Plight of Homeless Animals in Houston Addressed by Some of the City’s Biggest Stars: When Caring is a GiftBY Shelby Hodge // 12.22.17
Tyson & Tena Faust, Rachel & Jeff Bagwell
Devinder Bhatia, Tama Lundquist, Chris Stroud, Gina Bhatia
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez
Cathy & Ronnie Matthews, Laura Lack
Courtney Winson, Cole Owen
Susan Boggio, Michelle Mantor
Selma & Mustafa Tameez
Ellen Weitz, Bill King, Bailey Dalton-Binion
Kevin Black, Tony Bradfield
Tama Lundquist, Jan Duncan, Tena Lundquist Faust
Stephanie Eustis, Jennifer Lazzari
Lance & Robin Deutsch
Gina Bhatia, Sarah Joseph, Devinder Bhatia
John Evatz, Stephanie Eustis, Rob Rutherford
Tama Lundquist, Karla Cisneros
Tyson Faust, Rachel & Jeff Bagwell
Marge Lundquist, Aron Givelber, Gretchen Wright
What: Pet Set Gifting party
Where: The Astorian
PC Moment: The event toasted the 70 animal welfare related non-profits that received a share of Pet Set’s $400,000 gifting in 2017. Honored in absentia was former Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, a well-known animal advocate, recognized for his service to the animal community both in Houston and beyond.
Loyal Pet Set supporter Jan Duncan was recognized for her continuing support of the non-profit that works throughout the year to protect defenseless animals.
The festive event was chaired by Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist and Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia. Special guests were MLB Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell and wife Rachel, who joined the Bhatias in presenting the winning raffle ticket for a Cartier Ronde Croisere watch. Thank you Deutsch & Deutsch for that generous donation.
Lending his voice to the cause was Stephen Klineberg of Rice University’s Kinder Institute, who noted, “We’ve been able to deal with the homelessness of humans, it’s now time to deal with the homelessness of animals. We need to do more research to determine precisely where and how the problem is evolving.”
Who: Cathy and Ronnie Matthews, Laura Lack, Susan Boggio, Michelle Mantor, Robin and Lance Deutsch, Bill King, Ellen Weitz, Bailey Dalton-Binion, Kevin Black and Tony Bradfield, Tyson Faust, Chris Stroud, Kimberly Falgout, Kristen Cannon, Selma and Mustafa Tameez, and City Councilwoman Karla Cisneros.