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Animal love takes over a trendy Houston hotel: Fierce and fabulous pets rock

Animal love takes over a trendy Houston hotel: Fierce & fabulous pets

0413 Jeff and Kathryn Smith, from left, Mark Grierson and John Evatz at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Jeff and Kathryn Smith, from left, Mark Grierson and John Evatz. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
9726 Tena Lundquist Faust and Tyson Faust at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Tena Lundquist Faust and Tyson Faust. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
0034 Mauney Mafrige, Rob Rutherford, Tama Lundquist at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Mauney Mafrige, from left, Rob Rutherford and Tama Lundquist. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
9812 Dr. Devinder Bhatia and Gina Bhatia at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Dr. Devinder Bhatia and Gina Bhatia. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
9634 Bruce Padilla, from left, Lori Freese and Shelby Kibodeaux at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Bruce Padilla, from left, Lori Freese and Shelby Kibodeaux. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
0498 Liz Zaruba and Bob Devlin at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Liz Zaruba and Bob Devlin. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
0068 Sergio Morales and Vivian Wise at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Sergio Morales and Vivian Wise. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
0052 Gail Brown, left, and Deborah Duncan at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Gail Brown, left, and Deborah Duncan. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
9908 Aysegal and Mike Denney at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Aysegal and Mike Denney. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
0268 Rosemarie Johnson, left, and Courtney Hopbson at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Rosemarie Johnson, left, and Courtney Hopson. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
0209 Carmina Zamorano at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Carmina Zamorano. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
9778 Barbara Van Postman at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Barbara Van Postman. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
0174 Sonia Sota and Jack Christy at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Sonia Soto and City Councilman Jack Christie. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
0541 Mark Grierson, left, and Neal Hamil at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
Mark Grierson, left, and Neal Hamil. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
0413 Jeff and Kathryn Smith, from left, Mark Grierson and John Evatz at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
9726 Tena Lundquist Faust and Tyson Faust at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
0034 Mauney Mafrige, Rob Rutherford, Tama Lundquist at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
9812 Dr. Devinder Bhatia and Gina Bhatia at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
9634 Bruce Padilla, from left, Lori Freese and Shelby Kibodeaux at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
0498 Liz Zaruba and Bob Devlin at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
0068 Sergio Morales and Vivian Wise at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
0052 Gail Brown, left, and Deborah Duncan at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
9908 Aysegal and Mike Denney at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
0268 Rosemarie Johnson, left, and Courtney Hopbson at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
0209 Carmina Zamorano at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
9778 Barbara Van Postman at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
0174 Sonia Sota and Jack Christy at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014
0541 Mark Grierson, left, and Neal Hamil at the Pet Set Soiree September 2014

Glamazons Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist and the debonarie John Evatz ruled at Hotel ZaZa Friday night when they brought in record dollars for PetSet with the 11th annual fundraiser, Fierce & Fabulous PetSet soirée.

By the time the crowd of 275 departed for the night, the organization that provides grants to animal welfare nonprofits had been enriched by $200,000. That handsome sum due in part to the largesse of major sponsor Momentum Porsche.

It was heartwarming in particular for the event's honorees, Mark and Debra Grierson (though she was at home ill, she kept up with the proceedings). These two are serious animal lovers, known on occasion to house a menagerie of four-legged critters ranging from rabbits to pooches and kitties. Mark's remarks were a tribute to Debra and her generous heart.

Joining the Lundquist identical twins and their co-chair Evatz in the spotlight was emcee Deborah Duncan of KHOU Channel 11 and auctioneer Jeff Smith, who rattled off the three live auction items with success and speed.

Animal lovers included Rob Rutherford, City Councilman Jack Christie, Mauney Mafrige, Carmina Zamorano, Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Courtney Hopson, Diane and Michael Caplan, Lori Freese, Shelby Kibodeaux and Bruce Padilla, Vivian Wise and Sergio Morales, Neal Hamil, Gail Brown, Barbara Van Postman and Aysegul and Mike Denney.