Humane Indiana’s 17th Annual Gala Fundraiser

Humane Indiana is getting ready for its 17th Annual gala Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. The nonprofit says its Hollywood Pets-themed fundraiser will benefit shelter pets and help rehabilitate wildlife. Gala guests may participate in the silent auction, featuring dozens of items including artwork, sports memorabilia, and experiences. Online bidding will begin a week prior to the event and will end at 7pm on event day. The organization’s Wildlife Center will have additional animal ambassadors on site, and guests can enjoy open bar and beer samplings. The evening also includes dinner and Humane Indiana’s evening program.

The evening will begin with a “VIP Green Room,” experience where guests will have the opportunity to take a photo with Humane Indiana’s Wildlife Ambassadors Owlfred, the Snowy Owl or Harrison-Tonks, the Great-Horned Owl. “We’re excited for this year’s Gala, particularly the VIP Green Room portion,” said Lisa Carpenter, Humane Indiana Chief Development Officer. “This is the first time we’ll offer photos with our Snowy and Great-Horned Owls, it is hard not to be wowed by them since most of us have never seen owls up close,” she added. “VIP Green Room” is limited to 50 guests.

Sponsorships are still available. For more information, to purchase tickets or sponsorships are visit or call 219.513.8911.