About Rags to Wags

Since 1952, the Austin Humane Society has been saving the lives of Austin’s most vulnerable pets. As the longest standing no-kill shelter in Austin, our mission is to transform the lives of animals and the people who love them through life-saving programs that find animals homes, serve animals and people in times of crisis, prevent future homelessness through spay and neuter, and engage the community to be part of the solution.

The Austin Humane Society’s Rags to Wags gala plays a critical part in making our mission possible. Since 2005, this beloved event has been our largest fundraiser of the year, and will help us provide care to thousands of animals in the months that follow. This magical evening includes a cocktail hour, silent & live auctions, seated dinner, VIP after party, and plenty of surprises along the way!

Our host for the evening

Trevor Scott, host of CBS Austin’s “We Are Austin”

Trevor Scott is an Austin television personality and host of the CBS Austin morning program “We Are Austin.” You can catch him on TV every weekday morning highlighting the people, stories, and organizations that make central Texas such a special place to call home. He has a passion for storytelling and a career in television that spans more than 20 years, with experience in front of and behind the camera. Trevor is actively involved in many of Austin’s non-profit efforts, and is always looking for opportunities to engage with the community in positive, productive ways. He lives here in Austin with his husband and two rescue pups, Julie and Dot.

Your Gala Chairs

Captain Gerald Delk and Gwen Delk

As longtime friends of the Austin Humane Society, Captain Gerald Delk and Gwen Delk are delighted to Chair the 17th annual Rags To Wags Gala. Having bonded over a shared love of all animals and commitment to animal welfare, the Delks naturally found a home at AHS when they moved to Austin and have since welcomed five AHS alumni to their pack of seven dogs & cats and fostered countless more as active fosters. Always up for a good time, these go-to event sponsors are looking forward to joining you in supporting AHS’ invaluable work and making this year’s event outta sight. Can you dig it?!

With a cameo from..

Jim Spencer, KXAN-TV Senior Forecaster & KXAN mascot, Kaxan 

Now in his role as Senior Forecaster, Jim Spencer has been predicting Central Texas weather longer than anyone in Austin television history, semi-retiring in 2021 after 30 years on the air. Jim has a long history of involvement in the community and charitable organizations. In his free time he loves tropical destinations and spending time with his 12 nieces and nephews.

Kaxan has served as the official mascot of KXAN since 2012. Over the past ten years, he has used his celebrity status to promote animal welfare and rescue events, raising tens of thousands of dollars for non-profits in the process. He is also an official therapy dog with Divine Canines and has just released a new children’s book, “Becoming Kaxan.”

The Venue

The 17th Annual Rags to Wags Gala will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the beautiful Fairmont Austin. Click below for more information!

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