There are many fun events on tap this week to help the animals (and their families) around Chicago from Painting Your Pet to Galas and a book signing. Check in with us Thursday for a more thorough update on the events for this coming weekend.
Wednesday, November 7
The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Working Through Pet Loss support group will meet fro 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the ACS at 169 W. Grand Avenue. This is an open educational group that deals with the emotional toll people feel when losing a pet and works on the healing process. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 8
Support Lulu’s Locker at their first “Paint Your Pet” event at the Bottle & Bottega in Lakeview from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The $45 ticket includes all art supplies (so you can paint a canvas of your pet) appetizers, desert and wine. You may also bring your own wine. Sign-up early since space is limited.
Friday, November 9
PAWS Chicago will hold it’s Eleventh Annual Fur Ball starting at 6 p.m. at the Drake Hotel at 140 East Walton in Chicago. Tickets are $400 per person and $100 per pet. Learn more online.
The Chicago Cat Rescue will hold a thank you party and fundraiser from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Store at 2002 North Halsted in Chicago. The event is to toast the help the rescue has received from Mid-North Animal Hospital. Tickets are $20 and include appetizers and drink specials with proceeds benefiting CCR’s medical fund.
Saturday, November 10
Heartland Animal Shelter will host its Sixth Annual Golden Paw Gala starting at 7 p.m. at Crowne Plaza at 2875 North Milwaukee Avenue in Northbrook. Advance tickets are $75 per person and $25 per dog and will increase $25 each at the door. There will be a doggy spa, fabulous prizes and auction items and more.
Bridie McKenna’s Irish Pub at 254 Green Bay Road in Highwood is the place to be from 7 to 9 p.m. for Words, Wine & Wags supporting The Puppy Mill Project. Teresa Rhyne will be on hand for a reading of “The Dog Lived (and So Will I) and Chris Kern from the Forgotten Grape will do a wine tasting. Tickets are $30 with space limited to 75 guests.
November has been designated Adopt-A-Senior Pet month. Throughout the month, I’ll be highlighting the benefits of adopting senior pets, special programs promoting senior pet adoption and products and services available to assist older pets and keep them with their families. Contact me at email@example.com with your story ideas and hit the subscribe button on top of this story for story updates.