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Paws Cause 2018, "Paws About Town"

SPCA of Texas Announces Paws Cause 2018, "Paws About Town"

Event to Benefit Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter and Wellness Initiative and The Mary Spencer Clinic at Village Fair

The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present Paws Cause 2018, “Paws About Town,” on Sunday, January 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the beautiful Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. The event benefits the Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter and Wellness Initiative and the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Clinic at Village Fair. 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 drawing, 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 Parigi, Whistle Britches, 3015 at Trinity Groves, Cane Rosso, Pink Magnolia and Salum.

The Honorary Chairs of Paws Cause 2018 are Marsha Pendleton Gray and Richard Gray. The 2018 Chairs are: Kristen Greenberg, Chair; Melissa Vullo Bell, Co-Chair; and Giana dePaul, Bone Appétit Chair. The 2018 Host Committee includes: Jane Arrington, Steve Atkinson, Rebecca Belew, Adam Bell, Diane Brierley, Ashley Berges, Chad Collom, Phyllis Comu, Gwen Echols, Billy Fulmer, Ashley Greenberg, Scott Kramer, LeeAnne Locken, Ann Marcus, Emi McNair, Brian Miller, Christina Miller, Stacey Newsom, Betsy Orton, Becky Pennartz, Dan Pritchett, Penny Rivenbark Patton, Gary Rugoff, Abraham Salum, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Angel Semeco, Mark Soto, Mary Spencer, Kerry Sullivan, Karen Urie, Shane Walker, Ken Weber, Aundrea Whalen, Mindy Wood, Cathy Vieth and Cathy Zigrossi.

Paws Cause 2018 is sincerely grateful to the following sponsors: Diamond Sponsors: Marsha Pendleton Gray and Richard Gray; Gold Sponsors: Diane and Hal Brierley, Gwen and Leldon Echols, Allen and Kelli Questrom, Mary Spencer, Trinity Industries, Inc. and Patricia Villareal and Tom Leatherbury; Silver Sponsor: Ann Marcus; Bronze Sponsors: Janiece and Jimmy Neimann, North American Title Company, Candace Rubin, Law Office of Claire Collins Schwarz and Karen Urie; Copper Sponsors: Kristen and Scott Greenberg, Katy Murray, Penny Rivenbark Patton, Jack Retro and Skip and Mary L. Trimble; Hospitality Sponsors: Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, KMG Events and Ralph Lauren – Highland Park Village.

Paws Cause is committed to supporting the SPCA of Texas’ programs that aim to support the pets and people of Southern 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 SPCA of Texas' Kivo Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic, which is targeting underserved neighborhoods each week and providing free spay/neuter surgeries to residents in 23 Southern Dallas zip codes. The Mobile Spay/Neuter Vehicles helps communities at risk due to animal overpopulation as well as providing assistance to the elderly or citizens with transportation challenges.
  • Community Pet Program with “boots on the ground” door to door contact educating local residents as to the benefits of humane animal stewardship, as well as distributing pet food and supplies to pet owners needing assistance.
  • Free and low-cost Spay/Neuter and wellness service to the neediest communities, including monthly community wellness events offering free vaccinations, flea/tick preventative and microchips to residents in the community, helping keep pets in homes, off the streets and out of shelters.

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 to help us spread the word!

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