Fur Ball raises money for Cincinnati SPCA

SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - Nearly every household in America boasts the love and companionship of a canine or feline friend. For those animals that have never found a home, the SPCA Cincinnati provides a temporary haven for mistreated and hopeless animals.

SPCA Cincinnati hosted its annual Fur Ball on Saturday to raise funds to support the work of the organization. The Fur Ball hopes to inspire individuals to become involved as a volunteer, donor or open their homes to an animal in need.

This year's Fur Ball was held at Sharonville Convention Center. The event began with a special VIP reception to meet acclaimed wildlife artist, John Ruthven.

Ruthven is being recognized for his outstanding work to preserve animal species and calling attention to companion animals.

Additionally, a hero dog from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office was honored for his outstanding service.

Doors opened to all guests at 6:00 p.m. The event included cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, entertainment and surprise canine and other guest appearances.

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