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SPCA supporters gather for a spirited celebration to kick off Paws Cause Goes Hollywoof

SPCA supporters gather for a spirited celebration to kick off Paws Cause Goes Hollywoof

SPCA of Texas devotees gathered at Cork Wine Bar for a wine and cheese tasting party to kick off the upcoming Paws Cause "Goes Hollywoof" benefit on March 3. The Paws Cause event supports the SPCA's Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic, which provides more than 12,000 free and low-cost surgeries and 15,000 health and wellness treatments to dogs and cats in need. 

At the cheese-and-wine filled fete, SPCA of Texas president James Bias and co-hosts Sheryl Wood and Gwen Echols thanked the sponsors and donors in attendance for their generosity. There was also chatter about what to expect at Sambuca for the springtime fete, and our ears perked when we heard about a "bone appetite" restaurant raffle, cork pull, silent auction and signature cocktails. 

Seen on the scene: Rebecca Belew; Diane and Hal Brierly; Debbie Ingram​; Tracie and Mike Wortley; Susan Baten; and Paws Cause 2013 co-chairs Jane Arrington, Cassie Evans and Andie Comini

Sheryl Wood, Stephanie Rennels, Gwen Echols
Sheryl Wood, Stephanie Rennels, Gwen Echols Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels
Eric Bailey, Sidney Douglas, Mark Carney, Karen Carney
Eric Bailey , Sidney Douglas , Mark Carney , Karen Carney Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels
Mike Wortley, Tracie Wortley, Gary Wood
Mike Wortley , Tracie Wortley , Gary Wood Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels
Milt Driver, Kenni Driver
Milt Driver , Kenni Driver Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels
Karen Urie, Gwen Echols
Karen Urie , Gwen Echols Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels
Jane Arrington, Stacey Kivowitz, Claire Schwarz
Jane Arrington , Stacey Kivowitz , Claire Schwarz Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels
Hal Brierley, Diane Brierley
Hal Brierley, Diane Brierley Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels
Debbie Ingram, Cassie Evans, Rebecca Belew, Jane Arrington
Debbie Ingram , Cassie Evans , Rebecca Belew , Jane Arrington Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels
David Dike, Beth Dike
David Dike , Beth Dike Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels
Christina Wood, Greg Wood
Christina Wood , Greg Wood Photo by SPCA Texas/Stephanie Daniels