Tails on the Trail 2023

Bark in the Park

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Fur Ball 2024: Beer for a Year Raffle

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Fur Ball 2024: Bourbon Raffle

Celebrating 150 Years of the SPCA Cincinnati!

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Fur Ball 2024 Menu


Appetizers for Reception:


  • International and Domestic Cheese Display with an array of Gourmet Crackers 
  • Mediterranean Hummus Display with Fire Roasted Red Pepper Hummus served with an Assortment of Roasted vegetables and Pita Crisps 
  • Antipasto Display with a Variety of Cured Meats, Cheeses, Olives, Pepperoncini's and Roasted Red Peppers served with Crackers and Focaccia 

Butler Passed Appetizers: 

  • Mini Baked Potatoes with Bacon Jam and Blue Cheese
  • Mini Shrimp Slider with Cajun Remoulade
  • Spinach and Mozzarella Croquette


Entrees for Dinner:

Duo Plate:

  • Chopped Romaine Salad with Shaved Parmesan, Green Onion, Heirloom Tomatoes and Dog Bone Crouton with a choice of Caesar Dressing and House-made Balsamic Champagne Vinaigrette 
  • Duo Plate of Tuscan Style Short Rib with a Fire Roasted Tomato Demi Sauce AND Rosemary, Thyme and Garlic Seared Chicken Breast with an Apple Jack Cream Sauce 
  • White Truffle and Parmesan Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
  • Baby Snap Peas and Carrots

*Custom Vegan Entree:

  • Chopped Romaine Salad with Green Onion, Heirloom Tomatoes with a House-made Balsamic Champagne Vinaigrette 
  • Eggplant Napoleon with a Creamed Almond Milk Spinach in a Rustic Tomato Sauce 
  • Baby Snap Peas and Carrots



  • Flourless Chocolate Cake with Berry Compote (VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE) and a Whipped Cream Side Garnish 
  • Individual Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Fresh Berries and Berry Glaze with Whipped Cream and Dog Bone Cookie Garnish 


PUPCAN Signature Cocktail Presented by Absolut


*Vegan Entree meets dietary restrictions for GLUTEN FREE, VEGETARIAN and VEGAN. Please choose this option if you meet any of these restrictions. Salads are pre-set, for a vegan or gluten free salad, please ask your server once seated. The House-Made Balsamic is vegan.

**Deserts will be pre-set alternating at every other seat. 

18th Annual Charity Golf Outing

The SPCA Cincinnati thanks AAA/Bob Sumerel Tire and Service for their outstanding commitment to animal welfare in the Greater Cincinnati area. Their team is so generous with their time, supporting our organization year after year. The 18th Annual Golf Outing hosted by AAA Bob Sumerel was a tremendous success, despite the challenges of COVID-19. We thank Jim for hand delivering the donation check of $10,930 which will aid in the care for thousands of pets that come through SPCA doors annually.
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Dear Friends,

We hit the JACKPOT Saturday night! The entertainment. The mystery. The intrigue. From the gaming tables to our secret spy surprises, our 21st Annual Fur Ball Gala: 007 CATSino Royale turned out to be a lucky event for everyone, especially our animals. We adopted out 10 dogs and 5 cats that attended the Fur Ball!

We appreciate you all. Because of your generosity and compassion, the SPCA Cincinnati has raised $488,900 to save more animals' lives, surpassing last year's total! ALL the money raised here stays here. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit and are not affiliated with any national animal organization.

We want to convey our sincerest appreciation for our loyal sponsors, dedicated board members, Fur Ball committee, volunteers, staff, and YOU. Thank you all for the love and time you put into our cause. Huge thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, IAMS™, and our Platinum Sponsors: The Alpaugh Family Foundation, Enerfab, and Swiffer for making this year's Fur Ball possible. Thanks to all our Fur Ball 2023 sponsors for helping to make Saturday's Fur Ball at the Sharonville Convention Center one of the best ever.

A very special thank you goes to Prestige AV & Creative Services for ensuring that our evening was full of glamour and glitz. Thanks to our media partners, Local 12 WKRC-TV, 103.5 WGRR, and La Mega 97.7 FM for being steadfast friends and supporters of ours. And once again, Local 12's Adam Clements absolutely nailed his role of Master of Ceremonies. What a magical evening.

We're already looking forward to next year! Which reminds me, please mark your calendars...

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024


See you next spring! 

Mike Retzlaff
President & CEO

Questions about the Fur Ball? Contact Megan Roberson at (513) 426-2216 or

Fur Ball 2024 Sponsors

Fur Ball 2024 Trip Raffle

Check out the video for our 150th Anniversary Community Partner Launch Event!

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We are so grateful for YOU!

Our 28th Adopt-A-Pet Fund was this past Saturday, February 3 and, because of you and our wonderful sponsors, we raised $41,299 this year! We also adopted out 33 animals this weekend: 20 dogs and 13 cats!

Didn't get a chance to watch the Adopt-A-Pet Fund Show and donate? No worries, you can still donate to the Adopt-A-Pet Fund by clicking the red donation button below. 

If you have any questions about the Adopt-A-Pet Fund, please contact Megan Roberson, Donor Relations Event Manager, at 513-426-2216 or 

Thanks to all our Adopt-A-Pet Fund 2024 sponsors for helping to make our 28th Adopt-A-Pet Fund Show possible!

Another new raffle for our 2024 Fur Ball is our 6,000,000th Barrel Collector's Package Raffle! It's not too early to purchase and anyone over 21 years of age can enter. Tickets are $75 each or $100 for two tickets. You can buy as many as you like - all proceeds go to our animals! 
This Buffalo Trace 6,000,000th Barrel Collector’s Package includes a beautiful wooden collector’s box and a 375 ML Buffalo Trace bottle of bourbon. Only 400 bottles were created and this is #46. This also includes a brochure explaining the significance and a piece of the charred oak stave from the historic barrel. Not available for purchase in stores!
In April 2018, Buffalo Trace Distillery created its seventh million barrel since Prohibition into Warehouse V, the world’s only bonded single barrel aging warehouse. The six-millionth barrel was moved into another warehouse for another year. This bourbon has been aged 10 years and 11 months.
A few things to know:
•     This is a game of chance. 
•     Must be 21 years of age or older to win
•     The winning ticket will be drawn at the Fur Ball Gala on April 27, 2024
•     You do not be present to win but must show ID to claim
The winning ticket will be pulled on April 27, 2024, at the SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball. While you do not need to be present at our Fur Ball Gala to win, we'd love to have you! Interested in attending? More details available here.
Good luck and thank you for all you do for our animals!
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Thank you for your participation in Tails on the Trail 2023!

If you have questions or are interested in being a vendor or a sponsor at Tails on the Trail 2024, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact Megan Roberson, Donor Events Manager at (513) 426-2216 or

Tails on the Trail is the SPCA Cincinnatis newest fundraiser and helps us care for all of the animals that enter our doors each year. Special thanks to our generous sponsors, Deloitte and Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital, for making this event possible and to our water sponsor, Alpine Valley. 



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Click here to enter the raffle today! $25 a Ticket - buy as many as you like!


New for our 2024 Fur Ball is our Fur Ball: Animal House "Beer For A Year" Raffle! It's not too early to purchase and anyone over 21 years of age can enter. You do not need to be present at our Fur Ball Gala on April 27, 2024 to win but we'd sure love to have you! Interested in attending? More details available here.

Tickets for the Beer For A Year Raffle are $25 each and you can buy as many as you like! And it's all for a great cause - our animals.

You could win a curated case of beer (24 cans or bottles) from "around the world" each month! Each month's case will be available for pick-up by the winner at Piazza Discepoli Wine & Food: 7754 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243. Each month will consist of a minimum of two (2) twelve packs based on selection by Piazza Discepoli, consisting of craft beer both domestic and imported. No refunds or exchanges for beer selected.

A few things to know:
• Beer can not be shipped or delivered to the winner
• Beer must be picked up the first Saturday of every month, starting on June 1, 2024
• Monthly Beer pick up is only available until the following Saturday or it will be sold

The winning ticket will be pulled on April 27, 2024, at the SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball (winner need not be present).

Thank you to our sponsor, Piazza Discepoli, for making this possible!

Presenting Sponsor - IAMS™

We are proud to have IAMS™, a MARS brand, for yet another year of sponsorship and support of shelter pets across our great city. They have been a valued partner for the past two decades and are our Presenting Fur Ball Sponsor for 2024. Their dedication, support, and commitment to donating truckloads of dog and cat food over the years has helped provide critical nutrition and answered the needs of our shelters for tens of thousands of animals in our care. Marie Catanzaro of IAMS™ serves on the SPCA Cincinnati Board of Trustees.



We are proud to have IAMS™, a MARS brand, for yet another year of sponsorship and support of shelter pets across our great city. They have been a valued partner of the SPCA Cincinnati for the past two decades sponsoring our Adopt-A-Pet Fund, Fur Ball, and others. Their dedication, support, and commitment to donating truckloads of dog and cat food over the years has helped provide critical nutrition and answered the needs of our shelters for tens of thousands of animals in our care.

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Only 500 Tickets Sold! 

1 Raffle Ticket $75 or 2 for $100

Platinum Sponsor - Gorilla Glue Company

The Ragland family has owned Gorilla Glue® for over 20 years. They are wonderful supporters of our animals and friends, with Joelle Ragland serving on our Board.  We are honored to have them as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2024 SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball.

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Gilligan Company

Our deepest gratitude to Gilligan Company, for their sponsorship and commitment to animal welfare, ensuring the SPCA Cincinnati's animals are ready for adoption and will find their furever homes! Gilligan Company employs over 1,400 men and women in Ohio and Kentucky. They have GOCO convenience stores, fuel brands such as Shell, and over 50 restaurants including Dunkin' and Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits.

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Online ticket sales end Friday, April 26 at Midnight. Drawing ends April 27, 2024 at the Fur Ball Gala.

Winner need not be present to win.

Must be 21 to enter

All trips are for two (2) people

Airfare not included. Please check trip description for more details

One Lucky Winner selects one (1) trip from five (5) amazing options!


Platinum Sponsor - Swiffer

We are proud to have Swiffer as a Fur Ball 2024 Platinum Sponsor. Since 1999, Swiffer has become a favorite cleaning companion. From Swiffer WetJet to Swiffer Dusters, Swiffer is used in more than 50 million households around the world. They are a valued supporter of SPCA Cincinnati and friend of animals.

Judy Recker

We are pleased to have Judy Recker as an Adopt-A-Pet Sponsor. She is also a loyal friend to animals and has been an SPCA Cincinnati Trustee for many years. An experienced and successful realtor with Sibcy Cline, Judy has over 44 years of experience and over $900 million in career sales. She is consistently a leader in sales and listings. We are very grateful for her expertise and kindness.

Click here for more information on these programs in our official brochure.

Keep an eye on this site for further details! If you'd like to donate and become part of one of our Donor Collar Societies or our 150th Anniversary Giving Circle, your contribution today will count towards one of these programs. Thank you for all you do for our animals!

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Gold Sponsor - The Alpaugh Family Foundation

Peter Alpaugh of The Alpaugh Family Foundation has served on the SPCA Cincinnati Board of Trustees for many years. He and his wife Vicki are true devotees of animals everywhere, with a penchant for cats. We are grateful for our long-standing friendship with the Alpaughs and for their Fur Ball 2024 Gold Sponsorship.


Peter J. Kambelos, M.D., Pierce Township Trustee

We are grateful to have Peter J. Kambelos, M.D., F.A.C.P. of Seven Hills Medical Arts, Inc. as an Adopt-A-Pet Fund Sponsor. He is a devoted, long-time friend of the SPCA Cincinnati and a proud fur parent to four frisky kitties and three good doggies.

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La Mega

Our friends at La Mega 97.7FM have been wonderful supporters of the SPCA Cincinnati and our animals. We appreciate their support of our 2024 Adopt-A-Pet Fund. La Mega's presence is broad and reflective of a diverse Latino community, from regional Mexican to urban Latino, pop, rock, salsa to other Tropical varieties. Provocative talk/news, community segments, sports, and more. La Mega Media operates the only Hispanic radio stations in the State of Ohio and has been servicing the local Hispanic communities with 24-hour Spanish programming since 2004.

Gold Sponsor - Bounty

We are excited to have Bounty as a Fur Ball Gala 2024 Gold Sponsor. Bounty helps you tackle everyday messes – including pet messes – and is 2x more absorbent, so each sheet picks up messes quicker than the leading ordinary brand. That’s why Bounty is “The Quicker Picker Upper!” The SPCA Cincinnati is grateful for their support and partnership.


Local 12

It would be hard to find a more loyal, supportive, and generous friend to SPCA Cincinnati than that of Local 12, Cincinnati’s CBS affiliate television station. Since 1988, SPCA staff have brought dogs and cats into the homes of hundreds of thousands of viewers annually to promote their adoption and the continued support of animal welfare through our annual Adopt-a-Pet Fund telethon. The hundreds of thousands of dollars raised through the telethon have supported our efforts to care for unwanted and homeless animals in the Tri-State.

Gold Sponsor - Enerfab

Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Enerfab has become an industry leader in providing fabrication, construction, and maintenance services within the utility and heavy industrial markets. The SPCA Cincinnati is grateful to have Enerfab as an invaluable partner. Their continued support allows our shelter to save more animals’ lives every single day. We are honored to have them as a Gold Sponsor of Fur Ball 2024.



Being Married with Microphones allows Chris O’Brien and his wife, Janeen Coyle together to talk about one of their most precious causes, animal welfare. Adopted pet owners themselves, their care and concern for animals shines through every Wednesday morning during “Franks Friends,” one of the most popular radio segments in the Tri-State. Frank was a Pug-not just any Pug, just ask Janeen who wrote a children’s book about him. Frank passed away and within weeks, SPCA Cincinnati had found his earthly successor, Tank. Janeen and Tank are inseparable, as is our relationship with this fun-loving and supportive couple who rarely turn down a request to emcee, judge a contest or present an award at our special events.

Gold Sponsor - Febreze

Febreze has made it their mission to develop odor-fighting formulas that help you breathe happy—whether you’re at home or on the move. Because, when it comes to the safety of their products, they don’t take any shortcuts. The technology in Febreze is designed with the well-being of you, your family, and your pets in mind. Our friends at Febreze are a Gold Sponsor of the SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball 2024.

Gold Sponsor - Johnson Investment Counsel

Johnson Investment Counsel is one of the nation's largest independent RIAs, currently serving clients in 49 states. As a fee-only wealth management firm, they proudly embrace their fiduciary duty to their clients—meaning they have a legal obligation to put your interests above their own. We at the SPCA Cincinnati are pleased to have them as a Gold Sponsor for Fur Ball 2024.

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Gold Sponsor - Schiff Insurance

There has been a Schiff family member involved with the SPCA Cincinnati for nearly 50 years. Currently, that member is Tom Schiff, a recipient of the PB Johnston Humane Care award and a long-time member of the SPCA Cincinnati Board of Trustees. Tom has been a generous contributor and friend to staff and furry friends. There isn’t an event he does not support, even helping design a special event recognizing donors in his own home. We are grateful to have Schiff Insurance as a Gold Sponsor for Fur Ball 2024.

Gold Sponsor - UBS Executive Wealth Partners

The SPCA Cincinnati is grateful to have UBS Executive Wealth Partners as a Fur Ball 2024 Gold Sponsor. Accessing the sophisticated resources of UBS Private Wealth Management, they deliver a tailored plan that integrates all of your complex investing, planning, and financing priorities. No matter what you seek to accomplish with your wealth, their team offers a seasoned perspective and proactive problem-solving. UBS Executive Wealth Partners hopes to be the one financial resource you'll ever need for trusted financial advice and the right path toward your goals.

Special Friend - Sharonville Convention Center

The Sharonville Convention Center is Cincinnati’s premier facility for sustainable, world-class meetings, conventions, banquets, trade shows, and public events. The Center offers contemporary meeting spaces and unparalleled customer service, as well as an award-winning catering team and menus prepared by a renowned chef. The SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball has been held at the beautiful Sharonville Convention Center for many years and we are proud to have them as a Sponsor of Fur Ball 2024.

Special Friend - USI Insurance

Tom Chatham, the SPCA Cincinnati Board Chair is actively involved in raising awareness among his business colleagues as to the importance of supporting the plight of homeless and unwanted animals entrusted to our care. Tom has been known as a matchmaker - finding humans for pets who need homes! USI Insurance has been a generous supporter of our events over the years.

Silver Sponsor - Jeff Wyler Automotive Family

With 50 years in the business, Jeff Wyler Automotive Family is a family-owned company that operates nearly 40 dealerships across Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky along with 8 auto body repair shops. They have been recognized as a top workplace for 6 consecutive years, offering sales, service, and parts for 15 car makes, including new, used, and commercial vehicles. The SPCA Cincinnati is honored to have Jeff Wyler Automotive Family as a Silver Sponsor of our 2024 Fur Ball.

Silver Sponsor - Zevo

Zevo's diverse team of experts and scientists used their advanced understanding of insect biology, behavior, and environment to develop bug killer sprays that target nerve receptors vital in bugs, not people or pets. They understand that the safety of all of our pets at the SPCA Cincinnati is of utmost importance. Our friends at Zevo are a Silver Sponsor of Fur Ball 2024.

Signature Cocktail Sponsor - Absolut

Absolut is a proud global spirits company with a century-long history of fine spirit-making traditions. They are grounded in their passion for progression, and dedicated to bringing people together through their brands and experiences to help make the world a more inspiring and inclusive place. The SPCA Cincinnati is honored to have Absolut as the sponsor of our Fur Ball 2024 Signature Cocktail.

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