Lake Humane's Black Cat Ball This Weekend
The ball is the shelter's biggest fundraiser of the year
Guests can dress in costume and enjoy dancing, food, drinks, prizes, gambling and a chance at winning a $1,500 grand prize -- all for a good cause.
Tickets cost $70; but $25 of that is tax deductible, and all of the proceeds benefit the animals at Lake Humane Society's shelter.
Two years ago, the ball attracted 300 people; last year, 350 people.
While costumes aren't required, they are encouraged. The best costumes will win prizes. Also, Lake Humane spokeswoman Mandy Osborne noted that the costumes make a great icebreaker.
Since 1937, the Lake Humane Society has operated as a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals in the local and surrounding areas.
The society provides a haven for homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Through donations, it is able to offer adoptions, a spray and neutering program, cruelty investigations and pet therapy.
Tickets for the Black Cat Ball are on sale at the shelter, 7564 Tyler Boulevard in Mentor. For questions, call 440-951-6122.
In honor of the ball, all black cats at the society's shelter are only $25. Additionally, all dogs are discounted $20 and all partially black cats are $10 cheaper than they would usually be.