Fundraiser to Raise Money for Michigan Humane Society’s Detroit Animal Care Campus


Acclaimed chefs from Detroit’s Wright & Company and Selden Standard restaurants, both in Detroit, are teaming up with the Michigan Humane Society to throw a fundraiser on July 23 called Pawte Cuisine. The evening event will raise money for the Humane Society’s new Detroit Animal Care Campus now under construction.

“This project is much more than a shelter,” says Paul Huxley, vice chairman of the Michigan Humane Society, who’s hosting the event along with his wife, Cindy Pasky, CEO and founder of Strategic Staffing Solutions in downtown Detroit. “It will have a transformative impact on the North End neighborhood, providing jobs and educational opportunities.”

The Detroit Animal Care Campus will cost $15.5 million to build and will offer 34,000 square feet of space when completed. The new campus, located at 7887 Chrysler Dr. near East Grand Boulevard, will offer animal housing, an expanded veterinary center, canine and feline rehabilitation areas, shelter dog play yards, a community dog park, and a cruelty investigation and rescue department.

The project is expected to be completed early next year. The current facility, located nearby, was built more than 100 years ago and once made piston rings.

The Michigan Humane Society, a nonprofit that shelters approximately 20,000 animals annually, takes more than 10,000 calls for service every single year in the city.

The Pawte Cuisine event will feature a dinner prepared by Chef Marc Djozlija of Wright & Company and Chef Andy Hollyday of Selden Standard, along with a live auction, live and special entertainment, a sneak preview hardhat tour of the new campus, and a number of four-pawed guests of honor that can be adopted during the evening.

In order to attend the event, attendees must pledge $1,000 for each of the next five years. To RSVP to the fundraiser, call Peter Poulos at 248-283-5628 or email