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DunnCatPaintingMr Magoo presents Dan Dunn’s Paintjam was a tremendous success! Dan Dunn paints to music on stage and can do an entire painting in 5 minutes. Saturday night Mr. Dunn painted Ray Charles, John Lennon and the Statue of Liberty and CAP auctioned the paintings off that night.  Thanks to the staff, supporters, volunteers and Mr. Dunn who are saving more lives!

DunnCatPaintingMr Magoo presents Dan Dunn’s Paintjam was a tremendous success! Dan Dunn paints to music on stage and can do an entire painting in 5 minutes. Saturday night Mr. Dunn painted Ray Charles, John Lennon and the Statue of Liberty and CAP auctioned the paintings off that night.  Thanks to the staff, supporters, volunteers and Mr. Dunn who are saving more lives!

The event raised $175,000, a record for the Summer Gala, with two hundred fifty guests in attendance. The live auction was a major success, bringing in over $20,000, helped along by a bidding war for a Costa Rica trip that was sold twice. Mr. Dunn's paintings alone raised $21,000 (Ray Charles sold twice!).

The event was art furr-bulous. According to the Houston Chronicle, "Dozens of pets were escorted by their colorful owners into Mr. Magoo’s 15th Anniversary PAINTJAM benefiting Citizens for Animal Protection on Saturday night. Most of the 250 attendees donned rainbow-bright attire while others – swag bag chairmen Shelby Kibodeaux, Bruce Padilla, and gala co-chair Hal Martin – went the extra mile in paint-splattered accessories."

Charlie Hall, Carroll Smith and Joelle Rogers were all honored for their longtime support of the CAP shelter, as was Snickers, the shelters new mascot, and Honey, Charlie Hall’s beautiful four legged pal. Kudos to our fabulous PAINTJAM Party Chairmen, Gaylon Gullquist, Janice Hall and Francie Willis, Co Chairmen, Hal Martin and Amy Robinette as well as to Hershey Grace, Bruce Padilla and Shelby Kibodeaux.DunnPainting

The event is named after Mr Magoo, a cat the shelter rescued almost 20 years ago, and he became the mascot of the CAP shelter, living in the shelter office area his entire life until he passed away 5 years ago, but his memory lives on in the title of the event. This year's PaintJam was the 15th annual Magoo event, which was initially started as a way to raise money for the shelter in the slow summer months.

Photos from the event are available for purchase from Kim Coffman Photography.

Citizens for Animal Protection, founded in 1972, is committed to:

Sheltering, rescuing and placing homeless animals – relieving animal suffering by preventing animal cruelty
Providing humane education to develop an aware and responsive community
Advocating respect and compassion for animal life – speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves