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Fur Ball 2019 is One Month Away
Gala Will Be a Tail-Wagging Success and the Bark of the Town


(DALLAS, TX); August 21, 2019 - Time is running out until the SPCA of Texas' annual Fur Ball gala. Enjoy a delicious dinner, dancing with headline entertainment by Party Machine, drinks from this years special partner Tito's Vodka for Dog People and help change the lives of thousands of animals in North Texas! The elegant black-tie gala will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Tickets are available today at

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 with exceptional care and a loving home. All money raised through Fur Ball 2019 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.

Last year, tickets sold out early and Fur Ball 2019 is sure to be the bark of the town thanks to Chairs John and Lana Payne, Co-Chairs Jacob and Katherine Payne, Auction Chairs Julia Howard and Sandra Fite, Auction Co-Chair Amber Camper and Underwriting Chair Arlene Kirkland. 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 2019 sponsors, including: Joy Sponsors: The Addy Family, John and Lana Payne, Sewell Automotive, and Patricia Villareal & Tom Leatherbury; Kindness Sponsor: Jack Knox; Caring Sponsors: Sandra Fite, Marsha Pendleton-Gray and Dr. Richard Gray, Tito’s Vodka, Mark Schwarz, and VCA Animal Hospitals; Companionship Sponsors: Brooke and Greg Alexander, Carla Brandt, Diane and Hal Brierley, Eric Broughton, Linda Chapa, Hercules Heroes Championed by Hill A. Feinberg, Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc, Julia Howard, Sally Ann Jalonick Hundall, and Thompson & Knight Foundation; Best Friend Sponsors: John Ackerman, Andrea Alcorn, Alliance Insurance, Debra Burns and Karen Froehlich, CB Choi Family Foundation, Laura Chambers, CityVet, Robert Dombrowski, Gwen Echols, Essex Association Management LP, Rebecca Farris, Lisa Fox, Friends of the Payne’s, Anna Galvan, Pamela Graham and Phil Hixon, Kristen Greenberg, Joe and Maureen Hafertepe & Matt and Mary Metz, Robert Haynsworth, Geoffrey Henley, Hollywood Feed, David Kubes, Eileen and Ryan Lash, Law Offices of Claire Collins Schwarz, Darlene McCorvey, Bob and Scottie McDonald, Merck Animal Health, Katy Murray, MWI Animal Health, Carol and Ed Nelson, Martina Nemer, Hiren and Dhruva Patel, Jacob Payne, Norma Payne, Readivet, RKD Group LLC, Chase and Christina Sanders, Marti and Steve Scruggs, Mary Spencer, Steckler Gresham Cochran PLLC, Mary and Skip Trimble, Tuesday Morning, Shannon L.K. Welch, Anja Woodson, and Randy Zoetewey, Dexter Hooks & Friends; Underwriters: Chris and Suzanne Austin, Jeff and Jessica Burrow, Russell E. Dealey, JGX Sign Studio, Rainbow Vomit, Simply Elegant, and Patricia Villareal; and Media Sponsor: Modern Luxury Dallas.

For high profile sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Brandi Johnson at 214-461-1832.


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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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