The Annual Fur Ball Is Poised to be a “Furbulous Pawty!”

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January 2023

Join Zionsville Monthly at the Fur Ball, a Mardi Gras Pawty to support the Humane Society for Boone County on Saturday, February 25, at the Cardinal Room at the Golf Club of Indiana in Whitestown.

In addition to delicious food, lots of fun, silent and live auctions, a dog and cat mask contest and other surprises, this signature event presented by Dentons Bingham Greenbaum and HSforBC, will raise funds and awareness for the care of homeless dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.

Who’s Ready to Pawty?

HSforBC Executive Director Susan Austin graciously acknowledged her volunteers’ and sponsors’ support of the annual fundraiser and mentioned that people can donate items for the auctions through a new “Donate Items” button that is located on the website under the Fur Ball sponsors’ page.

“We will have the wine and spirits pull again,” Austin shared. “The wine pull is $20, and the spirits pull is $30. We have a few bottles already that are valued well over $50, so we’re making sure that our average meets those numbers. The silent auction will launch online the Sunday before the event, and it goes until noon Sunday after the event. For the live auction, if somebody wants to bid on something but will not be at the event in person, they just have to contact us by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the event so that we can have a proxy bidder for them. The live auction items will be posted online, but people won’t be able to place bids, of course. Silent auction items can be picked up at the [HSforBC] shelter on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.”

In addition to the wonderful list of auction items, there will be “instant items” that include opportunities to “Name a Litter of Puppies or Kittens,” and for purchasing heartworm and flea and tick medicines for the cats and dogs in HSforBC’s care.

Star-studded Fur Ball

There is a “Donate Now” button on the HSforBC website and people can make monetary donations anytime 24/7, 365 days a year!

For folks wishing to support the event from home … no worries! Austin reassured us that the virtual “in-home” party option is still available, and folks will have a VIP Virtual Pawty kit — complete with a King Cake — delivered to their front door so they can experience the spirit of Mardi Gras and giving while watching the event and participating in the auctions from home!

So, don’t wait! Register for your seats, tables of 8 or VIP Virtual kits TODAY! And should you feel compelled to donate, sponsor or become a foster to a homeless cat or dog, please visit HSforBC’s website at to learn how you can change the life of a pup or kitty in need of some TLC!