November 13, 2009 – More than 600 attendees gathered at The Drake Hotel for an evening of elegance and compassion, raising more than $730,000 for Chicago’s homeless animals. The event catered to both people and pets with a dinner buffet and dancing. Sponsors included A. Marek Fine Jewelry, Bentley, and The Drake Hotel. Co-chairs were Diana and David Makowski along with Lori and Ted Souder. Corporate chairs were Amy and Julian Mack. Popular US99 DJ, Lisa Dent, auctioned off a signed Taylor Swift guitar which raised $10,000. The Eighth Annual Fur Ball was PAWS Chicago’s most successful event to date!