Our annual “Paws for Love” Gala/Auction was held April 17-25, 2021, as a virtual event.

The humane society is incredibly grateful for the continued support from our local community and to the participants who braved this new and exciting virtual venue with us! We are also thankful for our marvelous volunteers, who make this event possible by collecting all of the auction items that we hope you saw online. Thank you to all the businesses both small and large who graciously donated items to this event, we are so thankful for your support. Congratulations to all who won these items, and we hope that everyone who participated had some fun bidding and checking out our videos!

Of course, this event would also not be possible without our remarkable sponsors. They include ALLETE Clean Energy, Altec Industries, Barcodes Plus, Culver’s of Superior, Dan’s Feed Bin, Dreamland Supper Club, Fabick Cat, Four Star Construction, Genesis Attachments, Graymont, Halvor Lines, Hammond Steakhouse, Images by Carolyn Jones, Interstate Batteries, National Bank of Commerce, Solid Foundations of Minnesota, Superior Animal Hospital & Boarding Suites, Superior Choice Credit Union, Superior Impact Nutrition and the Superior Refinery.

Since our event was virtual this year, we were lucky enough to find a few dining sponsors who offered PFL Specials during this event. These dining sponsors include the above listed restaurants as well as Vintage Italian Pizza in Superior and Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant. We hope that you enjoyed at least one delicious meal from these sponsors during Paws for Love.

Though things were different for us this year, we were still able to offer three major ticket items to bid on which included our Disney World Vacation Package; a romantic weekend getaway for two at Beacon Pointe complete with a helicopter ride from Lake Superior Helicopters and a gift certificate to Va Bene Caffe; and a Lake Superior charter fishing trip from Optimum Charters.

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We also had four local businesses — Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sweeden Sweets, The Cupcake Lady 218 and Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse — donate delicious desserts to bid on creating a total of 200 various auction items!

We are so excited for our 2022 Paws for Love to celebrate coming back together for the in-person portion of the gala, but we also hope to add the virtual component which will be the first hybrid auction for us! Mark your calendars for April 23, 2022, and we hope to see you there!

With sincere gratitude,

Cheri Fitch,

Fundraising and Events Coordinator