Apr 20
Saturday, April 20, 2024 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Garland Theater
924 W. Garland Ave
Spokane, WA

On Saturday, April 20th, Cat Tales Wildlife Center will host their first (in over 20 years) “Wild Things Wildlife Gala” at the historic Garland Theater.

Step into an evening of purpose and play at the “Wild Things Wildlife Gala,” an inspiring event dedicated to supporting the vital mission of Cat Tales Wildlife Center. This unique gathering is set within the cozy confines of the historic Garland Theater, an indoor venue that combines charm with the nostalgia of a classic movie night. In keeping with our relaxed, movie-themed setting, attire for the evening is casual, making for a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

The night is set to unfold with a delightful array of activities that blend entertainment with education, all while raising funds for wildlife conservation. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by a zoo-themed ambiance that immediately transports you into the world of wildlife protection. Snap memorable photos, dive into engaging trivia games, and absorb captivating presentations that highlight the incredible efforts of Cat Tales Wildlife Center.

Fuel your fun with an assortment of finger foods reminiscent of your favorite movie concessions, adding an authentic cinema experience to the gala. The evening also features exciting fundraising elements, including both silent and live auctions, offering attendees the chance to secure unique items and experiences. Plus, don’t miss out on the chance to win big in our raffle, with prizes that promise to add an extra layer of excitement to the night.

And what’s a movie-themed evening without a charismatic host? A beloved local celebrity will take the stage as our emcee, guiding you through the event’s highlights with humor and warmth, ensuring a friendly and engaging atmosphere throughout the night.

The “Wild Things Wildlife Gala” is more than just an evening at the movies; it’s a chance to come together as a community in support of a cause that touches the hearts of animal lovers everywhere. It’s an opportunity to learn, laugh, and lend your support to the vital work being done to protect and preserve wildlife. So wear your casual best, bring your passion for animals, and join us for a night where conservation meets cinema in the most delightful way. Together, we can make a difference for the animals that depend on us.

Have questions about becoming a sponsor or making a donation? Contact Lisa at cattalesed@gmail.com or leave a message for her at (808) 866-2260.


Your contribution to our Wildlife Gala can make a world of difference. We’re calling on our community to help make this event a wild success. Whether you’re an individual or a business, your donation of an item, a service, or a combination of such for our fundraising auction can play a crucial role in our mission.

Donor Recognition

As a participating donor, you’ll receive recognition in our online auction catalog, onsite auction display at the Wildlife Center, and at the live event. It’s a fantastic way for your business to connect with our region’s unique and diverse community through your generous donation. Your give and that of those bidding on our auction items bring together the residents of our region in support of our one-of-a-kind local treasure.


Ready to make a difference? You can submit your donation online direct to our event website. If you have a donation and would like us to pick up your item, please call Lisa Grey at (808)866-2260. We’re grateful for every contribution, big or small, and we’re excited to see the impact it will make on our mission.

For over 30 years, we have served our community as a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit. Our region has supported us and our mission since our first wild child found their forever home here. We are confident that the community will rise to the occasion for this milestone event in our history.


Join us as we continue to write chapters of change and hope for the animals, our community, and the world. Your support helps make possible the quality care for our wildlife residents as well as our educational programs for our region’s youth. We can’t wait to see you there!

With respect and gratitude,

Lisa Grey – Executive Director, Wildlife Center