Every November, hundreds of animal-lovers come together in Austin to celebrate another year of saving lives and renew their commitment to our community’s most vulnerable animals. In 2018, Rags to Wags celebrates 13 years and this magical evening promises to be even more inspiring as we Unleash Love.
The Rags to Wags gala is the Austin Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $400,000. This single night provides the highest quality medical care, food, shelter and endless love for thousands of animals in the months ahead. By participating in this unforgettable night you’re having a direct impact on the cats and dogs we serve.
The 13th Annual Rags to Wags gala will feature a fabulous cocktail hour where you can mix and mingle with fellow animal lovers and have your photo taken with some furry friends. Our silent auction is packed full of fantastic items from exclusive experiences to gorgeous handcrafted jewelry – there’s something for everyone!
During our Rags to Wags program, you’ll enjoy a delicious seated dinner, have a chance to chat with friends and see some of the amazing happy tail stories you made possible. Then, hang on to your hats, as Cowboy Auctioneer Heath Hale takes the stage for our incredible live auction! Remember, you’ll want to stay until the very end for one of the best parts of our evening together – our animal runway show!
To wrap up this magical night, our VIP after party is back for the second year. Grab a signature drink and some tasty bites as we toast to another life-changing year.