Humane Society for Boone County fundraiser set for Feb. 16


By Chris Bavender

Grab your beads and get ready for some fun at the sixth annual Humane Society for Boone County Fur Ball Mardi Gras Fundraiser. Co-sponsored by the Zionsville Animal Hospital, the event is at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Cardinal Room at Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon.

“Since it’s in February, it’s a Mardi Gras ‘pawty’ theme. Like in New Orleans and Mardi Gras, almost anything goes,” said Susan Austin, HSforBC president. “Costumes, jeans, beads, sneakers, heals and fun.”

The Fur Ball is HSforBC’s biggest annual fundraiser. Last year, it raised approximately $34,000. The organization’s goal is to exceed that total.

“We wanted to hold a gala event but didn’t want to make our supporters rent tuxes or buy fancy dresses for one night,” Austin said. “What dog or cat cares what you wear? So, since it’s for the fur babies, it became a Fur Ball and we hope our attendees will help ‘cough it up for the animals.’”

The evening will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, updates on building construction and the organization and a live and silent auction.

“We have some vacation getaways, autographed movie posters, wine of every kind, dog and cat gift baskets,” Austin said. “You just never know what you will find at one of our live and silent auctions.”

Austin said the event sells out each year because of the love attendees have for animals.

“It’s fun, it relaxed, and what else are you going to do in February?” she said.

All ticket/tables sales are sold in advance and are $50 per ticket or $475 for a table of 10. For more or to purchase tickets or a table, call 877-473-6722 or email

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