Houston is in the midst of an animal overpopulation crisis that is seemingly endless. In just one week, November 1st through the 7th, at Houston’s Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, 525 animals entered the shelter. Of these, 254 were euthanized. This is just one week and one shelter, combined totals throughout the greater-Houston area are even more compelling. The plight of animals that are born as a result of free roaming and irresponsible breeding is dire. There are simply not enough homes for the animals that need them. There is hope though! Through awareness and education of spaying and neutering, as well as free and low-cost resources, we can end the harsh reality of animal overpopulation for Houston’s dogs and cats.
One Houston charity, SNAP, is doing all they can to help these animals by providing free and low cost services to those who need it most in the community. Through their unique mobile clinic program and low-cost surgery and wellness centers, SNAP is making it possible for animals to get the appropriate care, regardless of their owner’s ability to pay. In addition, SNAP is helping to break the cycle of animal overpopulation by making it easier for animal owners to spay and neuter their animals, ending many of the unwanted births that inundate area shelters.
The event is being held on December 3, 2009 from 7 p.m. till 11 p.m. at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, in Houston. The event features an exclusive fashion show, great food, dancing and a popular silent auction featuring great finds from Houston’s finest retailers, restaurants, boutiques and more.
The spectacular fashion show, produced by Élan Raichle Rogers of FashionHouston.com, features the work of internationally acclaimed designer Billy Reid, Project Runway winner Chloe Dao and famed Houston designer Tonshea Yvonne. Strutting their stuff down the runway and showcasing key pieces from the collections will be internationally acclaimed models from Neal Hamil Models.
“The SNAPshots Celebration is a great way to celebrate SNAP’s successes while also raising much-needed funds to expand programs,” said Brett Chisholm, SNAP Honorary Board Member and owner ofBrett Chisholm Photography. “In times of financial struggle, SNAP offers opportunities for Houstonians to make an impact, regardless of the amount donated. Each dollar helps us reduce overpopulation and improve the overall welfare of all of Houston’s animals, while at the same time proving financial relief to animal owners throughout the city.”
“The mission of SNAP is to prevent the suffering and death of cats and dogs due to overpopulation, especially in low-income areas,” Chisholm added. “Because of overpopulation in Texas, more than half a million animals are euthanized annually at a cost of over $20 million dollars. These figures do not include animals that are abandoned and die from starvation, disease, or trauma. Failure to sterilize animal companions is a major cause of animal overpopulation. Providing these resources to the community is a key to breaking the cycle of overpopulation.”
Please join SNAP and friends in becoming a part of the solution to the animal overpopulation crisis in Houston by attending this festive, worthwhile party! To learn more or reserve your tickets now, visit www.snapus.org or call 713.862.3863
The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates in Houston, and San Antonio, Texas, with a mission to prevent the suffering and death of cats and dogs due to overpopulation, especially in low-income areas. SNAP envisions a world without homeless dogs and cats. SNAP recognizes that sterilization programs, which by definition reduce the number of animals that could possibly be born, are essential to these communities’goal of reducing the number of deaths in area shelters. For more information about SNAP and its programs, visit www.snapus.org.
About Brett Chisholm Photography:
Brett Chisholm Photography is a commercial photography studio in Houston, TX. Houston photographer Brett Chisholm has specialties that include actor headshot photography, fashion photography, commercial print, stock photography, architecture, portraits, and pets. Whatever your photographic need, Brett Chisholm Photography is your destination for lasting and quality images. For more information, contact the photographer in Houston at (866) 789-3686 ext. 3 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.