COCOA ― The Brevard Humane Society is pleased to announce their 8th Annual Tuxes & Tails Gala from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Space Coast Convention Center, located at 301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa.

Each year this elegant black tie affair brings together a diverse group of community leaders and supporters for delectable food and fine entertainment. The fundraiser, which occurs on Saturday, Sept. 14, has become a premier fundraising event for the organization to give back to the homeless animals of Brevard County.

"Tuxes & Tails is the Brevard Humane Society’s salute to the indelible bond people share with their pets," said Theresa Clifton, Executive Director of the Brevard Humane Society. “While we all know animals have a ‘tail,’ every pet that Brevard Humane Society assists through the generosity of our supporters also has a ‘tale’: a story about the love, care and support it receives and so richly deserves. This year, we look forward to sharing a number of these ‘tales’ with our attendees.”

This event, which typically brings in more than 350 people, includes a V.I.P. lounge in addition to a silent and live auction. Masters of Ceremonies Mike & Mindy of Lite Rock 99.3 FM will return and be joined by celebrity auctioneer Sheriff Wayne Ivey. Honorary hosts Tom and Susie (“Sloane” Rivers) Wasdin will greet guests on the red carpet and additional entertainment will be provided by the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse performers and award winning Magic Dove Magic Shop sleight of hand magicians. A “Big Bling” raffle and buffet dinner will round out the evening along with a special recognition given to the “Humane Heroes” in our community.

Major supporters of the event include Subaru of Melbourne, Lite Rock 99.3, Pet Supermarket, and Jon’s Fine Jewelry. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available with packages ranging from “Fur-lanthropist” to “Tail Wagger,” which includes prime or reserved seating, various levels of sponsor recognition and companion pet admission. All funds generated from this event support the 1,500+ abandoned, abused and stray animals annually cared for by the Brevard Humane Society.

In 2018, tickets to this event sold out early, so interested guests are strongly urged to purchase tickets through by calling 321-636.3343 ext. 217, or visiting

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