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SNAPtales: Collars for a Cause Off to Sporty Start, SNAP Holiday Campaign Launches Soon, Summerlee Foundation Grant Helps Community Cats in San Antonio, and other exciting news.
Spay Neuter Assistance, SNAP

December, 2011

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

In This Issue
December 1, 2011  
Collars for a Cause Off to Sporty Start
  It's All Up to You, Baby!
  Dr. Carolyn Farb Benefits SNAP with Book Signing
  Join Menchie’s in the Spirit of Giving
  Heights Merchants Hold Give-Back Thursdays
  I Saw Mommy Getting Santa Paws Pics!
  San Antonio Community Cats Fixed Free
  Upcoming SNAP Events
  A Dog's Life by Hedda Hound
  New SNAP Grants
  WookieBooks Book Drive Goes into Overdrive
  Fabulous Felines by Madame Astrocat
  Quote of the Month

- 41,318 -
The number ofdogs and cats
by your gifts between
Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2011.

SNAP has sterilized over

dogs and cats since being
founded in 1993.


Collars for a Cause Off to Sporty Start
SNAP Supporters Launch Drive to 2012 Celebrity Auction and Celebration

Fast cars and festive times at the Collars for a Cause Kicko
Photos courtesy of LIFE+DOG Magazine.

The Collars for a Cause kickoff party at Momentum Porsche in Houston provided a sporty start to the 2012 Collars for a Cause auction and celebration. Revelers got to examine several collars from last year’s event as well as a few collars that have already been created for the 2012 auction.

The event initiates the build-up to the Collars for a Cause auction of celebrity and designer collars and leads and the Collars for a Cause Celebration, which will take place on Friday, April 13, 2012. Grammy-nominated singer Jordan Sparks has signed on to be a Collars for a Cause Ambassador for 2012. Sponsors for the auction and celebration include LIFE+DOG Magazine, Digital Function, Momentum Volvo, and Pet Paradise. Full story.


It’s All Up to You, Baby!
Dogs and Cats Reproduce Faster than Humans, Creating Deficit of Loving Homes

It's up to you, baby!

Gabriela, a bouncing baby girl, was born on the same day as Lancelot, an adorable puppy, and Cupcake, a cuddly kitten. Gabriela will eventually have children of her own, but by the time she has her first, Lancelot (and multiple generations of his offspring) will have sired thousands of puppies, and Cupcake (and multiple generations of her offspring) will have given birth to thousands of kittens. Even if Gabriela and all of her children love animals and provide homes to as many as they can, there will still never be enough homes for all of the animals that need them. Who will save Gabriela from the thundering hoard of puppies and kittens coming her way? Full story.


Dr. Carolyn Farb Benefits SNAP with Book Signing
Donates Portion of Sales During Lucas Comes to America Signing Event

Dr. Farb signs her new book. Event sales benefit SNAP!

Dr. Carolyn Farb has scheduled a signing for her new children’s book, Lucas Comes to America, at Rebecca & Drew Manufacturing, and she is donating a portion of the proceeds of every copy sold during the event to SNAP! Come meet Dr. Farb and get a copy signed for a special child in your life (or for yourself). It’s the perfect Christmas gift! There will be light bites and liquid refreshment as well as 20 percent off of any custom shirt or shirt dress bought during the event. The signing takes place between 6 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at Rebecca & Drew, 2015 D West Gray in Houston, Texas. Please RSVP by December 2, 2011. Full story.


Join Menchie’s in the Spirit of Giving
Houston Shop Benefits SNAP through Frozen Yogurt Sales this Weekend

Drop into Menchies TODAY for a cool treat and help the anima

If you plan to shop ‘til you drop this weekend, you can replenish your energy and help the animals by stopping at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. The shop at 512 W. 19th St. in the Houston Heights, is benefiting SNAP with a special sale on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, 2011. Just bring in a copy of the benefit flyer between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. either day, and Menchies will donate 20 percent of your purchase to SNAP spay-neuter programs. Full story.


Heights Merchants Hold Give-Back Thursdays
Gen’s Antiques and Carter & Cooley Deli Benefit SNAP During Holidays

Gen's Antiques and Carter & Cooley Deli Give Back to SNA

‘Tis the season to go shopping! What better place to find the perfect holiday gift than Gen’s Antiques on 19th St. in the Houston Heights? When you’re done, stop in at Carter & Cooley Deli for a yummy meal. What makes these merchants so special? Both are donating 10 percent of every sale to SNAP on every Thursday between now and the first of the year!

Gen’s Antique’s is located at 540 W. 19th St., and it is staying open late every Thursday through the end of the year for your convenience. Carter & Cooley is just a couple of blocks away at 375 W. 19th St. It offers delectable fare that goes beyond what you would expect at an ordinary deli.
Full story.


I Saw Mommy Getting Santa Paws Pics!
Get Your Dog or Cat Photographed with Santa at this Holiday Fundraiser!

Get a photo of your dog or cat with Santa!
Photo courtesy of LIFE+DOG Magazine.

The holidays aren’t really the holidays unless your dog or cat is in on the action, right? If you answered "yes," we have just the event for you! Get a photo of your adorable pup or kitty with dear old Saint Nick at Santa Paws! SNAP supporters are raising funds in hopes of expanding SNAP services to the greater Pasadena/East Harris County area, and this event is one way they’re doing it! The Pasadena Girls, as this group of supporters is known, must have a lot of pull with Santa. They have managed to get him to schedule two days when you can get a photo of your furry family member(s) with the man in red himself! Full story.


San Antonio Community Cats Fixed Free
Summerlee Foundation Funds Free Spay-Neuter Program for Cats in 78228 Zip Code

A Summerlee Foundation grant enables SNAP to fix 100 community cats for free.

If you live in San Antonio’s 78228 zip code, you can help reduce the number of unwanted cats being born in your area for nearly nothing thanks to a grant to SNAP from The Summerlee Foundation. The grant will cover free spay-neuter surgery for 100 community cats (feral, stray, or otherwise homeless cats) from within this zip code. It also reduces the cost of a rabies vaccinations (which is required by state law if you cannot provide a rabies certificate to prove the animal is already vaccinated) to just $5. This means you can do a world of good for your community for cheap! Full story.

Upcoming SNAP Events
Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, 2011 - Houston, TX
  SNAP Day at Menchies
Menchie’s gives SNAP 20 percent of the cost of your purchase when you present this flyer!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - Houston, TX
  Lucas Comes to America Book Signing by Dr. Carolyn Farb
Event takes place 6-8 pm at Rebecca & Drew on W. Gray. A percentage of sales benefit SNAP.
Saturday, December 10, and Saturday, December 17, 2011 - Pasadena, TX
  Santa Paws Pics!
Get your kitties and pups photographed with Santa to help SNAP expand services!
January 24-29, 2012
  WookieBooks Book Drive in Overdrive
SNAP and WookieBooks are having a second book drive. Watch our event calendar for details!


Hello Darlings,

Have you ever wondered where dogs came from? The answer might surprise you. This month's letter is from a dog who found it pretty hard to believe himself.
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.


WookieBooks Book Drive Goes into Overdrive
Second Book Drive Scheduled for January in Houston and San Antonio

WookieBooks pays SNAP 30 percent for YOUR used books!

SNAP and Wookiebooks are once again working together, this time with the great folks at Pet Paradise, to raise funds for spay-neuter. A second book drive has been scheduled for the last week in January. (Various Pet Paradise and SNAP clinic locations in San Antonio and Houston will participate. See the January 2012 issue of SNAPtales for exact dates and locations.) Like the first book drive, 30 percent of the proceeds for books subsequently sold will go to SNAP!

The October event was a huge success. Thousands of books were collected at locations in Houston and San Antonio. Full story.

Madame AstroCat

Dear Readers,
Are you one of the many cat lovers who have one of those clever smartphones? If you are, you probably won't be surprised to know that there's an app for that.  
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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