Phantom Fur Ball 2011
Every year the Fur Ball is a bigger and bigger success as the annual gala for Big Cat Rescue but this year we aren't going to have one...not a real one, anyway.
The Fur Ball is often referred to as THE fundraising event of the year because it is always a huge party, full of fun things to do and with only a brief few moments of thanking sponsors from the podium. The rest of the night is full of free drinks, festive Safari Formal gear that everyone dons for the occasion, contests, auctions, drumming circles, cigars and decadent foods and deserts. It takes many, many months of planning to make sure that each Fur Ball is better than the one before.
We love seeing all our Big Cat friends expressing themselves in creative ways and love the fun and camaraderie but it is always tempered by the knowledge that while we are having fun there are thousands of big cats languishing in tiny, filthy, barren jail cells. Every week we see evidence of the animal abusers breeding more and more cubs to use in pay to play sessions, such as cub petting and photo opportunities with cubs.
This year we decided to focus all of the time and energy that would have gone into creating a big gala into ending the abuses at their root.
We hope that you will understand and help us put an end to the suffering by making your Phantom Fur Ball ticket donation to go straight to ending the abuses that cause big cats to end up in need of rescue.
You can pay any price for this ticket that you choose, because it is all a donation to the cats and will not result in a real ticket to a real event.