PITTSBURG — Models will hit the catwalk as they flaunt outfits put together from the Doggie Bag on Tuesday.

Doors will open for the event, Catwalk & Cocktails, at 6:30 p.m. at the lower-level of Memorial Auditorium. The event begins at 7 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. The event is handicapped accessible.

Money raised will go to help spay or neuter local feral cats through Pawprints of the Heartland's Trap, Neuter, Return program and shelter animals at Southeast Kansas Humane Society.
Pawprints on the Heartland is a low-cost spay/neuter organization. When a feral cat is picked up by the organization its ear is clipped which signifies the cat has been spayed or neutered by the Pawprints on the Heartland.

Catwalk & Cocktails will include a silent auction, open bar, catering from Colton’s Steak House, photo booth, fashion show and more.

Tickets are for sale at The Doggie Bag Resale Store until 5 p.m. on Tuesday for $25. Tickets are available at the door for $30. People can also purchase tickets for a table of eight for $175.

SEK Humane Society Business Information Manager Jasmine Kyle said the community has been supportive in donating quality items for people to purchase through the auction.

“This fundraiser is the biggest one we do for Pawprints on the Heartland,” Kyle said.

Kyle said the money raised helps keep a handle on the feral cat population in southeast Kansas, all possible through the Trap Neuter Return program.

People can learn more about the SEK Humane Society on its website at www.thesekhumanesociety.com and more about Pawprints on the Heartland at http://pawprintsontheheartland.org/

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.