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Nicole Hutchison, LeeAnne Locken, Greg Haynes Johnson, Tiffany Hendra

Amid stunning artwork, glittering jewelry, fabulous hats, over-the-top perfect gifts and one-of-a-kind décor pieces, the SPCA of Texas held a kick-off party for Paws Cause 2015 at Flower Reign by Shane Walker on Cedar Springs in Dallas on Thursday, April 16. A delightful array of delectable hors d’oeuvres and champagne refreshed attendees, a photo booth captured the evening’s hijinks for the guests to share and a highly talented caricature artist sketched guests with whimsy and just a little bit of cheeky playfulness.           

Flower Reign donated 20% of the purchase price of all products purchased that night. Special thanks to Flower Reign by Shane Walker for hosting the party, to Kristen & Scott Greenberg for providing the beverages and to Food Glorious Food for providing the delicious hors d’oeuvres.

This year, Paws Cause is celebrating its 20th anniversary of supporting the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair in South Dallas, where spay/neuter surgeries and wellness care are provided in high-need neighborhoods to help moderate the stray animal population. Each year, the Mary Spencer Clinic performs more than 11,000 low cost spay/neuter surgeries and your generosity allows us to continue positively affecting families and their furry companions.           

Paws Cause 2015 is shaping up to be most successful event so far, thanks to Event Chair, Phyllis Comu. To celebrate its 20th year, Paws Cause is inviting all past Honorary Chairs. The Honorary Chairs include Jane Arrington, Rebecca & Jim Belew, Diane & Hal Brierley, Andie Comini, Terry Cook & Steve Yevich, Wynne McNabb Cunningham, Barbara & Steve Durham, Holly Forsythe, Gwen Echols, Cassie Evans Decker, Janelle & Larry Friedman, Gemma Galeoto, Brenda Gray, Hillary Hurst, Susan Jones, Whitney Keltch, Stacey & Don Kivowitz, Lynn Knox, Ann Marcus, T. Boone Pickens, Madeleine Pickens, Martha & Larry Powell, Gigi & Roy Salley, Sarah Potter, Melinda & William Rathke, Mary Spencer, Mary & Skip Tremble, Karen Urie, Karol Wilson and Cheryl Wyly.         

Paws Cause 2015 will be held on Sunday, June 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, a state-of-the-art animal shelter facility in the heart of West Dallas. The summer cocktail-themed evening will feature catering by Food Glorious Food, musical entertainment by The British Are Coming, a silent auction, the famous “Bone Appetit” restaurant drawing, and more. For more information, please visit             

All money raised through Paws Cause 2015 will go directly to the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair to help provide more than 11,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and 15,000 health and wellness treatments in 2015.                 

Attendees included Phyllis Comu, Shane Walker, Billy Fulmer, Diane Brierley, LeeAnne Locken, Steve Kemble, Christina Miller, Karen Lukin, Holly Forsythe, Katy Murray, Cynthia Smoot and Nicole Hutchison.