Seward Animal Shelter Fundraiser ~ A Cause for Paws Fur Ball

A Cause for Paws Fur Ball
Seward Animal Shelter Fundraiser
A Cause for Paws – Fur Ball is a day-long fundraiser on March 30th, 2013 to raise money for the Seward Animal Shelter’s New Building Fund. The current animal shelter located on 6th Avenue has unfortunately become insufficient to handle the growing number of abandon, unwanted and unexpected pets in Seward and the surrounding areas. The city of Seward has generously donated a piece of property to build a new shelter.Our goal is to raise $70,000 to donate to the shelter as this will give them a possibility of breaking ground.

A Cause for Paws will be an all day event beginning at 11am Saturday March 30th with a 1.5 mile pet walk from the Branson Pavilion to Chinooks, where there will be hot drinks, hot dogs, and even treats for the pets! $10/family, $5/individual. Get your registration form and pay early at Chinooks!
At 6pm join us upstairs at Chinooks for the Fur Ball where we will have a silent auction, dessert silent auction, and appetizer/wine tasting. Then at 7pm come dressed in your best “Alaskan” get up whether it’s your Carhartt’s and extra-tuffs or your duck tape dress, and start dancing the night away to the Rebel Blues! $45/person, ages 21+. You can pre-purchase tickets at Chinooks starting on March 11.

Other ways you can help:
•Donate Silent Auction Items/Gift Certificates for the event.
•Become a Sponsor and get a tile with your name on it to be put up on inside of the new Animal Shelter! Please email a volunteer below for a sponsorship form.
•Choose a date and have 10% of your business profits go to the Seward Animal Shelter for that date only. Let us know if you would like to participate in this and we will get the word out to the local Sewardites! More potential business for you and it’s a great cause.


Chinooks will be donating $1/beverage on the night of the event!
•Cans for the Cause: Volunteers will be coming around asking to let them put up cans at business registers to collect any spare change customers are willing to give.

Thank you Seward for your support! Check out our Facebook Page for more info and to stay updated on the event information!

907-491-0161 – Lori LeMaster – Ak_bluesky@yahoo.com
907-362-2662 – Sara McDonald – saramonks@yahoo.com
907-362-1657 – Carri Fisher – dolphin_caf@yahoo.com
907-362-1874 – Kimberley Hellmers – herleyberley@yahoo.com
907-224-2207 – Chinooks



  1. Sounds fun. We do need a new shelter! Who is the non-profit doing the fundraising?

  2. Where is the new location for the shelter?

    Carol Griswold

  3. Great logo for the Fur Ball!

  4. Thanks for the interest everyone! The city has yet to decide what land they will be donating but we figure they’ve got a few years before they have to decide that 🙂 It would be nice to know but I’m sure whatever they decide to donate will be great!
    Unfortunately this is not a 501c3 non profit as much as we would like it be. It just didn’t work out this year but we want to make this an annual event so we plan on hopefully having that status next year.
    For this year we have talked to the City and they will be opening an account for us and will be earmarking the funds for the new building only. We believe this will be the best way to do it for this year.
    Thanks and we’ll see you all on March 30.