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Tomorrow: The SPCA of Texas Holds Annual Fur Ball Gala


WHAT: The SPCA of Texas' Fur Ball 2019 will be held this Saturday, September 21 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The annual gala 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. A limited number of tickets are still available at

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! 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.

Also to celebrate the SPCA of Texas' annual black-tie event, the Bank of America Plaza will light up purple. 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.

Joy Sponsors: The Addy Family, John and Lana Payne, Sewell Automotive, and Patricia Villareal & Tom Leatherbury; Kindness Sponsor: Jack Knox; Caring Sponsors: Sandra and Colin Fite, Marsha Pendleton-Gray and Dr. Richard Gray, Dr. Judy and Dr. Randy Kirby, Tito’s Vodka for Dog People, Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. - Hillary and Mark Schwarz, and VCA Animal Hospitals; Companionship Sponsors: Brooke and Greg Alexander, Apple Counseling & Consulting, Carla Brandt, Diane and Hal Brierley, Eric Broughton, Linda Chapa, Catherine A. Corrigan, Hercules Heroes Championed by Hill A. Feinberg, Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc, Julia Howard, Sally Ann Jalonick Hundall, Lily and Sarah Moayedi, Allen Questrom, and Thompson & Knight Foundation; Best Friend Sponsors: John Ackerman, Andrea Alcorn, Alliance Insurance, Steve Atkinson, Ambassador James W. (Wally) Brewster, Debra Burns and Karen Froehlich, CB Choi Family Foundation, Laura Chambers, CityVet, Holly Davis and Joanne McAlone, Robert Dombrowski, Gwen Echols, Essex Association Management LP, Rebecca Farris, Lisa and Christopher Fox, Friends of the Payne’s, Anna Galvan, Pamela Graham and Phil Hixon, Kristen Greenberg, Joe and Maureen Hafertepe & Matt and Mary Metz, Jeri Harvin, Robert Haynsworth, Geoffrey Henley, Hollywood Feed, International Jewelers, David Kubes, Eileen and Ryan Lash, Law Offices of Claire Collins Schwarz, Darlene McCorvey, Ryan McCugh, Bob and Scottie McDonald, Merck Animal Health, Katy Murray, MWI Animal Health, Carol and Ed Nelson, 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, Amanda Strauss, Swiss Avenue Women’s Guild, Mary and Skip Trimble, Tuesday Morning, Shannon L.K. Welch, Keller Williams Urban Dallas, Anja Woodson, and Randy Zoetewey, Dexter Hooks & Friends; Underwriters: Chris and Suzanne Austin, Burgundy Swine, Jeff and Jessica Burrow, Russell E. Dealey, JGX Sign Studio, Arlene and Jason Kirkland, Klowns on Fire, LLC, Simply Elegant, The Bouvier Bar, Patricia Villareal and Tom Leatherbury; and Media Sponsor: Modern Luxury Dallas.

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to Midnight

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207


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SPCA of Texas Voices

"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!"

Laureen Jankins

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