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(DALLAS, TX; McKINNEY, TX); October 9, 2020 – The SPCA of Texas teamed up with national animal welfare organizations, the Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to relocate 55 unowned pets from Louisiana on Thursday, October 8, in preparation for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Delta.

Photos and videos of the animals can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oxhpw351w5h1f4j/AACqk4KtLxFETZCCOQurr8OCa?dl=0.
 
Thursday morning, the SPCA of Texas deployed a team to Louisiana at the request of the Humane Society of the United States to pick up 43 dogs available for adoption and in need of evacuation from Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter. The SPCA of Texas relocated these dogs to its Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center in Dallas.  

On Thursday afternoon, the ASPCA transported 12 unowned dogs from Calcasieu Parish Animal Services to the SPCA of Texas' Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney to provide relief to the shelter as it prepares for the impact of Hurricane Delta. This is in addition to seven dogs that were transported to the SPCA of Texas from Calcasieu Parish Animal Services on Saturday, October 3 and six animals that were relocated to the SPCA of Texas on Thursday, September 24, after SPCA of Texas responders spent a week on the ground in Lake Charles, La. helping provide care for animals at an emergency shelter operated by the ASPCA at the request of CPAS. A portion of their adoption center was severely damaged by Hurricane Laura, and now the shelter is preparing to experience potential further damage from Hurricane Delta.

The SPCA of Texas is proud to partner with national organizations and local animal welfare agencies to help animals impacted by the natural disasters Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta. The animals transferred to the SPCA of Texas will be cared for and evaluated for placement on a case-by-case basis.

To help the SPCA of Texas rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in North Texas and beyond, please visit www.spca.org/give.

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Victoria Albrecht
214-461-1846 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Country Artists to Rock the SPCA of Texas’ Virtual Fur Ball Gala 2020
Randy Rogers, Tyler Farr and Lee Brice
scheduled to bring down the house!

 
(DALLAS, TX); July 24, 2020  - The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to announce Country music artists Lee Brice, Tyler Farr and Randy Rogers are scheduled to perform at the SPCA of Texas’ Virtual Fur Ball Gala on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. This year, the gala has a new look as the event will be totally virtual and will feature nationally-recognized, award-winning musical talent.

Gala patrons are in for a very special evening with Grammy and CMA Award nominee, two-time ACM award winner, Lee Brice; #1 Platinum-selling artist, Tyler Farr; and Texas’ own award winning, entrepreneurial and musical stalwart, Randy Rogers;. Each artist will perform their hit songs, making Fur Ball 2020 a night to remember.

Along with fantastic music, long-time patron favorites such as Pony Up for Paws, live and silent auctions, and mission-focused stories will also be presented. This exciting new format for Fur Ball promises to be a one-of-a-kind virtual experience with a focus on raising important funds to support the critical work of the SPCA of Texas. Please stay tuned to: www.FurBallDallas.com for details about this reimagined event.

Fur Ball is DFW’s salute to the bond between people and their pets and a celebration of the SPCA of Texas’ important mission to provide every animal with exceptional care and a loving home. All money raised through Fur Ball 2020 will go directly to the SPCA of Texas to help rescue, heal and find homes for thousands of animals and help keep pets in homes, out of shelters and off the streets. During this difficult time, more than ever, the SPCA of Texas depends on its patrons’ generosity to continue to provide these essential services to our community’s most vulnerable pets and their people.

For high profile sponsorship opportunities, contact Travis Hill at (214) 461-5158 or thill@spca.org.
About the Artists
Photos and bios for each artist are available at: http://www.spca.org/Fur_Ball_2020_Artists.
 
About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates three shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas, Collin and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org.
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Victoria Albrecht
214-461-1846
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPCA of Texas Acquires Ellis County SPCA
Effective July 1, 2020, SPCA of Texas Assumed Operations

 
(DALLAS/WAXAHACHIE, TX; July 7, 2020) — The SPCA of Texas is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Ellis County SPCA, effective July 1, 2020. The transaction includes acquiring the property and one building, as well as assuming the responsibilities for animal sheltering and returns to owner or adoptions for 1,500 loose and stray animals in Ellis County each year.

Ellis County Officials, the SPCA of Texas and the Ellis County SPCA have worked together the past twelve months to solidify plans for the acquisition.

“The SPCA of Texas’ mission is to provide every pet exceptional care and a loving home, and we have been a key component of the health and safety, as well as happiness, of North Texas’ pets and their people for over 80 years,” said Karen Froehlich, President and CEO for the SPCA of Texas. “Our organization is looking forward to partnering with the citizens of Ellis County by providing key services for lost and found pets, helping find homes for pets in need of them, and providing spay or neuter surgeries and vaccinations critical to the community’s health.”

The boards of directors of the SPCA of Texas and the Ellis County SPCA voted in favor of the acquisition in June, and the Ellis County Commissioner’s Court assigned the provision of animal sheltering services for the county to the SPCA of Texas on June 16.

The organizations are working jointly to make the transition as smooth as possible, beginning by offering returns to owners of loose and stray animals by appointment to ensure people can be reunited with their pets.

Over the next few months, the SPCA of Texas plans to refurbish the facility’s floors, drywall, HVAC and electric, and install a new kennel system.

Several philanthropic foundations are generously helping to support the acquisition and refurbishment, including the Better Together Fund, the Petco Foundation, and the Waxahachie Foundation. They have all invested in the future of animal lifesaving in Ellis County by providing for facility improvements and animal care equipment. Donations are being sought from the community to help with animal care and transition costs. Give today to the SPCA of Texas.
 
 
About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates three shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas, Collin and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org.
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The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to announce that Fur Ball 2020 will be held on Saturday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. And this year, the SPCA of Texas’ gala is going virtual for the first time due to COVID-19 with a program that is sure to inspire and uplift the spirits. The one-of-a-kind virtual experience will feature mission-focused stories, entertainment and gratitude, all with a focus of raising important funds for the SPCA of Texas in support of our critical work in our community through live and silent auctions packed with fabulous items, the always-exciting Pony Up for Paws and more. Please stay tuned to www.FurBallDallas.com for details about this reimagined event.

Fur Ball is DFW’s salute to the bond between people and their pets and a celebration of the SPCA of Texas’ important mission to provide every animal with exceptional care and a loving home. All money raised through Fur Ball 2020 will go directly to the SPCA of Texas to help rescue, heal and find homes for thousands of animals and help keep pets in homes, out of shelters and off the streets. During this difficult time, more than ever, the SPCA of Texas depends on its patrons’ generosity to continue to provide these essential services to our community’s most vulnerable pets and their people.

Fur Ball 2020 is sure to be the bark of the town thanks to Chair Patricia Villareal, Co-Chair Steve Atkinson, Auction Chair Amber Camper and Auction Co-Chair Rebecca Marabito. The Emcee for the evening is Brian Curtis, NBC 5 News Anchor, and the auctioneer is nationally acclaimed auctioneer Grant Snyder.

For high profile sponsorship opportunities, contact Travis Hill at (214) 461-5158 or thill@spca.org.

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The SPCA of Texas has received a $15,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to support the organization’s community response to the COVID-19 pandemic impact in North Texas.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many families to struggle more than ever before. As people are losing their income, employment and sense of stability, the SPCA of Texas is working to provide resources to pet owners to prevent them from making the tough decisions that come with financial hardships.

This grant enables the SPCA of Texas to continue to support pets in communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be used for supplies, equipment, staffing related to direct COVID-19 response, food, sheltering, transport, operations, administration and necessary medical treatment.

“The COVID-19 outbreak has been particularly difficult for citizens in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, especially members of underserved communities, who were already struggling before this crisis hit. Pets are such a comfort to their families, especially during times of isolation and fear, and for many they are also family members. The grant we received from PetSmart Charities is enabling us to keep people and their pets together during this crisis, providing pet owners with the critical resources they need to care for their pets,” said Karen Froehlich, President/CEO for the SPCA of Texas.

“As an organization dedicated to supporting pets and the people who love them, PetSmart Charities remains committed to the health and welfare of pets during this unprecedented time, and our hearts go out to those impacted by COVID-19,” said Jenny Aho, regional relationship manager at the national charity. “It’s our hope this funding will enable the SPCA of Texas to continue its work to support pet families in the Dallas-Fort Worth area during the uncertainty of this pandemic.”

Since the beginning of 2020, the SPCA of Texas has assisted 713 families with needs for their pet, including providing pet food, medical care, pet supplies and other financial support.

Since 1994, through its partnership with nearly 4,000 humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues across North America, PetSmart Charities has helped more than 9.2 million pets to find loving homes via its in-store adoption program in over 1,650 PetSmart® stores. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated nearly $430 million to improve access to veterinary care, to positively impact communities, to connect people and pets and to help preserve families through initiatives like this with the SPCA of Texas.

About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter and wellness clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an emergency animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. For more information, visit spca.org

About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 600,000 shelter pets each year. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores.  In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting almost $430 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 17 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.
 
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The SPCA of Texas is excited to announce that the 15th Annual Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and VCA Animal Hospitals, has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas! Registration will begin at noon and the start time is 1 p.m. Visit gostrut.org to register and start fundraising today!
 
Due to a shortened time frame for the event, Strut 2020 will now be a 3K Fun Walk ONLY in person, and the SPCA of Texas is also including an all new option to participate and fundraise virtually! Strutters opting for the 3K will still receive their Strut Your Mutt t-shirt. Registrations for the all-new virtual option will be able to choose whether or not they’d like to receive a t-shirt. Runners who previously registered for the 5K are welcome to bring out their mutts for a brisk 3K strut, and will still receive a tech shirt with their registration!

The SPCA of Texas will continue to follow the news closely regarding all COVID-19 updates and will continue to adhere to all applicable guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the state and city government. This will, of course, play a significant factor in their planning efforts. Rescheduling this event has enabled the organization to provide everyone who makes Strut Your Mutt fun and impactful, the great experience that they expect and deserve in the safest environment possible.
 
All current registrations will automatically be applied to this rescheduled event. Remember that fundraising hasn’t stopped and when strutters feel comfortable, they may please continue! Also, those already registered can still ask their friends and family to join them at www.gostrut.org. Check out the fundraising toolkit at spca.org/symtools for tons of great fundraising tips, a link to download the brand new app, a social media guide, printable posters and more.
 
The SPCA of Texas sincerely thanks all of the Strut Your Mutt family for their support and patience. The organization will continue to share updates about their plans and outline specific procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of everyone at the event via e­mail and phone to registered participants, team captains, and sponsors, as well as on their Facebook event page and on gostrut.org.
 
The SPCA of Texas is grateful to its Strut Your Mutt sponsors, including: Presenting Sponsors: VCA Animal Hospitals, Hill’s Pet Nutrition; Registration/Beer Tent Sponsor: Guaranty Bank & Trust; VIP Food Tent Sponsor: ISN; Photo Booth Sponsor: GEICO Texas; Dog Toy Sponsor: ISN; Medical Team Sponsor: HomeAgain; Water Station Sponsor: North Texas Honda Dealers; Pooch Partner Sponsor: Dash Down Greenville; Media Sponsors: iHeart Radio, 106.1 KISS FM, Lone Star 92.5, 102.9 NOW; Entertainment Sponsors: DJ Mark Cutz and DJ Inzo from Radio DJs.

Please take a moment to let the SPCA of Texas know if you have any questions regarding your registration or sponsorship by emailing jscoggins@spca.org. Your voice matters, and the SPCA of Texas cares about your feedback.
 
The SPCA of Texas is looking forward to seeing happy tail wags on Sunday afternoon November 8! The organization urges everyone to stay safe and thanks you for supporting the SPCA of Texas and Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty.
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WHAT: The SPCA of Texas is participating in North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, a special emergency campaign to aid nonprofits on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, which will be held on Tuesday, May 5 from 6 a.m. - midnight. This is a special campaign of North Texas Giving Day, which is powered by Communities Foundation of Texas. Beginning on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, donors can make their gift early and create FUNdraising pages to rally support for their favorite nonprofits. To make a gift now, visit https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/spca-of-texas.

Three leaders in North Texas philanthropy invite the community join them on Tuesday, May 5, for an extraordinary giving effort for COVID-19 relief and recovery. The Dallas Cowboys, Communities Foundation of Texas, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas are bringing the global Giving Tuesday movement, #GivingTuesdayNow, to Dallas-Fort Worth with ‘North Texas Giving Tuesday Now.’ On this day, these organizations and others will lead the community in raising funds for the first responders and nonprofits who are on the front lines protecting, feeding, educating, and nurturing those who are most adversely affected by the impact of COVID-19.

North Texas Giving Tuesday Now will be an online campaign that will run on the Communities Foundation of Texas North Texas Giving Day platform. Donors can support the targeted relief and recovery funds with a gift of any amount, give directly to organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, and/or support the needs of more than 3,000 local nonprofits that participated in North Texas Giving Day 2019. 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 2020, from 6 a.m. to midnight

Beginning on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, donors can make their gift early and create FUNdraising pages to rally support for their favorite nonprofits.

HOW: Visit https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/spca-of-texas to make a gift now and learn more about supporting the SPCA of Texas for North Texas Giving Day Now.

WHY: All charitable organizations, including the SPCA of Texas, are reeling from the devastating impact of this global health emergency. From food pantries, to medical support and financial assistance, to displaced workers and educational programming challenges, there are people in our communities facing real needs, right now. Organizations that relied on spring campaigns and in-person experiences are particularly vulnerable right now with mass closures and indefinite shutdown. The needs are diverse and they are many, and these organizations urgently need support.

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3K Fun Run/Walk and 5K Timed Run Benefitting the SPCA of Texas to be Held at the Base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas

WHAT: Get ready to strut your stuff with your furry best friend and the SPCA of Texas at the 15th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. On Saturday, May 9th come join the party at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge near Trinity Groves in Dallas. Registration is $35 for the 3K Fun Run and $40 for the timed 5K (canine companions are welcome but not required). All money raised through Strut Your Mutt will help the SPCA of Texas rescue, rehome and rehabilitate thousands of animals in the DFW area. Register today, and start fundraising for the cause at gostrut.org! Online registration will be available until May 9.

The day-of festivities kick-off at 7:30 a.m. with registration and music provided by DJ Mark Cutz and DJ Inzo from Radio DJs. Then, head to the Revamped Security - Authorized ADT Dealer Main Stage for pre-race warm-ups with emcees from 106.1 KISS FM, 102.9 NOW and Lone Star 92.5 and the Dallas Mavericks ManiAACs. The timed 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 3K Fun Run will start at 9:30 a.m.

The goal of Strut Your Mutt is to raise awareness about animal cruelty in North Texas. The SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit rescues more than 2,500 animals from cruelty each year, many resulting in criminal convictions in multiple North Texas counties. The SPCA of Texas hopes to continue to positively impact this issue with the support of the community. 

All registrants can do even more help the SPCA of Texas raise funds for its critical work supporting our community’s most vulnerable pets and their people by participating in the individual and corporate fundraising challenges for cool prizes. Top fundraising challenge prizes will be awarded to participants who collect the most pledges. Donations may be made for Strut Your Mutt through May 31.

In addition to the walk and run, strutters will enjoy refreshments, as well as free food. There will also be plenty of family fun events for you to enjoy in our Bow-Wow-Bazaar and Meow Market, which will include vendor booths, activities for pets and kids, demonstrations and more!

The SPCA of Texas invites the community to take the next step and form a team at gostrut.org and fundraise to help the SPCA of Texas. Once you register your team and give it a memorable name, you can set up your fundraising goal, recruit team members and build team spirit through your team page. Strutters can also download the official Strut Your Mutt app for both iPhone and Android devices by visiting http://spcatx.app.link/, making it even easier to fundraise! 

The SPCA of Texas is grateful to its Strut Your Mutt sponsors, including: Presenting Sponsors: VCA Animal Hospitals, Hill’s Pet Nutrition; Main Stage Sponsor: Revamped Security - Authorized ADT Dealer; Registration/Beer Tent Sponsor: Guaranty Bank & Trust; VIP Food Tent Sponsor: ISN; Photo Booth Sponsor: GEICO Texas; Dog Toy Sponsor: ISN; Water Station Sponsor: North Texas Honda Dealers; Pooch Partner Sponsor: Dash Down Greenville; Media Sponsors: iHeart Radio, 106.1 KISS FM, Lone Star 92.5, 102.9 NOW; Entertainment Sponsors: Dallas Mavericks ManiAACs, DJ Mark Cutz and DJ Inzo from Radio DJs.

For high-profile sponsorship opportunities, please contact Victoria Albrecht at valbrecht@spca.org or 214-461-1846.

WHEN: Saturday, May 9 from 7:30 a.m. to noon
Festivities begin at 7:30 a.m.
Timed 5K begins at 8:30 a.m.
3K Walk/Run begins at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Trinity Groves
Base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas

COST: Registration fee for an individual is $35 for 3K and $40 for 5K.
Children 11 years old and under are free, but must register to receive food and a t-shirt.
Pets are also free, but must be leashed at all times.
All proceeds benefit the SPCA of Texas. 

HOW: For complete information and to register, create a team or sponsor an individual or a team, visit gostrut.org. Download the official Strut Your Mutt app for both iPhone and Android devices by visiting http://spcatx.app.link/.

 
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. For more information, visit spca.org

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SPCA OF TEXAS
(214) 742-SPCA * FAX (214) 461-1801

Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center,
Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic
and Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center
2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212

Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and
Animal Wellness Clinic at Village Fair
4830 Village Fair Drive, Dallas, TX 75224

Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center
and Spay/Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic
8411 FM 720, McKinney, TX 75070

 

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25th Anniversary Dash Down Greenville www.runproject.org

Dash Down Greenville and Support the SPCA of Texas!
25th Annual St. Paddy's Day Dash Down Greenville 5K is March 14, 2020

 

(DALLAS, TX), February 21, 2020 -- Lace up your luckiest running shoes and get ready to dash down Greenville Avenue in a sea of green! The 25th Annual St. Paddy's Day Dash Down Greenville 5K, benefitting the SPCA of Texas, is March 14, 2020. Registration is $35 until March 8th then prices will increase. Register today at www.runproject.org. When you register, be sure to choose the SPCA of Texas as the beneficiary. 

The SPCA of Texas is excited to take part in the festivities, which begin at 8:00 a.m. at Central Market on Lovers Lane. The race will be followed by an award ceremony, cash prizes and a FREE beer garden available for race participants. Registrants will receive a soft short sleeve race shirt and a special 25th anniversary finisher medal. There will also be live music by Division 80, games and a donut eating contest!

The SPCA of Texas is in need of 100 people to volunteer and help make this year's Dash Down Greenville a success. Plus, the SPCA of Texas will receive a $20 donation for EVERY volunteer that participates! All volunteer shifts are from 5am-11am, rain or shine. Volunteer assignments are given upon arrival and include tasks like bag check, registration, course monitors, beer garden, cheer stations, etc. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt as well as a swag bag at the end of their shift! When you volunteer, not only will you be helping to make the event a success, but you will be helping the SPCA of Texas receive donations, which helps us in our critical work providing vital services to our community’s most vulnerable pets and their people. If you would like to volunteer for the St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville for the SPCA of Texas, please contact Ashley Henderson at ahenderson@spca.org.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.runproject.org.

ABOUT THE SPCA OF TEXAS

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. For more information, visit spca.org.

ABOUT RUN PROJECT

The Run Project is a series of athletic events, with an emphasis on both a passion for running/biking and for GIVING BACK LOCALLY. Our events bolster local nonprofit organizations and causes with the goal of bringing a sense of community to everyone we serve. The Run Project is owned and produced by Racing Systems, Inc. For more information visit www.runproject.org

 

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SPCA OF TEXAS
(214) 742-SPCA * FAX (214) 461-1801

Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center,
Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic
and Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center
2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212

Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and
Animal Wellness Clinic at Village Fair
4830 Village Fair Drive, Dallas, TX 75224

Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center
and Spay/Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic
8411 FM 720, McKinney, TX 75070

 

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Group.jpg L-R: Russell E. Dealey, Debra Burns, Karen Urie, Jody Jones, Mary Spencer, Marsha Pendleton-Gray and Dr. Richard Gray

The warm December weather couldn’t stop 300 plus guests at the SPCA of Texas’ Jingle and Mingle Housewarming Party from donning their tackiest holiday sweaters, jackets and suits and getting into the spirit of the season on Sunday, December 8, 2018 at NorthPark Center. SPCA of Texas supporters enjoyed a lighthearted evening while celebrating the 29th annual Home for the Holidays event.

The joyful bunch chatted and enjoyed the laidback ambiance, examining 24 custom-made luxury dog houses and cat condos that were up for silent auction. All while enjoying delightful nibbles, including fresh veggie baguettes, tomato basil and fresh mozzarella skewers and petit focaccia bites with shaved honey ham, to name a few, and sipping on the signature drink of the evening, Merry Berry Pooch Punch, which featured Jameson Whiskey, cranberry juice, ginger beer, cranberries and fresh rosemary, all from Preston Hollow Catering. As guests nibbled and sipped, DJ Mark Cutz from Radiodjs.com played an awesome variety of party music, and even throw in some favorite holiday classics.

The architectural wonders were built by AIA Dallas and TEXO, The Construction Association members for the annual Bark + Build luxury Dog House/Design Competition. Competition Chair Jordan Ortiz and Chair Emeritus Mary Butler announced the winners, with the “Fetch House” taking home the Top Dog (People’s Choice) Award for receiving the most votes online. It was designed by CallisonRTKL and constructed by AECOM Hunt. Also, “TranquiliTea House,” designed by Leo Daly and constructed by Batson Cook, won the Best in Show Award.

Emcee Donovan Lewis from Sportsradio 1310 AM/96.7 FM The Ticket, kicked off the evening thanking everyone for their support of the annual event and informing the audience that since Home for the Holidays started 29 years ago, over 10,000 animals have found their forever homes. He called out another guest for having his personal favorite tackiest sweater of the evening, adding that he love it because it was the exact same one he had on…featuring a reindeer, sporting sunglasses, with lights on its antlers that said “Let it Glow!”

Lewis then introduced Debra Burns, SPCA of Texas’ Senior Vice President for Development, who thanked everyone for coming, inviting them to bid high on the pet houses and make a gift to help the SPCA of Texas care for North Texas’ neediest pets and introducing Mrs. Joan Rogers. Rogers said a few words of thanks, and, in a sweet moment of holiday merriment, Burns led an impromptu holiday sing along!

Sincere thanks to NorthPark Center for hosting the Home for the Holidays Bark + Build competition and Adoption Pavilion, and to AIA Dallas, and TEXO, The Construction Association for their generous support, creativity, and friendship in making Bark + Build possible. So far, the SPCA of Texas’ Home for the Holidays event has raised more than $87,000 to support the SPCA of Texas’ mission to provide every animal with exceptional care and a loving home. The event comes to a close on December 23rd, when the Adoption Pavilion run ends.

The SPCA of Texas sincerely thanks special donors, Bark + Build Lane Sponsor: Dr. Larry and Mrs. Joan Rogers; Companion Courtyard Sponsor: Hill's Pet Nutrition, as well as our Home for the Holidays Sponsors: Guaranty Bank and Trust, Jameson Black Barrel, North Texas Cheddarheads, Sewell Automotive Companies, VCA Animal Hospitals, Pet Supermarket, and Barefoot Wine.

Guests included: Russell E. Dealey, Mrs. Joan Rogers, Mary Spencer, Karen Urie, Marsha Pendleton-Gray and Dr. Richard Gray, Patricia Villareal and Tom Leatherbury, Mike and Catherine Merritt, Sandra and Colin Fite, Robert Dombrowski, Rick and Beverly Fetterman, Judge Clay Jenkins, Jody Jones, Denise Wallace, Bill Driscoll, Mary Butler, Jordan Ortiz and Cathy Boldt.