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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."

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SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball 2017 Kick-Off Party

Friends of Fur Ball gathered on a lovely spring evening at Alice and Olivia at Highland Park Village in Dallas on Tuesday, May 2 for the Fur Ball 2017 kick-off party! Guests were all decked out in spring finery, and joined Chair Cindy Lindsley; Auction Chair Sandra Fite; Co-Chairs Laura Floyd, Allie Jarvie and Jennifer Lindsley; and Auction Co-Chair Cameron Gummer to enjoy shopping, champagne and sweet and savory bites.

Champagne and wine, thanks to Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, were passed while guests enjoyed light bites provided by Whole Foods and Bird Bakery’s signature cupcakes. The evening's superb staffing was provided thanks to KMG Events. People’s pooches also felt the love thanks to gourmet dog treats from Dane and Dale Pet Provisions.

Sincere thanks Alice and Olivia for welcoming the happy crowd and for donating 15% of proceeds from the evening's sales to the SPCA of Texas! Very special thanks to Alice and Olivia for hosting the beautiful bash, especially CEO Stacey Bendet and store manager Carson Haynes.

The event was held in support of the SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball 2017, “Reigning Cats and Dogs,” DFW’s salute to the bond between people and their pets. The elegant black-tie gala will delight the senses with M.C. Ron Corning, dancing, headline entertainment by Limelight and live and silent auctions. SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball 2017 will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 6:30 p.m. - midnight at the Omni Dallas.

All money raised through Fur Ball 2017 will go towards the SPCA of Texas' important mission to rescue, heal, and find loving homes for vulnerable animals.

Guests included Lynn McBee, Russell Dealey, Cindy Lindsley, Sandra Fite, Elizabeth and Harold McCoy, Carly O’Keefe, Carla Webb, Cameron and Jay Gummer, Kristen Greenberg, Dean McSherry, Katie Murray (SPCA of Texas Board Chair), Gus Hinojosa, Steve Atkinson, Teresa Henderson, Karen Urie and Susie Swanson.

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Cinco De Meow adoption special @ the SPCA of Texas $5 cat adoption special on Friday, May 5. This adoption special will be offered for all adult (aged 6 months and older), senior (aged 7 years and older) and VIP (available for adoption 30 days or more) cats.

Celebrate Cinco de Meow by Adopting a Cat!

The SPCA of Texas Offers $5 Cat Adoptions on May 5 Only


WHAT:
  Join the party for Cinco de Meow and adopt a cat! The SPCA of Texas is celebrating Cinco de Meow with a $5 cat adoption special on Friday, May 5. This adoption special will be offered for all adult (aged 6 months and older), senior (aged 7 years and older) and VIP (available for adoption 30 days or more) cats at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in West Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.

Regular cat adoption fees are $125 for kittens 0-6 months, $75 for adult cats 6 months and older, $50 for senior cats 7 years or older and VIP cats (available for adoption for 30 days or more). Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, 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. 

The SPCA of Texas is full of loving cats who want to spend the holiday and the rest of their days with you. 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.

WHEN: Friday, May 5th, 2017 from Noon to 7 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: Cats are great companions for people all of types, including families with busy lifestyles, working individuals and apartment dwellers. 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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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.

 

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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Save a Life and Adopt a Shelter Pet!

The SPCA of Texas Celebrates National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day with Adoption Special


WHAT:
  Save a life by adopting a homeless shelter pet and gain a new best friend! The SPCA of Texas is celebrating National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day with a $30 adoption special on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. This adoption special will be offered for all pets (excluding livestock) 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. 

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.

WHEN: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from Noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 30th, 2017 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: 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).