Citizens for Animal Protection supporters filed into the ballroom of the Hilton-Americas for the furry and fabulous Celebrity Paws soiree, this year chaired by Diane Mattly and Kim Padgett and featuring a theme a la the swingin’ 1940s.
The night’s honorees—including Saks GM Bobby Dees, TV weatherman Frank Billingsley and his partner Kevin Gilliard, Jana and Scotty Arnoldy, and Dominic Cellitti—took to the catwalk with their prized pets, as 600-plus gala-goers cheered them on between bites. Later, the live auction touted big-dog prizes, and a raffle featured a 2014 Subaru Forester, courtesy of West Houston Subaru.
Members of the Richard Brown Orchestra, dressed in WWII uniforms, had lively swing dancers join them onstage. The crowd also sang a heartfelt rendition of “God Bless America” and saluted service members at the start of the evening. –Photos by Kim Coffman