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Laura Welch
Director of Development
Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.  

Spay-Neuter Assistance Program Appoints New Executive Director

Houston, TX January 17, 2008 — The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), an organization committed to preventing the suffering and death of dogs and cats due to overpopulation, announced today the appointment of its new executive director.  Mr. Stephen Brownlow was selected following an extensive and thorough executive search process.

Stephen Brownlow is a native Houstonian with an MBA/BBA in finance from the University of Houston.  Stephen spent twenty years in the banking industry, doing mutual fund administration, compliance oversight for federal and state regulators, quality control, and team facilitation.  He has worked for nonprofits—as board treasurer of the U.S. Dragon Boat Federation and volunteer/event chair of Texas Dragon Boat Association.  Most of all, he is passionate about the spay-neuter mission, has had companion animals all of his life, and they have always been rescues. Presently, two rescued dogs Mel and Princeton share his life.

“I was drawn to SNAP because of its commitment to companion animals, strong community involvement, and dedicated volunteers and staff," said Brownlow.  "The mission, the philosophy, and the values of the organization are an inspiration and entirely compatible with my personal and professional orientation."

Mr. Brownlow will follow interim executive director Dr. James Weedon, who generously stayed on as an employee of SNAP long after his original one-year agreement.  Dr. Weedon will continue in his role as the director of operations on a contract basis.  Dr. Weedon has been essential to the achievements of SNAP, and the board members are extremely pleased that he will continue in this role.

About the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program

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. Both Houston and San Antonio have expressed the desire to become “no kill” cities in the near future. SNAP recognizes that sterilization programs, which by definition reduce the number of animals that could possibly be born, are essential to these communities’ reaching that desired status. SNAP will focus on helping these cities reach their goal by designing, delivering, promoting, and advancing community-based animal sterilization services.

For more information about SNAP and its programs, visit


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