(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) hosted the 26th annual Fur Ball gala on Saturday, April 22. According to HSPPR, the event was their most successful yet, raising $634,000 for homeless, abused, and neglected pets in the Pikes Peak Region.

Fur Ball is HSPPR’s largest fundraising event of the year, and in 2023 there were 500 supporters in attendance. Funds raised at the event support programs and services for animals entering the shelter needing new homes as well as subsidizing costs for publicly owned pets to receive low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, wellness exams, and vaccinations.

  • The logo for Pittie in Pink the name and theme for the 2023 Fur Ball
  • Abbie Burke and Matt Meister Emceeing the Fur Ball
  • A dog with black fur getting pet by guests at the 2023 Fur Ball
  • A dog getting pets
  • A woman holds a bunny at the 2023 Fur Ball
  • A dog looks at the camera from the corner of their eye while sniffing the floor
  • People clapping at the 2023 Fur Ball
  • A woman holds two cats with black fur
  • Two people hold cats with gray fur
  • A dog with gray and brown fur getting pets
  • A dog with gray and brown fur getting pets
  • A man holds two dogs with black and brown fur
  • Abbie Burke and Matt Meister
  • Three people, one is holding a dog with black fur
  • A man in a pink cowboy hat among other guests at the 2023 Fur Ball
  • A dog with white fur looking happy while walking down a runway like a model
  • A man with big sunglasses holds a lizard
  • A poodle with brown fur
  • A woman has a dog in her arms, the dog with black fur has their eyes closed looking like they are sleeping
  • A dog with brown and black fur

FOX21 Morning News Anchor Abbie Burke and FOX21 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Matt Meister Emceed the event.

“We’re so grateful to our community for their support at Fur Ball this year,” says Duane Adams, President & CEO of HSPPR. “We have incredible supporters who care so deeply for the pets of our community, and they showed up in an amazing way.”