Hope you are well and safe and enjoying your babies as they ❤️ you being home with them! With the government mandates, we are postponing our 5th Annual Fur Ball Sponsored by UBS BLS Financial Partners until Fall 2020. We’ve been in ongoing conversations with our venue, the Suburban Collection Showplace on options as they become available. Our MIAWF Board is hard at work to decipher the ever-changing, fluid information as well as contact our sponsors with it so that we can make the best decisions for this fabulous event that does so much to help animals in need at Cat Tail AcresFriends for Animals of Metro Detroit and the Michigan Animal Adoption Network / Animal Care Network. We will keep you informed. In the meantime, take good care of you and yours. And thank you if you are reading this, thank you for both your consideration for what we do and all your support.

The Fur Ball is a gala evening that celebrates the life-saving work of three local animal organizations. It includes a strolling cocktail reception, a sumptuous multiple-course buffet dinner, live music, dancing, and memorable silent and live auctions. The event attracts more than 300 animal lovers from all walks of life— community leaders, business owners, corporate executives, animal-sheltering innovators—joining “paws” to make a difference.

More info / buy tickets / sponsor the event


  • Suburban Collection Showplace Hyatt Place – Novi, MI
  • Cocktail reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Plated dinner & cash bar
  • Music and dancing
  • Memorable silent and live auction
  • Emcee: Paul Gross, WDIV-TV
  • Cocktail attire (Please leave your fur kids at home!)
  • Stay the night at the Hyatt Place: more info
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Year-End Fundraising

25 Years of Service

Thanks to the generous financial support and unending dedication from supporters like you, we’ve been making a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of animals each year for 25 years.

Our mission remains the same:

1. To target low-income communities, to decrease pet homelessness and overpopulation by providing rescue, spay / neuter services and other resources to families in need.

2. To focus efforts, street work and unique door-to-door methods so that our presence will make a lasting impact.

The areas in which we would like to grow include:

-Providing more spay/neuter procedures each week to continue to reduce the overpopulation of both owned and feral animals

-Providing more litter to cat owners so these animals remain indoors

-Provide more flea/tick prevention to dogs who spend any time outdoors

-Provide more “flys off” insect salve to dogs who spend any time outdoors

Some of our annual costs include:

-Food and supplies: $35,000

-Our low-cost spay/neuter program: $15,000

-Straw: $10,000

-Storage units: $3,000

We need your help to reach even more animals and families in 2020.

Give now.

Thank you so very much for your support!

Warm holiday wishes to you and your fur family! Board of Directors, volunteers and the animals we serve

Michigan Animal Adoption Network / Animal Care Network
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