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Paws & Claws Gala

Saturday, October 15, 2022

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

NOTE: The deadline to purchase tickets to this year's Paws & Claws Gala is Saturday, October 1. 

Join us for the 2022 Paws & Claws Gala on Saturday, October 15!

Special thank you to our 2022 co-chairs, Rolando and Maria Rodriguez

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 nearly 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!

The 2022 Paws & Claws Gala is Presented by:


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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, Tito's Specialty Cocktail Bar, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, Heads or Tails, First Choice Raffle, wine pull, gift card pull, and of course, mingling with plenty of furry friends!

7:30 PM

Dinner, Heads or Tails game, First choice raffle, live auction and program

9:30 PM

Auction check-out & item pick-up


Formal/Black-tie optional
Guests are encouraged to dress in fabulous, royal ball-inspired fashion!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Thank you to our 2022 Paws & Claws Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:














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Support the 2022 Gala Auction

 Our silent auction items include everything from donated gift cards, home décor, jewelry, one-of-a-kind experiences and sports memorabilia, to overnight hotel stays, spa services, pet products, and more!  

The deadline to donate to the 2022 Paws & Claws Gala auction has passed, but we are still accepting donations for future fundraisers. To support a future WHS online auction, fill out our online auction donation form here.

Additional questions? Contact Meredith at or (414) 431-6113.

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