It’s time to round up all the little doggies for the annual Fur Ball and help Rescue the Animals SPCA celebrate 15 years of saving animals in 20 West Texas counties.
The Fur Ball is Abilene’s only dinner and dance for people and their dogs. The ballÂ is Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. Â This year the Fur Ball is honoring Tom and Lisa Perini.
Tom Perini, owner of Perini Ranch Steakhouse, is catering food for the owner buffet line. Food Network Magazine named the famous Perini “Ranch Burger” the best hamburger in Texas. Tom and wife Lisa Perini will not only be providing dinner, but are also the honorees of the night for their lifelong commitment to helping animals.
Pam’s Pets and Fish is providing food for the Doggie Buffet consisting of the latest and most mouth-watering doggie treats.
Every year the Rescue the Animals SPCA hosts the biggest doggie night out at the Abilene Civic Center. This year’s theme is Cow Dogs andÂ Cowboys to celebrate saving over 100 horses in 2012 and a new all-time adoption record at the Abilene Animal Shelter in 2012.
Jim Ned High School Jazz Ensemble is providing entertainment for the night.
There is a costume and dance contest for the dogs and their owners. Make sure to get creative with those costumes and dance moves, there will be cash and prizes will be awarded in both contests.
Paul Washburn, president of Rescue the Animals SPCA, said they are expecting 600 people and 400 dogs.
Tickets are sold at Rescue the Animals SPCA located at 5933 South First. Casa Authentique located at 201 Walnut Street. Credit card orders are also available (325) 672-4456. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids under 12. Dogs get in free. Be sure to order tickets early – they sell out every year.
Sponsorship is also available and each group is awarded a certain amount of tickets. Depending on the sponsorship level guests could receive their own table and special sponsorship at the Adoption Center or Spay/Neuter Clinic.
For more information or any questions contact Paul Washburn at RescueTheAnimals.org or (325) 695-7270.