On Friday, November 12, 2010, PAWS Chicago hosted the 2010 celebration of the Fur Ball, a black tie gala held annually to raise funds for animals in need of rescue.
Dr. Royal, who is on the Board of Directors of PAWS Chicago, accompanied more than 750 patrons of this worthy cause, including former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly and his wife, Dr. Tasha Lilly, DVM, a colleague of Dr. Royal’s.
Many of the guests were escorted to the event by their own pets! Attendees enjoyed a dinner buffet (one for humans and a special doggie buffet for the VIP companions). Dogs in attendance also enjoyed a special doggie spa, with masseuse, while their human owners enjoyed a silent auction, raffle and dancing.