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.
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 GRUFFINSorganic 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!
“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.”
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