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November, 2010

www.snapus.org

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

 
In This Issue
 
November 1, 2010  
It’s an Gala! It’s an Auction! It’s SNAPshots 2010!
  Marley Makes Her Mark
  Hey Everyone... Pizza Party!
  Daily Deal for You; Daily Dollars for SNAP
  Pupcakes Prodigious Profit Prompts Promotion
  It’s a Winter Wonderland!
  Zip Code Project Marches On
  Upcoming SNAP Events
  A Dog's Life by Hedda Hound
  New SNAP Grants
  Got Stuff? Sell It at Pawty Palace!
  SNAP San Antonio Team Hits the Streets
  Fabulous Felines by Madame Astrocat
  Quote of the Month

- 35,063 -
Dogs and cats have been
helped by your gifts between
Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2010.

SNAP has sterilized over
350,000

dogs and cats since being
founded in 1993.


 

It’s a Gala! It’s an Auction! It’s SNAPshots 2010!
Annual SNAP Event Features Collars for a Cause Auction and More

Plan to join us for SNAPshots 2010 in December!
Click the SNAPshots logo above to purchase your tickets today!
Amazing collars to be auctioned at CollarsForACause.org!

Detail images of some of the beautiful collars that will be auctioned at CollarsForACause.org. Photos by Brett Chisholm.

SNAPshots 2010 is just a month away! Do you have your tickets yet? If not, buy them today on the SNAP website. This year SNAPshots features everything that made last year’s event so incredible, plus new features guaranteed to rock your socks off.

What could improve on last year’s event? How about an auction of one-of-a-kind collars designed by famous designers, artists, and celebrities? It’s called Collars for a Cause. The goal is to auction off as many unique collars as we can to raise money for SNAP spay-neuter programs. This is big, folks. We have collars from designer Nate Berkus, actor/musician Mark Salling, and comedienne Margaret Cho. We have collars from Baccarrat, author Katherine Center, and HGTV hosts Clive Pierce and Lisa LaPorta. We even have collars from Houston Mayor Annise Parker (rendered for her by artist Kermit Eisenhut) and the Houston Ballet. It’s so big that the collars won’t be auctioned just at the event. They are going to be auctioned online as well. You will be able to see many of them at the event though and place bids while you’re there. If you can’t attend SNAPshots however (perish the thought), you still have a shot at buying one! Full story.


 

Marley Makes Her Mark
SNAP San Antonio Clinic Reaches 25,000 Spay-Neuters

One of many pups sterilized at our 25,000th Surgery Celebration!
A client holds one of many adorable animals sterilized on the day of the 25,00th spay-neuter surgery at our San Antonio clinic. Each animal went home with a goodie bag.

The staff of the SNAP Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic on Ingram Road in San Antonio recently sterilized Marley, their 25,000th patient. This milestone was reached just 125 weeks after the clinic opened. (That’s a bit less than two-and-a-half years.) This means that the clinic has averaged 50 dog and cat surgeries every day for four days of every week since opening in January of 2008. Marley was a 9-month-old German Shepherd puppy belonging to Ms. Kaila Nigh. Kalia was initially nervous about her dog’s surgery, but when she learned that Marley would be the clinic’s 25,000th patient, she said she thought, "Wow, they must really know what they’re doing." Full story.


 

Hey Everyone... Pizza Party!
California Pizza Kitchen at Memorial City Mall Holds SNAP Day

California Pizza Kitchen at Memorial City Mall benefits SNAP!

Do you like pizza? Do you like animals? If you answered "yes" To both questions, you are going to love this! The California Pizza Kitchen at Memorial City Mall will be donating some of their proceeds to SNAP on Saturday, November 13, 2010. All you have to do is show up with a copy of their SNAP fundraiser flyer, present it to your server when ordering, and 20 percent of your check will be donated to SNAP!  Full story.


 

Daily Deals for You, Daily Dollars for SNAP
Discount Emailer YourYoupon to Benefit SNAP in December

Visit YourYoupon in December for coupons that benefit SNAP!

YourYoupon has selected SNAP to be the benefit of their sales for the month of December. What is YourYoupon? It is like the many daily discount email lists that have popped up in the last year or so, but with a big difference. It turns over a percentage of its profits to a different local nonprofit agency each month. Now you can get the same great deals you have been getting from email-based discount lists and benefit great local causes at the same time. Full story.


 

Pupcakes Prodigious Profit Prompts Promotion
SNAP Sells Barker Street Dog Cookies through YourYoupon Charity Mall

James R. Weedon, DVM, accepts checks from Pupcakes merchants.

A cool $3,000-plus entered the SNAP coffers in September thanks to ABC Pet Resort and Spa in North Houston, Rover Oaks Pet Resort in Houston and Katy, and Urban Tails Pet Resort in Midtown. The money came from the promotion and sale of SNAP Pupcakes from September 20 - 25 in each location. Did you buy any Pupcakes for your pooch(es)? If not, you are in luck! SNAP has inked a deal with Barker Street Dog Bakery and Boutique to sell its delicious dog bone cookies through YourYoupon's Charity Mall. Full story.


 

It’s a Winter Wonderland!
Houston Single Source Hosts Holiday Social Benefiting SNAP

It's a Winter Wonderland... and it benefits SNAP!

HoustonSingleSource is holding a Winter Wonderland holiday mixer on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Aloft Hotel in Houston. There will be plenty of fun and excitement for adult Houston singles, and the Aloft Hotel is dog friendly. Get your photo taken with Santa and his sexy elves! When you do, a portion of the proceeds benefit SNAP! HoustonSingleSource was founded in 1995. Full story.


 

Zip Code Project Marches On
Project to Sterilize Free Roaming Cats by Zip Code Continues in December

SNAP Zip Code Project sterilizes free roaming cats.

The SNAP Zip Code Project continues on December 11 and 12, 2010. with a free spay-neuter event for animals from the 77011 and 77023 zip codes. The project uses the Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) model for reducing community cats populations and focuses on individual zip codes in hopes of producing measurable results. Only community cats (free-roaming, stray, and feral) from these zip codes will be accepted on the dates mentioned. The project is being conducted by SNAP in cooperation with BARC (City of Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care). PetSmart Charities Inc. is funding the project in the 77011 zip code. Full story.


  
Upcoming SNAP Events
 
Saturday, November 13, 2010 - Houston, TX
  SNAP Day at California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen at Memorial City Mall donates a portion of your purchase to SNAP.
Thursday, December 2, 2010 - Houston, TX
  SNAPshots 2010 Celebration
The Collars for a Cause preview starts today and SNAPshots looms large. Buy tickets today!
Saturday, December 4, 2010 – San Antonio, TX
  Houston Single Source Winter Wonderland Social
Join Houston Single Source for a holiday mixer benefiting SNAP.
Saturday, December 11, 2010 - Sunday, December 12, 2010 – Houston, TX
  Zip Code Project Spay-Neuter Days
Community cats from zip codes 77011 and 77023 get sterilized for free. See related article.
Saturday, December 11, 2010 – Houston, TX
  Blessing of the Animals
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church blesses the animals at 10 a.m. Details coming soon.


 

Hello Darlings,

Does it upset you when your human friends leave for a really long time... like an hour? If so, then you may have separation anxiety. Read this month's column to learn more about this affliction and how it can be treated. 
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.


 

Got Stuff? Sell It at Pawty Palace!
Pet-Related Community Garage Sale Benefits 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? Houston’s Pawty Palace is holding a community garage sale for anyone who wants to sell unneeded animal items. It’s not just a sale though; it’s a benefit too. You are encouraged to donate some or all of your profits to SNAP! Full story.


 

SNAP San Antonio Team Hits the Streets
SNAP Team Visits Pet Pawchanga and Howl-O-Ween Events

The SNAP San Antonio team visits Pet Pawchanga and Howl-O-Ween!

The SNAP San Antonio team hit the streets in October to participate in the First Annual Pet Pawchanga and Mayor Julian Castro's Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest. They where there to share the news that spay-neuter plays an important role in fighting animal overpopulation, but they took a lot of great pictures too. Check out our montage of photographs taken at these events! Full story.


 
Madame AstroCat


Dear Readers,
 
Does your cat ever talk to you? Do you know what he or she is saying? If not, this month's column may be just what you need to start understanding the feline tongue.
Full story.


 

Quote of the Month
 

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans." ~ James Herriot



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