April brought welcome showers of success for the 4th annual Fur Ball, the premier event hosted by Michigan Animal Welfare Foundation. On Saturday, April 27, a deluge of community friends came out to show their support of this gala evening that celebrates the life-saving work of animal welfare organizations. Proceeds benefit the following three nonprofits: Cat Tail Acres, Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, and Michigan Animal Adoption Network. We look forward to flurries of good fortune in the future in order to impact the lives of even more four-legged friends in Southeast Michigan. Together we’re changing the world four paws at a time!
Attendees: More than 330 (our biggest attendance ever + who knew our guests were such snazzy dancers)!
Funds raised: Over $86,000 (a $12,000 increase from 2018)!
Animal Welfare Warrior Award honoree: Dr. Cheryl Good, DVM
Special thanks to our sponsors & partners:
Tail wags to our evening emcee: Paul Gross, WDIV Local 4 Meteorologist
Meows of appreciation: To all of our devoted volunteers, supporters, donors, and special guests Alan D. Opra & Boss (Blue Star Service Dogs)
The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD) are dedicated to the rescue and protection of animals in the community, while inspiring healthy relationships between people and their companion animals. As animal advocates, we are committed to saving all adoptable animals, providing high-quality animal care and adoption services, delivering innovative outreach programs and activities that promote education, promoting animal welfare legislation and embracing environmental responsibility with earth-friendly practices and facilities. Learn more.
The mission of the Michigan Animal Adoption Network (MAAN) is to provide proper housing, straw, food and supplies to animals living in outdoor conditions as well as offer assistance to families with animals living indoors. MAAN targets low-income communities by decreasing dog and cat homelessness and overpopulation through low-cost sterilization programs and other resources to families in need. MAAN also provides education on proper pet care to pet owners. Learn more.
Cat Tail Acres is a sanctuary for feral and unwanted cats. We are not a traditional shelter and do not accept socialized adult cats or kittens who are more adoptable. We believe all of God’s living and breathing creatures deserve a right to a good life. Learn more.