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Black Cat Masquerade Ball – Oct 16 6:30pm

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s time to paw-tay with your favorite cat crew, live & in-purrson, rocking your coolest masquerade mask!

This year, our fun fall gala the Black Cat Ball, is going Venetian with a masquerade theme! This evening, adorned with twinkling lights and fancy masks, will take place on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 in the Aspen Leaf Ballroom at the Colorado Springs Marriott! We have all been cooped up for long enough and are ready to paw-tay till the cats come home with our favorite glam gato group! Glitz it up with your favorite kitty mask and help us celebrate all things feline!

So grab your best gal pals and join us for a night of meowiment! This is our big fall gala and auction, proceeds help us continue our lifesaving work benefiting homeless cats and kittens of the Pikes Peak Region! Funds raised at the event will provide daily care for hundreds of cats and kittens in our care. Proceeds also support our community programs: TNRCares trap-neuter-return (TNR), Ask Ms. Kitty behavioral education and human animal support services (HASS).


You will purr over your gourmet meal and make biscuits for our live & online silent auction items; curated with both you and your favorite furry friend in mind! You will be dazzled by our beautiful, talented, cat-loving emcee, Laurel Barrett, Former Miss Colorado Springs and current International Ms. Colorado 2022!

Legendary feline behaviorist, Tabitha Kucera, will be joining Happy Cats’ Gala as our VIP speaker! You’ll go on an interactive journey with her as you learn more about keeping your cats busy not bored with enrichment for your cat.  Tabitha is an extremely engaging speaker and has shared the stage at national conferences with other feline purrsonalities such as Jackson Galaxy, Hannah “The Kitten Lady” Shaw, and Sterling “TrapKing” Davis.




GRILLED VEGETABLE NAPOLEON (V) – Grilled eggplant, summer squashes, red bell pepper and portabella mushroom, layered together with herbed farmers cheese and rustic tomato sauce.

*Vegan version also available*

Chicken Mediterranean- Pan seared chicken breast with tomato artichoke relish, garlic& herb cheese topping.

Meals are all gluten free and come with artisan rolls, field green salad (cucumbers, carrots, and tomatoes served with Ranch or Balsamic Vinaigrette), seasonal vegetables, roasted red potatoes, flourless chocolate torte, and your choice of non-alcoholic beverage!

We will contact all attendees prior to the event to get your meal selection!

There is a fully stocked cash bar outside of VIP Cocktail Hour.

  • BE A VERY IMPORTANT PURRSON – VIP tickets include an exclusive cocktail hour, two free drinks, vegetarian appetizers, reserved stage-side seating, a limited edition swag bag full of unique items for you and your kitties and an exclusive meet & greet with our emcee and keynote speaker! *VIP SLOTS ARE SOLD OUT*
  • Our silent auction consists of a curated selection of unique experiences, and items, that will not disappoint! This year’s silent auction will be online and open from Friday October 8th – Monday October 18th! Some live auction items will only be available for bidding in person at Black Cat Masquerade Ball! So remember to register for both online auction AND get your ticket to the gala! 

WHO: Cat lovers of all ages!
WHEN: Gala is Saturday, October 16th @ 6:30pm; VIP exclusive cocktail hour @ 5:30pm; online silent auction – runs from Friday October 8th – Monday October 18th!
HOW: ClickBid Registration & Ticketing page
WHERE: Aspen Leaf Ballroom
WHY: Because the life-saving work we do is important. Thousands of once-homeless Colorado cats and kittens are now in their forever homes because of the hard work and dedication of our staff, volunteers, foster, adopters and supporters! With your help we will not only continue this mission, but grow it! We want to save even more cats, and find them forever homes, throughout 2021 and beyond.

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October 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Colorado Springs Marriott
5580 Tech Center Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80919 United States
(719) 260-1800