Just in time for the holiday season, the Halifax Humane Society's upcoming 8th Annual Fur Ball Gala will be raising money to help animals that don't have a home.
The fundraiser, which happens on Thursday, Dec. 7, has become a premier fundraising event for the organization to give back to animals in Volusia County.
"The people and companies who attend Fur Ball are very generous and very committed to the safety and welfare of the community’s homeless animals," Barry KuKes, community outreach director, said in a press release. "Fur Ball is our largest and most beneficial fundraising event of the year."
This event, which usually brings in more than 600 people, will include a chocolate lounge in addition to a silent and live auction.
Each year, the open-door animal shelter sees more than 25,000 animals. On Saturday, Nov. 18, the organization teamed up with Subaru for a pet adoption event. Nine dogs and six cats were adopted at the previous adoption event
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, a ribbon cutting was held for the The Lee C. and Patricia Culler Boarding, Grooming and Travel Center, located at 2364 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.
The facility had a soft opening around mid September and is phase two of a capital campaign through the Halifax Society, according to Community Outreach Director Barry T. KuKes, Port Orange. A dog park, built last year, was the first phase.
Executive Officer Miguel Abi-hassan, said funds raised will help provide a steady source of income for the animals that need urgent care while promoting the society's mission to tourists and residents alike.
"We have been in the business of saving animals for over 80 years now; 80 years of maintaining our doors open to every animal in need," Abi-hassan said. "We remain as one of the few organizations that keeps their doors open seven days a week without reservation."
For more information and to purchase advanced tickets visit HHSFurBall.org.