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Fur Ball Patron Party.jpg (L-R): Cameron Gummer, Sandra Fite, Cindy Lindsley. Photography credit: Thomas Garza Photography

Fur Ball 2017 Patron Party
Hosted by Amy and Malone Mitchell
4321 St. Johns Drive
Dallas, Texas 75205
Wednesday, September 20
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.?

In the golden glow of the late summer sunset on Wednesday, September 20, in the heart of Highland Park, patrons and friends gathered at the home of Amy and Malone Mitchell to celebrate the SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball 2017, Reigning Cats and Dogs. Guests sipped champagne, wine and the signature drink for the evening, the Meow Margarita featuring Milagro Tequila, as they chatted with excited anticipation about the upcoming gala.

Guests were serenaded by pianist Kevin Sutton as they toured the Mitchell’s stunning mansion and lush grounds.

An overabundant table of savories were enjoyed, including chicken quesadillas; chili con queso and roasted pepper salsa; towers of cheese, crackers and charcuterie plates; mountains of summer vegetables with red pepper and spinach hummus; herbed chicken lollipops and prime rib bites. Delightful desserts included decadent chocolate mousse shots and chocolate-covered roasted marshmallows. The evening's sublime food was provided by Wendy Krispin Catering.

As the evening wound down, words of appreciation filled the air. Alex Winslow, Wealth Strategist from Northern Trust, Patron Party Sponsor, thanked friends, patrons and SPCA of Texas staff for their partnership, and celebrated helping to find all of the animals a “Fur Ball forever home.” James Bias, SPCA of Texas President and CEO, thanked Northern Trust for their partnership, thanked Chair Cindy Lindsley, Auction Chair Sandra Fite, the Fur Ball Host Committee and Auction Committee for their amazing work to make this year’s event a stunning success. He also thanked all Fur Ball patrons for helping the organization “to say yes to helping animals, whether we’re saving an animal on a cruelty case, providing spay or neuter services to pets in Southern Dallas and most recently, saying yes to caring for over 600 animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.” Board Member Stacey Kivowitz praised the public for the fantastic response to the need of animals and their people in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Debra Burns, Sr. Vice President for Development thanked the SPCA of Texas’ staff, Board of Directors and all Fur Ball committees and sponsors and invited everyone to, “Get your dance cards ready and your dancing shoes on!”

Guests included Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, Russell Dealey, Lynn McBee, Diane and Hal Brierley, Katy Murray, Alanna Sarabia, Stacey and Don Kivowitz, Gloria Snead, Steve and Marty Scruggs, Krista Tankersley, Marsha Pendleton-Gray and Dr. Richard Gray, Steve Atkinson and Ted Kincaid, David and Carolyn Kubes, Karen Urie, Betsy Orton and Sharon Fancher, Kristen Greenberg, Linda Chapa, Sanjay and Ann Agrawal and Deb Goldstein.

Fur Ball 2017, Reigning Cats and Dogs, will be held on Saturday, September 30 at the Omni Dallas Hotel from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit www.furballdallas.com

Fur Ball 2017 is sure to be a tail-wagging success thanks to chair Cindy Lindsley; auction chair Sandra Fite; auction co-chair Cameron Gummer; co-chairs Laura Floyd, Allie Jarvie and Jennifer Lindsley; and event emcee Alanna Sarabia.

All money raised through Fur Ball will support the SPCA of Texas, as the organization rescues, heals and finds homes for tens of thousands of animals each year. 

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50% of Chipotle Fundraiser Sales from the DFW Area on September 19 Will Benefit the SPCA of Texas

(DALLAS/MCKINNEY, TX); September 18, 2017 -- The SPCA of Texas and Chipotle Mexican Grill are partnering to support animal welfare in North Texas. Chipotle will be donating half of all Dallas-Fort Worth-area restaurant fundraiser sales on Tuesday, September 19 to the SPCA of Texas, the leading, local, 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization in North Texas. The fundraiser provides a way for supporters of the SPCA of Texas to raise money for the organization to support the mission of providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home.

“We take great pride in being the voice for animals who cannot speak for themselves,” said James Bias, President and CEO for the SPCA of Texas. “We’re excited to encourage DFW-area residents to help raise funds for the SPCA of Texas by grabbing lunch or dinner at Chipotle on September 19.”

There are three ways DFW residents can ensure 50 percent of their Chipotle purchase on Tuesday, September 19, benefits the SPCA of Texas:

  • Bring the fundraiser flyer in to the restaurant, and show it to the cashier.
  • Pull up a fundraiser flyer or social post using a phone, and show it to the cashier.
  • At checkout, tell the cashier you’re there to participate in the SPCA of Texas fundraiser.

Plus, meet your next four-legged best friend at Chipotle at 11613 N Central Expy Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75243. The SPCA of Texas' mobile adoption team will be onsite from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All pets are only $25 to adopt! Adoptions fees includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older and a FIV/FeLV test for cats 4 months and older, initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of free PetHealth Insurance provided by PetPlan, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a free year-long subscription to Activ4Pets, a rabies tag and a free leash. 

For more information about Chipotle, including how to find the restaurant nearest you, visit www.chipotle.com.

ABOUT CHIPOTLE
Steve Ells, Founder, Chairman and CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in an interactive style allowing people to get exactly what they want. Chipotle seeks out extraordinary ingredients that are not only fresh, but that are raised responsibly, with respect for the animals, land, and people who produce them. Chipotle prepares its food using real, whole ingredients, and is the only national restaurant brand that prepares its food using no added colors, flavors or other industrial additives typically found in fast food. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in Denver in 1993 and now operates more than 2,300 restaurants. For more information, visit www.Chipotle.com


ABOUT THE SPCA OF TEXAS

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit organization operates two shelters, an animal rescue center, three spay/neuter clinics and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators to 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 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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The SPCA of Texas Presents
Fur Ball 2017: Reigning Cats and Dogs

Gala to be held September 30 at the Omni Dallas Hotel


The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present Fur Ball 2017, “Reigning Cats and Dogs,” to be held on Saturday, September 30 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. Tickets are available today at www.FurBallDallas.com.  Individual tickets are $300 and table sponsorships start at $3,000.

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 2017 is sure to be a tail-wagging success thanks to chair Cindy Lindsley; auction chair Sandra Fite; auction co-chair Cameron Gummer; co-chairs Laura Floyd, Allie Jarvie and Jennifer Lindsley; and event emcee Alanna Sarabia.

The SPCA of Texas is proud to present the 2017 Mary Spencer Humanitarian Award to the Dallas Morning News for their comprehensive, ongoing coverage of the loose dog problem and subsequent suffering of animals and people in Southern Dallas. 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. The Dallas Morning News has and continues to shine a light on the heartbreaking issue of suffering on the part of people and pets taking place in the most underserved area in Dallas. Their coverage in no small part contributed to the subsequent funding of the largest-scale spay/neuter, vaccination and microchipping effort in the nation to date by many of the most prominent charities in North Texas. Their voice, calling attention to animal issues, is loud, clear and unwavering, and the pets and people of North Texas are fortunate indeed for this.

We sincerely thank our special partners, including Diamond sponsor: Russell E. Dealey. Sapphire sponsors: Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Colin and Sandra Fite, H/3 Foundation, Northern Trust, Trevor and Jan Rees-Jones and Sewell Automotive. Ruby sponsor: Chipotle and Dr. Delphinium. Emerald sponsors: Linda and Ozzie Chapa, Dr. Loren Glasser and Jill Bee, Guaranty Bank and Trust, Holly and Philip Huffines, Ty and Nancy Merelli, Milagro Tequila, and Thompson & Knight Foundation. Corporate Royal Gem sponsors are: AG&E Structural Engenuity, Alliance Insurance, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Hollywood Feed, Merck Animal Health, OrangeTheory Fitness, PBK, Vinson and Elkins LLP, RobbinsKersten Direct and Whole Foods Market. Exclusive Print/Digital Media Sponsors: Modern Luxury Magazine and Slingshot.

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 2017 will go directly to the SPCA of Texas to help rescue, heal and find homes for thousands of animals.

For high profile sponsorship opportunities, visit www.FurBallDallas.com or contact Jan Scoggins at 214-461-1830.

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit organization operates two shelters, an animal rescue center, three spay/neuter clinics and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators to 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 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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SPCA Of Texas Receives Grant of $840,000 from The Rees-Jones Foundation To Support 3,000+ Pets Rescued Annually From Animal Cruelty And Animals Affected By Natural Disasters 


(DALLAS, TX); July 7, 2017
—The SPCA of Texas is excited to announce that it has received a generous grant in the amount of $840,000 from The Rees-Jones Foundation in support of the Animal Cruelty Investigations (ACI) Unit and the Animal Rescue Center, Empowered by PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief. $550,000 will be used to support the operations of the ACI Unit and the Animal Rescue Center and the remaining $290,000 will be used for facility improvements, operations enhancements and additional staff for the Animal Rescue Center.

The funding will provide for fencing around the property, five play yards, five dog runs, a dog washing station, three portable kennel cleaners, 50 Kuranda beds, a washer & dryer, noise reducing curtains, a portable X-Ray machine, temporary workers, a Foster Manager and a Senior Behavior Manager.

The SPCA of Texas is able to provide exceptional care for these rescued animals thanks to this generous grant from The Rees-Jones Foundation. Without support from foundations and donors like The Rees-Jones Foundation, the SPCA of Texas would not be able to afford the cost of the care for the animals necessary to save lives.

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 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. For more information, visit www.spca.org.

About The Rees-Jones Foundation
Founded in 2006 by Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, The Rees-Jones Foundation is a private foundation that works with non-profit organizations, primarily in North Texas, to serve others and improve their quality of life and life circumstances in tangible ways.

The mission of the Foundation is to serve God by serving others, sharing His resources in ways that provide opportunities for the disadvantaged, relief for the suffering, and encouragement in the growth and well-being of children and families in our community.

The Foundation works to defend the welfare of children suffering from abuse or neglect, afford relief to those facing mental health challenges, provide youth with opportunities for enrichment and character development, encourage healthy families and communities, enhance the lives of children, youth, and families dealing with disabilities, and promote the humane treatment of companion animals.

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"Paws in the Plaza".jpg The American Airlines Center is hosting “Paws in the Plaza” benefitting the SPCA of Texas on Tuesday, June 20th, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The American Airlines Center Hosts "Paws in the Plaza" Benefitting the SPCA of Texas!

A Pet-Friendly Event to be Held in Victory Plaza


WHAT: The American Airlines Center is hosting “Paws in the Plaza” benefitting the SPCA of Texas on Tuesday, June 20th, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This first time event is to help homeless pets find loving families, collect leash and collar donations for the SPCA of Texas' Community Pet Program, and raise funds for the SPCA of Texas.

The goal is to collect 35,000 leashes and collars for the SPCA of Texas' Community Pet Program which provides another layer of support to the people and their pets of Southern Dallas, helping keep pets in homes, off the streets and out of shelters. Chewy.com has kicked off this donation drive by generously contributing 400 leashes and collars.

Spend the afternoon with your furry friends enjoying pet-friendly activities, vendors, food trucks, $25 on-site pet adoptions, amazing raffles prizes and more! For each leash or collar donated, you will receive a complementary raffle ticket. Also, come by and meet Dustin Kross from The New Hot 93.3 who will be broadcasting live from the Victory Plaza studios.

The SPCA of Texas is celebrating 100 days of summer with $25 dog and cat adoptions through September 3rd.  Dogs and cats six months and older and puppies and kittens under six months will be only $25 as compared to the regular adoption fees of $50 up to $250. The $25 adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older and an FIV/FeLV test for cats four months and older. Also included initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of free PetHealth Insurance provided by PetPlan, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a free year-long subscription to Activ4Pets, a rabies tag and a free leash. 

When you adopt a shelter pet, you’ll save a life by giving your new pet a home plus open up space for another pet at the SPCA of Texas. With the joy and love a new pet brings, you'll change an animal's life as well as your own. Adoption hours at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney are noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. To learn adoption hours and locations for the SPCA of Texas' Mobile Adoptions Vehicle, please visit www.spca.org/calendar or call 214-742-7722. To find PetSmart store locations offering the SPCA of Texas' adoptable cats and kittens, please visit www.spca.org/offsiteadoption or call 214-742-7722.

SPONSORS INCLUDE: American Airlines Center, Chewy.com, Citydog! Club, DFW Street Eats, Levy, Noah’s Bark All Natural Dog Biscuits, The Arrangement, Uber, Victory Park, and Victory Tavern City Grille.  Media Sponsors: Good Morning Texas/WFAA and The New Hot 93.3FM.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: American Airlines Center in Victory Plaza
2500 Victory Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Parking is free in the Lexus Parking Garage located on North Houston Street.

COST: Raffle tickets are one for $5, three tickets for $10, and an arm’s length for $20. For every leash or collar donated you will receive a free raffle ticket and $20 off first time Uber ride. All proceeds benefit the SPCA of Texas.

MORE: To see all adoptable pets at the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org/findapet. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit www.spca.org or call 214-742-SPCA (7722).

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. The non-profit organization operates two shelters, an animal rescue center 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 seven North Texas. 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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100DaysOfSummer.jpg The SPCA of Texas is celebrating 100 days of summer with $25 dog and cat adoptions! From May 30th to September 3rd.

Celebrate 100 Days of Summer at the SPCA of Texas!

$25 Dog and Cat Adoptions From May 30th to September 3rd


WHAT:
  The SPCA of Texas is celebrating 100 days of summer with $25 dog and cat adoptions! From May 30th to September 3rd, all dog (6 months and older), puppy (under 6 months), cat (6 months and older) and kitten (under 6 months) adoptions at the SPCA of Texas will be only $25. This adoption special will be offered for all pets (excluding small mammals and livestock) at all SPCA of Texas locations, including the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in West Dallas, the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney, the SPCA of Texas' Mobile Adoptions Vehicle and all SPCA of Texas offsite PetSmart stores.

Regular adoption fees are $250 for puppies, $125 for adult dogs 6 months and older and kittens 0-6 months, $75 for adult cats 6 months and older, $50 for senior dogs and cats 7 years or older and VIP dogs and cats (available for adoption for 30 days or more). Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older and a FIV/FeLV test for cats 4 months and older, initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of free PetHealth Insurance provided by PetPlan, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a free year-long subscription to Activ4Pets, a rabies tag and a free leash. 

When you adopt a shelter pet, you’ll save a life by giving your new pet a home plus open up space for another pet at the SPCA of Texas. With the joy and love a new pet brings, you'll change an animal's life as well as your own. Adoption hours at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney are noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. To learn adoption hours and locations for the SPCA of Texas' Mobille Adoptions Vehicle, please visit www.spca.org/calendar or call 214-742-7722. To find PetSmart store locations offering the SPCA of Texas' adoptable cats and kittens, please visit www.spca.org/offsiteadoption or call 214-742-7722.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 through Sunday, September 3, 2017. 

WHERE:

     * Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center
        2400 Lone Star Drive
        Dallas, TX 75212

    * Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center
       8411 Stacy Road
       McKinney, TX 75070

    * SPCA of Texas' Mobile Adoption Vehicle
       Various locations

    * SPCA of Texas Offsite PetSmart Stores
       Various locations

WHY: When you choose to adopt, you not only save that animal's life, you create the space to help us rescue, rehabilitate and rehome even more homeless pets in need.  

MORE: To see all adoptable pets at the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org/findapet. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit www.spca.org or call 214-742-SPCA (7722).

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Join the SPCA of Texas for some tailwagging fun with a Pittie Party! On Tuesday, May 16th, and Wednesday, May 17th, all puppy, adult, senior and VIP Pit Bull and Pit Bull mix dog adoptions will be 50% off.

Join the SPCA of Texas for a Pittie Party!

50% Off Pit Bull Adoptions May 16th and 17th Only


WHAT:
 Join the SPCA of Texas for some tailwagging fun with a Pittie Party! On Tuesday, May 16th, and Wednesday, May 17th, all puppy, adult, senior and VIP Pit Bull and Pit Bull mix dog adoptions will be 50% off. But that's not all! Adopters will also receive a FREE Dickie's dog bed for their new four-legged family member, and adopters who purchase merchandise will also receive a FREE engraved name tag. Pricing will be $125 for Pit Bull puppies, $25 for VIP Pit Bulls (available for adoption 30 days or longer), $25 for senior Pit Bulls (age 7 years and older) and $62.50 for adult Pit Bull dogs (age 6 months and older.) The Pittie Party adoption special will be offered at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in West Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.

Regular adoption fees are $250 for puppies, $125 for adult dogs 6 months and older and kittens 0-6 months, $75 for adult cats 6 months and older, $50 for senior dogs and cats 7 years or older and VIP dogs and cats (available for adoption for 30 days or more.) Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older and a FIV/FeLV test for cats 4 months and older, initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of free PetHealth Insurance provided by PetPlan, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a free year-long subscription to Activ4Pets, a rabies tag and a free leash. 

Keep the party going by adopting a new four-legged family member. When you adopt a shelter pet, you’ll save a life by giving your new pet a home plus open up space for another pet at the SPCA of Texas. You'll gain a forever loving family member, and your new pet will have a home to call their own. Another pet will be able to take their place, saving even more lives! Adoption hours at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney are noon to 6 p.m on Sundays through Wednesday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16th, through Wednesday, May 17th, from Noon to 6 p.m.

WHERE:

     * Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center
        2400 Lone Star Drive
        Dallas, TX 75212

    * Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center
       8411 Stacy Road
       McKinney, TX 75070

WHY: Pit Bull-type dogs are often not adopted due to strict breed or weight restrictions at many residential properties, never giving them the chance to show their loving, wonderful personalities to potential families. Pit Bulls are also overlooked in shelters due to unfortunate and inaccurate breed stereotyping.

MORE: To see all adoptable pets at the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org/findapet. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit www.spca.org or call 214-742-SPCA (7722).

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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 Benefiting 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, visit strutyourmutt.info.

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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 Benefiting 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.

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In recognition of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 13, 2017, the SPCA of Texas is joining Hill's Pet Nutrition and its network of animal shelter partners to encourage pet parents to fully consider their pets in their emergency planning.

In times of crisis, people are often told to leave their homes for a "short time," only to find that they cannot return for days or even weeks. As a result, community animal shelters are overwhelmed with lost and separated cats and dogs following a disaster.

"Being prepared is the best step families can take to ensure that they and their pets are ready to face an emergency," said Joann Fuller, who oversees Hill's Pet Nutrition Food, Shelter & Love® program. "Plus, knowing that a kit is packed and ready to go can put families at ease."

Hill's annual campaign is aimed at educating pet families on ways they can stay safer and be better prepared to survive a disaster. This year, Hill's enlisted the help of the SPCA of Texas and other shelter partners in its Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® program to help raise awareness on the importance of becoming pet prepared.

“The SPCA of Texas is pleased to partner with Hill’s Pet Nutrition to help educate the public on how to care for pets in preparation of a disaster,” said James Bias, President and CEO for the SPCA of Texas, a member of the Hill’s Disaster Relief Network. “Pets are family, and including them in all disaster planning by building a Pet Emergency Go-Kit and storing it with the rest of the family’s emergency preparations one important way to ensure you all have what you need during unforeseen disasters.” 

Together with Hill's, the SPCA of Texas suggests families build a Pet Emergency Go-Kit and store it with the rest of the family's emergency preparations:

  • Basic first aid supplies
  • A 3-day supply of bottled water and the pet's preferred food, held in a waterproof container
  • Safety harness and leash
  • Waste clean-up supplies
  • Medications and a copy of the pet's medical records
  • List of veterinarians and local pet care organizations
  • List of the pet's feeding routine and any behavioral issues
  • Comfort items, such as a blanket or favorite toy, to help keep the pet calm and comfortable

Hill's also recommends the following Tips to Help Ensure Your Pet's Safety in an Emergency:

  1. Ensure your pet's identification by using a microchip or collar ID tag, and make sure that your contact information is up-to-date.
  2. Display a pet rescue decal on your front door or window to let first responders know there is a pet in the house. Include your veterinarian's contact information.
  3. Learn where your pet likes to hide when frightened. Finding your pet quickly will help you evacuate faster.
  4. Identify a location to take your pet if you need to leave your immediate area. Keep in mind that disaster shelters for people may not be open to pets. Scout hotels and motels with pet-friendly policies and ask relatives or friends if they could house you and your pet.
  5. Carry a picture of your pet in the event of separation.
  6. If you need to evacuate, consider taking a pet carrier or crate for transport and safe-keeping.

The Hill's Disaster Relief Network is positioned to respond quickly and supply pet food to communities in need. The first-of-its-kind network was established in 2013 as an extension of the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® program. Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® has provided more than $280 million worth of Hill's® Science Diet® brand pet foods to over 1,000 shelters in the United States and helped more than 8 million pets find new homes.

In the past few years, the Hill's Disaster Relief Network delivered free food to shelters and veterinary clinics across the country in response to more than 40 major incidents, including floods, fires, tornadoes and a mudslide. The network responded to 16 emergencies across the United States in 2016, including the severe flooding in Louisiana, where it donated 75,000 pounds of free pet food.

Families looking to learn more about disaster preparedness and safety, as well as the Hill's Disaster Relief Network, can visit HillsPet.com/PetPrepared. To request assistance during an emergency, shelters can contact DisasterRelief@hillspet.com.

About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. The non-profit organization operates two shelters, an animal rescue center 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 seven North Texas. 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.

About Hill's Pet Nutrition
Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hill’s mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. The right nutrition combined with the devotion of veterinary professionals can transform the lives of pets; and healthier and happier pets can transform the lives of pet parents. Hill's is dedicated to pioneering research and groundbreaking nutrition for dogs and cats based on a scientific understanding of their specific needs. HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold through veterinarians and pet specialty retailers worldwide. For more information about Hill's, our products and our nutritional philosophy, visit us at HillsPet.com, HillsVet.com or Facebook, keywords "Hill’s Pet Nutrition."