The Erie Humane Society's Second Annual Mutt Gala
Fundraiser proves that every dog has its day
SATURDAY, APR. 29
Get your tuxes pressed and your ball gowns ready because the Erie Humane Society's (EHS) second annual Mutt Gala is coming to the Bayfront Convention Center. This dog-gone cute event is a spin on the iconic New York City Met Gala. Attendees are encouraged to wear formal "with flair" attire, while the event features a sit down dinner, drinks, dancing, and, of course, the canine fashion show. This event will certainly bring out your inner party animal.
Executive director Nicole Leone states, "The pets we feature at our show are many of the special needs pets that are receiving care before being placed permanently in their new homes. Additionally we will have adoptable pets that are not in need of specialty care, greeting guests and giving lots of snuggles throughout the evening."
The event helps raise much needed funding for the organization's outpatient medical expenses. Leone explains: "As a no-kill shelter, this fundraiser affords us the opportunity to pursue care for pets in critical condition and that care is crucial to their survival. The EHS spends approximately $85,000 annually on providing shelter pets life-saving medical care in order for them to live a healthy life in an amazing home. These surgeries include tumor removals, amputations, reconstructive surgeries due to abuse, heartworm treatment, etc."
This is an event for all animal lovers and while the EHS would love to include cats at the Mutt Gala, the stimulating environment would be too stressful for them. However, they will have images at the event featuring many of their special needs cats that the funds raised from the gala will also support.
5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. // Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier // $95 // For tickets and info, visit: eriehumanesociety.org/events/mutt-gala