‘HairBall’ doesn’t have quite the same ring to it

It’s time once again for all doggies and moggies to ensure that their owners are suitably attired for the Cayman Islands Humane Society 2013 FurBall being held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Friday, 12 April. This is the FurBall’s 40th anniversary, so you might want to wear your best ruby slippers to celebrate this important milestone. 

Hosted by Jay Erhart, the FurBall promises to be a great night of food, drink and fabulous entertainment with some terrific auction items and prizes up for grabs. The dress theme is Caribbean Chic and the name of the game is fundraising. This is one of the society’s biggest fundraisers of the year, so all animal lovers are encouraged to get their paws on some tickets and come along to support it. 

First there will be a glass of bubbly on arrival to put everyone in an effervescent mood, accompanied by the sublime Kate Allenger on violin. This will be followed by dinner and wine with Erhart the emcee extraordinaire at the helm, whipping people into a bidding frenzy. A silent auction will be running throughout the evening as well as a 50/50 raffle, and you’ll definitely want to stick around for the drawing of the door prize – a weekend stay at the Marriott. 

Finally the time to shake your tail(feather)s will be announced as DJ Jacko gets on the turntable, spinning everyone’s favourite kind of music – dance music of course! 

The Cayman Islands Humane Society relies on events like these to help fund their operation throughout the year; housing, feeding, nurturing and giving medical assistance to stray animals whilst trying to find them foster or forever homes. It’s a wonderful way to spend the evening, a marvellous social event, and best of all, the money goes to a worthy cause. 

In a letter from Carolyn Parker, president of the society, to sponsors and attendees she says: “The past two years have shown that charities are not recession-proof. This is evident by substantial decreases in both donations and falling revenues which greatly affect the future and even the existence of the shelter. Not only do we have abandoned animals coming in but we have animals surrendered to us because their owners can no longer afford to keep them, and as a result we are faced with even more economic hardship. 

“The Cayman Islands Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that has been in operation for 40 years. We depend entirely on fundraising and the goodwill of kind and generous supporters to provide shelter, care and attention to all unwanted companion animals and to seek out responsible and loving homes for them. We have grown from a shed on Walkers Road to our shelter today and we look forward to the next 40.  

We founded the Spay and Neuter clinic in 2006, and since then have spayed and neutered over 5,603 animals. 470 animals were happily re-homed in 2012!” 


For tickets or information, call 914 9509 or email [email protected] 

Hosted by Jay Erhart, the FurBall promises to be a great night of food, drink and fabulous entertainment with some terrific auction items and prizes up for grabs. 


Time to get dressed up in all your finery. – Photos: File


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