CAHS Fundraising Events

Walk for the Animals

The Walk for the Animals is our second largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds used to save the lives of pets in Mid-Michigan. The 2023 Walk for the Animals is on Saturday, September 30, at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. Our 2023 goal is to raise $100,000 for the animals, and we need your help! For more information and to register, please visit

To purchase CAHS logo gear, please visit All items must be picked up from the shelter or at the Walk for the Animals event. Unfortunately, shipping is not available at this time.

Fur Ball Gala

The 2023 Fur Ball Gala will be held on Friday, April 28, at Eagle Eye Golf Club. The event will feature a formal dinner, live and silent auction, raffles, the ultimate doggy spa, and pampered pooch parade. For more information, please click on the link:

Host Your Own Fundraising Event

Individuals and Families

We are amazed to see how creative and supportive our community has been in helping raise money and items in support of the homeless animals here at CAHS. You don’t need prior approval from us if you are running an individual fundraiser. The following are some past strategies people have used to help out.

  • Organize a bake sale to raise money
  • Have proceeds from your garage sale support CAHS
  • Children can run a lemonade stand with profits benefiting the animals
  • Donate money in place of the cost for take-home gifts at your wedding and instead have table tents explaining your choice to support homeless animals
  • For a birthday party, ask guests to bring items from the CAHS WISH LIST in place of gifts

You are not limited to these ideas – be as creative as you like!


If you own or work for a business that would like to get involved with fundraising for the animals or in a co-promotion event, please contact our Director of Development, Jamie Matwiczyk, at [email protected].

If you are interested in hosting a Third Party Fundraiser or collecting donations for CAHS, please see the form and policies below.

CLICK HERE for our Third Party Fundraising Form.
CLICK HERE for our Third Party Fundraising Policies.