Fancy a really fun night out while raising money for a great cause? Then look no further than the annual Furball gala dinner in support of the Cayman Islands Humane Society.

The Furball, the principle fundraising event for the Humane Society, will be held at the Marriott Beach Resort on April 8. It will be hosted by Joe Avary of Cayman 27 and is Hollywood-themed, so guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite movie character or in glamorous attire ready for a night in Tinseltown.

The Furball was brought back last year after a two-year hiatus. It was a sellout success, raising much-needed funds that went toward the continued care of the animals at the shelter as well as the reconfiguration of the outside kennels to make life better for the dogs.

Entertainment and prizes

Tickets for the Furball are $150 ($1,500 for a table), which includes a three-course meal, wine and welcome drink. Throughout the evening there will be lots of opportunities to win amazing prizes, including restaurant vouchers, Cayman Airways flights, staycations, a 10-person private charter with Crystal Charters, a dinner for eight at Government House, a trip to Canada courtesy of WestJet, Fairmont Royal York and Cayman Travel Services, local art from Joanne Sibley and Jerome Wilson, among others, and jewelry from Cartier, Kirk Freeport and Balaclava Jewellers.

Awards

Awards will be presented during the evening for the best-dressed guests, as well as to some very special people in the Cayman community who made a real difference to the lives of animals in 2016.

Pupils from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre have been busy creating a video which will debut at the Furball. The video will show all aspects of the Humane Society and the work that they do, including life at the shelter, the foster program, beach training and adoption events.

DJ Flex will be on hand at the end of the night to get guests dancing.

Tickets are now on sale at the shelter reception or by emailing cihsfundraising@gmail.com. There are many other ways to support the shelter, such as adopting, fostering and volunteering. Details can be found on the Humane Society website at www.caymanislandshumanesociety.com or on the Facebook page.

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