2021 Applause for Paws Gala on October 16th

Last year, the pandemic forced the cancellation of both of our in-person signature events – the gala and our chili cook-off – causing a $1 million fundraising shortfall. That’s why this year’s Applause for Paws Frisky a Go Go Gala is more important than ever. Our fundraising goal for this event is just over $500,000, critical funds needed to save the lives of innocent animals in our care.

The gala is Saturday, October 16th from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at the Charleston Gaillard Center. Please join us for dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction and a lot of surprises along the way. Even though we are still in a pandemic, we are working with our friends at the Charleston Gaillard Center to create a safe environment for you to enjoy and celebrate with us.

Make sure you secure your spot soon! Ticket sales close on September 30th.

You won’t want to miss the silent and live auctions for this event! We have over 100 silent auction packages for our supporters to bid on – from once-in-a lifetime experiences, like a behind-the-scenes tour at famed Heaven Hill Distillery in Kentucky, to unrivaled dining experiences at Husk and Delaney Oyster House, to treasured jewels like Gold & Diamond Earrings from Croghan’s Jewel Box. Plus, this year, the silent auction will be online and open for everyone to participate – even if you are not attending the gala.  Watch your emails for more details and links to register for the auction starting October 9th.

We hope you can join with hundreds of other Charleston Party Animals and participate in a live in-person event – the first in almost two years. Dance the night away in Frisky a Go Go or black tie attire and help animals in need!

As always, thank you for being a part of our family and thank you for supporting Charleston Animal Society!