NEWINGTON - Fans of furry and feathered friends bid, ate and danced the night away at the Connecticut Humane Society’s Faux Fur Ball, all while raising more than $33,000 for care and medical treatment of homeless pets.
And they saw firsthand some of the little faces benefitting from their generosity: Frankie, Napoleon and Mugsley attended as puppy representatives of CHS, greeting guests at the door with hugs and posing for photos with the “puparazzi.”
The April 22 event, held at the Hilton Mystic Hotel in Mystic, featured dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, a photo booth, pet-themed trivia, music, and, of course, the 2-month-old furry VIPs. Guests who bought tables for 10 were also treated to a private champagne reception with CHS Executive Director Gordon Willard.
Support from the Ball’s guests and from other donors will make sure medical treatment is ready and waiting for pets who desperately need the care, Willard said.
Proceeds from the Ball will go toward providing pets at CHS with spays and neuters, vaccinations, treatment of chronic conditions, urgent surgeries and any other necessary medical care. The event’s presenting sponsor was RKD Alpha Dog, while its gold sponsor was the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. Silver Sponsors included Brown and Brown of Connecticut, Dr. Jennifer Ormerod, Chelsea Groton Bank and Blackrock Development LLC.
CHS serves pets from all over Connecticut through its three Pet Wellness and Adoption Centers in Waterford, Newington, and Westport and the Fox Memorial Clinic, a low-fee, public veterinary clinic in Newington, utilized by people all over the state.
For more information visit www.cthumane.org.  ;