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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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