The Kibbles & Bits

Save the Date!

Peninsula SPCA’s 9th Annual Fur Ball Gala Fundraiser

April 16, 2016   –  6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

It’s red carpet time!  On Saturday, April 16, join us for the Peninsula SPCA’s 9th Annual Fur Ball Gala, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

You and your pet will be star struck as we host an amazing tribute to Tinseltown with this year’s theme:


This year’s emcee WAVY TV 10’s Tom Schaad!



With our first successful year as an Adoption Guarantee shelter and Humane Education Center complete, we all feel like movie stars! We’ll be celebrating with an evening of cocktails, fine dining, dancing to the music of Tidewater Drive, spectacular silent and live auctions and raffle, and of course, our signature red carpet Pet Parade where you and your pet will get the “celebrity treatment” you deserve!  

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Not to be left out, our canine friends will receive pet pampering at its finest, complete with a special showcase during the Red Carpet Parade (the night’s main attraction!) and access to our special “Mutt-ini Bar!”  WAVY TV 10’s Tom Schaad will emcee the evening’s affair including red carpet interviews with the evening’s posh pets!  Make sure to attend and get the “celebrity treatment” you and your pet deserve.

To help raise funds, guests may participate in the Fur Ball’s live and silent auctions and raffle. Our auctioneer will be G. Amory LeCuyer from Hampton House Auctions. In the past, contributors have won prizes such as a vacation to Africa, a trip to Disney World, and Bahamas escape.

This year’s auction items include:  An African Safari, Williamsburg Weekend Stay-cation, Golf Getaway to Pinehurst, North Carolina, and more!

If you wish to give to the event auction, please contact Megan Steele, PSPCA Marketing and Special Events Manager, at 757-595-1399 ext: 109.

This year we are striving to exceed $250,000 to support the Peninsula SPCA’s Adoption Guarantee Shelter, Humane Education Center and PSPCA Veterinary Clinic.  Sponsorship packages range from $500 to $50,000.  If you are interested in helping to save the lives of animals, visit our sponsorship opportunities. 

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Since our transition to a “no-kill” shelter, we have been able to devote more time and resources to finding forever homes for the animals in our care, and to providing educational opportunities for the residents of the Peninsula. In the past year, we expanded our humane education offerings and launched our new walk-in Veterinary Clinic for preventative healthcare. Our organization receives no public funding, and we are counting on you, the leaders and businesses of the community, to partner with us to keep the benefit of an adoption-guarantee shelter alive for our citizens and our pets.

Tickets to the event are $135 per person and $75 per pet.  Tickets are now on sale. Purchase your tickets here.

Fur Ball MENU:

Choose from two delectable dishes:

Combination Entrée:  Filet Mignon of Beef with Smoked Bacon Marmalade & Chicken with Smoked Gouda Mornay, served with White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus & Baby Carrots with Cranberry Butter


Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Entrée:  Bucatini Pasta featuring Fontina Cream, Butternut Squash, Green Pea, Mission Fig, Mushroom and Roasted Tomato

HOTEL ROOMS at Embassy Suites

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a special Fur Ball rate of $119.00 for Saturday, April 16.  (Rooms must be reserved with a credit card on or before March 25.)  To reserve a room visit, call 1-800-EMBASSY, or call the hotel directly at 757.827.8200 to book through the reservations department.  To receive the Fur Ball room rate use code:  FBR



Want to help out at the event?  We need approximately 100 volunteers to make this event successful!  For details and to sign up click here


Spokespets portrait provided by Hobbs Studio 

 All event photos on this page by: Sonja McG Photography

12 thoughts on “The Kibbles & Bits

  1. I would love to volunteer at the Fur Ball doing anything needed. Please contact me by email or phone: 757-788-9636. Thank you for your consideration! Susanna

  2. I would love to help organize before or after. We are attending. If you volunteer can you still attend, are the tickets the same price

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