8th Annual Paws & Claws Gala Photos

The 8th Annual Paws & Claws Gala was a rockin’ event that raised over $100,000 for the EHS!!! This year, we were thrilled to welcome special guest – Juno award-winning Canadian sensation (and cat lover!) – Sass Jordan. Sass dazzled gala guests with an intimate, unplugged performance – all in support of the Edmonton Humane Society.

The evening began at 5:30 p.m., hosted by dynamic comedy duo CTVs Graham Neil and Donovan Workun of CBCs The Irrelevant Show. An awesome night of great music and gourmet food was highlighted by live and silent auctions, and fantastic prize raffles, including an Edmonton Oilers VIP Suite Night, Autographed Eric Clapton guitar, Dinner for 6 with “Captain Canada” Ryan Smyth, original art and much more! There was even a swanky trip for two to Nashville in the ever pup-ular “Adopt-A-Stuffie” raffle.

Photos courtesy of Pixels by Capri

7th Annual Paws & Claws Gala Photos

The 7th Annual Paws & Claws Gala was a retro snazzy, swingin’, memorable event that raised over $85,000 for the EHS!!! The amazing line up of talent included the Vegas style “Rat Pack Tribute Show”, featuring a six piece brass band & Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin impersonators who swooned the hippest hits for the coolest cats. Over 400 enthusiastic pet lovers and supporters enjoyed fine food and signature Paw-tini Martini’s like the classic “Mew York, Mew York”. There was a spectacular display of live and silent auction items, including a baby grand piano, BB King autographed guitar and a VIP Edmonton Eskimo game experience. There was a swanky trip for two to Las Vegas in the ever pup-ular “Adopt-A-Stuffie” raffle. Special EHS animals donned their mod 60’s threads designed by Coco Napoleon pet wear. All in all, tails were waggin’ and fingers were snappin’ for a real swell time!

Photos courtesy of Pixels by Capri


6th Annual Paws & Claws Gala Photos

This fundraiser celebrated the arrival of Spring, with sweet new EHS litters, lovely tulip flowers & decor,  and lively entertainment.  Over 400 guests were treated to fabulous food, signature Pawtini – Martini’s, fantastic silent & live auctions, and adopt-a-stuffie raffle.  Special treat of the evening featured a performance by Juno Award and American Music Award Winner Alfie Zappacosta (and avid dog lover!).  The amazing evening was hosted by the comedy duo Graham Neil (CTV) & Donovan Workun (CBC), with special addresses from the EHS, Coventry Homes, and MLA Heather KlimchukEHS alumni animals were decked out in their finest Spring outfits by Coco Napoleon.  It was a purr-fect night all around!

Photos courtesy of Pixels by Capri


5th Annual Paws & Claws Gala Photos

The 5th Annual Paws & Claws Gala was a toe-tappin’ terrific time, featuring CCMA & Juno Award winning country music band Hey Romeo.  The sold out crowd enjoyed a fantastic gourmet meal, critter themed cocktails and unique silent and live auction items including custom built dog houses, autographed Oilers Jerseys, exquisite diamond jewelry, and a trip to Napa Valley. Country music star and honorary spokesperson Johnny Reid delivered a special video message to guests, who were also treated to the stand-up comedy of Just for Laughs and national headliner, Andrew Grose.  With plenty of EHS animals shaking a friendly paw, it was a dog-gone entertaining evening of fun!

Photos courtesy of Rob Hislop