GLS / NEXT Supports annual Whisker Whirl Gala for Animal Humane Society

Animal Humane Society

Marsha Garner and Sophie, and Sharon and Ed Krumme with Capri.

Every year, Animal Humane Society cares for more than 23,000 companion animals in need and helps thousands more through programs for people and their pets.

As the leading animal welfare organization in the Upper Midwest, AHS is transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities. From innovative medical and behavior programs to investments in outreach and advocacy, AHS is creating a more humane world for animals everywhere.

Animal Humane Society is an independent nonprofit organization. Their work is funded solely by private donations, adoption and program fees, and shelter support.

Whisker Whirl 2020

Over the past 14 years, our great customer Animal Humane Society has hosted animal lovers at the glamorous Whisker Whirl gala to benefit homeless animals receiving care at Humane Society facilities. Whisker Whirl is a night on the town like no other. This formal event held at the Minneapolis Convention Center is celebrated with over 550 attendees and 200 dogs. From Yorkshire Terriers to Great Danes and St. Bernards, this event is an experience to remember.

All attendees are provided with expertly crafted cocktails, a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, prize drawings, along with doggie treats, bowls of water, even a walking service for our pooches! This event is really fun, provides a night to remember, and raised over $300,000 at last year’s event to benefit homeless animals.

As a longtime customer of GLS / NEXT and Leif Taubenberger, we are proud to be the Silent Auction sponsor for this event with an active presence, signage, and acknowledgment as a major partner of AHS. This year’s event was held on February 22, 2020, and from the attendance, it appears AHS has a chance to hit their goal for funds raised again this year.

Animal Humane Society fun facts:

  • Over 95% of the animals that come through their doors are adopted or placed in the community
  • AHS provides low-cost spay/neuter services, wellness services, and dental care
  • A free pet helpline providing pet owners support and resources
  • More than 70 family-friendly animal training classes each week
  • A robust volunteer program that enlists more than 2500 active volunteers.