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(DALLAS, TX; McKINNEY, TX; WAXAHACHIE, TX); February 16, 2021 – Due to the ongoing inclement weather, the SPCA of Texas has rescheduled the Paws Cause minimal contact goody bag drive-through pick-up (and delivery to select donor levels) to Saturday, February 27 at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. In lieu of in-person festivities, the virtual event benefiting Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter and Wellness Initiative and the Mary Spencer Clinic at Village Fair will have a pre-recorded video to bring the mission of Paws Cause 2021 to guests posted the day of the event at www.pawscausedallas.com
 
The SPCA of Texas made the difficult decision to step back from holding Paws Cause 2020 in light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic. While there is hope on the horizon, the organization wanted to keep the momentum going for 2021 and make some adjustments to keep health and wellness in mind. Rather than a festive event during this outbreak, the SPCA of Texas will continue to focus on animals in need – especially those belonging to those suffering from illness and loss of work. 

Paws Cause 2021?is sure to be a tail-wagging success thanks to?Chair Whitney Eichinger. Goody bags will including a bottle of bubbly, chocolate morsels, a special stemless flute emblazoned with the Paws Cause logo, a La Croix sparkling beverage and an SPCA of Texas bandana for the four-legged friend in your life, all in a custom goody bag provided by Tory Burch.

All proceeds from Paws Cause 2021 benefit the Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter and Wellness Initiative and the Mary Spencer Clinic at Village Fair. The Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter and Wellness Initiative and the Mary Spencer Clinic at Village Fair provide much-needed to care to pets in underserved areas, for free or at a low-cost that families can afford. These services bring pets and their people closer together and allow the SPCA of Texas to give back to the community.

To ?support Paws Cause or to learn more about high profile sponsorship opportunities, visit? www.pawscausedallas.com. Visit the Paws Cause Facebook Event page to help us spread the word!? 
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 The SPCA of Texas is excited to announce that the 16th Annual Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and VCA Animal Hospitals, will take place virtually the weekend of May 6-8, 2021. At this time, due to safety concerns with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event is virtual, and minimal contact swag bag pick-ups will take place the weekend of the event at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas from noon to 2 p.m. The SPCA of Texas is inviting its supporters and friends to register, form teams and raise funds to end animal cruelty, as the SPCA of Texas needs the support of the community now more than ever during these challenging times. To get started right away, visit gostrut.org.

The goal of Strut Your Mutt is to raise awareness about animal cruelty in North Texas. The SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit responds to thousands of calls to rescue abandoned or neglected animals, many resulting in criminal convictions in multiple North Texas counties. This critical work continues, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

To participate, register and form a team at their all new website, gostrut.org, and fundraise to help the SPCA of Texas. Registration for a virtual strutter with a sport t-shirt is $40, a virtual strutter with a t-shirt is $35 and a virtual strutter without a t-Shirt is $25. From now until February 5, use discount code READYSETSTRUT for $5 off registration. Additionally, runners can track their mileage with apps such as Run Keeper and Strava. Once a team is registered and given a memorable name, strutters can set up a fundraising goal, recruit team members and build team spirit through their team page.

Strutters can go the extra mile and recruit friends and family to show their support by making a donation in honor of them, their own four-legged friends and all of the animals rescued from animal cruelty. The SPCA of Texas needs the community’s support now more than ever during these challenging times, as their work to end animal cruelty is more important than ever. 
 
Then, between now and May 8, strutters can walk or run from the safety their neighborhoods or their favorite paths, tracks or trails…with their best canine friends by their side, of course! All at their own pace.


All registrants can do even more help the SPCA of Texas raise funds for its critical work ending animal cruelty 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.

For even more fun, virtual participants can check out the Virtual Village, presented by ISN Software Corporation, at gostrut.org to check out special info and more from sponsors and virtual vendors! 

The SPCA of Texas is grateful to its Strut Your Mutt sponsors, including: Presenting Sponsors: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, VCA Animal Hospitals; Virtual Village Sponsor: ISN Software Corporation; Dog Toy Sponsor: ISN Software Corporation; and Silver Bone Sponsor: LaCroix Sparkling Water. 

For high-profile sponsorship opportunities, please contact Travis Hill at thill@spca.org or 214-461-5158. For information about the event, please contact Jan Scoggins at jscoggins@spca.org or 214-461-1830. 
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 emergency 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 spca.org.
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(DALLAS, TX; McKINNEY, TX); November 10, 2020 – The SPCA of Texas is excited to announce that its 30th annual Home for the Holidays and 6th annual Bark + Build Luxury Dog House and Cat Condo Design/Build Competition and Adoption Event will be held virtually now through December 31, 2020.

The Bark + Build Luxury Dog House and Cat Condo Design/Build Competition and silent auction kicked off on November 9, 2020 with 18 custom-made houses being placed up for silent auction. These one-of-a-kind creations were designed and built by members of the American Institutes of Architects Dallas Chapter (AIA Dallas) and TEXO, The Construction Association

All of the entries will be auctioned off online at spcaholidays.com
. You can bid online until 8 p.m. on December 28, 2020. All money raised will go towards the SPCA of Texas' important mission to provide every animal exceptional care and a loving home. 

All entries for AIA Dallas and TEXO, The Construction Association's Bark + Build Luxury Dog House and Cat Condo Design/Build Competition will be judged on both design and construction quality by a jury panel. Awards include: Top Dog Award, Best in Show Award, Hot Dog Award, Teacup Pup Award, Furr-Niture Award, Big Dog Award and the Cat Condo Award. The Top Dog Award will be presented to the home with the most bids in the silent auction.

The sixth annual Bark + Build competition will feature six pet houses at NorthPark Center from November 19 - December 28 and select pet homes at the Architecture and Design Exchange in Dallas from November 5 - December 7 and at select Sewell Automotive Companies locations from December 7 - December 28.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SPCA of Texas will not have pets available for adoption at NorthPark Center as it has in the past years. Instead, the SPCA of Texas will be having an ongoing adoption special, sponsored by Sewell Automotive Companies, from November 10 through December 31, 2020. During this time, adoption fees for adult cats and dogs will be 50% off at both the SPCA of Texas' Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas and the SPCA of Texas' Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.

Adoptable pets will be featured online at www.spca.org/findapet. Adoptions will be available by appointment only by visiting www.spca.org/dogadopt to inquire about a dog and www.spca.org/catadopt to inquire about a cat.

For more information about Home for the Holidays, please visit www.spcaholidays.com

The SPCA of Texas is grateful to NorthPark Center, AIA Dallas and TEXO, The Construction Association for their generous support, creativity, and friendship. 

The SPCA of Texas is tremendously thankful to our sponsors, including: Sewell Automotive Companies, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, VCA Animal Hospitals, Jameson Black Barrel, and La Croix Sparkling Water.

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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.