Jessica Benavides
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The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present Paws Cause 2019, “4 Paws at a Time,” benefitting the Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter and Wellness Initiative and the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Clinic at Village Fair. The event will be held on Sunday, January 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the beautiful Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. Tickets are limited, and can be purchased online at

This casual, fun-filled evening is a food and animal lovers dream, featuring 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 3015 at Trinity Groves, Komali Restaurant, Parigi, Pink Magnolia, Salum and Whistle Britches.

All money raised at Paws Cause 2019 will go to the SPCA of Texas’ programs that address the serious loose animal and animal overpopulation issues in Dallas. In particular, Paws Cause raises funds for the following programs:

  • The Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair strategically located in Southern Dallas providing low cost medical services as well as anchoring the overall Southern Dallas effort.
  • The SPCA of Texas' Kivo Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics, which are targeting underserved neighborhoods each week and providing free spay/neuter surgeries to residents in 23 Southern Dallas zip codes. The Mobile Spay/Neuter Vehicles help 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 a better place.

Paws Cause 2019 is sure to be a tail-wagging success thanks to Honorary Chair Ann Horton Marcus, Chair Susie Swanson, Bone Appétit Chair Giana dePaul and the Host and Event Committees.

The SPCA of Texas will also present the 2018 Mary Spencer Award to Bobbi Snyder that evening. Named for animal advocate extraordinaire Mary Spencer, the award honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in the lives of animals in North Texas. For nearly 20 years, Bobbi Snyder's giving nature has touched the lives of thousands of North Texans and their pets, and she has been a longtime advocate of the SPCA of Texas.

The SPCA of Texas is grateful for the tremendous support of its Paws Cause sponsors, including: Platinum Sponsors: Marsha Pendleton-Gray and Dr. Richard Gray, and Jack Knox; Diamond Sponsors: Gwen and Leldon Echols, Sally Ann Jalonik Hudnall, Ann Horton Marcus, Kelli and Allen Questrom, Mary Spencer, and Mary and Skip Trimble; Gold Sponsor: Penny and Matt Patton; Silver Sponsors: Debra Burns, Whitney Keltch-Green and Paul Green, Hillary Hurst and Mark Schwarz, J Chester & Associates, Law Office of Claire Collins Schwarz, Gigi Potter-Salley, Sharon and Wayne Smith, and The Pope Family Trust; and Bronze Sponsors: Brian Bolke and Faisal Halum, Dealey Family Foundation, Durham Family Foundation, Hinojosa Architecture & Interiors, and Betsy Orton and Sharon Fancher.

All media partners interested in covering Paws Cause 2019 please contact Victoria Albrecht at by January 25, 2019.

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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