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Fur Ball 2020


The Whitman County Humane Society (WCHS) is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Fur Ball & Yappy Hour!

The Good, The Bad, & The Snuggly

February 22, 2020     SEL Event Center

*Doors Open at 4 PM*


FUR BALL 2020 IS SOLD OUT!  However, if you would still like to support WCHS and this event, you can donate towards the Fur Ball by going to our donation page HERE and specifying Fur Ball in the other section.

The evening will feature Mayor Glenn Johnson as the emcee,  our beloved Parade of Pets, a delicious catered dinner by Happy Day Catering, and fun silent and live auctions.  Our keynote speaker will be Renee Piper.  

Renee Piper is a professional dog trainer in the Palouse and owner of Tail Waggin’ Adventures. She brings over 20 years’ experience with dogs and understands what comfort animals can do for people. She founded Palouse Paws, a therapy dog non-profit organization, in 2012, and in 2018, became the Area Coordinator for HOPE AACR – Animal Assisted Crisis Response. Renee has been a volunteer puppy-raiser for Canine Companions for Independence since 2010, and is currently raising her eighth puppy, Kara, for CCI.

Renee will talk about the joy and responsibility of adopting a dog in to your household, and the value of the human-animal bond. She will discuss various resources available to you which will enhance the relationship between you and your dog, and will share a few examples of shelter dogs that she has mentored to become “Good Dogs”. 

To get a head start on your auction bidding, you can preview our auction items on the auction website HERE!

Our community's non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, Animal Haven, cares for over 500 homeless animals each year until they can be placed in their forever homes.  Please help us continue this important work.  With your generous support for the annual Fur Ball fundraiser, we hope to raise approximately 25% of WCHS’s annual operating costs.  On behalf of the Whitman County Humane Society board of directors and shelter staff, thank you in advance for making a difference through your support.  


WCHS has partnered with YMCA who is offering a Parent't Night Out the evening of Fur Ball.  If you were on the fence about attending because you didn't have child care lined up, this is a perfect solution for you!  You can register through YMCA if you would like to take advantage of this offer!