We’re all guilty of changing the channel when those heart-wrenching ASPCA commercials flash across the screen with Sarah McLachlan singing what could be the most depressing song ever written to images of neglected animals. Cut the guilt and do your part to keep Cincinnati's SPCA in the business of protecting our furry friends by attending their Fur Ball Saturday at Xavier University’s Cintas Center (1624 Harold Ave., Evanston). Aside from the sheer satisfaction of donating to the nation’s largest animal protection organization, participating in the live and silent auctions could land you an exotic vacation, sporting event tickets, fine jewelry and more.
Tickets cost $150 per person, but if you can afford it, it’s a small price to pay to keep Fido off the streets — and you’ll have the reward of seeing the animals you’re helping (and possibly adopting one!) while enjoying food, cocktails and live music from the Clyde Brown Band. Attendees will also have the pleasure of sitting in on a keynote speech from Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of The Humane Society of the United States, and witnessing Local 12 anchor John Lomax accept the P.B Johnston Humane Care Award for his devotion to spreading the word about critters in need. A table for 10 costs $1,250.
Go here for reservations and event details.