”
Additionally, the event will feature the vibrant, Latin atmosphere of Nacional 27 including Latin tapas and a create-your-own taco bar, unlimited beer, wine, and kitty cocktails, live Flamenco music and dancing from Hector Fernandez Music Inc., live and silent auctions including items such as a Four Seasons Chicago stay, a private Italian Dinner Party at Osteria with Executive Chef David DiGregorio, and Goodman Theatre tickets and dinner at Petterino’s as well as original artwork by local and national artists.
MASTERS OF CEREMONIES: Bill Moller, Program Host for WGN Radio, President of Bill Moller Communications, LLC. and Steve Dale, National Radio Host and Columnist; WGN Radio and USA Weekend, and Cat Behaviorist, and Author of Good Cat.
EVENT SPONSORS: Cat Hospital of Chicago, Tails Pet Magazine, Alan T. Prescott, CPA, Animal Emergency Treatment Center, and Distant Village.
TICKETS: Individual tickets = $100; Group Tickets (4 or more purchased by Sept. 28th) = $90 per person. Proceeds benefit Tree House Humane Society. The Black Cat Ball is a 21 years of age and over event.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TICKETS VISIT: TreeHouseAnimals.org