Snyder’s giving nature touches lives

By Victoria Albrecht

The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present the 2018 Mary Spencer Award to Bobbi Snyder during Paws Cause 2019, “4 Paws at a Time,” benefitting the Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter and Wellness Initiative and the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Clinic at Village Fair. 

The award recognizes Snyder as an animal advocate extraordinaire, whose work with animals is on par with Mary Spencer, for whom the award is named. This award honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in the lives of animals in North Texas. For nearly 20 years, Bobbi Snyder’s giving nature has touched the lives of pets, and she has been a longtime advocate of the SPCA of Texas.

The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the beautiful Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. 

This casual, fun-filled evening is a food and animal lovers dream, featuring wonderful food from local chefs, libations, musical entertainment by Goga, the always popular Bone Appétit restaurant drawing, and of course, a chance to mingle with some furry friends. 

Guests will enjoy portable haute cuisine from several of the Metroplex’s finest restaurants, including 3015 at Trinity Groves, Komali Restaurant, Parigi, Pink Magnolia, Salum and Whistle Britches.

All money raised at Paws Cause 2019 will go to the SPCA of Texas’ programs that address the serious loose animal and animal overpopulation issues in Dallas. In particular, Paws Cause raises funds for the following programs:

• The Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair, strategically located in Southern Dallas to provide low cost medical services as well as anchor the overall Southern Dallas effort.

• The SPCA of Texas’ Kivo Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics, which are targeting underserved neighborhoods each week and providing free spay/neuter surgeries to residents in 23 Southern Dallas zip codes. 

The Mobile Spay/Neuter Vehicles help communities at risk due to animal overpopulation as well as providing assistance to the elderly or citizens with transportation challenges.

• Community Pet Program with “boots on the ground” door-to-door contact educating local residents as to the benefits of humane animal stewardship, as well as distributing pet food and supplies to pet owners needing assistance.

• Free and low-cost Spay/Neuter and wellness service to the neediest communities, including monthly community wellness events offering free vaccinations, flea/tick preventative and microchips to residents in the community, helping keep pets in homes, off the streets and out of shelters.

Programs and initiatives as ambitious and far-reaching as these not only encourage the health and humane treatment of animals, but also serve to make our communities a better place.

Paws Cause 2019 is sure to be a tail-wagging success thanks to Honorary Chair Ann Horton Marcus, Chair Susie Swanson, Bone Appétit Chair Giana dePaul and the Host and Event Committees.

To purchase tickets, visitpawscausedallas.com. 

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (left) with Mary Spencer and James Bias at the SPCA of Texas Diamond Anniversary Gala.

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