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. This year’s event will be virtual and will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Join us online at 11 a.m. for fun Walk activities featuring our shelter pets. The animals need you now, more than ever! Every dollar you raise aids in the care of the most vulnerable animals right here in our community. For more details, and to register, click the button below.

Fur Ball

The 2020 Fur Ball has been postponed. Please stay tuned for the new date. Thank you!

The Fur Ball Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year. The evening features a formal dinner, raffle, live and silent auctions, as well as the ultimate Doggy Spa for those pampered pooches in attendance. The live and silent auctions are a key component in helping the Fur Ball to raise the money needed to save more lives of homeless and abandoned pets in Mid-Michigan.

Save the date for our 17th Annual Fur Ball presented by Grewal Law, PLLC on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Open House

Our annual Holiday Open House was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Santa stopped by to take pictures with patrons and their pets, and there was a huge bake sale full of delicious sweets and doggy treats, along with refreshments for everyone who stopped by the shelter. It was a great day for adoptions as well. Our 2020 Holiday Open House will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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 Development Coordinator, Jessica Schultz, 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.