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The SPCA of Texas' 12th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty on Saturday, May 13 
Presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and Hill's Pet Nutrition

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


WHAT:
Lace up those sneakers, get ready to roll out with your best tailwaggin’ friend and come join the party on Saturday, May 13 in Trinity Groves for the SPCA of Texas’ 12th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and Hill's Pet Nutrition. Registration is $35 for 3K and $40 for 5K per person (canine companions are welcome but not required). Register today at strutyourmutt.info!

The festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration, breakfast and vendors to visit and activities for everyone. The timed 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 3K walk/fun run will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The SPCA of Texas' Strut Your Mutt race is focused on the Race to End Animal Cruelty. Animal cruelty is an enormously important problem in North Texas, and one that the SPCA of Texas can positively impact with the support of the community. The SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit at the SPCA of Texas has full-time professional humane investigators, educators, a supervisor and a case manager. The Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit receives an average of 3,000 calls for help and investigates more than 2,500 animal cruelty cases each year, many resulting in criminal convictions. As a result of these cases, the SPCA of Texas is successful in rescuing over 2,000 animals out of harm's way every year in multiple Texas counties.

In addition to the walk, strutters will enjoy mimosas and refreshments, as well as free hot dogs and hamburgers provided by Fuddrucker's. We will also have plenty of family-fun events for you to enjoy in our Bow-Wow-Bazaar, which will include vendor booths, activities for pets and kids, demonstrations and more!

Everyone who registers can also help the SPCA of Texas raise funds by collecting pledges for cool prizes and participating in the individual and corporate fundraising challenges. Online registration will be available until May 12. 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.

Take the next step and form a team at strutyourmutt.info 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.

SPONSORS INCLUDE: Platinum Paw Presenting Sponsors: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, VCA Animal Hospitals; Golden Collar Sponsor: Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Geico Texas, Sewell Automotive Companies; Silver Bone Sponsors: CC Carpet Flooring and Design Center, Guaranty Bank and Trust, Orangetheory Fitness, Saint Bernard, Whole Foods Market; Best Friend Sponsors: Noah's Bark All Natural Dog Biscuits, Hollywood Feed, Luke's Locker, RunFAR Racing Services, Trinity Groves Association; Strut Supporter: Alphagraphics at Market Center, CareNow, Crowe Horwath LLP, Cypress at Trinity Groves; Hospitality Sponsors: Fuddrucker's, Kroger, PepsiCo.; Media Sponsors: 99.5 The Wolf, Dallas Morning News, DHD Films, and The New Hot 93.3FM.

WHEN: Saturday, May 13 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 (includes free food, a t-shirt and bandana).
Children 11 years old and under are free, but must register to receive food and a t-shirt.
There is no charge for dogs to participate.
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 strutyourmutt.info.


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 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 seven 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.

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

Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center
and Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic
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 Stacy Road, McKinney, TX 75070

 

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Mayor Mike Rawlings, Katy Murray & James Bias.jpg (L-R) Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Katy Murray (SPCA of Texas Board Chair), James Bias (SPCA of Texas President/CEO). Photography credit: Thomas Garza Photography.

On Sunday, January 29, the SPCA of Texas’ Paws Cause, “Pawsitively Dallas Strong,” at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center saw more than 300 animal lovers come together to benefit the Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair and the South Dallas Pet Initiative. The event attendees were welcomed with a purple search light, a purple carpet, dancing dog and cat mascots and actual dogs and cats galore.

Inside, guests enjoyed gourmet food from some of Dallas’ finest chefs, imbibed luscious libations--including the “Pawsitive Delight” signature drink, danced the night away to musical entertainment by Goga, took part in the Bone Appetite restaurant drawing and had their pictures snapped at the Flipbook photo booth. A raffle of high-end items tempted attendees with fine art, photography packages, pet care products, designer purses, fine jewelry and more. A highly successful live auction and Pony Up for Paws fundraiser completed the night.

Haute cuisine stations from several of the Metroplex’s best restaurants, including Salum, Parigi, Pink Magnolia, Cane Rosso, Whistle Britches and 3015 at Trinity Groves tempted guests with everything from  sumptuous savories to decadent desserts.

Paws Cause 2017 was a tail-wagging success thanks to Honorary Chair of Paws Cause 2017, Andrea Alcorn, and the Steering Committee, which included: Jane Arrington, Steve Atkinson, Rebecca Belew, Diane Brierley, Andie Comini, Phyllis Comu, Giana DePaul, Gwen Echols, Kristen Greenberg, Whitney Keltch, Christina Miller, Pam Ragon, Abraham Salum, Gloria Snead, Karen Urie and Cathy Zigrossi.  

At the pinnacle of the party, Mayor Mike Rawlings first addressed the crowd.

“The spay and neuter initiative that the SPCA is taking on is the lynchpin of the plan…to solve the situation in South Dallas that is hurting neighborhoods,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “We’ve got tens of thousands of dogs that need to have this operation and I believe that when we do that we will not only make the lives of those dogs better, but the lives of the neighbors and the strength of Dallas will come with it.”

Then, SPCA of Texas Senior Vice President Debra Burns, Committee member Karen Urie, Honorary Chair Andrea Alcorn, SPCA of Texas President and CEO James Bias and SPCA of Texas Board Chair Katy Murray took turns thanking the guests and encouraging them to give. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson spoke in support of the partnership between the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office’s Animal Cruelty Unit and the SPCA of Texas.

The event raised more than $150,000 for the Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair and the SPCA of Texas’ South Dallas Pet Initiative.

All proceeds from the Paws Cause event benefit the Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair and fund spay and neuter efforts in the Dallas community. This includes the SPCA of Texas’ programs that aim to support the pets and people of South Dallas to help address the serious stray animal, pet homelessness and pet overpopulation issues, also supporting the preservation of the bond between pets and people and keeping pets and the community healthy and safe.

Attendees included Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson, Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, Bobbi Snyder, Stacey and Arnie Verbeek, Bob Minyard, Candace Rubin, Ann Marcus, SPCA of Texas Board Chair Katy Murray, Diane and Hal Brierley, Gwen and Leldon Echols, Marsha Pendleton-Gray and Dr. Richard Gray, Mary and Skip Trimble, Stacey and Don Kivowitz, Mary Spencer, Betsy Orton and Sharon Fancher, Mike and Catherine Merritt, and Claire and Kurt Schwarz.

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Photo Credit: Mark Scheyer photos

The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present Paws Cause 2017, “Pawsitively Dallas Strong,” on Sunday, January 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the beautiful Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. The event benefits the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair in South Dallas and the South Dallas Pet Initiative. Tickets are limited, and can be purchased online at www.pawscausedallas.com.

This casual, fun-filled evening features wonderful food from local chefs, libations, musical entertainment by Goga, the always popular Bone Appétit restaurant raffle, and of course, a chance to mingle with some furry friends.

Guests will enjoy portable haute cuisine from several of the Metroplex’s finest restaurants, including Salum, Parigi, Pink Magnolia, Cane Rosso, Whistle Britches, 3015 at Trinity Groves and Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts.

The Honorary Chair of Paws Cause 2017 is Andrea Alcorn—Dallas marketing executive, philanthropist extraordinaire and adorer of animals. The 2017 Steering Committee includes: Jane Arrington, Steve Atkinson, Rebecca Belew, Diane Brierley, Andie Comini, Phyllis Comu, Giana DePaul, Gwen Echols, Kristen Greenberg, Whitney Keltch, Christina Miller, Pam Ragon, Abraham Salum, Gloria Snead, Karen Urie and Cathy Zigrossi.

Paws Cause 2017 is sincerely grateful to the following sponsors: Diamond Sponsors: Andrea Alcorn, Friedman & Feiger, LLP and Dr. Richard Gray & Marsha Pendleton Gray; Gold Sponsors: Diane & Hal Brierley, the Durham Family Foundation, Forty Five Ten, Gwen & Leldon Echols, In Memory of Guy T. Marcus, Trinity Industries, Inc. and Patricia Villareal & Tom Leatherbury; Silver Sponsors: Ralph Lauren – Highland Park and Skip & Mary L. Trimble; Copper Sponsors: Sharon Devereux, Stacey & Don Kivowitz, Katy Murray, Ray & Patricia A. Smerge, Pam Ragon, Redfin Real Estate, Claire & Kurt Schwarz and Sandra Urie & Frank Herron; Bronze Sponsors: MaryLynn M. Black, Karen & Phil Drayer, Cassie Evans & Hattie Pearl Decker, Hillary Hurst & Mark Schwarz, Bobby Minyard, Carol Orr, Penny Rivenbark Patton, Lucilo A. Pena, Candace Rubin, Mary Spencer, Susie Swanson, Chad West and Mr. & Mrs. David Yost. Special thanks to Ralph Lauren – Highland Park Village, Susie Swanson Residential Real Estate and Kristen Greenberg – KMG Events.

Paws Cause is committed to supporting the SPCA of Texas’ programs that aim to support the pets and people of South Dallas through sponsorships and donations to help address the serious stray animal and animal overpopulation issue. In particular, Paws Cause raises funds for the following programs:

  • The Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair strategically located in South Dallas providing low cost medical services as well as anchoring the overall South Dallas effort.
  • The recently launched SPCA of Texas Mobile Surgical Unit which is targeting neighborhoods at risk due to animal overpopulation as well as providing assistance to the elderly or citizens with transportation challenges.
  • Outreach and Education Services with “boots on the ground” door to door contact educating local residents as to the benefits of humane animal stewardship.
  • Free and Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness service to the neediest communities.

Programs and initiatives as ambitious and far reaching as these not only encourage the health and humane treatment of animals but also serve to make our communities better places.

To purchase tickets or to learn more about high profile sponsorship opportunities, visit www.pawscausedallas.com. Visit the Paws Cause Facebook Event page and the Paws Cause Facebook page to help us spread the word!

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(L-R) Katy Murray, James Bias, Karen Urie Photo courtesy Thomas Garza Photography

Light from Ralph Lauren Holiday candles glinted off of the magnificent crystal chandelier gracing the entryway of the Ralph Lauren Boutique at Highland Park village on Wednesday, December 1, where ladies and gentlemen gathered in the holiday spirit to celebrate Paws Cause and shop for friends and family, all to benefit the SPCA of Texas. Guests sipped wine and champagne and nibbled decadent macarons as they browsed.

Sincere thanks to Susie Swanson for hosting and to the Ralph Lauren store for welcoming the festive crowd and for donating a portion of the proceeds from the event's sales to the SPCA of Texas. Many of the guests were spotted walking out with armfuls of beribboned boxes and bags!            

Guests included Honorary Chair Andrea Alcorn, steering committee member and heartbeat of Paws Cause 2017 Karen Urie, SPCA of Texas Board Chair Katy Murray, Susie Swanson, Diane Brierley, Gloria Snead, Penny Rivenbark, Judy Davis, Penny Patton, Kevin Coffey, Mary Spencer, Jocelyn White, Nancy Latner, Sharon Fancher, Steve Atkinson, Kristen Greenberg, SPCA of Texas President & CEO James Bias and SPCA of Texas Senior Vice President of Development Debra Burns.

Paws Cause will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in West Dallas. Paws Cause is committed to supporting the SPCA of Texas’ programs that aim to support the pets and people of South Dallas through sponsorships and donations to help address the serious stray animal and animal overpopulation issue. For more information, visit www.pawscausedallas.com

Photos courtesy Thomas Garza Photography.

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SPCA of Texas paints the town purple!

The week of September 19th, the SPCA of Texas brought in a record-breaking amount of fundraising revenue in a short time-frame. The organization lit up the town purple, figuratively and literally, as it celebrated raising more than $1 Million and the Omni Dallas and the Bank of America building glowed purple. The funding came in several ways.

Chipotle Mexican Grill donated a portion of their proceeds from all 67 Metroplex-area restaurants earned on Tuesday, September 20th back to the SPCA of Texas for a total of $7,700. 

North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 22nd, surpassed expectations, resulting in a total of $311,000 to include a $50,000 challenge match and bonus funds from 2,151 gifts coming into the SPCA of Texas (almost double the amount raised in 2015). 

The SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball gala, “Shedding Light on Their Future,” on Saturday, September 24th at the Omni Dallas was a sell-out with 1,200 guests in attendance, resulting in more than $510,000 raised. 

In addition, $185,000 in estate gifts were received and $57,000 in grants were gifted.

Thanks to the amazing generosity of the Metroplex community!

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Fur Ball 2016 Chairs Photography credit: QC Cong/XO Photography (L-R): Phyllis Comu, Sandra Fite and Kristen Greenberg

The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present Fur Ball 2016, “Shedding Light on Their Future,” to be held on Saturday, September 24 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The elegant, black-tie gala will include dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions for over 1,000 guests. The event is sure to sell out so reserve your tickets today at www.FurBallDallas.com.  Individual tickets are $225 and a table for ten is $2,000. Sponsorships start at $3,000.

The over-the-top live and silent auctions feature more than 300 items at all price levels. Live auction items include fabulous trips, a gorgeous diamond ring, decadent dining and a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a private luxury suite at the American Airlines Center for the sold-out Adele concert on November 2, 2016.

This year’s Fur Ball is raising the bar with headline entertainment by Limelight, a party, variety and dance band that features top flight singers and musicians from around the country.

Fur Ball 2016 is sure to be a tail-wagging success thanks to honorary chairs D’Andra Simmons & Jeremy Lock, Anne & Steve Stodghill and Drs. Wendy & John Vandermeer; chair Phyllis Comu; co-chair Kristen Greenberg; auction chair Sandra Fite; and event emcee LeeAnne Locken.

Karen Urie is the recipient of the 2016 Mary Spencer Humanitarian Award. This award, named for animal advocate extraordinaire Mary Spencer, honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in the lives of animals in North Texas. It was Karen's volunteer effort in 2007 when she served on the Paws Cause event committee that first introduced her to the SPCA of Texas. Since then Karen has been actively involved with a myriad of SPCA of Texas activities and events and is currently a board member. Karen’s voice for animals speaks loud and clear, and the SPCA of Texas is indeed fortunate to have her support. Karen Urie is currently a real estate agent and internal marketing consultant with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

We sincerely thank our special partners including Rescuer sponsor: Jan & Trevor Rees-Jones. Defender sponsors: Marsha Pendleton-Gray & Richard Gray, Stacey & Don Kivowitz, Katy Murray, Patricia Villareal & Tom Leatherbury. Patron Party Sponsor: Northern Trust. Liberator sponsors: Diane & Hal Brierley, H-E-B/Central Market, Hill A. & Rene Feinberg, Anne & Steve Stodghill and Sandra Urie.  Advocate sponsors: Alphagraphics, Andrea Alcorn, BKD, LLP, CityVet, Earthwater/Phyllis & CJ Comu, Gwen & Leldon Echols, Sandra Fite/TEAM FITE-O, Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas, Linda Genneken, Robert Goldberg, Kristen & Scott Greenberg, Ken Hatley, Teresa Henderson, Robert C. Horne, Jack Knox, Jimmy Choo, PwC, Joseph Quinn, Pam Ragon, Residences at the Stoneleigh, Steven Rivard, Law Office of Claire Collins Schwarz & Mary Spencer and Drs. John & Wendy Vandermeer. Exclusive Print/Digital Media Sponsor: PaperCity Magazine. Proud Official Wine Sponsor: Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Edna Valley Vineyard.

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 exceptional care and a loving home. All money raised through Fur Ball 2016 will go directly to the SPCA of Texas to help rescue, heal and find homes for thousands of animals.

Purchase your tickets today, visit www.FurBallDallas.com

 

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Project Ruffway April 2, 7 p.m.

Canine couture will meet feline fashion at the SPCA of Texas headquarters. The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas, co-chairs Betsy Orton and Brian Walker along with Honorary Chair Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia will produce a high-end fashion show with celebrity models and their dogs with special thanks to Rhonda Sargent Chambers with RSC Productions.  Steve Kemble, Master of Ceremonies, will grace the catwalk. The funds raised will fund a new Emergency Rescue Vehicle for the Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit at the SPCA of Texas. Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, 2400 Lone Star Drive, 214-461-1883, http://www.spca.org/glfd

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WHAT: Lace up those sneakers, get ready to roll out with your best tailwaggin’ friend and come join the party on Saturday, May 14 in Trinity Groves for the SPCA of Texas’ 11th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty. Registration is $35 for 3K and $40 for 5K per person and canine companions are welcome (but not required). Register today at strutyourmutt2016.com!

The festivities begin at 8 a.m. with registration, breakfast, vendors to visit and activities for everyone. The timed 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the 3K Walk/Fun Run begins at 9:15 a.m.

The SPCA of Texas' Strut Your Mutt race is focused on the Race to End Animal Cruelty. Animal cruelty is an enormously important problem in North Texas, and one that the SPCA of Texas can positively impact with the support of the community. The SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit at the SPCA of Texas has full-time professional humane investigators, educators, a supervisor and a case manager. The Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit receives an average of 3,000-5,000 calls for help and investigates more than 3,000 animal cruelty cases each year, some resulting in criminal convictions. As a result of these cases, the SPCA of Texas is successful in rescuing over 2,000 animals out of harm's way every year in multiple Texas counties.

In addition to the walk, strutters will enjoy beer and refreshments, as well as free hot dogs and hamburgers. We will also have plenty of family-fun events for you to enjoy in our Bow-Wow-Bazaar, which will include vendor booths, activities for pets and kids, demonstrations and more! Families will jam out while they bounce, giggle and play in the Kids Zone.

Everyone who registers can also help the SPCA of Texas raise funds by collecting pledges for cool prizes and participating in the individual and corporate fundraising challenges. Online registration will be available until May 13. 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.

Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: VCA Animal Hospitals; Bronze Bark Sponsors: Luke's Locker, PepsiCo and Trinity Groves Association; and Man's Best Friend Sponsor: Saint Bernard Sports.

WHEN: Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to noon
Festivities begin at 8 a.m.
Timed 5K begins at 9 a.m.
3K Walk/Run begins at 9:15 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 (includes free food, a t-shirt and bandana).
Children 11 years old and under are free, but must register to receive food and a t-shirt.
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 strutyourmutt2016.com

 

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. The non-profit organization operates two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators to respond to thousands of calls in nine 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 humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. For more information, visit www.spca.org.

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

Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center
and Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic
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 Stacy Road, McKinney, TX 75070

 

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Kristen Greenberg, Fur Ball 2016 Co-Chair; Sandra Fite, Fur Ball 2016 Auction Chair; Phyllis Comu, Fur Ball 2016 Chair

It was a festively out of this world evening as friends gathered at Matthew Trent Jewelry Design Studio at the Plaza at Preston Center in Dallas on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 for a Cosmic Holiday Celebration to support the SPCA of Texas’ upcoming Fur Ball 2016! Guests were all decked out in holiday splendor, and joined Chair Phyllis Comu, Co-Chair Kristen Greenberg and Auction Chair Sandra Fite for a cosmically fantastic night filled with holiday cheer.

Gorgeously delicate dog bone necklaces in gold, white gold and silver, custom-made by Matthew Trent Jewelry Design Studio just for the soiree, along with other dazzlingly bejeweled masterpieces glistened brightly on display. The festive lights of the Plaza at Preston Center shone in the background, complementing the delightfully warm glow of the party. 

Champagne and wine were passed while guests enjoyed a plethora of delectable delicacies which included petit Caesar salad in parmesan nests, apricot and goat cheese lollipops, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, guacamole in a corn chip cup, a cheese platter and chocolate and gingerbread cake balls. The evening's superb staffing was provided thanks to KMG Events.

Sincere thanks to Matthew Trent Jewelry Design Studio for welcoming the festive crowd and for donating 10% of proceeds from the evening's sales to the SPCA of Texas! Special thanks to Matthew and Lori Trent and Kiley Trent and her fiancée Mac Kelly and their dog Melee (an SPCA of Texas alum!) for hosting the beautiful bash. Matthew Trent is known for creating the best possible experience for every customer by creating a piece of jewelry like no other, utilizing their creative designers, knowledgeable jewelers and passionate employees.

The Cosmic Holiday Celebration was held in support of the SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball 2016, DFW’s salute to the bond between people and their pets. The elegant black-tie gala will delight the senses with dancing, headline entertainment and live and silent auctions. SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball 2016 will be held on Saturday, September 24 from 6:30 p.m. - midnight at the Omni Dallas.

All money raised through the Cosmic Holiday Celebration and Fur Ball 2016 will go towards the SPCA of Texas' important mission to rescue, heal, and find loving homes for vulnerable animals.

Guests included Jan Rees-Jones, Phyllis Comu, Kristen Greenberg, Sandra Fite, Katie Murray (SPCA of Texas Board Member), Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Karen Lukin, Cynthia Smoot, Stacey Kivowitz (SPCA of Texas Board Member), Dr. Larry and Mrs. Joan Rogers, George and Barbara Langdon, Mary Lozano, Cassie Evans Decker (SPCA of Texas Board Member) and her precious daughter Hattie Pearl Decker, Joyce Fox and Kellie Thompson.

All photos courtesy of Thomas Garza Photography.

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18 luxury dog homes up for raffle for the Bark + Build portion of the SPCA of Texas' Home for the Holidays event at NorthPark Center. Thanks to AIA Dallas and Texo Association members for designing and building these spectacular dog houses! (photo courtesy Jerry McClure)

The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present the 25th annual Home for the Holidays event at NorthPark Center going on now through December 23, 2015. This signature event brings shoppers and pet lovers together to raise awareness for homeless pets, and to help these wonderful animals find a forever, loving family.

The Home for the Holidays Adoption Pavilion is located at NorthPark Center on Level One between Macy's and Dillard's. The SPCA of Texas features adoptable pets every day until December 23 from noon to 6 p.m. with the hope that over 250 animals will find their forever homes this holiday season. In fact, just over the opening weekend, 44 pets found their forever homes at the Home for the Holidays Adoption Pavilion! Since the SPCA of Texas' first year of Home for the Holidays in 1990, over 10,000 pets have been adopted. Children who visited NorthPark center with their parents and adopted a pet, are now coming back as adults with their families and adopting again. This event is a holiday tradition for many families here in North Texas.

The Bark + Build luxury dog home raffle portion of Home for the Holidays kicked off November 16 with the installation of eighteen custom-made dog houses at NorthPark Center on Level One between Dillard's and Macy's. These one-of-a-kind dog houses were designed and built by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Dallas) and TEXO, The Construction Association members. Raffle tickets are $5 a piece or five raffle tickets for $20, and have been available at NorthPark Center and at www.spca.org/homefortheholidays2015. The Bark + Build luxury dog homes are on display through December 7.  The drawings to select the winner of each dog house were held at the close of the event on December 8, and one of the dog houses will be named “Top Dog” as the most popular based on ticket sales.

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

For more details about the SPCA of Texas’ Home for the Holidays, visit www.SPCA.org/Homefortheholidays2015.