SOURCE: Dearborn Animal Shelter

Dearborn Animal Shelter

September 28, 2011 11:05 ET

Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter Hosts 11th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala

Eco-Friendly Theme Focuses on an Ultimate in Recycling, Finding Homes for Rescued Animals

DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - The Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter (FFDAS) announces the 11th anniversary of their annual Black Tie & Tails fundraiser dinner and auction event on Friday, October 21st, at the historic Dearborn Inn. Going green this year, the event highlights the ultimate recycling gift of finding homes for adoptable animals. Many aspects of the event this year incorporate green-friendly initiatives from eco-printing invitations, hosting the evening in a Leeds certified venue and donating any leftover food to a local food bank. Elaine Greene, Executive Director of FFDAS shared, "We are concerned with leaving gentle pawprints everywhere we step as an organization, including in the care of animals."

New this year, auction items can be previewed online, ranging from a unique cat pendant with cut black diamonds to an Aruba vacation getaway. Black Tie & Tails is the premier fund-raising event hosted by FFDAS. Since its inception Black Tie has raised over $850,000, which has directly benefited 20,000 rescues. This year, the organization strives to achieve the $1,000,000 mark for an 11 year total. The proceeds are much needed funds for the shelter, as a steady stream of homeless kittens and puppies continue to flow through its doors.

This elegant evening for four-footed friends is emceed by Dan Miller, Fox 2 sports director and FFDAS adopter. It includes: a champagne reception, hors d' oeuvres, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, and a "green" carpet promenade for adoptable animals. It is sponsored this year by MaryAnn Wright and Bob Sayles. Special guest stars include honorary co-chairs Congressman John and Mrs. Debbie Dingell, Detroit Lions quarterback Drew Stanton and Mrs. Kristin Stanton and Detroit Lions long snapper Don and Mrs. Alix Muhlbach.

Tickets for Black Tie & Tails are $175 per person. The event will take place from 7 p.m. until midnight at the historic Dearborn Inn. Tickets are available online or by calling the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

Learn more about this and other upcoming events, volunteering, donating or to view the Shelter's adoptable animals online. The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Main phone (313) 943-2697 and on the web, you can follow the Shelter on Facebook or Twitter.

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    Elaine Greene
    Friends Executive Director
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