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Wet Your Whiskers fundraiser

FUR’s fifth-annual Wet Your Whiskers fundraiser will be held Saturday, June 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Wells Event Center at 33 Events Center Way, just off N. Main Street in Waynesville.

Wet Your Whiskers is a wine/beer tasting event with an appetizer and dessert buffet. All proceeds benefit Feline Urgent Rescue (FUR) of Western North Carolina, a non-profit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused, abandoned and neglected cats in Western North Carolina.

“This event has been a ton of fun and a great success for FUR in the past,” said Lisa Sanborn, FUR Board President. “The location is open and inviting and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The wine and appetizers are being catered by Bosu’s Wine Shop, and the beer is being donated by Boojum.” 

The event also includes a raffle and silent auction. 

“We think our guests will love the unique selection of beautiful items that have been donated for both our raffle and silent auction this year,” said Wanda Davis, event co-chair. “And we’re very excited to be drawing one lucky winner for the quilt wall hanging we’ve been selling tickets for all year.” 

The quilt, which measures 37.5-by-56.5 inches, was pieced and donated by FUR volunteer Maggie Hickle and machine quilted by Ann Hendrix of Waynesville. Tickets for this special drawing can be purchased ahead of the event online at or in person at the FUR Store at Depot Village (262 Depot St., Waynesville) or Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery (4 N. Main St., Waynesville) or during the event. 

Tickets for Wet Your Whiskers are $50 per individual and grants full access to the wine, beer and appetizer and dessert buffet. Sponsorships are $150 and include two tickets, business card display, event recognition, a sponsor gift and inclusion in a recognition ad. Learn more or purchase your tickets at

For more information about FUR, visit the website or call Syd at 847.826.5431.

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