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SNAPshots 2010! Celebrate the Elements of Fashion, While Helping Fight Animal Overpopulation!

Posted Nov 16 2010 6:12pm
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The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc. (SNAP) and Houston Photographer Brett Chisholm are once again joining forces to raise funds and awareness to combat animal overpopulation in Houston as they present the SNAPshots Celebration and Fashion Show featuring the designs of David Peck , Elaine Turner , Muse Boutique , 310 Rosemont and artist Sonya Gracia.  This year’s event will also mark the addition of Collars for a Cause , an exciting auction of unique, one-of-a-kind dog and cat collars!

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For many years Houston has been dealing with the devastating effects of animal overpopulation.  Each day, countless animals enter shelters and roam the streets, homeless, hungry and frightened. In a seemingly endless cycle, many of these animals are euthanized because there are simply not enough homes. Houston-based SNAP has been working for more than 17 years to stop this cycle by providing free and low-cost sterilization services to the community, preventing the birth of unwanted animals and giving shelter and rescue animals a better chance at adoption. Through their stationary Spay-Neuter and Wellness Clinic and their one-of-a-kind mobile clinic, SNAP provides free and low-cost options for anyone that wants to do the right thing for their companion animal, but may lack the funds. 

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SNAP would not be able to provide these valuable community resources without the help of the community through donations and participation in their fundraising events.  For the past 5 years, SNAP has teamed up with Houston-based photographer Brett Chisholm to present the SNAPshots Celebration and Fashion Show .  The annual event raises much-needed funds to help SNAP provide free and low-cost services to those in the community that need it the most! 

This year’s event is being held in Houston on December 2nd at Winter Street Studios and will feature a fashion show produced by Élan Raichle Rogers highlighting designs from David Peck , Elaine Turner , Muse Boutique , 310 Rosemont and artist Sonya Gracia. It is sure to be the event of the season! The event also features a great silent auction featuring some of the most unique and sought after pet products and goodies, as well as valuable sports memorabilia, boutique and restaurant certificates and much more!  

New for 2010 is the exciting fundraising component that makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to help end animal overpopulation, called Collars for a Cause !  The 2010 Collars For A Cause campaign is presented by GRUFFINS organic dog treats K9’s For Cops and Digital Function . The goal is the collection of 229 creative and unique dog and cat collars including one-of-a-kind creations from artists, designers, and celebrities. The number 229 represents the number of dogs and cats euthanized daily in the Houston area as a result of animal overpopulation. All donated collars will be featured in an online auction that will run throughout November and culminate on December 10.  If you would like to see the items in person, make sure to attend the SNAPshots event where the collars will be displayed. The highest bidder online will win the item at the close of the auction, making it possible for you to win your dream collar whether you are in Houston or Honolulu!  Many of the collars will also be on display during the SNAPshots Celebration , along with a bidding station where attendees can go online and bid live at the event!

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SNAP has received some of the most amazing artistic creations and one-of-a-kind collars for the inaugural year of Collars For A Cause ! Current featured celebrity designers include: Glee star Mark Salling ; celebrity designer and talk show host Nate Berkus ; radio and talk show host Joy Behar ; host and author Chelsea Handler ; Houston Mayor Annise Parker along with artist Kermit Eisenhut ; handbag and accessory designer Elaine Turner ; HGTV hosts Lisa LaPorta and Clive Pearse ; acclaimed author Katherine Center ; famed radio DJ and author Dayna Steele ; and TV personality and author Wendy Diamond , to name a few! Your favorite local celebrities are joining the cause as well!  Local celebrities include: Great Day Houston’s Debra Duncan ; ABC 13’s Casey Curry and Miya Shay ; KPRC Channel 2’s Frank Billingsley and Courtney Zavala ; Fox 26’s Melissa Wilson ; and top radio DJ Dana Tyson from Sunny 99.1 ! To view the available collars and place your bids, visit www.collarsforacause.org !

 

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“The mission of SNAP is to prevent the suffering and death of cats and dogs due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, 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.”

The SNAPshots Celebration and Fashion Show would not be possible without the generous support of the following individuals and organizations: Brett Chisholm Photography ; Digital Function ; Gruffins ; K9’s for Cops ; Momentum Porsche ; Merial ; Pet Paradise Resorts ; Silver Eagle Distributors ; Tito’s Vodka ; Continental Airlines ; Natural Pawz ; Bayou City Arts Festival ; SNAPS collars ; Rover Oaks Pet Resorts ; Flotek ; GetRealEfx Fitness; Office Effects, Inc. ; Deogi Dog Daycare Spa and Resort ; My Fit Foods ; Heritage Frame ; Sambuca ; Catering By George ; Friends of BARC ; Winter Street Studios ; Outbusinesses.com ; Fashion Houston ; Houston Dog Blog ; Elaine Turner Designs ; Tejas Office Products, Inc. ; Sunny 99.1 ; 002 Houston ; OutSmart ; Texas Dogs and Cats Magazine ; Houston PetTalk ; Fido Friendly ; and American Dog Magazine !

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

 

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