The Humane Society of Summit County’s 22nd annual Pawsibility Ball is Saturday, August 27

HSSC volunteer Sarah Whitford

By Mimi Vanderhaven

The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) will hold its signature gala event, the Pawsibility Ball, on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. This event celebrates animal rescue and raises funds for over 2,000 animals saved, rehabilitated, and adopted through the Humane Society of Summit County each year. This year’s event is presented by The McMillen Family Companies, Remen Family Foundation, and Judge Mary F. Spicer, Retired.

HSSC is proud to honor this year’s Animal Heroes, Cascade Subaru, and Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. Both are longtime generous supporters of the HSSC and its mission by hosting fundraisers, event sponsorships, and overall dedication to animal rescue in Summit County.

Guests of the Pawsibility Ball will enjoy a cocktail hour with an open bar, a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, a moving tribute to the 2022 Animal Heroes, and an unforgettable showcase of adoptable dogs, cats, and critters.

Event guests and the public will be able to participate in the silent auction via computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Event tickets, sponsorships, silent auction, and more info are available at

“When you support the Pawsibility Ball, you provide rescue, lifesaving care, rehabilitation, and hope through adoption to Summit County’s animals who have nowhere else to turn,” says Diane Johnson-Owens, HSSC President and CEO. “These services are made possible through the generous support of our community. This year’s Pawsibility Ball will be an unforgettable celebration of the work we do every day to save lives and offer second chances to pets in need. Please join us.”

HSSC rescues Summit County’s companion animals that are victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment as well as sick and injured strays. Additionally, HSSC provides veterinary care, spay/neuter procedures to reduce overpopulation, behavioral training, and rehabilitation, and a no time-limit facility for the animals in its care.

For questions about the Pawsibility Ball, please contact Carli Molinelli at the Humane Society of Summit County at 234-212-9826.