European Fine Dining Fundraiser

The second annual European Fine Dining event was held Saturday, May 5th at the lovely bayside location of the Ingleside Beach Club. More tickets were sold this year which meant more diners and more food! As a result, we are excited to report an increase in net revenue. We all agree the event was a very rewarding experience for the members and volunteers, patrons and donors, who make it possible.

Our member chef, Ronny Claes, prepared a delectable four-course dinner which began with a luscious Cauliflower and Red Pepper soup. The salad was a delightful blend of Spinach Linguini with Blackfin Tuna. A lovely entrée of Chicken a l’Orange was accompanied by wild rice and sautéed zucchini. For dessert Mr. Claes presented a beautiful Puff Pastry with warm Brie and honey-lemon sauce. Diners could choose from wine, beer or sodas.

We wish to thank Winery on the Bay in Rockport for donating the wine for the evening. For the donation of beer and sodas, we wish to thank Dave and Kathy Clark, Charlotte Lawrence and Becky Roark. Of course the evening would not have been such fun without the many and varied raffle prizes donated by generous individuals and businesses.

Much praise and sincere thanks are due the multitude of willing helpers on and before this special night: Boy Scout Troup 345 in Portland, SPCA San Pat County members and volunteers and all our friends and family. We appreciate ALL of you!! Lastly, the furry friends we aim to please send a resounding MEOW! and WOOF! See you next year 🙂

Letter from the President

Hello everyone,

I would like to introduce myself! My name is Andrea Claes and I was recently elected President of SPCA San Pat County. The President’s position had been open since we lost our beloved President and Director, Dona Farrar, on April 23, 2018. She did so much over the past 10 years to get both the organization and the crown jewel, the Animal Adoption Center, up and running. The new Director appointed by the Board is Patty Heard. She and I will do our best to fill Dona’s shoes. The current Board of Directors includes myself as President; Neal Floerke, Vice President; Pat Danczek, Treasurer; Jennifer Heard, Secretary and Pat Billman, Member-at-Large.

The Animal Adoption Center is a busy place these days with facility expansion and organizational growth to meet the community’s needs. We are erecting a new building that will handle cat and dog intake separate from the Adoption Center. The outer shell is complete and the interior floorplan is being constructed. We have hired a Veterinary Technician to assist with health screenings, checkups, medications and a multitude of other tasks required to keep the adoptable animals healthy and happy. A large play area has been enclosed so the dogs can enjoy some outdoor exercise time.

Casino Night, our largest fundraiser of the year,will be held at the Aransas Pass Civic Center on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  Last year the event was canceled in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. There is ample opportunity to join a planning committee or a fundraising activity. Please come by and sit-in on our monthly meeting, the first Thursday of every month at 6pm, at the Animal Adoption Center. It is casual, comfortable and open to all.

With expansion and growth, we are needing additional volunteers. There are many ways to contribute from watering the flowerbeds, to walking a dog, to grooming a cat. If you have just a few hours once a week that you can commit to helping us out, we would love to have you join us. The dogs and cats rely on us to care for them every morning and every evening, 365 days a year.

Andrea Claes



SPCA IS OPENING its doors, dog kennels and cat rooms once again! We’re very happy to be back to serve the community of San Patricio County families and the animals that share their lives.

Our first official day is Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and we look forward to introducing our visitors to their potential furry roommate. Adoption hours will be 10am – 2pm. Feel free to stop in if you’d like to visit the facility, take a tour, donate cat or dog food, drop off new or gently used toys or any of the many other items needed to keep our operation going.

Hoodies, T–shirts and other fun SPCA San Pat County merchandise is on display.

Volunteer applications are available and members are on hand to share information on how you can participate. We are ‘home’ to these sweet animals until someone chooses to take them home forever. Each morning and evening we feed, water, walk, clean up after and play with our big and little friends for the brief time they are in our care.

We are here to provide information on animal adoption, training, spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchipping. Educational materials, a list of area resources and suggestions on steps to take if a stray adopts you are a few ways we can help. Give us a call at 361–332–1445 and we will do our best. If we are out playing fetch or brushing a cat, please leave your name and phone number with brief message. We will return your call.


Saturday, January 13th a special re–opening celebration and open house will be held from 10am – 1pm. Join us at the Sandra Sue Benson Animal Adoption Center, 4630 FM 1069, Aransas Pass, TX. We hope to see past and new visitors, all the many adopters, all our dedicated volunteers and the many community supporters who helped make our dream a reality.


  • Purina Dry Food for Cats and Dogs
  • Kitten and Cat Milk
  • Cat Nip
  • Leashes and Collars
  • Dog/Cat Shampoo
  • Dish/Laundry Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Clorox Bleach
  • 2 – 5 Gallon Bucket
  • Pet Spot/Odor Remover
  • Scoopable Cat Litter
  • Scratching Posts



Progress continues every day inside and outside. Most days there is someone at the Center answering phones and preparing for Opening Day. The date has not been determined, however, we are planning a celebration! Hurricane Harvey arrived one year to the day of our August 2016 ribbon cutting.

This site will be updated as more information comes available. Please check back often.

Completed Repairs

  • Four acres has been cleared of uprooted trees, broken limbs, neighborhood debris, tall grass
  • Fence line cleared of fallen trees and fence has been repaired, front gate repaired so four acres are secure
  • Telephone and internet service have been restored
  • AC and heating system is working
  • Plumbing system working

Needed Repairs

  • Roof of main building requires repair
  • Roof of “catios” outside cat enclosure needs replacement
  • Dog kennels are being repaired and moved back into place
  • Mister over dog kennels needs repair


As of October 1st there is still no phone or internet, however, there are volunteers monitoring this website, Facebook and GMail. Please be patient as we go forward.


We need financial support more now than ever, just as many of our citizens of the Coastal Bend do. Bless our volunteers, our members, and our director Dona Farrar, as we rebuild and move forward. Donations may be made electronically via PayPal or by mailing contributions to SPCA San Pat County. The link to PayPal and our mailing address are listed below. If making a donation by check, please make it payable to SPCA San Pat County. Thank you in advance for your kind contributions. Words can not express our appreciation for your help.

PayPal Donations

Address For Donations Made By Check

SPCA San Pat County
P.O. Box 1693
Aransas Pass, TX 78335


Please join us for a Symbolic Ribbon Cutting on May 19, 2017 at the Sinton Chamber of Commerce from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Sinton Chamber of Commerce is located at 218 West Sinton Street, Sinton, Texas 78378.

  • Meet some of our dedicated members and volunteers
  • Get information about the “Lets Fix it Coastal Bend” grant which allows you to spay or neuter your pets for free
  • Check out our new T–Shirts and Hoodies
  • Refreshments and information provided


This is what we do for mommas and babies in need! For about a month Kristine has been feeding momma knowing there were babies hidden somewhere. Momma had been crossing a very dangerous intersection in Ingleside. Well, today she found one baby. They had been living under a church. That’s when the members of the center came together. We rescued momma and her five babies!!!!

Here are some pictures of our rescued church momma and her pups. I’ve gotta say that they are a blessing. She took great care of her babies, now they are safe and sound at the SPCA.


The golf tournament at Northshore Country Club was fun, and the weather could not have been better. Thank you to our competitors, and our host, as well as our volunteers. Here’s a list of the winners:

  • 1st Place: Port of Corpus Christi
  • 2nd Place: Cheniere
  • 3rd Place: Trash Guys
1st Place Winners
2nd Place Winners
3rd Place Winners
Three for Fun – Big Gun
Budget Motors
K–9 Crew
Port of Corpus Christi
Rescue Club
Trash Guys