The 14th annual Compassionate Feast featuring Jackson Galaxy

Please join us! You’ll meet other animal-lovers like you; enjoy music, cocktails, food and entertainment; and celebrate all you’ve helped HSHV do and continue to do for animals in our community.

Friday, November 1, 2019
6/6:30~10 p.m.

6:00 – Private Meet & Greet with Jackson Galaxy (Cat Daddy Ticketholders only)

6:30 – Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

8:00 – Vegetarian Feast & Presentation by Jackson Galaxy

All but $35 of the ticket price is tax-deductible and goes to help care for the injured, abused and homeless animals in our community!

Michigan League Ballroom
911 N. University Ave.

 Get Directions to the Michigan League Ballroom Here

Valet parking will be available in the circle driveway at the front on the League.  Parking is also available for $5 at 121 Fletcher Street parking structure.

Dress is fall cocktail.

The Feast

Vegetarian Option

First Course

Michigan Harvest Salad – Baby lettuce with dried Michigan cherries, toasted spicy honey walnuts, chevre cheese and roasted seasonal vegetables with a blueberry maple vinaigrette

Second Course

Wild Mushroom Sacchetti Pasta – Topped with grilled Portabella and parmesan curls in a roasted garlic and morel cream sauce with julienne vegetables

Third Course

Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie with fresh berries

Vegan Option

First Course

Michigan Harvest Salad – Baby lettuce with dried Michigan cherries, and roasted seasonal vegetables with a blueberry maple vinaigrette

Second Course

Sorghum and Roasted Vegetables – With cucumber and tarragon vinaigrette

Third Course

Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie with fresh berries

Our Featured Guest

Popularly known as “The Cat Daddy,” Jackson Galaxy is the host and executive producer of Animal Planet‘s long running hit show “My Cat From Hell.” Jackson, an animal advocate and cat behavior and wellness expert, is also a two-time New York Times best-selling author with more than 25 years of experience working with cats and their guardians.

Long before Jackson was known as “The Cat Daddy,” the working musician found he had a unique ability to connect with cats when he took a job at a local animal shelter. After a decade of working with thousands of cats, he joined a private practice working with cat guardians and cats in their homes, which ultimately became the premise for My Cat From Hell.  An immediate hit, the show has been a broadcast staple for ten seasons and has become a global phenomenon, placing Jackson at the forefront of a worldwide obsession with all things feline.

Jackson has extensively detailed his work and life in his growing collection of authored books, including “Catify to Satisfy” and “Catification,” which both landed on the New York Times Best-Sellers List, and his latest book, “Total Cat Mojo,” a comprehensive guide to his approach on total cat wellness and eliminating behavioral problems by understanding cats and their instinctive behavior.

True to his goal of helping to save all animals, Jackson started the Jackson Galaxy Project in 2015, now a Signature Program of, which seeks to better the lives of at-risk animals by transforming the places they live and helping the people who care for them through life-saving JGP Programs and partnerships.

Jackson’s mission is to educate people about cats and deepen the human and cat bond, while reducing the number of animals that end up in shelters.

The Emcee

Andy LaBarre, Washtenaw County Commissioner

The Compassionate Feast Committee

Laurie Buys
Regan Dahle
Janice Hanba
Colette Nellett
Cheryl Phillips

Jackson Galaxy with two kittens on his shoulders

Thank You to Our Sponsors



PrimeStaff International

Doug & Leslie Quint

Russell Video


Martin Family Foundation

Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation

Westarbor Animal Hospital


Dempsey Incorporated
Dominos Pizza
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
Gorgeous Gal
Harmony Dog Training

Kate Murphy & Katy Downs

Laurie Buys, Realtor and Staging Professional
Taco Bell

Tanya Hilgendorf

Thomson Reuters


Arbor Dog Daycare & Boarding
Bank of Ann Arbor
Bassett Law
Encore Service Group

Erin McCann

The Galt Company
Jiffy Mix
JD Lawn Service
Kapnick Insurance Group
Koselka DeVine, PLC
Mans Lumber
Meade Lexus
Premier Pet Supply

Technology Brokerage Services

Vie Fitness & Spa

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor for this fundraiser!  Your sponsorship supports the animals in our community and provides visibility for your business to loyal animal-lovers. To find out more and become a sponsor, download the printable Compassionate Feast 2019 Sponsorship Packet.