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The Board of Directors of the Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter has unanimously decided to postpone the 12th Annual Paws, Claws & Outlaws Gala, scheduled for November 6, 2021. The date had been rescheduled a number of times during the pandemic, and the Board was confident during the summer that the pandemic had subsided enough that we could safely gather to celebrate the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center and the animals it serves in our communities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and DeSoto.

With the current spread of COVID-19 virus variants, the Board is no longer confident that we can safely hold a large community gathering. Several stakeholders have also shared this sentiment. The Board made this decision with heavy hearts in light of current circumstances. The Friends are so grateful for the support from sponsors and pet lovers for the gala! The Board is currently assessing when to reschedule the gala and will announce changes once confirmed.

In the meantime, the need to help homeless, neglected, and lost animals has not waned at all and, if anything, has only increased this year. The Friends need your help more than ever to ensure animals at the shelter have the best chance possible to find a loving fur-ever home. You can still support the Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter by making a gift at tricityfriends.org/donate.

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