When: Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center – 1717 Southwest Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612

Since 2001, Bone Appétit has been our annual celebration of the unique bond between humans and animals. Funds raised at this event go towards the care of the nearly 7,000 animals admitted to HHHS each year. These funds are vital to continuing our lifesaving mission as the Northeast Kansas Animal Resource Center.

The live, silent, and wine auctions are some of the highlights of Bone Appétit. You’ll hear about the progress being made to make Topeka a more humane city. You’ll also be able to meet adoptable pets and hear updates about animals you’ve helped save. This event is expected to sell out, so be sure to purchase your tickets today!

Preview of Auction Items:

  • A year supply of dog or cat food from Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Basketball autographed by the 2015-16 KU men’s team
  • Pie for a year from Perkin’s Family Restaurant & Bakery
  • Paws in the Park Spokesdog: Your pet(s) will be featured in Paws in the Park marketing materials and recognized at Paws in the Park on April 8, 2017. For an entire year, your pet(s) will be the furry face of Helping Hands Humane Society and be featured on the cover of the 2017 HHHS calendar!
  • Check back frequently for more items being added to the preview!

Tickets start at only $50. For an additional $25, you can upgrade to a VIP seat which will put you closer to the stage. For VIP guests, you’ll receive a gift bag and access to the VIP lounge. Tables of 10 can also be purchased and sponsorship opportunities are available.


Streetside to Perform at Bone Appétit!

Streetside is a vocal group that primarily performs doo-wop music from the 50’s & 60’s, and has expanded its repertoire over the years to include Country, Gospel and more modern pop songs. Originally an acapella quintet in high school, the current four members (together since 1988) perform a 50/50 mix of both acapella and keyboard-accompanied songs. Streetside performs over 50 shows a year, including private conventions, public concerts, county and state fairs and local festivals throughout Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Colorado. Streetside has produced six albums.


Enjoy the VIP Lounge

When you purchase a VIP level ticket or table, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to the VIP Lounge sponsored by ISS Facility Services. The lounge will have adoptable pets eager to meet you as well as drinks and light appetizers.


Dinner Options

Roasted pork loin and shitake mushroom will be served with a Caesar salad and rolls. A vegetarian option of tomato tortellini is also available but requests must be made in advance. Dessert options are triple chocolate cake or lemon cream shortcake.


We are excited to welcome HHHS supporter and WIBW anchor Melissa Brunner back to the Bone Appétit stage as our Master of Ceremonies! During the live auction, Melissa will be joined on stage by Kansas Auctioneer of the Year Andy Conser and auctioneer Aaron Watkins.

Did you know that it currently costs about $4,400 a day to operate Helping Hands Humane Society? With thousands of animals coming to us each year, the cost to care for them is staggering but unavoidable. With your support, we are able to provide pets with the second best home they’ll ever have. Donating at this event will help our medical center spay and neuter pets, provide lifesaving care, and keep the pets healthy. Your support will also assist us in community outreach and education ventures. Please join us at Bone Appétit or give a gift that will surely help save a life.

2015 Honorary Chairs
Howard & Sharon Fricke