2023 CAP Gala logo

37th Annual Celebrity Paws Gala

Mission: Pawsible!

Saturday, November 18, 2023
The Post Oak Hotel |  6:30PM
1600 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027

To make a donation in support of an honoree, click here.
To purchase tickets for the raffle, click here.
To purchase a table or ticket, scroll down to bottom of this page.


Jody Merritt & Christine Johnson


Dr. John Cangelosi and Natasha “Tosh” Minor,  Carson Brown, Angela Hernandez, Daniel Irion & Kirk Kveton, Brigitte Kalai,
Sharron Melton, Sarah Pepper, Dr. Roxy Riefkohl, Morgan & Kenny Webster, Rebecca & Anthony Yanez


Melcher Humanitarian of the Year Award
Nicolette St. Angel

Celebrity Paws Hall of Fame Award
Frank Billingsley

Heart of Gold Award
Elizabeth & Peter Carragher

CAP Cherished Companions Award
Wendy Markgraf & Teresa Williams

Celebrity Canine Hero Award
Service Animal Sam Alford with Dr. Eugene Alford

Social Influencer for the Animals Award
Madeline Garvis Smith - @madtotherescue

Share the Love Award
Marissa Cavada


 Please join us for an amazing black-tie affair benefiting the homeless pets at Citizens for Animal Protection.
This annual event 
is our most important fundraising event of the year and raises a substantial portion of our operational budget.

The evening's activities include a Silent Auction, Live Auction, Bourbon & Bubbles Pull, Paddles Up appeal, and the moments everyone looks forward to:
Awarding of the Celebrity Pet of the Year, and the 
drawing of the raffle winner of a brand new Subaru, donated by West Houston Subaru!




Help provide support by shopping our Amazon & Chewy Wishlists of current shelter needs.

Visit our EVENTS page for upcoming adoption events, clinic promotions and Fundraising events like our PAWchitecture Doghouse Competition & Auction.


Our Mission

Caring for pets in need through sheltering, adoption, humane education, spay/neuter services, low-cost wellness and community outreach.



Find your new best friend at CAP: Dogs and Puppies, Cats and Kittens, Rabbits and Small Animals are all looking for furr-ever homes.

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Feral Cats

Have a feral cat colony in your neighborhood?  Learn how to humanely help or schedule an appointment to spay/neuter feral cats in our clinic.

Wellness Clinic

The CAP Vaccination and Wellness Clinic provides affordable vaccination and other services that will help protect your pet against common health threats.

Humane Education

CAP's extensive Humane Education program is an integral part of our strategy to improve the lives of animals, and people too through understanding.


CAP connects animals and kids through our Kids Club, Summer Camp, Tours, Birthday Parties, and much more!

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