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Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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  • Nadia and Dr. Shahin Tavackoli with Oreo

    Nadia and Dr. Shahin Tavackoli with Oreo (Photo: Quy Tran)

  • Don Sanders, event chair M.A. Shute and honoree Fred Marshall

    Don Sanders, M.A. Shute, and Fred Marshall (Photo: Quy Tran)

  • Nadia and Dr. Shahin Tavackoli with Oreo
  • Don Sanders, event chair M.A. Shute and honoree Fred Marshall

Pet lovers came together at the 7th Annual Wags & Whiskers Brunch (formerly the Best Friends Brunch) held at Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District. The “On Broadway” themed brunch and pet fashion show benefited the Animeals program, which provides free pet food and vet care to more than 1,300 dogs and cats of Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels homebound seniors. This year’s honoree and longtime Animeals supporter Fred G. Marshall announced a $500,000 donation for the Linda and Fred Marshall Volunteer Welcome Center at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, and the brunch helped raise more than $112,000. A multi-faith invocation was offered from four different faith traditions: Bahai, Hindu, Christian and Jewish. The pets (and their parents) strutted their stuff on the catwalk, and the title of Animeals Top Pet from the fashion show was awarded to the Pink Ladies Bella and pet parent Karen Jankowski. Kristen Warren performed “Memories” from the Broadway musical Cats. Event chair was M.A. Shute, and honorary chair was Don A. Sanders. Emcee was Casey Curry. Pictured are Nadia and Dr. Shahin Tavackoli with Oreo.     Pictured are (from left) honorary chair Don Sanders, event chair M.A. Shute and honoree Fred Marshall

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Nadia and Dr. Shahin Tavackoli with Oreo

Nadia and Dr. Shahin Tavackoli with Oreo (Photo: Quy Tran)

Don Sanders, event chair M.A. Shute and honoree Fred Marshall

Don Sanders, M.A. Shute, and Fred Marshall (Photo: Quy Tran)

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