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SNAPtales: SNAPshots Approaches, The Art Festival Beckons, San Antonio Gets a Pet Pechanga, and other exciting news.
SNAPtales

October, 2010

www.snapus.org

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

 
In This Issue
 
October 1, 2010  
SNAPshots Approaches, Collars Roll In!
  Get Your Give On at the Art Festival
  Corraling Community Cats, One Zip at a Time
  A Superior Commitment to Helping Animals
  Happy Holidogs... Um, Holidays!
  Pet Pachanga Praises Pit Bulls
  Upcoming SNAP Events
  A Dog's Life by Hedda Hound
  New SNAP Grants
  Pawty Palace Holds Community Garage Sale
  Fabulous Felines by Madame Astrocat
  Quote of the Month

- 31,300 -
Dogs and cats have been
helped by your gifts between
Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2010.

SNAP has sterilized over
350,000
dogs and cats since being
founded in 1993.


 

SNAPshots Approaches; Collars Roll In!
Designer Collar Auction Kicks Off Annual Celebration and Fashion Show

Click here to buy your tickets for SNAPshots 2010 today!

The annual SNAPshots Celebration and Fashion Show is just two months away, and fabulous collars have been rolling in from designers and celebrities around the globe for Collars for a Cause (CFAC). SNAP is pleased to announce that comedian Margaret Cho and Houston artist and jeweler Angelica Chapman have both agreed to create collars for SNAPshots! These collars will be sold via an online fundraising auction that will begin on Monday, Nov. 1, and end at noon on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. That’s the day after the SNAPshots event, which takes place on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Winter Street Studios in Houston, TX. You can buy your tickets TODAY on the SNAP website! Full story.


 

Get Your Give On at the Art Festival
Volunteer at Bayou City Art Festival to Raise Funds for Spay-Neuter

Fall Bayou City Art Festival, Sat. Oct. 9 and Sun. Oct. 10, 2010

It is October already, and with it comes the fall Bayou City Art Festival. It takes place in downtown Houston near City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 20, and SNAP needs your help to staff the beverage booths on both days. You’ll stay busy selling beverages to thirsty festival-goers, and SNAP will stay busy spaying and neutering cats and dogs with the funds that accumulate in the form of tips and as a percentage of sales. It’s a rewarding effort for all concerned! Full story.


 

Corraling Community Cats, One Zip at a Time
Free Sterilization Program for Homeless Cats Begins on National Feral Cat Day

Community cats need to be spayed and neutered too!

Last month we announced that PetSmart Charities Inc. had awarded SNAP a grant to fund a pilot program to attempt to sterilize all of the community cats within specific zip-codes. This month we are excited to announce that this program launches on October 16, 2010, which is National Feral Cat Day. Community cats include feral cats and tame but free-roaming cats, i.e., cats that do not have a single permanent home. Full story.


 

Superior Commitment to Helping Animals
Red McCombs Superior Hyundai Sponsored Week Long Spay-Neuter Event

Red McCombs Superior sponsors five-day spay-neuter event.

San Antonio residents got a good close look at what a community-minded and animal-friendly business looks like in September when Red McCombs Superior Hyundai hosted a week-long spay-neuter event. SNAP provided free spay-neuter surgery and rabies vaccinations at the dealership on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Dr. Lawler performed sterilization surgery on twenty-eight animals and was assisted by SNAP veterinary techs Crystal and Jennifer. Full story.


 

Happy Holidogs... Um, Holidays!
Rover Oaks Seminar Teaches Good Dog Manners for the Holidays, Benefits SNAP

Rover Oaks Pet Resort makes your dog a better holiday companion!

The Rover Oaks Pet Resort presents Holiday Prep, Teaching Good Dog Manners for the Festivities Ahead. Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, will discuss how to teach your dog(s) appropriate behavior for the holidays. Mr. Baugh is the director of training and behavior for Rover Oaks. A $20 donation, which will benefit SNAP, is requested. The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rover Oaks Pet Resort at 2550 W. Bellfort St. in Houston, TX. (1011 South Katy-Fort Bend Rd. in Katy, TX). Full story.


 

Pet Pachanga Praises Pit Bulls
Bring Your Dog to Meet the SNAP Team at This Free Educational Event

The San Antonio Big Dawgs host Pet Pechanga!

The San Antonio Big Dawgs are hosting the city’s first ever "Pet Pachanga" for people and their pooches in celebration of National Pit Bull Awareness Day (all canine breeds are welcome at this event) on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The group is partnering with ACS, SNAP, Alamo Area Search and Rescue, Bully Breeds Need Love, River City Weight Pull Club, and other animal welfare organizations to bring together the pet community for an exciting day of interactive activities, demonstrations, exhibitions, and animals galore. It’s going to be a great opportunity to have fun and learn with your four-legged companion(s)! Full story.


  
Upcoming SNAP Events
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - Houston, TX
  Holiday Prep: Teaching Good Dog Manners for the Festivities
Come find out how to teach your dog to be a good holiday companion!
Saturday, October 9 - Sunday, October 10, 2010 - Houston, TX
  Bayou City Art Festival
The fall festival is coming soon, and SNAP needs YOUR help! Please volunteer today.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 – Houston, TX
  Community Cats Project Spay-Neuter Event
Free spay-neuter day for homeless and feral cats from the 77011 and 77023 zip codes.
Saturday, October 23, 2010 – San Antonio, TX
  San Antonio’s 1st Annual Pet Pachanga
The SNAP team will be on hand at this event celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Day!


 

Hello Darlings,

Do you know the full story on pet stores and puppy mills? You will after reading this month's letter and Hedda's reply. 
Full story.


 

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.


 

Pawty Palace Holds Community Garage Sale
Sell Your Pet-Related Items and Donate Part or All of the Proceeds to SNAP

Need to buy or sell pet stuff? Pawty Palace has you covered!

Do you have gently used animal-related items you no longer need? Last year Pawty Palace held a community garage sale benefit for anyone who wanted to sell her/his unneeded animal items. Sellers were encouraged to donate the funds raised to a local animal-welfare nonprofit. It was such as success that they are doing it again this year, and this time the proceeds benefit SNAP! Full story.


 
Madame AstroCat


Dear Readers,
 
This month Madame Astrocat shares her top ten cat-related (or at least animal-related) quotes. Find out which ones are her favorites and why.
Full story.


 

Quote of the Month
 

"I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals." ~ Gary Larson


 
 

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