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The SPCA of Texas Presents Fur Ball 2017: Reigning Cats and Dogs

Gala to be held September 30 at the Omni Dallas Hotel


(DALLAS, TX); September 11, 2017 – The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present Fur Ball 2017, “Reigning Cats and Dogs,” to be held on Saturday, September 30 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The elegant, black tie gala will include dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions for over 1,000 guests. Tickets are available today at  Individual tickets are $300 and table sponsorships start at $3,000.

This year’s Fur Ball is raising the bar with headline entertainment by Limelight, a party, variety and dance band that features top flight singers and musicians from around the country.

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.

The SPCA of Texas is proud to present the 2017 Mary Spencer Humanitarian Award to the Dallas Morning News for their comprehensive, ongoing coverage of the loose dog problem and subsequent suffering of animals and people in Southern Dallas. This award, named for animal advocate extraordinaire Mary Spencer, honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in the lives of animals in North Texas. The Dallas Morning News has and continues to shine a light on the heartbreaking issue of suffering on the part of people and pets taking place in the most underserved area in Dallas. Their coverage in no small part contributed to the subsequent funding of the largest-scale spay/neuter, vaccination and microchipping effort in the nation to date by many of the most prominent charities in North Texas. Their voice, calling attention to animal issues, is loud, clear and unwavering, and the pets and people of North Texas are fortunate indeed for this.

We sincerely thank our special partners, including Diamond sponsor: Russell E. Dealey. Sapphire sponsors: Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Colin and Sandra Fite, H/3 Foundation, Northern Trust, Trevor and Jan Rees-Jones and Sewell Automotive. Ruby sponsor: Chipotle and Dr. Delphinium. Emerald sponsors: Linda and Ozzie Chapa, Dr. Loren Glasser and Jill Bee, Guaranty Bank and Trust, Holly and Philip Huffines, Ty and Nancy Merelli, Milagro Tequila, and Thompson & Knight Foundation. Corporate Royal Gem sponsors are: AG&E Structural Engenuity, Alliance Insurance, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Hollywood Feed, Merck Animal Health, OrangeTheory Fitness, PBK, Vinson and Elkins LLP, RobbinsKersten Direct and Whole Foods Market. Exclusive Print/Digital Media Sponsors: Modern Luxury Magazine and Slingshot.

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. All money raised through Fur Ball 2017 will go directly to the SPCA of Texas to help rescue, heal and find homes for thousands of animals.

For high profile sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Jan Scoggins at 214-461-1830.





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"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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