Rhinestone Cowboy Fur Ball 2015 is May 15

Fur-Ball_with-photo-logoTickets are sold out for Stafford Animal Shelter’s biggest annual, and always popular fundraiser, Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa’s Fur Ball on Friday, May 15th from 6-9 pm. The theme this year is “Rhinestone Cowboy” so it will be a fun one to dress up, or down, for! As the Shelter’s main annual fundraiser, Fur Ball raises money to feed homeless pets all year round.

big_sky_logo_current_5.14.12 The evening will kick off with Big Sky Photo Booth pictures, live music from the Hollowtops, and fun food and libations from Chico Hot Spring in the Big Top tent. The tent also features the popular silent auction with a wealth of generous donations from area businesses and artisan goods from 10981912_819565364781899_4829297208870474541_ntalented individuals ranging from fishing, rafting and zipline trips, fine art and jewelry, equine accessories, ceramics, restaurant meals, spa services, pet portraits and many pet services and goods.

The Hollowtops Bluegrass Band
The Hollowtops Bluegrass Band

The silent auction in the tent close at 7:30 pm (so come early and bid fiercely!) and seating in the Convention Center begins at 7 pm for a deluxe sit down dinner with wine and beer pairings. Meet Happily Adopted Alumni dogs to see who your funds help then the exciting live auction starts at 8 pm. The live auction includes deluxe items such as original art, artisan furniture, a private meeting for 2 adults with Brutus the Bear and Casey Anderson, a lavish Instant Wine Cellar from Colin Davis and Chico Hot Springs, jewelry, great vacation adventures, and more! See below for a slideshow of some of the available items.

Edd Enders Painting in Auction
Edd Enders Painting in Auction

Can’t join us or want a Live Auction item but can’t afford the auction price? Then the Luxury Raffle is for you! The winner gets their pick of ALL the auction items, you need not attend to win and your odds are good as only a hundred $50 tickets are sold. Like the event tickets, these also usually sell out before the event and will be available online or at the Shelter soon. Purchase event tickets online at right, call 406/222-1313 or email pr@staffordanimalshelter.org to learn more.