Wine and Whiskers Tasting and Auction was a great success

Auctioneer Keith Gunkel and Guest Emcee Janine Coyle of WGRR.
The League for Animal Welfare’s Sixth Annual Wine and Whiskers Tasting and Auction was a great success. The event raised more than $41,000 to support the homeless animals throughout Greater Cincinnati. The League is located at 4193 Taylor Road in Batavia.

The annual event was held at the beautiful Greenacres Arts Center in the Village of Indian Hill and featured wines and beers for sampling, appetizers desserts, a “Man Cave,” a “Diva Den” and a live and silent auction.

Once again the biggest hit of the event was the art created by pets at the League’s no-kill shelter. Cats and dogs tap their paws into washable, completely safe paint and then create art on canvases. The art was professionally matted and framed for free by Fabulous Frames and included in the silent auction.

“We are grateful for the outpouring of support from our sponsors, guests and local community,” said League Board President Bob Faelten. “The success of the Wine and Whiskers Tasting and Auction will help us to continue to provide the much-needed care for unwanted, lost or neglected cats and dogs in the Greater Cincinnati area.”

About the League for Animal Welfare

The League for Animal Welfare betters the lives of cats and dogs in the Greater Cincinnati area by providing shelter, loving care, adoption, education and spay/neuter programs.

Founded in 1949, the League for Animal Welfare has used the resources of our dedicated staff, supporters and volunteers to nurture and place thousands of needy animals.

Every year over 600 animals benefit from our medical care, behavioral training and socialization and we assist with the spaying or neutering of over 1000 cats and dogs.

You can help reduce the number of homeless animals and help people care for their pets by contributing financially, becoming a member, sponsoring an animal or remembering the League for Animal Welfare in your planned giving by calling (513) 735-2299. For more information, visit our website at