A HAUNTED Halloween spook-tacular will be held later this month to raise much-needed funds for Launceston's RSPCA animal care centre.
The 2013 RSPCA Charity Gala Halloween Ball, set for Saturday October 26, will coincide with another Halloween special at the shelter: a black cat extravaganza.
Animal care centre manager Lorraine Hamilton said people who adopted black cats between next Friday to Sunday would receive a special gift.
``They tend to be a bit difficult to adopt out, people have a superstition about black cats,'' Ms Hamilton said.
The Halloween ball will be held at Tamar Valley Resort at Grindelwald and features cocktail-style food and desserts, drinks and entertainment.
``All funds benefit every animal in our centre,'' Ms Hamilton said.
Ms Hamilton also urged people holding a pension or healthcare card to take advantage of the organisation's desexing voucher offer before kitten season began.
People eligible for the voucher are able to desex and microchip their cat for just $50. To apply, contact the Launceston or Devonport animal care centres.
WHAT: 2013 RSPCA Charity Gala Halloween Ball.
WHEN: October 26, 6pm to midnight.
WHERE: Tamar Valley Resort, Grindelwald.
HOW MUCH: $139 a ticket or $399 for two and accommodation. To purchase, visit launcestonhalloweenball.com.au, facebook.com/LauncestonHalloween Ball or email firstname.lastname@example.org.