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'Mardi Paws' Gala Helps Homeless Pets

Elmbrook Humane Society hosts its annual wine tasting and auction event.

Need to beat the winter blues? Consider a festive Mardi Gras-themed night out in support of a local cause.

The Elmbrook Humane Society hosts its fifth annual "Wine and Whiskers Mardi Paws" Feb. 26, a wine tasting and auction event to raise funds used to to shelter the more than 2,500 animals the nonprofit organization cares for each year.

The event is $75 per person or $700 per table of eight. The evening includes  music, appetizers, wine tasting, a silent auction, and more.  Auction and raffle prizes include a “wall of wine,” vacation rentals and trips, jewelry, and specialty gift baskets, among other items.   

Six local artists created unique, hand-painted animal sculptures for the live auction portion of the Mardi Gras-themed event.  The works donated by artists Bill Taylor, Lynn Gaffey, Connie Pelzek, Dan Taylor, Jill Verbick and Dan Taylor are on display at the Almont Gallery, 342 W. Main St., Waukesha, until the day of the gala. 

The event will be from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Westmoor Country Club,  400 S. Moorland Rd.  All proceeds go directly to fund the cost to shelter and care for homeless animals.  Reservations are recommended, as space is limited.  Dressing in Mardi Gras attire is optional. (No denim, per club policy.)

In addition to sheltering and caring for homeless animals, the Elmbrook Humane Society, at 20950 Enterprise Ave., works to promote animal adoption and prevent animal cruelty and neglect, and is the area’s only adoption guarantee facility.

For more information or to make "Mardi Paws" reservations, go to www.ebhs.org or call Rachel at (262) 782-9261.   

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