Four-Legged Philanthropy

High-profile Dallas pet lovers give more than puppy love at SPCA shindig

Dallas pet lovers give more than puppy love at SPCA shindig

Don Winspear, Ellen Winspear
Don Winspear, Ellen Winspear Photo by Kristina Bowman
James Bias, Phyllis Comu, Mary Spencer, Russell Dealey
James Bias, Phyllis Comu, Mary Spencer, Russell Dealey Photo by Kristina Bowman
Sarah Griffon, Cassie Evans Decker, Karen Lukin, Donna Yarborough
Sarah Griffon, Cassie Evans Decker, Karen Lukin, Donna Yarborough Photo by Kristina Bowman
Melissa Vullo Bell, Adam Bell
Melissa Vullo Bell, Adam Bell Photo by Kristina Bowman
Jocelyn White, Jan Rees-Jones
 Jan Rees-Jones, Jocelyn White Photo by Kristina Bowman
Phyllis Comu, Mary Buster
Phyllis Comu, Mary Buster Photo by Kristina Bowman
Hillary Razo, Tricia Sims
Hillary Razo, Tricia Sims Photo by Kristina Bowman
Britt Harless, Amalie Blevins, Keri Sullivan
Britt Harless, Amalie Blevins, Keri Sullivan Photo by Kristina Bowman
Aundrea Whalen, Matthew Kinzer
Aundrea Whalen, Matthew Kinzer Photo by Kristina Bowman
Doug Koontz, Betsy Koontz, Kaitlyn Koontz, Zach Koontz, Brittany Koontz
Doug Koontz, Betsy Koontz, Kaitlyn Koontz, Zach Koontz, Brittany Koontz Photo by Kristina Bowman
Rich Emberlin, LeeAnne Locken
Rich Emberlin, LeeAnne Locken Photo by Kristina Bowman
Billy Fulmer, Shane Walker, Steve Kemble
Billy Fulmer, Shane Walker, Steve Kemble Photo by Kristina Bowman
Don Winspear, Ellen Winspear
James Bias, Phyllis Comu, Mary Spencer, Russell Dealey
Sarah Griffon, Cassie Evans Decker, Karen Lukin, Donna Yarborough
Melissa Vullo Bell, Adam Bell
Jocelyn White, Jan Rees-Jones
Phyllis Comu, Mary Buster
Hillary Razo, Tricia Sims
Britt Harless, Amalie Blevins, Keri Sullivan
Aundrea Whalen, Matthew Kinzer
Doug Koontz, Betsy Koontz, Kaitlyn Koontz, Zach Koontz, Brittany Koontz
Rich Emberlin, LeeAnne Locken
Billy Fulmer, Shane Walker, Steve Kemble

What: SPCA of Texas’ 20th anniversary Paws Cause

Where: Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center

The 411: More than 300 animal lovers were greeted in the best possible way — by puppies, of course — at this tropical themed party for a cause. Guests fueled up with sliders and their choice of a Whiskerita or a glass of Tailwagging Rum Punch, and they were encouraged to hit the dance floor to enjoy rock hits performed by The British are Coming.

Event chair Phyllis Comu and her host committee also put together a solid silent auction, with art, spa treatments, pet care products and much more. Celebrity chef Blythe Beck was even on hand to auction off a package that included a five-course tasting dinner for eight.

The event raised more than $180,000 for the SPCA of Texas Clinic at Village Fair, which helps provide more than 11,000 free and low-cost surgeries and 15,000 health and wellness treatments in 2015.

Who: James Bias, CJ Comu, Russell E. Dealey, Jan Rees-Jones, Jocelyn White, Ellen and Don Winspear, Diane and Hal Brierley, Gwen and Leldon Echols, Marsha and Richard Gray, Mary and Skip Trimble, Hillary Hurst and Mark Schwarz, Stacey and Don Kivowitz, Mary Spencer, Holly Forsythe, and Katy Murray.