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Wezy Dees and Tony at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Wezy Dees , with Tony, chairs the Citizens for Animal Protection Celebrity Paws gala with husband, Bobby Dees. Photo by Killy Chavez
Tony Bradfield, left, and Kevin Black at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Tony Bradfield, left, and Kevin Black. Photo by Killy Chavez
Ania Odum, left, and Lauren Godwin at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Ania Odum, left, and Lauren Godwin. Photo by Killy Chavez
Thomas and Cyndy Roberts at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Thomas Roberts and Cyndy Garza Roberts. Photo by Killy Chavez
Christa Elyce at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Christa Elyce. Photo by Killy Chavez
Tom and Lesha Elsenbrook at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Tom and Lesha Elsenbrook. Photo by Killy Chavez
Monica Reyna and Joe Casiano at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Monica Reyna and Joe Casiano. Photo by Killy Chavez
Bobby Dees and Beth Wolff at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Bobby Dees and Beth Wolff. Photo by Killy Chavez
Mary Ann McKeithan, left, and Rini Ziegler at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Mary Ann McKeithan, left, and Rini Ziegler. Photo by Killy Chavez
Jun Wang, from left, Penny Loyd, Jane Block and Nancy Martin at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Jun Wang, from left, Penny Loyd, Jane Block and Nancy Martin. Photo by Killy Chavez
Beverly Jernigan, from left, Kacy White and Ann Massey at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Beverly Jernigan, from left, Kacy White and Ann Massey. Photo by Killy Chavez
Barbara Bailey, left, and Amanda Tomlinson at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Barbara Bailey, left, and Amanda Tomlinson. Photo by Killy Chavez
Wezy Dees and Tony at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Tony Bradfield, left, and Kevin Black at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Ania Odum, left, and Lauren Godwin at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Thomas and Cyndy Roberts at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Christa Elyce at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Tom and Lesha Elsenbrook at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Monica Reyna and Joe Casiano at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Bobby Dees and Beth Wolff at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Mary Ann McKeithan, left, and Rini Ziegler at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Jun Wang, from left, Penny Loyd, Jane Block and Nancy Martin at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Beverly Jernigan, from left, Kacy White and Ann Massey at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014
Barbara Bailey, left, and Amanda Tomlinson at the CAP kick-off at Saks September 2014

What: Citizens for Animal Protection gala kickoff.

Where: Saks Fifth Avenue.

The 411: As chairs of the Nov. 22 Celebrity Paws gala, Wezy and Bobby Dees, Saks Fifth Avenue GM, welcomed a merry and barking throng into their Galleria home away from home for a kickoff to the 28th annual benefit for Citizens for Animal Protection. Wezy carried their pooch while a few of the contenders brought along their dogs as well. The party served as an unveiling of the Gittings portraits of the Top Ten Elite, who will bid for Pet of the Year honors.

Those elite include Tony Bradfield and Kevin Black, Irma Brindis, Sam Byington, Robert Federowicz, Penny and Paul Loyd, Laura McIngvale Brown, Cyndy Garza Roberts and Rini Ziegler along with junior honorees Justin, Cole and Chandler Smith.

Part of the evening's buzz revolved around the new Subaru, donated by West Houston Subaru, that will be raffled off at the gala.

Who: CAP executive director Kappy Muenzer, Brenda Love, Lesha and Tom Elsenbrook, Patti and Don Murphy, Elizabeth and Alan Stein, Brian Teichman and Andrew Cordes, Cheryl Byington and Danielle and John Ellis.