Have a ball at Furball 2016

From left, Heidi Edmunds, Karen Perkins and Petro Kotze join in the bidding.

The Furball is back and it is bigger than ever!

Maybe you're a T-Bird kinda guy.
Maybe you’re a T-Bird kinda guy.

The Cayman Islands Humane Society hosts its 1950s-themed gala on March 5 at the Marriott Beach Resort ballroom from 7-11:30 p.m.

This event promises to take you back to the fun era of the ‘50s, with fantastic music and entertainment by the Cayman Music Collective, plus a three-course meal, welcome drink and wine, and lots of auction and raffle prizes from companies such as Cayman Airways, Mise En Place, the Westin, the Marriott, Luca, Ragazzi and many more.

The main auction prize is a commissioned pet portrait by renowned artist Robert James Clarke (www.robertjamesclarkeart.com), who has been commissioned by many celebrities to paint portraits of their pets. Clarke will be at the event to meet the winning bidder, and he will also donate to the shelter 20 percent of all commissions from clients in the Cayman Islands.

Supporting the Humane Society

The Furball is the principal fundraiser of the year for the Humane Society, which runs the only animal shelter on the island. Every year the organization rescues, rehabilitates and finds homes for hundreds of cats and dogs. Last year, it saved more than 450 animals. Two-thirds of these went to loving homes in the community and the rest went to families or to no-kill rescues in the United States.

Get the Grease soundtrack on the turntable and dig out your best ‘50s garb.
Get the Grease soundtrack on the turntable and dig out your best ‘50s garb.

Without the shelter, there would be no place of refuge for abandoned and unwanted pets. On average, it costs US$50,000 a month to keep the shelter running, therefore fundraisers such as the Furball are essential to ensuring that the shelter can remain operational, organizers say.

As well as attending events such as this one, there are many other ways that to support the shelter, such as adopting, fostering and volunteering.

Further details can be found on the Humane Society website at caymanislandshumanesociety.com or on the Facebook page.

To reserve Furball tickets, email [email protected] or call 925-2228.