Golden Paw Gala


On Saturday, October 21, we will celebrate Heartland’s 21st birthday by gambling the night away! We will celebrate the approximately 1,000 dogs and cats rescued by Heartland over the past year, and raise the funds needed to continue this life-saving work!

The deck has been stacked against these animals, but we have an ace up our sleeve to help them — and that’s you! To sweeten the pot, we will have a night of “cat”sino games, BARKjack, craps, and RUFFlette, as well as a silent auction, wine cork pull, buffet, four-hours of open bar, and much more!  

After September 23, ticket prices go up, so be sure to grab your tickets today!

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About the Gala
Heartland Animal Shelter is a Non-Profit, No-Kill 501(c) (3) tax-deductible organization (16-1617345) located in Wheeling, Illinois, and serving the Chicagoland area and beyond. As a No-Kill shelter, Heartland is a beacon of hope for animals facing an uncertain fate. The shelter does not receive any government funding and relies solely on the generosity of its caring community members.