Presented by Preventous Collaborative Health, Cocktails for Critters is a unique gala fundraiser for Calgary Humane Society that raises vital funds to help support vulnerable animals in need.

This year has brought many unprecedented challenges, but also some unique opportunities. As our city continues to be impacted by the on-going effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken a step back to re-imagine Cocktails for Critters in new ways.

2020 marks the 18th annual Cocktails for Critters Gala, in support of the animals at Calgary Humane Society. This year it will be hosted virtually, and you can help vulnerable animals in our community from the comfort of your own home.

Your ticket to Cocktails for Critters will provide you exclusive access to the virtual; Rescues on the Runway, Critter Meet and Greet rooms, exciting silent auction program, inspiring stories directly from our staff and much more.

But wait… with the purchase of two tickets, you will receive a custom-made Cocktails for Critters event box which will include food, cocktails, wine and more – every aspect of Cocktails for Critters you would normally experience, all delivered right to your door.

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, donors and supporters, Cocktails for Critters has become a must attend event each year, raising essential funds to help thousands of animals each year.  We promise that Cocktails for Critters 2020 – the virtual edition, is one you won’t want to miss!



Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket for this year’s Cocktails for Critters! We look forward to celebrating with you on October 3rd, 2020!

For the first time ever, Experience Cocktails for Critters Virtually

  • Indulge in a delicious charcuterie board (vegan options available)
  • Enjoy our signature cocktail brought to you by Trotter & Morton
  • Sip incredible wine or local brew during the JSS Barristers Wine Hour
  • Watch the popular Petsecure Rescues on the Runway as it is professionally live streamed
  • Visit the virtual Royal Canin Meet and Greet rooms with staff and adoptable animals and learn about some of the work that occurs behind-the-scenes
  • Bid on our locally focused Silent Auction items sponsored by VCA Canada, right from your phone or computer,
  • Buy tickets and test your luck with our Traditional Wine Raffle with a variety of 52 bottles of wine from around the world and/or the ever popular 50/50!


Event time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

6:30 – 7:00: Pre-show Cocktail Hour presented by JSS Barristers

7:00 – 8:00: Rescues on the Runway presented by Petsecure, hosted by Jordan Witzel from Global Calgary

8:00 – 9:00: Final bidding on out locally-based Silent Auction presented by VCA Canada.



Are there ID requirements to receive the event box?

Yes, because the box includes alcohol, you must be 18 and over to enjoy the box. You will be asked to show a piece of ID at the time of box delivery or pick up.

How will I get access to the live event?

On September 25th, you will receive an email to activate your online viewing account. This will give you complete access to all of the exclusive features on the platform such as the live stream, event photo booth and various

What is the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final.

Do I need to have a Zoom account to participate in the event?

No, a Zoom account is not required!

What kind of equipment do I need to participate?

You will require a stable internet connection and access to a computer or laptop. Viewing and streaming the sessions is not available through the event app, they are only available through the virtual platform.

How do I access the online platform?

All attendees who have registered will be provided with an email containing a link that will give you access to the online platform. Each login is unique to one specific attendee so that they are able to view the live stream, virtual meet and greet rooms, online photo booth and so much more.


Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket for this year’s Cocktails for Critters! We look forward to celebrating with you on October 3rd, 2020!

Look at how much fun we had at past events!

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