On Friday June 13, 2014 Pets Alive held its 5th Annual Fur Ball at the beautiful Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff, NY. We were thrilled to celebrate with so many of our devoted supporters as well as many new like minded animal lovers at our biggest fundraiser of the year. Thank you to all who joined us and to those who supported the evening but could not be there!

Even with a massive thunderstorm looming and high humidity we gratefully welcomed 340 guests who were excited to be there and happily bid on over 100 fantastic auction items available. A huge thank you to Tara Mikolay who led the charge along with Tammi Lauder, Kristen Mulcahy, Lauren Kraft Rothberg, Lianne Rothberg and Robyn Stern! Guests joined us in commending our Starfish Award Recipients Lynn and Tim Hutchinson and Bekim Laiqi and our Kameron Jacobson Award Recipients Chris Curran and Amy Deserto. Learn more about their outstanding work by watching our Honoree Award Video!

Due to this overwhelming show of support the 2014 Furball was the most successful in Pets Alive history raising nearly $180,000 in MUCH NEEDED funds, including a $50,000 donation from Rob and Marisol Thomas' Sidewalk Angels Foundation.

"We've watched Pets Alive grow so much since our first visit over a decade ago. It has weathered many storms, which have not only helped to strengthen their resolve, but have made everyone involved with the organization come together in a wonderful way to ensure that Pets Alive's mission and passion never falter..." boasted Marisol Thomas. "Animal advocacy is not an easy fight and some days you are left feeling very defeated. Being a part of Pets Alive, and the work that they do, and their ability to get knocked down and get right back up better and stronger, inspires us to continue our work to help fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice."

The Fur Ball not only honors each and every animal that Pets Alive has rescued thus far but also brings awareness to all of the animals that we have yet to save. It is those lives that matter most right now. The ones who truly need us, to be there with open arms and give them the life they all so very much deserve.

Thank you for your continued support which ensures we can continue to do more, save more lives and work toward a greater, stronger no-kill community!

All photos courtesy of event sponsor Sassy Mouth Photography

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors
  • Sidewalk Angels
  • Desires by Mikolay
  • Whispering Pines Florist
  • Whispering Pines Florist
  • Halftime Beverage
  • Dj Danny
  • Prospero
  • bsocialstrategy

Top Dog Sponsor
Tara and Scott Mikolay
Jennifer Probst

Cats Meow Sponsor
Timothy Brennan, Attorney at Law
MaryEllen & Bob Chanda
Epic Health Care Management, LCC
Sandra Mozdierz
Darcy Sarsfield

Furry Friend Sponsors
Briana Alessi
Alfie Bajaj
Peter & Susan Chatzky
The Curran Family
Mary Beth Dale
Heritage Feed and Supply
Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center
Seka & Bekim Laiqi
Newtown Veterinary Specialists
Otterkill Animal Hospital
Deborah Paul
Pets a Go Go LLC
Pro Green Landscape Contracting
Reining Cats and Dogs
Robyn & Peter Stern
Veterinary Cancer Center

Katye Ammerman
Julie Aylesworth
Charles Baltman
Jennifer Barlament
Sean Beals
Bob Budnick
Chapin Hill Advisors
Sharon Cherkas
Elizabeth & James Clark
Susan Cobelli
Lori Cohen
Karen Costa
Creative Planners Group
Ernest Csak & Deborah Imbrogno
Debbie Diddle
Andrea & Justin Doria
Euro Fence, Inc
Paula Fiata
Jill & Howard Fife
Judith Flicker
Heidi Fox
Megan Gladstone
Supporters (cont.)
Megan Gladstone
Brian McCoy & Cheryl Gomes
Dr. Paul Gordon
Sleepy Hollow Animal Hospital
Cindy & Rob Greenstein
Paul & Jill Haggerty
Judy & Albert Harari
Robert Hladky & Maria Tardio
Eleanor Humar
Katharine Karpenstein
Rita Kenny
David Klein & Janna Accardi
Peter Kupersmith
Tammi Lauder
Lites on West
Anthony Louis
Jené Luciani & Patrick Sena
Dana Lunger
Lynda Mack
Carol Madole
Patricia Mahon
Chester Maliszewski
March Boutique
Kathy & Mark Medici
Eleanor Miley
Brigitte & Steve Millan
Brenda Mills
Brian Mitarotondo
Kristen & Michael Mulcahy
Nancy Nelson & Stan Kovak
Marietta Nowak
Cheri Paeprer
Sandra Perrone
Pets a Go Go
Hon. Peter A. Peyser
Round Table Services
Emily & Neal Rudowitz
Cathy Schmidt
Elaine Seberg
Chris Skoog
Susan Sonnenfeldt
Demetrios Spantidos
Kathleen Sullivan
Mike Swift, MD
Joanne Thornton
Patricia Vandia
Bruce Wenig
Caryna Wong
Chris Woods
Alyssa Young
Dorothy Livingtston Zeifer


Thank you for your interest in the Fur Ball. Online ticket sales are now closed. Please email devteam@petsalive.org if you are interested in purchasing tickets or have further questions.

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Thank you to all our Auction Donors!

Anna Beck
Aroma Thyme Bistro
Athletes Warehouse
Balance Day Spa
Beauty by Amanda Birch
Belmond La Samanna St. Martin
Bernadette Bloom
Black Bear
Blackstone's Steakhouse
Bradford Portraits
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Cafe of Love
Canyon Ranch
Casa Grande Mountain Retreat
Cedar Street Grill
Chan Luu
Chappaqua Paint & Hardware
Chappaqua Wine & Spirit
Chelsea Piers, Stamford, CT
Choice Pet Supply
CIA Cooking School
Cold Spring Apothecary
Cosmetic Boutique
Crabtree Kittle House
Cruise Planners
Cufflinks Inc.
David Letterman
Desires by Mikolay
Don Tomoso's
Double Vision Photographers
Dutch's Spirits
Eye Gallery
Fifth Avenue Crystal
Fine Lines of Katonah
Four Seasons Philadelphia
Glo Beauty Bar
Grand Prix New York
Graphic Image
Guinness' Family
Harper's Restaurant & Bar
Herme's of Paris, Inc
High Marques Auto Salon
Highland House
Jacob Burns Film Center
Jene' Luciani
JT's Woof and Wash
La Mia Toro Cigars
La Suite Skin Care
Lau International
Laurie Berg Designs
Lola's Mexican Kitchen
March Boutique
Margate Wine & Spirit Co.
Mario's Pizza
Megan Gladstone
Melissa Joy Manning
Miguel Ases
Tara and Scott Mikolay
Moderne Barn
Monica Rich Kosann
Mount Kisco Seafood
Mount Kisco Veterinary Clinic
Mount Kisco Wines & Spirit
Moxie & Oliver
Kristen & Michael Mulcahy
Nancy Nelson
Natane & Wrigley to their furry friends
Neiman Marcus
Nest Fragrances
New York Red Bulls
Northwind Kennels
NY Giants
O'Neill Reps
One Oak
Oregon Wooly Goods
Pets A Go Go
Petticoat Lane
Pour Wine Bar
Presents for a Purpose
Randi Schneweiss
Reflective Photos by Rebekah Nemethy
Ritz Carlton White Plains
Robin Rotenier
Saint Ambroeus
Saint Regis Aspen
Saint Regis New York
Sassy Mouth Photography
Satori Spa
Something Like Yoga
Spruce Home
Susan Lawrence
Susquehanna Glass
The Cookery
The Horse Connection
The Parlor
The Rose Room
Tiffany & Co
Trattoria Loccaanda
Trattoria Trecolori
Trump National Golf Club Westchester, New York
Village Accupunture and Health
Vintage Candy Living
Wendy Williams
Bruce Wenig
West Paw Design
Westchester Country Club
Wicked Wolf
Wine and Design Warwick
Wine Enthusiast
Zephyr Farm

Check out photos from last year's Fur Ball

    Pets Alive, one of the largest no-kill animal sanctuaries in the US and the oldest on the East Coast, is comprised of three facilities located in Middletown and Elmsford, New York and Utuado, Puerto Rico. The organization's mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.

    Pets Alive was started in the 1980s by Sara Whalen who had been known for rescuing societies "throw aways." She showed compassion for every animal regardless of the level of abuse they had suffered and provide the care that each needed - whether it was a bath or intensive medical attention. In 2007, Sara passed away from brain cancer. With the help of Best Friends Animal Society and a group of dedicated volunteers Pets Alive was able to continue Sara's mission and thrive.

    As a leader in the no-kill movement, shelters all over the country reach out to Pets Alive for help in making the no kill transition. The organization teaches proven methods for increasing adoptions, implementing successful education programs for the public and developing successful low cost spay/neuter programs. Further, Pets Alive will take in animals from shelters that face overcrowding so they do not have to resort to killing.