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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

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 Visit the Paws Cause Facebook Event page and the Paws Cause Facebook page to help us spread the word!

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