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Paws & Claws Gala

Saturday, October 14, 2023



Join our 2024 Co-Chairs, Brad and Andrea Long, for this year's Paws & Claws Gala on

Saturday, October 19, 2024

 The Pfister Hotel, Downtown Milwaukee
5:30pm - 10:00pm

The Paws & Claws Gala is the Wisconsin Humane Society’s largest fundraising event of the year. Held at the historic Pfister Hotel, the event is attended by more than 400 business leaders annually and features a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, raffles and games, wine pull, formal dinner, and program.

Did we mention that it’s also the only gala in town where you can mingle with shelter pups, our favorite felines, and some of our very best wildlife ambassadors? You don’t want to miss this!

General Details

Check-in opens at 5:30 p.m. on the 7th floor of The Pfister Hotel.

Valet parking will be available for all guests at the main entrance of The Pfister Hotel. Volunteers will greet you at the main elevators to start your Gala experience! 

Once in the event, you will be asked to give your name at the check-in table and a credit card to pre-swipe in order to participate in the auction and games! There are no physical tickets for the event.  

Event Timeline

5:30 PM

Registration, cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, games and raffles, and of course, mingling with plenty of furry friends!

7:30 PM

Dinner, live auction and program

9:30 PM

Auction check-out & item pick-up


Formal/Black-tie optional

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship information and opportunities, please contact Billy at or (414) 431-6133.

Thank you to our 2024 Gala Sponsors:




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Support the 2024 Gala Auction

Interested in donating to this year's Gala auction?

Contact Meredith at or (414) 431-6113.

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Exciting Pet Walk news!

Now through May 31, all donations made to each Pet Walk event will be MATCHED thanks to some incredible friends of WHS!

How to take advantage of this opportunity to help twice as many animals:
- Make a donation to Pet Walk online
- Donate to a friend who is participating in Pet Walk
- Register for your local Pet Walk and start collecting donations to win prizes

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