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SNAPtales: Get Your 2010 SNAPCesar Millan Visits SNAP to Launch Latino-Focused Cam

August, 2010

      The monthly newsletter of the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.

In This Issue
August 1, 2010
Get Your SNAPshots Tickets Today!
  Cesar Millán Speaks Up about Spay-Neuter
  Unleash Your Dog’s Inner Artiste
  Be Fierce & Fabulous with Houston PetSet
  Shopping for a Better World
  Upcoming SNAP Events
  A Dog's Life by Hedda Hound
  New SNAP Grants
  In Memory of Jennifer Ruggeri
  When Donating Isn’t in Your Budget
  Fabulous Felines by Madame Astrocat
  Quote of the Month

- 20,693 -
Dogs and cats have been
helped by your gifts between
Jan. 1 and June 30, 2010.

SNAP has sterilized over
dogs and cats since being
founded in 1993.

Get Your SNAPshots Tickets Today!
Presale Tickets Now Available, Silver Eagle and Heritage Custom Framing to Sponsor

Click here to buy your tickets for SNAPshots 2010 today!

Tickets for the amazing SNAPshots Celebration and Fashion Show in December are now on sale on the SNAP website. Standard, Premium, and VIP tickets are available through our online ticketing system, as are two sponsorship levels. (Other major sponsorships are available by contacting Laura Welch at 713-862-3863 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713-862-3863      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, x204.)

Individual tickets start as low as $75 per person. The coveted SNAPonista sponsorship level is $600 and includes all of the perks of VIP ticketing plus invitations to the kick-off party and wrap party for four people.
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Cesar Millan Speaks Up About Spay-Neuter
"Dog Whisperer" Launches Latino-Focused Campaign with a Visit to SNAP

Cesar Millan tours the SNAP mobile clinic with Dr. James Weedon.

Internationally renowned dog trainer Cesar Millan took up the banner of spay-neuter in a big way in July when he visited the SNAP clinic in San Antonio to kick off a multi-state campaign directed at the Spanish-speaking community. The campaign is centered around a Spanish-language Public Service Announcement (PSA) that will run on Univision and Telemundo network stations. The PSA will first air in Houston, San Antonio, and Los Angeles. The campaign will later be expanded to other markets with large Spanish-speaking populations. Full story.

Unleash Your Dog’s Inner Artiste!
Picassos by Paws Lets Your Dog Create His Own Masterpiece

Is your dog a prodigy? Find out at Picassos by Paws!

Find out what your dog would say if she could express herself through art at Picassos by Paws! Bring your four-leggers, bring your two-leggers, and definitely bring the cameras to Archway Gallery at because you are going to want to capture this for posterity!  Bayou City Outdoors and Archway Gallery present Picassos by Paws, a fundraiser for SNAP. Volunteers will be assisting dogs in bringing out their inner Picasso with safe water-based paints and canvases. Full story.


Be Fierce & Fabulous with Houston PetSet
Fundraising Group’s Annual Soiree Benefits SNAP and Other Local Agencies

Be Fierce & Fabulous at the Houston PetSet Soiree!

Be Fierce & Fabulous, the Houston PetSet’s annual soiree, is one of this fall’s not-to-be-missed events, and it benefits SNAP. The organization reports that the event will feature "hot tunes, chic cocktails and bites, and the opportunity to bid on some great packages" in their silent auction. It all takes place on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at the Omni Houston Hotel at 4 Riverway, Houston, TX. Full story.


Shopping for a Better World
Kroger Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program Funds SNAP Spay-Neuter

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It's time to re-enroll in Kroger's Neighbor-to-Neighbor program! The 2009 program ended in May of this year, and SNAP received $2,487.90 thanks to your participation! Now it's time to re-enroll for the 2010 program year. If you didn't participate last year, you can still enroll for this year's program. The program offers you the opportunity to help dogs and cats without it costing you a penny. How do you sign up? Just take a copy of the SNAP Neighbor-to-Neighbor program letter to Kroger the next time you go shopping! Full story.

Upcoming SNAP Events
Thursday, August 12, 2010 - Houston, TX
  Celebration of Life for Jennifer Ruggeri
Lost Pawses and The Palm Restaurant honor the memory of this animal lover. Benefits SNAP.
Saturday, August 15, 2010 - Houston, TX
  Picassos by Paws
Your dog can paint a masterpiece at this benefit by Bayou City Outdoors and Archway Gallery!
Saturday, September 11, 2010 - Houston, TX
  Be Fierce & Fabulous
Houston PetSet’s annual soiree is sure to be a blast, and it benefits SNAP!
Saturday, October 9 - Sunday, October 10, 2010 - Houston, TX
  Bayou City Art Festival
Our biggest volunteer fundraiser of the year is approaching. Mark your calendar today!


Hello Darlings,

The heat is on, and I'm not talking about the kind that produces puppies. I'm talking about the heat of summer, and the dangers it poses. Find out more by reading this month's letter from Ajax, the Alsatian mix, from Alvin. 
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New SNAP Grants
A Monthly Review of New SNAP Grants
SNAP recognizes the wonderful organizations that provide grants to fund SNAP special projects and daily operations. Full story.


In Memory of Jennifer Ruggeri
Lost Pawses and Palm Restaurant Hold Celebration of Life Benefiting SNAP

In Memory of Jennifer Ruggeri

The Lost Pawses Foundation and The Palm Restaurant cordially invite you for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the life of Jennifer Ruggeri. Jennifer, who was the daughter of Bobby Ruggeri, was an animal lover and supported many animal charities during her life. Lost Pawses and the Palm have teamed up to hold this celebration of her life benefiting SNAP and other area animal welfare charities. Honey Ross and her helper Tom are generously underwriting the bar, and The Palm will kindly donate appetizers from its kitchen. Full story.


When Donating Isn’t in Your Budget
Facebook and GoodSearch Let You Help without Spending a Penny

Times are tough, but did you know that you can help a dog or cat without spending any money, or time for that matter? It isn’t magic. It’s called Effortless Giving! This month SNAPtales highlights two methods of helping animals without hurting your wallet. The first is the Facebook Causes Birthday Wish. The second is the GoodSearch search engine. This article tells you everything you need to know to participate in each program. Full story.

Madame AstroCat

Dear Readers,
I just love to eat, don't you? How do you know that your food is healthy though? Find out what your food should contain and not contain in this month's top ten list.
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Quote of the Month

"A mutt is couture. It’s the only one like it in the world, made especially for you." ~ Isaac Mizrahi



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