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The SPCA of Texas Presents Fur Ball 2016: Shedding Light on Their Future

Gala to be held September 24 at the Omni Dallas 


(DALLAS, TX); August 11, 2016
– The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present Fur Ball 2016, “Shedding Light on Their Future,” to be held on Saturday, September 24 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 $225 and a table for ten is $2,000. 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 2016 is sure to be a tail-wagging success thanks to honorary chairs D’Andra Simmons & Jeremy Lock, Anne & Steve Stodghill and Drs. Wendy & John Vandermeer; chair Phyllis Comu; co-chair Kristen Greenberg; auction chair Sandra Fite; and event emcee LeeAnne Locken.
Karen Urie is the recipient of the 2016 Mary Spencer Humanitarian Award. 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 the North Texas. It was her volunteer effort in 2007 when she was on the Paws Cause event committee that first introduced her to the SPCA of Texas and since then she has been actively involved with a myriad of SPCA of Texas activities and events and is currently a board member. Karen’s voice for animals is loud and clear, and the SPCA of Texas is fortunate indeed to have her support. Karen Urie is currently a real estate agent and internal marketing consultant with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.
We sincerely thank our special partners, including Defender sponsors: Marsha Pendleton-Gray & Richard Gray, Stacey & Don Kivowitz, Katy Murray, and Jan & Trevor Rees-Jones.  Patron Party Sponsor: Northern Trust. Liberator sponsors are Hill A. Feinberg and Sandra Urie.  Advocate sponsors: Jimmy Choo, CityVet, Linda Genneken, Robert Goldberg, Ken Hatley, Jack Knox, PwC, Pam Ragon, Residences at the Stoneleigh, and Claire Schwarz & Mary Spencer.  Exclusive Print/Digital Media Sponsor: PaperCity Magazine.
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 2016 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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