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Dogs in tuxedos and cats in ball gowns

Wisconsin Humane Society Hosts Paws & Claws Gala

MILWAUKEE – Where else can you meet dogs in tuxedos and cats in ball gowns? Benefiting the Wisconsin Humane Society, the Paws & Claws Gala will be held Saturday, October 19 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.  

Presented by the Petco Foundation, the annual fundraiser for the Wisconsin Humane Society boasts an impressive array of silent and live auction items, a fabulous dinner, animal greeters, and a program emceed by Mark Baden, Chief Meteorologist (and animal lover) at WISN12 News. The theme of this year’s gala is “To the Rescue” and it is co-chaired by Charlie James, Caroline Krider, and Angie and Emily Phillips.

The event is the largest-grossing fundraising event of the year for WHS, which receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. WHS hopes to raise $335,000 this year to benefit the 40,000 animals it serves every year. This year’s event is poised to be a record-setting year with 450 guests in attendance.

              WHAT:                Paws & Claws Gala benefiting the Wisconsin Humane Society

              WHEN:                Saturday, October 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

              WHERE:              Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

PHOTO OP:        From 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., attendees will be registering and gathering on the seventh floor at the Pfister; this would be the ideal time to speak with a WHS representative, film attendees and view animal greeters on the red carpet. 


  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • For immediate release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • 414-431-6104
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