This in-person event requires vaccine proof OR a negative COVID-19 test

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This event will be following the guidance of the Kansas Department of Health & Environment and the Lawrence Douglas County Health Department. We will be following the requirements of our host venue, the Lawrence Arts Center. The is a masked event. You can match your mask to your outfit or we will have masks available in Lawrence Humane colors.

With the community’s safety in mind, the Lawrence Arts Center (LAC) is requiring that any person 12 years or older attending an event at LAC will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or an accepted negative COVID-19 test to enter. 
Accepted COVID-19 Tests are:
COVID-19 PCR test that is less than 72 hours old from performance/event start time
– OR – 
COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of performance/event start time. 
Get tested at one of the following places:
You can read more about LAC’s safety policies at If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Director of Development, Elina Alterman, at


Break out that suit & tie or cocktail dress! We imagine after staying home for the last year and a half, it’s nice to have an opportunity to dress up!


The Fur Ball is one of the longest running (and largest) fundraising events for the Lawrence Humane Society. Over the past 25 years, this event has evolved from bidding on small auction baskets in a garage to a lovely evening full of exciting auction items, delicious food, great drinks, and camaraderie. In 2021, we are hoping to raise more than $150,000 to support the life-saving and life-changing work we do every day for the pets and people in our community. The generosity of care and support from community members like you helps us provide for the thousands of animals that enter our shelter every year.


In addition to our fun-filled evening of bidding on quality auction items, eating delicious food, and raising a toast to all the impactful work done at Lawrence Humane, we are pleased to offer new and exciting ways to enhance your Fur Ball experience this year! We have a variety of “add-ons” or ways to further your gift. You are welcome to participate in as many as you’d like! 

Here’s our a la carte list to add to your ticket purchase: 

Proud Supporter: $500

By becoming a “Proud Supporter” of the Fur Ball, you’ll receive a Lawrence Humane yard sign for you to place in the front lawn of your home or business! This is the perfect way to let everyone know how much you love the Lawrence Humane Society! You’ll also receive one Fur Ball ticket as part of this sponsorship. 

Feature a Nonprofit: $1,000 – SOLD OUT

Do you have another nonprofit you like to support? By choosing this option, you can highlight and feature another nonprofit that is near and dear to your heart with a 1/4 page ad in our program brochure. You’ll also receive 2 Fur Ball tickets! *No political ads, please*

Feature Your Pet: $1,000 – SOLD OUT

Tell everyone how much you love you pet by placing an advertisement in our program brochure. Perhaps you wish to memorialize a pet who has passed over the rainbow bridge or you’d just like to share how adorable your current pets are! You’ll also receive 2 Fur Ball tickets. 


We’ll miss you at the event but would be thrilled to have your participation and support. You are still welcome to bid online on items in the silent auction, or choose one of the options listed above.

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