FURBALL FRIEND: Julie Penlington, from 4Paws, with Charlie.
FURBALL FRIEND: Julie Penlington, from 4Paws, with Charlie. Warren Lynam

Cough up for FurBall tickets and help the animals

THE inaugural FurBall on the Beach - a charity dinner with a difference - is being held on Saturday, March 4, with all proceeds helping rescue animals.

Guests will be asked to cough it up to help more than 1000 animals that will be given shelter and support over the next year by Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge Society (SCARS) and 4 Paws Animal Rescue.

The event will be held under giant tipis at the water's edge of one of the Sunshine Coast's most scenic spots.

SCARS' spokeswoman Penny Brischke said: "Those lucky enough to secure a ticket will be greeted by the paw-parazzi on the red carpet as they enter, with photo opportunities alongside some of our most adorable rescue pups.

"Tickets also cover delicious food from some of the Sunshine Coast's best restaurants, your first two drinks, live entertainment, a fur-friend photo booth, live and silent auctions, amazing raffle prizes and more.”

FurBalls are society events held throughout North America and in Asia to raise awareness and funds for animal rescue organisations. They are a salute to the bond between people and their pets.

"These very special celebrations have been held overseas for many years and have played a pivotal role in helping rescue, heal and find homes for tens-of-thousands of animals,” Ms Brischke said.

"SCARS and 4 Paws are proud to now bring this exciting event to Queensland for the first time.”

Tickets are available at www.furballaustralia.com.au or by phoning SCARS on 5494 5275 this week from 10am-5pm.

This is a licensed event. No animals or children are allowed.


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