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SPCA of Texas Announces Paws Cause 2015, 20th Anniversary Celebration

Summer-Themed Event to Take Place Sunday, June 14

(Dallas, TX): May 6, 2015—The SPCA of Texas proudly announces the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Paws Cause to be held on Sunday, June 14th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in West Dallas. Ticket prices are $150, and all money raised through Paws Cause 2015 will go directly to the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair to help provide more than 11,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and 15,000 health and wellness treatments in 2015. For more information, visit

Guests will enjoy strolling bites by Food Glorious Food, purr-fect cocktails by Carlo Barone with One Bar USA and Justin Erickson with Patrón Spirits, dancing and live music by The British Are Coming. The annual event will also feature the famous “Bone Appetit” restaurant drawing and an irresistible silent auction. Attire is summer cocktail, and complimentary valet parking will be available. Purchase tickets or make a gift to support the Mary Spencer Clinic today at

Animal overpopulation is one of the most urgent problems facing North Texas. By supporting the Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair over the years, Paws Cause helps ensure the continuation of the services so necessary to combat this problem. Paws Cause supports the clinic’s efforts to reduce the number of unwanted animals and assist people in caring for their beloved pets.

Paws Cause 2015 is shaping up to be a tremendous success, thanks to Event Chair, Phyllis Comu. To celebrate its 20th year, Paws Cause is recognizing past Event and Honorary Chairs. The Honorary Chairs include: Jane Arrington, Rebecca & Jim Belew, Diane & Hal Brierley, Andie Comini, Terry Cook & Steve Yevich, Wynne McNabb Cunningham, Cassie Evans Decker, Barbara & Steve Durham, Gwen Echols, Holly Forsythe, Janelle & Larry Friedman, Gemma Galeoto, Brenda Gray, Claire Heymann, Hillary Hurst, Susan Jones, Whitney Keltch, Stacey & Don Kivowitz, Lynn Knox, Ann Marcus, T. Boone Pickens, Madeleine Pickens, Sarah Potter*dearly missed, Martha & Larry Powell, Melinda & William Rathke, Gigi & Roy Salley, Mary Spencer, Mary & “Skip” Trimble, Karen Urie, Karol Wilson, Cheryl Wyly.

Sponsors for Paws Cause 2015 include: Presenting Sponsor: Russell E. Dealey; Gold Sponsors: Diane & Hal Brierley, Gwen & Leldon Echols and Mary & “Skip” Trimble; Silver Sponsors: Friedman & Feiger, LLC, Holly Forsythe, Stacey & Don Kivowitz and Whole Foods; Bronze Sponsors: Jenna Alexander, Annabelle Brown, Nancy & Gene Carter, Joe Pacetti, Pam Ragon, Gigi & Roy Salley, Carmen Surgent, Karen Urie, Sandra Urie & Frank Herron and Robert C. & Fallon B. Vaughn.

Special thanks to: Kristina Bowman, Faye Briggs, Steve Kemble, Catherine Kemp of Jimmy Choo, Shane Walker and Billy Fulmer, and Kristen & Scott Greenberg.

Tickets are limited; visit for more details.

About Paws Cause

Paws Cause is a group of wonderful volunteers who raise funds to support the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair in South Dallas, which serves more than 20,000 pets each year. Last year, Paws Cause raised more than $200,000 to provide affordable spay/neuter surgeries to combat the heartbreaking problem of unwanted litters. You can “lend a paw” to this important effort by purchasing tickets and attending the fabulous party and auction on June 14. For more information, visit


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