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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  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.

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