Humane Society prepares for first ball to help out furry friends

Staff Writer
Three of the kittens at the Morrison County Animal Humane Society’s front lobby. Staff said money from the Friday, May 26, Fur Ball and other fundraisers and donations are essential to allowing them to care for these animals.

The Morrison County Animal Humane Society is preparing to host its first Fur Ball fundraiser at the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls, May 26 at 7 p.m.

The idea, Executive Director Matthew Fox said, came from the Humane Society’s fundraising committee’s desire to host events planned by itself in addition to events thrown by the Boomerang Bar north of Little Falls.

“We’ve felt as the fundraising committee that we can’t just rely on the Boomerang to do our fund raisers for us, we’ve got to mix in a few that we plan on our own,” Fox said.

The Falls Ballroom had been open to the Humane Society having an event at its location. After seeing the success of other groups’ events there, Fox said the Humane Society decided to go forward with an event at the Falls Ballroom, too.

Fox said options for both businesses and groups of friends to get their own table by Tuesday at the latest. Individuals can purchase tickets at the door.

During the event, guests can enjoy wine or beer, and bring their own hard liquor if they wish, Fox said.

Games, an auction and more will be going on during the evening, while the Levi Pelzer Band plays.

Fox said without events like these, or the donations from people within the community, there would be no Humane Society.

“Fundraising and donations probably account for well over 50 percent of what  we need to operate throughout the year,” Fox said. “We couldn’t even hope to stay open without fundraisers and donations.”

Fox said local businesses like Domino’s and the West Side Bar have also been very helpful in advertising the event.

Donated items or services for the auction are also welcomed, Fox said.

Eventually Fox said he would like to add one more

fundraiser during the winter to have one event per season.

Those interested in finding out more about the event can call the Morrison County Animal Humane Society at (320) 632-0703.