Mardi Paws
Saturday, March 7

Celebrate with us as we bring Mardi Gras to J. Rieger & Co.

The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

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Mardi Paws Masquerade
Saturday, March 7, 2020
J. Rieger & Co.

2700 Guinotte Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120
In the East Bottoms: View map
7 to 11 p.m.
Tickets: $150
You may purchase tickets at the door for $175
Hosted by Gary Lezak & Kevin Holmes

Enjoy an evening of unlimited food, drinks and entertainment — all while supporting a great cause! The J. Rieger & Co Distillery boasts three levels of historic architecture redesigned with a modern flair— a picturesque backdrop for an unforgettable event!

The night will feature traditional Mardi Gras themed activities including a spirit tasting, tarot card readings, and gambling tables! Ernest James Zydeco and the Jim Lower Trio will set the stage with the sounds of New Orleans while guests enjoy four open bars featuring Rieger signature cocktails and endless cajun-inspired appetizers prepared by the Rieger’s executive chef!

To top it off, make sure you get your raffle tickets to win a private spirits tasting in the Rieger's signature Barrel Room with Gary Lezak and up to 14 of your friends!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Creative cocktail attire is encouraged!

All proceeds from the event will benefit The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City’s no-kill shelter and affordable veterinary services.

Celebrate with us as we bring Mardi Gras to KC!

You must be 21+ years of age to attend.

For more information contact Jess at 913.521.2341 or

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J. Rieger & Co.

Come experience the historic J. Rieger & Co, the Kansas City distillery that stood the test of time.

Founded in 1887 by Jacob Rieger, the distillery business boomed before taking a forced hiatus during the age of prohibition. Now, nearly a century after the reversal of prohibition in 1933, Andy Rieger is back to carry on his great-great-great-grandfather’s legacy.

We are proud to partner with this historic Kansas City institution!

Enter the raffle

J. Rieger & Co. signature Barrel Room

Win a private spirits tasting in the Rieger's signature Barrel Room with Gary Lezak and up to 14 of your friends!


Carved out in the center of the barrel rickhouse, Jacob’s Barrel Room surrounds you with Whiskey. Glass walls, 360 degree views of whiskey barrels, an elegant wood dining table and cozy chairs make this space an unforgettable spot for an intimate event.


Raffle tickets are $50 each and may be purchased online or during the event.



Your do not need to be present at the event to win. Tasting to be scheduled on a future, mutually agreed upon date.


Become A Sponsor

Sponsors for our 1st annual Mardi Paws Masquerade are needed to help raise money for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. Sponsors can be organizations or businesses that simply want to be a part of the solution to help the animals of our community. Your sponsorship will ensure that the services provided by our affordable veterinary care clinic and no-kill shelter will be there for those who need us. Sponsorship packages range from $20,000 to $1,000.

View the Sponsor Packet with information about a variety of sponsorship levels including a sponsorship form.

For more information contact Micah at 913.521.2335 or by email.

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Give Locally. Help Locally.

Founded in 1912, HSGKC celebrates over 100 years of faithful service to the lost, abandoned, and broken pets of the Greater Kansas City area. Our mission is to save and improve the lives of dogs and cats throughout the Greater Kansas City community by providing affordable veterinary care and spay/neuter services, education and adoptions. In 1994 we became the first No-Kill Shelter in the KC metro area. Many of the pets in our shelter were originally at KCK Animal Services and were injured or sick and in need of life-saving veterinary care.


HSGKC receives no funding from any state, city, or federal government organizations or from any national animal welfare organizations. We provide much needed care and services for the animals in our community, and we depend entirely on the generous donations of animal-lovers like you!

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Providing Affordable Vet Care

HSGKC provides affordable spay/neuter and veterinary care services for the public. Proper veterinary care and education is essential to keeping pets healthy and happy, and affordable care helps people from having to give up their beloved pets or euthanize them during difficult financial times. Affordable spay/neutering saves lives by reducing pet overpopulation. Although we do not screen clients based on their financial abilities, our desire is to help those with limited finances care for their pets. Thanks to our generous donors we are able to help pets get the important veterinary care they need.


By providing education and affordable services, we're able to save and improve the lives of thousands of pets in the Greater KC community and prevent countless pets from being relinquished to shelters.

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Saving Lives at the City Shelter

Ray of Hope is the life-saving partnership between HSGKC and the KCK Animal Services city shelter. The dogs and cats at the KCKAS shelter are under the veterinary care of our HSGKC clinic staff. Pets receive medical examinations, vaccinations, spay/neuter services, and other needed medical care and procedures. To help find homes for the pets available for adoption at the KCKAS shelter, our volunteers conduct weekend satellite adoption events at the PetSmart in Olathe.


Funding and donations to the Ray of Hope program have allowed thousands of dogs and cats at the city shelter to be given a second chance.

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5445 Parallel Parkway
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