Saturday, February 17, 2024

HOUSTON (December 6, 2023) – On Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., philanthropic animal lovers will don their best Western wear and kick up their boots at Hotel ZaZa, Museum District for the 11th Annual Wags and Whiskers Brunch, benefiting Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Animeals program, which provides pet food, toys and preventative vet care supplies to over 1,300 pets of homebound seniors in  IM’s Meals on Wheels program.

The “Bow Wow West” themed event will feature a celebrity pet fashion show produced by Todd Ramos, a silent auction, delicious lunch, and more and will be hosted by Brunch Co-Chairs Shirin and Saeid Alavi along with Dr. Vasant Garg and Dr. Kim Tran.

Guests and four-legged furry cowpokes are invited to enjoy a Rootin’ Tootin’ fun and inspiring program emceed by Casey Curry honoring long-time Animeals supporter Greater Good Charities, an organization that works to help people, pets, and the planet by mobilizing in response to need and amplifying the good.

Guests can purchase tickets or a table for ten that includes additional benefits to support Animeals and Interfaith Ministries. Sponsorship levels include:

  • Lone Star Sponsor – $25,000
  • Heart of Houston Sponsor – $15,000
  • Wild West Sponsor – $10,000
  • Hill Country Sponsor – $5,000
  • Bluebonnet Sponsor – $2,500
  • VIP Individual Ticket – $1000
  • Friend Ticket – $500
  • Individual Ticket – $250

Get your tickets or table lickety split at WAGS & WHISKERS BRUNCH – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston ( Contact Maria Magee at or call 713-533-4924 for more information.


A United Way agency, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides the following main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County delivers more than 1.9 meals each year to over 5,300 homebound seniors and people with disabilities across four counties; Refugee Services, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department and Episcopal Migration Ministries, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston annually; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships provides community services and education fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths and no particular faith; and the Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service through Volunteer Houston, which connects volunteers in transformative projects with area nonprofits and SERVE HOUSTON, which forms the leaders of tomorrow while meeting the community needs of today. For more information, visit

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