Fur Ball 2021 - Party will go on...in 2022
We always look forward to celebrating with our donors at Fur Ball, it’s our most joyous event of the year! It’s also our most lucrative as the money we raise at Fur Ball accounts for 25% of our annual income. After canceling our last two galas, we were very excited to finally be having our event on October 15th hosted by Chico Hot Springs. Unfortunately, our state faces record-high COVID-19 cases and Governor Gianforte has called in the National Guard to assist our hospitals which are at maximum capacity. Our local healthcare leaders have asked that we limit large indoor gatherings. After careful consideration with our Board of Directors, we have come to the decision that the responsible choice is to postpone our Fur Ball until May 20th of 2022.
Along with front-line workers and first responders, animal welfare workers are essential. We have been here 7 days a week caring for people and their pets throughout this entire pandemic. We can empathize with the burnout and fatigue of healthcare workers and we are respecting their request to help mitigate the spread by canceling our public event.
We are so disappointed as we looked forward to seeing everyone, but we hope to have a bigger and better party in 2022!
We will still be pulling the raffle winner for the raft on October 15, 2021 on FaceBook Live. To fill the financial void from the cancellation will be having online auctions and raffles from the items that were already donated such as a lavishly curated Wine & Spirits collection from Chico Hot Springs owners Colin & Seabring Davis, a 2 day Lake Yellowstone trip including lodging, meals & lake cruise from Yellowstone Parks Lodges, a Big Sky ski get-a-way, Mystery Ranch Backpack Set, fine art, jewelry and more! Please check back on our website before the 15th for updates. Thank you all so much for understanding. (We will be contacting all who reserved tickets regarding refunds.)