Kitten Rescue, Los Angeles’s largest no-kill animal rescue group, is holding its first annual “Fur Ball” celebration on September 14, 2008 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

The “Fur Ball” marks 10 years of service and dedication to easing the plight of animal overpopulation in Los Angeles County.

“We have come a long way in ten years,” explains Ben Lehrer, President of Kitten Rescue. “We started out as a couple of people intercepting baby kittens as they were being brought into a city shelter and have grown to where we can rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for 1,000 cats and kittens every year.”

Hosted by longtime Kitten Rescue supporter and former volunteer Jenna Fischer (NBC’s “The Office”), the Fur Ball will feature cocktails and dinner, live entertainment, a film presentation about Kitten Rescue, a silent auction, and awards for special members of the Kitten Rescue community, including actress Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”, “Burn Notice”).

“These are difficult times for animal rescue,” says Lehrer. “We are seeing an increase in the numbers of cats and kittens being turned into kill shelters, left behind in abandoned apartments and foreclosed homes, or simply dumped on the street. It seems that when times get tough, people’s pets get the boot, and our services are needed more than ever.”

Funds raised at the “Fur Ball” will go to support Kitten Rescue’s programs and the Kitten Rescue Sanctuary.

Fur Ball Information:

The Fur Ball at the Skirball, September 14, 2008, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Ahmanson Hall, The Skirball Cultural Center. Tickets: $100. Information and ticket sales at www.kittenrescue.org

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