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Dogs hit dance floor for annual PAWS benefit

Dogs and their owners can loosen the leashes and hit the dance floor at the PAWS Chicago’s Animal Magnetism event Friday at Galleria Marchetti.

The fifth annual gala is a pet-friendly event for local pet lovers to connect with their friends and furry loved ones while enjoying a buffet dinner and dancing, said Sarah Ahlberg, PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) spokesperson.

The event also offers: dog buffet dinner, open bar, photographs taken with your pet as well as a live and silent auction.

The party begins at 7 p.m. at the restaurant at 825 W. Erie. Tickets are $125 for humans; $25 for dogs.

Proceeds will benefit PAWS Chicago, a nonprofit no-kill organization. The event is expected to draw about 500 guests, many accompanied by their dogs.

For tickets and information, call (773) 843-4884 or visit .

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