Fur Ball Event | PAWS Chicago

The PAWS Chicago Fur Ball

Friday, November 18, 2016 • 6 p.m.

The Drake Hotel

 The 15th Annual Fur Ball is one of Chicago's premier pet-friendly black-tie galas and the most important evening of the year for Chicago's homeless animals.  Hosted at the legendary Drake Hotel, over 700 glamorous and compassionate animal lovers and their canine companions will walk the red carpet, enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, a dog spa, and live & silent auctions! 

Mark your calendar for the 15th annual Fur Ball, voted Best Fundraising Gala by Make it Better's Best of 2016!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For details, click “Become a Sponsor” below or contact Lauren Buth at 773-843-4887 or lbuth@pawschicago.org.

Can't attend the event? Purchase your raffle tickets or bid in our silent auction for a chance to win fabulous prizes! The silent auction will go live on November 16.

For general event inquiries, please contact FurBall@pawschicago.org 

2016 Event Sponsors & Committee

Special thanks to our supporters who made this event possible!

Gold Coast Sponsors

. Meet the Gold Coast Sponsors

Grand Ballroom Sponsors

. Meet the Grand Ballroom Sponsors

Saving Lives at The Fur Ball

The Fur Ball is the most important evening of the year for Chicago's homeless pets, raising the funds that are instrumental to PAWS Chicago's lifesaving operations.
While Chicago's homeless pets have come a long way since PAWS Chicago's founding in 1997, when more than 42,000 cats and dogs were killed in the city, nearly 10,000 cats and dogs were still euthanized last year. Events like the Fur Ball are working to change that reality and save the homeless dogs and cats who are at risk.

This year, PAWS Chicago will find homes for more than 6,000 pets in the Lincoln Park and North Shore adoption centers; will spay and neuter more than 18,000 cats and dogs to prevent pet overpopulation; is working door-to-door in Englewood and other under-resourced communities to provide services to help people care for and spay/neuter their pets; and is engaging thousands of people in the cause of saving lives.

Each of these important programs are taking us closer to the goal of a No Kill community. Support from the Fur Ball makes it all possible.

The PAWS Chicago Fur Ball was voted the Best Fundraising Gala
by Make it Better's Best of 2016!