Lance McCullers Jr. and His Wife Fight for Animals, Push to Make Houston a No-Kill City
A Different Playing Field With Life and Death StakesBY Shelby Hodge // 09.17.19
Tena Lundquist Faust, Tama Lundquist with rescue puppies at the Pet Set Fierce & Fabulous gala.
Honorees Kara & Lance McCullers Jr.
Kristin Wall, Chance Siller
Shannon Young, Kinsey Walsh, Kristin Wall, Kimberly Niehaus
Austin & Kinsey Walsh
Robyn O'Rear, Adam Greer
Gwen & Ed Emmett
PetSet gala chairs Tama Lundquist, Kisha Itkin, Tena Lundquist Faust
Lauren Rainey, Frances Moody
Robert Fisher, Alejandra Peimbert
Emcee Deborah Duncan
Jan Duncan, Becky Cooke
Vivian Wise, Gabriel Tattenham
Dan & Susan Boggio
Tama Lundquist, DJ Senega
Laura Halloran of Texas Humane Legislation Network
What: Houston PetSet’s “Fierce & Fabulous Soirée”
Where: The Post Oak Hotel
PC Moment: Kara and Lance McCullers Jr. are huge supporters of our four-legged friends. Through the Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation, the Houston Astros pitcher and his wife advocate for stray and homeless animals across the country while supporting local rescue groups and funding weekly transports of shelter animals to rescues in surrounding states. And, of course, they are all for pet adoptions.
Their goal: Make Houston a no-kill city. With all of that on the plate, who better to be honored at the 15th annual gala of the nonprofit dedicated to supporting area animal welfare groups.
Lance McCullers’s remarks were highlight of the gala program that included words from the Reverend Gregory Han of Interfaith Ministries and Laura Halloran of the Texas Humane Legislation Network.
Securing the fabulousness of the event was the VIP pre-party, hosted by Fabergé. Guests sipped champagne while checking out the two carat emerald ring, donated by Fabergé for the live auction. DJ Senega spun the tunes to the accompaniment of saxophonist Andre Killian. Also contributing to the glam factor was the trio of ravishing blonde chairs — Tena Lundquist Faust, Kisha Itkin and Tama Lundquist. Under their impassioned leadership, the evening raised more than $440,000 for animal welfare efforts throughout the city.
As a symbol of their animal goodwill, the chairs welcomed street pooches from Corridor Rescue.
PC Seen: Jason Itkin, Tyson Faust, Lynn Wyatt, Susan and Dan Boggio, Frances Moody, Sidney and Don Faust, Carson Brown, Tracy and Harry Faulkner, Jan Duncan, Becky Cooke, Gwen and Ed Emmett, Frank Billingsley, Miya Shay, Vivian Wise, Gabriel Tattenham, and emcee Deborah Duncan, KHOU Channel 11 morning show host.