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Police dogs unleashed at Hughes Hangar: Houston hotspot draws the mayor too

Police dogs unleashed at Hughes Hangar: Houston hotspot draws mayor

12 Mayor Annise Parker and dog Bret with Shawn Brown at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Mayor Annise Parker and Shawn Brown with dog Bret at the K9s4COPS fundraiser at Hughes Hangar. Photo by Christina Clark
3 Beau Bisso, from left, Kristi Schiller and Leeds Eustis at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Beau Bisso, from left, Kristi Schiller and Leeds Eustis at the K9s4COPS fundraiser at Hughes Hangar. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
4 Dr. Aashish Kiran Shah, from left, Roseanne Rogers and Adrian Garcia at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Dr. Aashish Kiran Shah, left, Roseanne Rogers and Sheriff Adrian Garcia at the K9s4COPS fundraiser. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
17 Susan Plank, left,  and Jenna Jackson at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Susan Plank, left, and Jenna Jackson at the K9s4COPS fundraiser at Hughes Hangar.  Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
13 Shawn Brown at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Shawn Brown and Bret, Narcotics K9 of the Year, at the  K9s4COPS fundraiser at Hughes Hangar. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
16 Scott and Dru Cone, from left, and Joann and Mike Cone at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Scott and Dru Cone, from left, and JoAnn and Mike Cone at the K9s4COPS fundraiser at Hughes Hangar. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
15 Ollabelle Dahlstorm Hall, left, with Preston Hall and Erin Gardner Hall at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Ollabelle Dahlstorm Hall, left, with Preston Hall and Erin Gardner Hall at the K9s4COPS fundraiser at Hughes Hangar. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
11 Leigh Williams and Dr. Manny Sanchez at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Leigh Williams and Dr. Manny Sanchez at the K9s4COPS fundraiser at Hughes Hangar. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
9 Jodi and Dr. Gene Lou at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Jodi and Dr. Gene Lou at the K9s4COPS fundraiser at Hughes Hangar. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
8 Joann and Welcome Wilson at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Welcome and Joanne  Wilson at the K9s4COPS fundraiser at Hughes Hangar.  Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
7 Jenna Jackson Gilbert, from left, Brendan Gilbert and Suzanne Droese at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Jenna Jackson Gilbert, from left, Brendan Gilbert and Suzanne Droese at the K9s4COPS  fundraiser. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
1 Kevin Northey, from left, Liz Lara Carreno, Gustavo Adame and Jon Gerald at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
Kevin Northey, from left, Liz Lara Carreno, Gustavo Adame and Jon Gerald at the K9s4COPS fundraiser. Photo by Christina Clark
12 Mayor Annise Parker and dog Bret with Shawn Brown at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
3 Beau Bisso, from left, Kristi Schiller and Leeds Eustis at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
4 Dr. Aashish Kiran Shah, from left, Roseanne Rogers and Adrian Garcia at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
17 Susan Plank, left,  and Jenna Jackson at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
13 Shawn Brown at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
16 Scott and Dru Cone, from left, and Joann and Mike Cone at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
15 Ollabelle Dahlstorm Hall, left, with Preston Hall and Erin Gardner Hall at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
11 Leigh Williams and Dr. Manny Sanchez at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
9 Jodi and Dr. Gene Lou at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
8 Joann and Welcome Wilson at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
7 Jenna Jackson Gilbert, from left, Brendan Gilbert and Suzanne Droese at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013
1 Kevin Northey, from left, Liz Lara Carreno, Gustavo Adame and Jon Gerald at K9s4COPS Unleased 2013

Big dogs prowling the nightlife environs of Hughes Hangar are seldom of the four-legged variety but during this fundraiser for K9s4COPs, the pooches were the hit of the show hosted by founder Kristi Schiller and Mayor Annise Parker.

Several seriously-trained police dogs were on hand at the "Unleashed" fundraiser to receive top honors in their categories including the Over All Top Dog of the Year award which went to K9 Tommy and Deputy Jason Bullock of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Roseann Rogers served as emcee, introducing the honored canines and their two-legged partners.

In keeping with the canine theme, each of the auction packages included one-of-a-kind leashes and dog collars designed by local artists including Van McFarland, Kelley Devine and Taft McWhorter. The auction and the cause clearly struck a note as the casual evening raked in $460,000 for the program that provides specially-trained dogs to area law enforcement agencies.

Contributing to the fundraising were Bobby Kerr, the Mustang Million horse whisperer, who presented a check for 10 percent of his winnings ($17,900) and the Houston K-9 Academy, owned by Jaz and Jason Stanze, which presented a check for $7,500 to be used for purchase of one of the highly-trained dogs.

Those contributing to the cause included Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Jo Lynn Falgout, Joan and Dino Chouest, Allie Chouest, Otto Candies, Pam and Tracey Mahoney, Erin and Preston Hall, Susan and Mike Plank, Joanne and Welcome Wilson, JoAnn and Mike Cone and K9s4COPs executive director Liz Lara Carreno.