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SNAPtales: Rockets Champion SNAP at Tux & Tennies, Houston Endowment Awards SNAP 3-Year Grant Totalling $255,000; Bayou City Art Festival Volunteers Bring Home the Gold
Spay Neuter Assistance, SNAP

April, 2011

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

 
In This Issue
 
April 1, 2011  
Houston Rockets Champion SNAP
  Houston Endowment Doubles Down
  Art Festival Volunteers Bring Home Gold
  Play, Shop, Learn, Adopt at Pet Expo
  Starbucks Offers a Taste of Kindness
  Upcoming SNAP Events
  A Dog's Life by Hedda Hound
  New SNAP Grants
  A Journey of a Thousand Miles...
  SNAP Joins Rampage in San Antonio
  Fabulous Felines by Madame Astrocat
  Quote of the Month

- 5,367 -
The number ofdogs and cats
helped
by your gifts between
Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2011.

SNAP has sterilized over
360,000

dogs and cats since being
founded in 1993.


 

Houston Rockets Champion SNAP at Charity Gala
Franchise Owner Leslie Alexander Affirms SNAP Mission at Tux & Tennies

SNAP thanks Mr. Leslie Alexander for his support of SNAP!

The Houston Rockets honored SNAP by making the organization one of two beneficiaries of their 2011 Tux & Tennies Charity Gala. Proceeds of the event will be divided between SNAP and the other beneficiary, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander recognized both groups at the event and signaled his belief in the SNAP mission. "These are two charities close to my heart, especially SNAP," Alexander said. "Obviously there's a great need in the community for what SNAP does and it's a great, great organization." Full story.


 

Houston Endowment Doubles Down on Spay-Neuter
Foundation Funds Houston Mobile Clinic Expansion of Service

Houston Endowment provides 3 year $85k grant to Houston mobile clinic.

The Houston Endowment has doubled down on saving the city’s dogs and cats by awarding SNAP a three-year grant of $85,000 per year to support mobile clinic operations. This amount represents a base grant of $50,000 per year plus an additional $35,000 per year to expand services in the Houston area. The additional funds will be used to increase staffing so that the clinic can add days to its monthly operating schedule. The extra funding was awarded by the endowment in recognition of the importance of fighting animal overpopulation and the value of spay-neuter in accomplishing that objective. Full story.


 

Art Festival Volunteers Bring Home the Gold
Your Hard Work Made Spring Bayou City Art Festival Fundraiser a Success!

The SNAP Bayou City Art Festival volunteer t-shirt.

SNAP volunteers, you made the Spring Bayou City Art Festival fundraiser a success! Hundreds of you showed up, donned SNAP hats and shirts, and showed the world that you care about the fate of dogs and cats. It was a beautiful weekend for it, and attendance was good. The proceeds have not yet been tallied, but when they are, SNAP is sure to end up with an ample boost to its spay-neuter programs. Full story.


 

Play, Shop, Learn, Adopt at Houston Pet Expo
SNAP to Conduct Outreach at Reliant Center Event

Join SNAP at the Houston Pet Expo at Reliant Center on April

The Houston Pet Expo is right around the corner, and SNAP is participating! You can play, shop, learn, and adopt at this free event! SNAP will be providing some of the learning while other organizations and businesses take care of the playing, shopping, and adopting. You can bring your pet along -- on a leash or in a carrier with proof of current vaccinations -- of course. Full story.


 

Starbucks Offers a Taste of Kindness
Get Caffeinated for the Cause on April 17 at Kirby/West U. Location

Starbucks in West U. benefits SNAP on April 17, 2011!

Are you a coffee achiever? Achieve something for the animals, and explore the variety of caffeinated offerings from Starbucks on Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the firm’s Kirby/West University location in Houston. Starbucks is the world’s largest purveyor of fine caffeinated beverages, and this event will allow you to try a number of its diverse range of wonderful coffees paired with tasty foods they complement. Full story.


 
Upcoming SNAP Events
 
Saturday, April 16, 2011 – Houston, TX
  Houston Pet Expo
Drop by the SNAP booth to learn more about our programs or just say hello!!
Sunday, April 17, 2011 – Houston, TX
  SNAP Coffee Tasting at Starbucks
Starbucks benefits SNAP at this coffee-tasting event in Houston’s Kirby/West U. area.

 

Hello Darlings,

Some people turn into werewolves when there is a full moon. Well, not really, but there are plenty of people who think a full moon evokes strange behavior in both man and his furry companions. What does science have to say about it? Is there a really any measurable effect? Read this month's letter to find out.
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 Journey of a Thousand Miles...
SNAP Team Raises over $2,300 for AIDS Walk Houston

Members of the 2011 SNAP AIDS Walk team.

The SNAP AIDS Walk team raised over $2,300 to fight the scourge of HIV/AIDS during this year’s AIDS Walk Houston. Overcoming the hardship and misery inflicted by this disease can seem like a journey of a thousand miles, but like every journey it begins with a single step. More than two dozen members of the SNAP team did that and much more during this event. Full story.


 

SNAP Joins Rampage in San Antonio
Clinic Staff Participates in Ice Hockey Team’s Pucks and Paws Event

SNAP San Antonio outreach team at Pucks and Paws event.

The San Antonio Rampage ice hockey team held its second annual Pucks and Paws event on Saturday, March 14, 2011, and SNAP was there. The dog day and animal adoption event enabled fans to bring their dogs to the afternoon’s game and featured a variety of other attractions and activities. SNAP outreach workers staffed a booth to provide guests information about the organization and spay-neuter. Full story.


 
Madame AstroCat


Dear Readers,
 
What descriptive words come to mind when you think of the feline breed? Does the word "graceful" pop into your head? What about the word "athletic"? Perhaps both? Remarkably, both words are appropriate and both address the amazing physical attributes of the species Felix catus. Find out more about the bodies of kitties in this month's top ten list. 
Full story.


 

Quote of the Month
 

"The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude." ~ Robert Brault


 
 

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