Jessica Benavides
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The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to announce that tickets for Fur Ball 2018 have sold out. There will be a full crowd celebrating the organization’s 80th anniversary at this year’s annual gala! The SPCA of Texas is excited to have President and Mrs. George W. Bush serving as the Honorary Chairs for the black-tie event. The gala will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. This date is significant, as the SPCA of Texas received its charter on September 22, 1938.

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. The fundraising goal of Fur Ball 2018 is $535,000. All money raised will go directly to the SPCA of Texas to help rescue, heal and find homes for thousands of animals and help keep pets in homes, out of shelters and off the streets.

Fur Ball 2018 is sure to be a tail-wagging success thanks to Chair Cindy Lindsley, Co-Chair Jennifer Lindsley, Auction Chair Julia Howard and Auction Co-Chair Sandra Fite. The elegant black-tie gala will delight the senses with dancing, headline entertainment by Party Machine Band and live and silent auctions. The Emcee for the evening is Brian Curtis, NBC 5 News Anchor.

The SPCA of Texas is grateful for the tremendous support of its Fur Ball 2018 sponsors, including 80th Anniversary Sponsors: Dr. Larry and Mrs. Joan Rogers; Presidential Sponsors: Russell E. Dealey, and Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones; Diamond Sponsor: Sewell Automotive; Sapphire Sponsors: The Addy Family, H/3 Foundation, Marsha Pendleton-Gray and Dr. Richard Gray, Dr. Judy and Dr. Randy Kirby, Hillary Hurst and Mark Schwarz, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Patricia Villareal and Tom Leatherbury; Ruby Sponsor: Sandra and Colin Fite and One Life Radio; Emerald Sponsors: Steve Atkinson and Ted Kincaid, Diane and Hal Brierley, Eric Broughton, The Catherine Corrigan Foundation, Linda and Ozzie Chapa, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Julia Howard, Sally Ann Jalonick Hudnall and Jim Snodgrass, Kibble Pet and KP Groom, Katy Murray, Thompson & Knight Foundation, and Mary and Skip Trimble; Table Sponsors: John Ackerman, Andrea Alcorn, Alliance Insurance, Aaron Augustine, James Bias, Joy Brawner, Debra and Kirsten Burns, The Honorable Roberto Cañas, CB Choi Family Foundation, Phyllis and CJ Comu, Conceptual Interiors, Carol Lee and Frank Davis II, Nicole Desproges, Don Amsler Company, Douglas B. Dorey, Donna Gannon, Bob Goldberg, Whitney Keltch Green and Paul Green, Maureen and Joe Hafertepe and Lana Payne, William Hathorn, Robert Haynsworth, Judie Heitzman, Phillip Hixon and Pamela Graham, Debi and Rick Hodges, Holland Asset Partners, Hollywood Feed, Stephanie Howard and Anja Woodson, Stacey and Don Kivowitz, Law Offices of Claire Collins Schwarz, Brent D. Lemon, Merck Animal Health, Nancy and Ty Merelli, Ruth Mutch, Carol and Ed Nelson, Martina Nemer and Steve Scruggs, Orangetheory Fitness, Origin Bank, The Perot Family, RKD Group, Christina Sanders, Carolyn Speed, Mary and Arnold Spencer, Steckler, Gresham, Cochran PLLC, Cindy Straton, Tejas Ranch Game and Fence, Vinson & Elkins, Shannon L.K. Welch, Kirt Woolsey, and Randy Zoetewey; Hospitality Sponsor: E&J Gallo Winery; Media Sponsors: CTL Marketing Print and Design Studio and Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine; and Floral Sponsor: Flower Reign by Shane Walker.

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in seven North Texas counties. 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 national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit

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