Craig Lidji, Meredith Flores with George, Mason Barker (Photo by Jacob Power)
CAP gala chairs Tony Buzbee & Frances Moody (Photo by Jacob Power)
Alli Willis, Stuart Peterson (Photo by Jacob Power)
Beth Wolff with Dandy (Photo by Jacob Power)
John & Kristi Schiller (Photo by Jacob Power)
Sig Cornelius, Cherry Whitley (Photo by Jacob Power)
Norman & Donna Lewis (Photo by Jacob Power)
Paul & Kristina Somerville (Photo by Jacob Power)
New BFF's meeting up at CAP's kick-off at Tootsies (Photo by Jacob Power)
Bill & Carol Simmons (Photo by Jacob Power)
Even Melero, John Newinn, Renee Palissi (Photo by Jacob Power)
Jennifer & Chad Pinkerton (Photo by Jacob Power)
Jody Merritt, Edna Meyer-Nelson holding Beau, Thomas Townsend (Photo by Jacob Power)
Katie Gibson with Daphne and Clementine, Willie Chiang (Photo by Jacob Power)
Mary Ann Mckeithan, April Lykos (Photo by Jacob Power)
The rescue dog winning everyone's hearts (Photo by Jacob Power)
Sandi Mercado with rescue dog Tootsie (Photo by Jacob Power)
What: Citizens for Animal Protection‘s Celebrity Paws Gala kickoff
PC Moment: The expected high-style energy of the popular retailer was ratcheted up several notches with this launch thanks to the verve contributed by Texas It Girl Meredith Flores (with more than 14.5K Instagram followers), famed chef Ronnie Killen and K9s4COPS founder Kristi Schiller as three of the contender/honorees and by event chairs mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee and his steady squeeze, another Texas It Girl, Frances Moody.
Also taking bows as Top Ten Elite honorees with their pets were Callie and Koby Clemens (representing Debbie and Roger Clemens), Katie Gibson, Samantha and Raz Halili, Kelley Louis (with Killen), Edna Meyer-Nelson, Jennifer and Chad Pinkerton, Kristina Somerville, Beth Wolff, and Junior Honorees Reagan, Rilley and Delaney Bond.
Honorary chairs Julie and Brook Brookshire made the scene in advance of the November 16 gala, where Gloria and Frank Meszaros, owners of West Houston Subaru, are again donating outright a 2019 Subaru Forester for raffle. Honorary chairs Julie and Brook Brookshire were updating everyone on the latest CAP and news of the nonprofit’s 33rd annual Celebrity Paws Gala gala, “A Royal Affair.”
PC Scene: CAP executive director Sandi Mercado, Bruce Padilla and Shelby Kibodeaux, Patricia and Sig Cornelius, Carol and Bill Simmons, Andy Cordes, Hallie Vanderhider, Sonia Soto, Donna and Norman Lewis, Dana Kervin, Cindy Childress and Jack Charles, Gaylon Gullquist, CAP executive director emeritus Kappy Muenzer, and Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin.