Wine, Wags & Whiskers returns for 11th year


Anyone who has attended the Humane Society for Hamilton County’s Wine, Wags & Whiskers event in the past decade knows it isn’t a traditional fundraiser.

Now in its 11th year, organizers are moving the event to Noblesville’s new Embassy Suites conference center for more space.

Rebecca Stevens, president and CEO of the Humane Society for Hamilton County, at a past Wine, Wags & Whiskers event. (File photo)

Also new this year is a slight change of how the evening will run – with all wine tasting festivities in the same room – but all the hits from past years can be expected, including, in addition to wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats from Taylor’s Bakery, a silent auction with more than 100 items, jewelry from Hupp Jewelers and adoptable animals. For musical entertainment, the HSHC will welcome jazz harpist Jan Aldridge-Clark.

The event raises awareness for the support needed for HSHC’s Survivor Program, in addition to the shelter’s daily operation. The Survivor Program annually funds lifesaving medical care for thousands of animals.

“This event is great for the wine connoisseur, a business looking to entertain special customers or reward employees with an amazing experience, or for animal lovers just looking to have a great time for an even better cause,” said Rebecca Stevens, president and CEO of HSHC. “All net proceeds from the event will have an immediate and direct impact on our ability to give over 3,100 animals who will pass through our doors this year the chance to live, love and be loved.”

Tickets to Wine, Wags & Whiskers are $85 in advance and $95 at the door. A Mother’s Day package also is available for $200 and includes admission for two, two complimentary bottles of wine and a rose corsage. Attendees must be 21 or older.

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