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This isn’t your average gala.
Imagine a room filled with about 350 people and 175 animals?
The 27th annual Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s Pet Afflaire Gala on Saturday, Nov. 11, is a dinner with your pets complete with live entertainment and silent and live auctions.
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Here are a few reasons to support Pet Afflaire courtesy of the Humane Society:
1. Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
To celebrate the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s 115th birthday, four local bakeries are competing in our one-of-a-kind cake competition.
The bakeries are creating large animal-inspired cakes. The attendees at the event will be the judge for three categories: Best Looking Cake, Best Use of Animal Theme and Best Tasting Cake.
Bakeries participating include Ele Cake Company, Cake Hope and Love, Rachel Bakes and The Cake Diva.
2. Be One with the Giraffes
Have giraffes greet you every morning during a 5-night, all-inclusive stay for two at Giraffe Manor in Kenya! Airfare is included, too! This package is just one of several once-in-a-lifetime trips up for grabs during a live auction at the event.
3. Win Big From Your Phone
Do you want to bump into your favorite singer during the American Music Awards? How about experience sailing a yacht in San Diego or take a VIP excursion to the Vatican? You can bid in this online auction at www.hsdayton.org/PA now.
4. Get Your Holiday Photos
There will be a photo booth on site with professional photographers taking shots of you and your pets. Photos will be printed and mailed to you in plenty of time to make them your holiday greeting card image.
5. People (and pet) watching
With a room full of dogs, cats and sometimes a pot-belly pig, Pet Afflaire is a wonderful place to just take it all in.
6. Help Save Lives
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a no-kill organization that works to find thousands of animals forever homes each year. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, we receive no government funding and relies solely on the donations of individuals, companies and grants to fund 100 percent of the programs and services provided to the community.