Maui Humane Society’s Fur Ball set for September

After a sold-out event in 2016, the Fur Ball is back! Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Fur Ball, being presented by the Maui Humane Society and YourVet Maui. “The Great Catsby: A Night of Purr-hibition” is being held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Four Seasons Resort Maui and will transport guests back magical era of the Roaring Twenties.

The evening will include a premier buffet dinner, no-host bar (two drink vouchers with each ticket), live music and dancing, silent and live auctions, and much more. Each ticket also comes with $100 in casino chips to use in the speakeasy casino. Individual tickets are $175 each and tables of ten are $1,750 and there are also a limited number of sponsorships still available. 

All proceeds from this event will support the Maui Humane Society’s many life-saving efforts. To buy tickets or for more information, go to www.mauihumanesociety.org, contact the Donor Relations Coordinator at Donate@MauiHumaneSociety.org, or call (808) 877-3680, ext. 219. 

Maui Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, serving the community for over 60 years and is Maui’s only open-admission animal shelter. Its mission is to protect and serve the lives of Maui’s animals, accepting all in need, educating the community, and inspiring respect and compassion toward all animals.

Each year the Maui Humane Society helps thousands of animals, taking in over 7,000 animals at the shelter and serving many times that number through community outreach programs. Equally important, through the many programs and services offered, MHS provides support for Maui’s approximately 90,000 pet owners as well as Animal Management Services for the County of Maui. 

Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania, In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. One day, she might figure out how to put that master’s degree to use.

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