Isabella, Garrett and I were all lucky enough to participate in this excellent documentary. It features movers and shakers from the community that are doing great things to promote spay/neuter and advocate for the lives of Houston's animals. I had the pleasure of meeting the creator, Gurukarta Khalsa, while she was filming interviews at SNAP and was amazed at her passion and dedication to this project. You can tell when you see the video. Check it out below as well as info on the screening on the 28th!
The film includes many Houston noteables and organizations! Here is alist of the folks that helped make this happen:
Executive Producer: KartaPurkh S. Khalsa
Producer/Director: Gurukarta K. Khalsa
Associate Producer: Dawn Madison
Production Assistant: Alice Russell
Featuring: Ann Adams, Maggie Anspach, Dana Blankenship, Elvira Briones, Paul Buie, Brett Chisholm, Darcy, Algie G. Davis, Dennis G. Doughty, Dr. Jackie Doval, Ria van Dright, Jodie Eisenhardt, Deb Gebhardt, Dr. Beverly Harper,Courtney Harmon, Deborah Hoffman, Janet Huey, Guru Khalsa, Guru Gian Kaur Khalsa, Shelby Kibodeaux, Mike Kinsella, Leanne LaRocca, Dawn-Jackie Madison, Darci McFerran, Mitchell, Peggy Morris, Cindy & Roger Needham, Dr. Caroline Oeben, James Oxford, Dr. Robyn A. Palmer, Dr. Dev Rajan, Harriet Rankin,Naomi Reynolds, Ryan Rice, Karen S. Rogers, Alice Russell, James Rynearson, Deana Sellens, Bett Sundermeyer, Teresa, Laura Welch, Bernadine Wilturner. And “a cast of thousands” of beautiful, amazing animals!
Spay/Houston is featured in the new documentary “One Hundred Thousand Hearts.” They are hosting a red carpet screening of this independent film about the pet population crisis in Houston and surrounding areas. The film focuses on the importance of spaying, neutering, and responsible pet ownership.
The screening is on Thursday, October 28th at 7pm at the Movie Tavern on I-45 at Richey Road. The red carpet rolls out at 6:30pm in order for onlookers to meet some of the cast and the filmmaker. An after party will be held in the Movie Tavern bar from 9pm to 10:30pm, please come to the party even if you cannot attend the movie. The documentary is directed by independent filmmaker and native Houstonian Gurukarta Khalsa. It is her third documentary. “One Hundred Thousand Hearts” was filmed during July and August of this year and features local veterinarians, shelter workers, rescue groups, volunteers and pet lovers, including Deana Sellens of Spay/Houston, Deborah Hoffman of Corridor Rescue, Laura Welch of SNAP, Mike Kinsella of Friends of BARC, Shelby Kibodeaux of CAP, Dr. Caroline Oeben, Dr. Dev Rajan, Dr. Robyn Palmer, and many beautiful rescued animals. The film includes original music by Cary Beare and by Wendy Francisco. There is no graphic footage in this film.
The Movie Tavern is generously donating the viewing time. Admission to the movie is free. Spay/Houston will be accepting donations for consumables and additional surgical instruments for the clinic, so please donate generously! If you're unable to attend the event, you can donate online at www.spayhouston.org or mail donations to Spay/Houston; 412F North Sam Houston Parkway East; Houston, TX 77060.