Humane Indiana 16th Annual Gala – Cancelled

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Date(s) - 03/28/2020
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Avalon Manor


— How do you help a shelter pet, aside from adopting it? You celebrate them in a big way – with a GALA.

 Humane Indiana is gearing up for its 17th Annual GALA which will take place on Saturday, March 28th at The Avalon in Merrillville, IN.  The not-for-profit’s Hollywood Pets-themed fundraiser will benefit shelter pets and help rehabilitate wildlife animals, through walk down memory lane with our favorite famous cats and dogs that appeared on the big screen.

 The evening will kick-off with a “VIP Green Room,” experience where guests will have the opportunity to take a photo with Humane Indiana’s Wildlife Ambassadors Owlfred, the Snowy Owl or Harrison-Tonks, the Great-Horned Owl. Three Floyds will offer a VIP specialty drink called “Shape Shifter,” a mix of their distillery’s Wight VVitch Gin, lime, and candied ginger. VIP-goers will also be gifted with animal canvas art painted by Humane Indiana’s animal ambassadors Tona, Virginia Opossum and Oreo, skunk. “We’re excited for this year’s Gala, particularly the VIP Green Room portion,” said Lisa Carpenter, Humane Indiana Chief Development Officer. “This is the first time we’ll offer photos with our Snowy and Great-Horned Owls, it is hard not to be wowed by them since most of us have never seen owls up close,” she added. “VIP Green Room” is limited to 50 guests. 

 Gala guests may participate in the silent auction, featuring dozens of items including artwork, sports memorabilia, and experiences. Online bidding will begin a week prior to the event and will end at 7pm on event day. The organization’s Wildlife Center will have additional animal ambassadors on site, and guests can enjoy open bar and beer samplings sponsored by Three Floyds. The evening also includes dinner and Humane Indiana’s evening program.

 “VIP Green Room” experience tickets are $120/person and will be hosted from 4:30-6pm, doors open for general event guests at 5pm and the event ends at 9pm. General event tickets are $85/person and tables of 10 are $850. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, to purchase tickets or sponsorships are visit or you may purchase by phone at 219.513.8911.

 To learn more about Humane Indiana visit HUMANEINDIANA.ORG or call 219.513.8911.

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