Pet tales, adoptions highlight event

Guests of last year’s Tinsel & Tails Holiday Petacular take a look at the various silent auction items. This year’s event is 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 21 at Ritz Charles in Carmel. (Submitted photo.)

Guests of last year’s Tinsel & Tails Holiday Petacular take a look at the various silent auction items. This year’s event is 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 21 at Ritz Charles in Carmel. (Submitted photo.)

The Humane Society for Hamilton County will be hosting its eighth annual Tinsel & Tails Holiday Petacular from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 21 at Ritz Charles in Carmel. Tinsel & Tails is the Humane Society’s largest fundraiser each year. The sell-out event highlights the most touching adoption stories and unforgettable animal survivor tales of the year.

Tinsel & Tails is open to the public. It includes a reception with hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and dinner followed by a heartwarming presentation. Following the presentation, guests are invited to meet the cats and dogs who were featured.

The funds raised by Tinsel & Tails will help cover the cost of the thousands of abandoned, unwanted, injured and sick animals that come to the Humane Society every year. Funds raised will specifically help pay for life-saving medications, vaccines and surgeries as well as basic sheltering expenses like food and litter.

“Our need has never been greater,” HSHC Executive Director Rebecca Stevens stated. “The economy is still taking its toll on the family pet as the number of surrendered animals continues to rise. Sadly, many of those displaced are senior pets who often need medical care and quickly succumb to illness in a shelter environment. The funds raised at events like Tinsel & Tails are what make it possible for us to give every animal their best possible chance for a loving home.”

HSHC currently has nearly 500 animals in their care. The organization, which does not euthanize adoptable or treatable animals, receives 29 percent of its funding from Hamilton County’s municipalities. The remainder of its annual operating budget comes from individual donations, fundraising events, adoption/service fees, corporate sponsorship and grants.

Tinsel & Tails tickets are available for $90 per person, $350 for a half-table seating four, or $700 for a table of eight. To order tickets, visit www.TinselandTails.com or call Jennifer Judd at 219-3324.