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UBS Wealth Management

4th Annual Fur Ball Showers of Success: Fur Ball Recap

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!

View the 2019 Fur Ball photo gallery and watch for our 2019 Fur Ball video coming soon (Courtesy of Ed Serecky Photography).


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:

  • We could not elevate our mission and efforts without the dogged dedication of our presenting sponsor David Boor & UBS: BLS Financial Partners.
  • Please take a moment to visit all of our event sponsors (listed in the sidebar).

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)

Our Emcee for the evening: Paul Gross, WDIV Local 4 Meteorologist



Special guests Alan D. Opra & Boss (Blue Star Service Dogs)

Special guests Alan D. Opra & Boss (Blue Star Service Dogs)


2019 Animal Welfare Warrior Honoree: Dr. Cheryl Good, DVM

2019 Animal Welfare Warrior Honoree: Dr. Cheryl Good, DVM



2019 Snazzy Dancers

2019 Snazzy Dancers


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.

MAAN logo

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

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.

Contact Info:

[email protected]

Michelle Mullen: 248-615-9060

2019 Fur Ball Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
UBS Wealth Management
"VIP" Reception Sponsor
Curtis Glass
"Purr"-ferred Business Sponsors
Advanced Animal Chiropractic

Business Leader: Vet Specialist: Chiropractic

Dearborn Family Pet Care Dr Cheryl Good

Business Leader: Veterinary

"Aristocats" Table Sponsors

Aleta Sill's Bowling World

Carol & Jim Boudrie

Country Lanes Bowling Alley

ILE Excavating, Inc.

Kelle Sisung & Edward Orlowski

Pet Supplies Plus

Premier Pet Supply

Michele & Paul Samuels

Ronald Stronczer

"Wonderdog" Sponsors

Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit

Carol Swayze

"Lady & The Tramp" Sponsors

IDEXX Laboratories - Martin Van Almen

Moore Stephens Doeren Mayhew

Christine & Jason Rhines

Fur Ball Friends

Cheryl Lyn Philips