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SNAPtales: Rockets Tux & Tennies Gala Just Days Away, Join the SNAP AIDS Walk Team; SA Rampage Plans 2nd Annual Pucks & Paws, and other exciting news.
SNAP

March, 2011

www.snapus.org

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

 
In This Issue
 
March 1, 2011  
Rockets Tux & Tennies Gala Just Days Away
  Join SNAP for AIDS Walk Houston
  Uncle SNAP Wants You!
  Rampage Plans 2nd Annual Pucks & Paws
  SNAP Sterilizes 238 on Spay Day
  Prodigious Profits Produced by Painterly Pups
  Upcoming SNAP Events
  A Dog's Life by Hedda Hound
  New SNAP Grants
  A Purrrfect Night for Raven St. James
  Fabulous Felines by Madame Astrocat
  Quote of the Month

- 4,045 -
The number of
dogs and cats
helped
by your gifts
in January 2011.

SNAP has sterilized over
360,000

dogs and cats since being
founded in 1993.


 

Rockets Tux & Tennies Gala Just Days Away
Annual Charity Event Benefits SNAP and Boys & Girls Clubs This Year

Houston Rockets Tux & Tennies Gala benefits SNAP!

The Houston Rockets Tux & Tennies Charity Gala is just a week and a half away, so if you are planning to attend, you should buy your tickets today. This year the annual event benefits both SNAP and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. The event is attended by Rockets players and management and typically by other nationally known figures, including celebrities, political figures, and other athletes. The name of the event refers to the dress code, which requires a decidedly cool-chic blend of class and athleticism, involving black tie/cocktail attire paired with tennis shoes. Don’t be surprised if some of the tennis shoes you see at the event are not strictly off-the-shelf models. Full story.


 

Join SNAP for AIDS Walk Houston
Portion of Funds Benefits SNAP Animal Aid Program

Join the SNAP team for AIDS Walk Houston to raise money for AAP!

It’s time to put one foot in front of the other for AIDS Walk Houston 2011. The SNAP team needs you to strap on your walking gear and join us to raise money for those affected by HIV/AIDS. This is no marathon trek but a short five kilometer (3.1 mile) jaunt through Houston’s scenic streets.

AIDS Walk Houston takes place on Sunday, March 13, 2011. The walk starts at Sam Houston Park at 1100 Bagby St. in downtown. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m., opening ceremonies are at 9:00 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Don’t want to walk? You can also sponsor a walker on the SNAP team by visiting the team webpage. 
Full story.


 

Uncle SNAP Wants You!
Volunteers Needed for Spring Bayou City Art Festival Fundraiser

Uncle SNAP wants YOU for the Bayou City Art Festival!

You know that spring has arrived when SNAP issues the call up for volunteers to work the Bayou City Art Festival! Make no mistake. We need your help more than ever to staff the many beverage booths at the festival. We do this to raise money for SNAP spay-neuter programs to fight animal overpopulation. It takes hundreds of you to cover all of the shifts. The spring festival takes place in Memorial Park on Friday, March 25, through Sunday, March 27, 2011. Sign up today via email or by calling 713-862-3863 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              713-862-3863      end_of_the_skype_highlightingFull story.


 

Rampage Plans 2nd Annual Pucks & Paws
Dogs Welcome at San Antonio Hockey Game and Adoption Event

Join the SA Rampage for Pucks & Paws 2011!

The San Antonio Rampage ice hockey team is inviting all dog lovers to join them for Pucks & Paws, their second annual dog day and adoption event. The Rampage and Spurs Sports and Entertainment are teaming up with the city of San Antonio and the Alamo Area Partners for Animal Wellfare (AAPAW)  to find ‘forever homes’ for companion animals in the San Antonio community. Tickets are $20 and include one human ticket and one dog ticket. A portion of the proceeds goes to AAPAW. Full story.


 

SNAP Sterilizes 238 on Spay Day
Day of Awareness Has Passed, but Photo Contest Continues

Maloney - One of many adorable entries benefiting SNAP!

SNAP clinics spayed or neutered 238 dogs and cats for free (or nearly so) in several separate events commemorating Spay Day 2011. Each clinic put its own twist on the day to help serve different parts of the community. The SNAP Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic in San Antonio opened up the doors to dogs too and sterilized 84 animals, including 33 dogs and 51 cats. The Houston Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic offered services for cats only but accepted males as well as females. They sterilized a total of 97 cats, including 93 males and three females. The Houston mobile clinic focused on male cats only, neutering a total of 57 for just five cents apiece. Full story.


 

Prodigious Profits Produced by Painterly Pups
Picassos by Paws Fundraiser Raises Over $2,000 for SNAP

The mark of an talented dog at Picasssos by Paws!

Painting pooches (and their human friends) raised over $2,000 for spay-neuter at the latest Picassos by Paws fundraiser held on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Dozens of masterpieces of modern canine art were created by a variety of talented dogs and put on displayed (to dry) in the front window of Archway Gallery at 2305 Dunlavy St. in Houston. Some of the artists were full of excitement at the prospect of putting paw to paper while others seemed a bit more fretful. Everyone had a good time in the end though, and each artist went home with her or his own work of art suitable for framing. Full story.


 
Upcoming SNAP Events
 
Sunday, March 13, 2011 – Houston, TX
  AIDS Walk Houston
Join the SNAP team and help raise money for the SNAP Animal Aid Program!
Sunday, March 20, 2011 – San Antonio, TX
  SA Rampage Pucks & Paws Night
You and your canine friends are invited to this festive event by the San Antonio Rampage.
Friday, March 25 – Sunday March 27, 2011 – Houston, TX
  Bayou City Art Festival
The success of SNAP’s biggest annual volunteer fundraiser depends on you. Sign up today!

 

Hello Darlings,

Dogs love to eat, but sometimes we eat things that give humans pause -- if not nausea. You might think our keen sense of smell would deter us, but it has more to do with our sense of taste than our sense of smell, and that is not nearly as keen as one might expect. Read this month's letter to learn more.
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.


 

A Purrrfect Night for Raven St. James
Miss Purrrfect Event Raises $200 for SNAP Animal Aid Program

Miss Purrrfect 2011, Raven St. James.

SNAP congratulates Miss Raven St. James on being the newly crowned Miss Purrrfect 2011 and is excited to announce that the annual fundraiser brought in $200 for the SNAP Animal Aid Program (AAP). This is an admirable total considering the event took place on a bitterly cold Tuesday night in February. Congratulations also go to Miss Ashleey Houston who was the 1st runner up at the event. The Miss Purrrfect 2011 pageant was hosted by the fabulous Kourtney Paige Van Wales of Jacksonville, Florida, and Houston’s own Kara Dion. The event also featured performances by Vivica Perry, Jasmen Pierce, Gia Elektra, and others. Full story.


 
Madame AstroCat


Dear Readers,
 
Think you know everything there is to know about cats? You might be surprised at how much there is to know. Become imminently well informed by visiting the websites listed in Madame Astrocat's top ten list of educational and informative cat-related websites. 
Full story.


 

Quote of the Month
 

"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want." ~ Joseph Wood Krutch


 
 

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