As Citizen’s For Animal Protection prepares to Bow-Wow the attendees for this year’s Annual Celebrity Paws Gala, marking the 50th Anniversary of the shelter, they will get everyone in party mode with their Annual Kick-Off Party. This fun evening is scheduled for September 15, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the iconic Tootsies, 2601 Westheimer Rd. and will be chaired by Anna Kaplan and Mica Piro. Guests will enjoy small bites and cocktails and of course are encouraged to shop for beautiful finds in Houston’s most famous luxury clothing store. A percentage of sales from the evening will be donated to CAP. A suggested donation of $20 at the door is appreciated. To attend, please email

This annual kick-off showcases the Gala Honorees and their pets that will compete at the Celebrity Paws Gala to become the Celebrity Paws Pet of the Year. Themed All That Glitters in celebration of 50 amazing years as one of Houston’s largest animal shelters, this black-tie affair benefits the homeless pets as the most important fundraising event of the year. The gala raises a substantial portion of CAP’s operational budget. Supporting the Celebrity Paws Gala has a direct positive effect in the lives of many. 

Event activities include a silent auction, a rousing live auction, wine pull, paddles up and the moment everyone looks forward to, a raffle to win a brand new Subaru Crosstrek, generously donated by West Houston Subaru. The gala will be held November 19th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston. To purchase raffle tickets, gala tickets, visit

photo credit Jacob Power. Featured in Photo Mica Piro with Baby