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SNAPtales, the newsletter of the Spay-Neuter Assistance Prog
 
 
In This Issue
 
November 1, 2013
 
- 43,314 -
The number of dogs
and cats helped by
your gifts between
Jan. 1 and Sep. 30,
2013.
 

SNAP has sterilized over
445,000

dogs and cats since being
founded in 1993.
 
SNAP Brings Much Needed Help to Laredo Animals
MASH-Style Spay-Neuter Clinics to Begin Under City Contract

 
SNAP to begin helping dogs and cats in Laredo.
The dogs and cats of Laredo, Texas, are to continue receiving much needed help in the form of spay-neuter surgery. The overpopulation situation in the city is dire, and the Laredo City Council has turned to SNAP in an effort to address the problem. The agency will provide regular service to the animals of Laredo under a recently signed contract with the city. Operations will be conducted using a “Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital” (MASH) model that will see surgeries performed by SNAP personnel in a surgical suite at the city's newly built animal control facility at 5202 Maher Ave.

This arrangement follows a series of visits made to the city earlier this year by the SNAP San Antonio mobile clinic. Hundreds of dogs and cats were sterilized during these trips. They were made under previous funding from the city and with help from the Laredo Animal Protective Society (LAPS) and Gateway Gatos. These agencies signed up animals of the general public for surgery slots on the days SNAP was in the city, and they will reprise that role under the new contract. Animals spayed and neutered as part of the agreement will include pets of the general public and homeless animals housed at the city facility. After receiving surgery, the latter will be sent to local rescue groups--including LAPS, Gateway Gatos and Pet Haven of Laredo--to be cared for until they find forever homes.

"This is a huge step forward for Laredo, as it is the first high-volume spay-neuter initiative for the community," notes SNAP San Antonio Chief of Staff Mary K. Lawler, D.V.M. "It is also huge that the city and the rescue groups are working together to save the animals." Dr. Hector Gonzalez, director of the City of Laredo Health Department, said that his department is committed to making life better for the animals in Laredo and that they will be combining spay-neuter and public education to bring about change.

The first visit is slated for Tuesday, November 19, 2013. The MASH concept is based on the “Mobile Army Surgical Hospital” concept that gave rise to the film and TV show of the same name.

 
Gear Up for Giving Tuesday
Join the Movement to Show that Americans Can Give as Good as They Get
 
Save the date for Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, you can join a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. Help us celebrate a day dedicated to giving‐‐when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday--a movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season.

#GivingTuesday--which immediately follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday-- is a day of giving in the annual shopping and spending season‐‐giving’s “opening day”.  Leading up to December 3, the #GivingTuesday campaign will provide a platform for you to contribute to SNAP, your community, and the world to help make this season the biggest giving season yet! #GivingTuesday will show how the world can do much more with our wallets than just consume. Here’s what you can do to help make this initiative a success:

1. Have a great idea on how to promote giving to SNAP on #GivingTuesday? Like SNAP and GivingTuesday on Facebook, and tell us your idea! Follow SNAP and GivingTuesday on Twitter (@SNAPus, @GivingTues), and use the hashtag  #GivingTuesday.

2. Visit the #GivingTuesday website and register to become a Social Media Ambassador. Social Media Ambassadors are essential to helping to grow the movement.  You can become a Social Media Ambassador when you join our online social community and commit to helping grow the movement by sharing content or by submitting content.

3. Help promote SNAP and #GivingTuesday on social media! Be sure to hashtag your posts on Facebook and Twitter with #GivingTuesday. Don’t forget to mention that it takes place on December 3! You can point people towards the SNAP Facebook page or GivingTuesday.org for additional information.

Help us make #GivingTuesday a day to celebrate giving and to start a conversation about ways to give more, give smarter, and put personal philanthropy back into the giving season.
 
 
Interfaith Ministries Teams with SNAP

SNAP to Provide Free Spay-Neuter for Animals of Seniors Served by Houston Agency
 
Interfaith Ministries teams with SNAP to help seniors' anima
 
SNAP, in cooperation with Houston's Interfaith Ministries, will be offering free spay-neuter surgery for the animals of senior citizens enrolled in the agency's Meals on Wheels and aniMeals on Wheels programs. Volunteers from Interfaith Ministries will educate their clients regarding the importance of spay-neuter and will arrange to have the animals transported to SNAP to have the surgery. Once the animals have been sterilized, the volunteers will also work to help assess the animals' wellness needs. The hope is that funding can be found that will enable SNAP to address these needs at no charge to the clients as well.

The Meals on Wheels program helps home-bound seniors meet their nutritional needs by providing supplemental meals. The aniMeals program is an adjunct to Meals on Wheels that collects donations of dog and cat food and provides it to these same seniors so that they do not feel compelled to share their limited food and resources with their beloved animals. All Meals on Wheels/aniMeals clients qualify to receive free services for their animals under the terms of the project.

This partnership will help seniors keep their beloved companions. SNAP is grateful to Interfaith Ministries for helping seniors to better care for their animals and for joining in the fight against animal overpopulation.

 
Join Houston Rockets for SNAP Nights!
NBA Basketball Team to Donate a Portion of Ticket Sales to SNAP to Help Animals
 
Join the Rockets for two games benefiting the animals!

The Houston Rockets have scheduled not just one but two upcoming evening games as SNAP Nights! A portion of ticket sales for these two games will be donated back to SNAP to help fund the spay-neuter programs that help reduce the number of homeless animals in our communities.

Purchase your tickets today on the Rockets website, and be sure to enter the SNAP promo code so that SNAP gets credit for your attendance. The offer promo code is:

 
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The games take place on Saturday, November 23, 2013--when the Rockets will go up against the Minnesota Timberwolves—and Friday, December 6, 2013—when they will be pitted against the Golden State Warriors. Both contests will begin at 7 p.m. and will take place at the Toyota Center located at 1510 Polk Street Houston, Texas 77002.

We are immensely grateful to the Houston Rockets for benefiting spay-neuter through these events and for the team’s long history of support for the SNAP mission. Buy your tickets early and be sure to wear a SNAP shirt to show your solidarity with the animals. We hope to see you there!
 

 
Dog and Cats and Birdies for Charities®
Pledge or Donate to Help Via Animals Valero Texas Open Golf Tournament Fundraiser
 
 
Tee up to help the animals with Birdies for Charities®!
Whether you are an animal lover with an interest in golf or just love animals, you will be happy to hear that SNAP has been selected as a beneficiary of the Valero Texas Open Birdies for Charity® fundraising program! Birdies for Charity is like a walk-a-thon, but instead of donating per mile, you make a pledge for every birdie made at the Valero Texas Open. If you prefer the certainty of a known amount, you have the option to make a one-time donation instead. Either way, you will be helping an animal that might not otherwise get the chance to have spay-neuter surgery. That’s because Birdies for Charities for gives 100% of the monies raised back to the participating organization.

So What's a Birdie?

If you’re not a golf person, and you’re wondering what a birdie is, read on. In golf, “par” is the normal expected score on any given hole. A “birdie” is one stroke under par for a hole. When you pledge, you will be donating a set amount for each birdie that will be made during the tournament week at the Valero Texas Open. The tournament, which is an official PGA TOUR event, takes place the week of March 24-30, 2014 on the AT&T Oaks Course at the PGA Tournament Players Club (TPC) San Antonio. (Birdies count Wednesday, March 26-Sunday, March 30).

How Much Should You Pledge?

The 2013 Valero Texas Open had 1,640 birdies made, so a pledge of $0.01 yielded a donation of $16.40. Birdies for Charities recommends this amount ($0.01 per birdie) as a good level for individuals and ups the ante to $0.50 per birdie for corporations. A typical year sees 1900 to 2000 birdies which would yield an individual contribution in the neighborhood of $19-$20 or a corporate contribution of $900-$1,000 based on these suggested giving levels.

You can donate using a downloadable pledge form or online on the Texas Valero Open website. You have the option to pay by cash, check, credit card or the convenience to be billed after the tournament. (Cash and check donations must be accompanied by a donation form.) Donations are accepted from anywhere around the world and may qualify you for a tax deduction. Please consult a qualified tax professional about your own individual tax situation.

The benefiting organizations with the 52 highest pledge/donation amounts as of February 26, 2014 will automatically receive an additional $200 from the tournament and be represented by an amateur team playing in a Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday, March 26. The teams will compete for a $20,000 bonus pool which will be divided up between the benefiting nonprofits based on their team’s score.

Time is of the Essence

The 2014 Pledge Period runs from October 4, 2013 – March 25, 2014, but the sooner you pledge or donate, the more opportunities there are for SNAP to win. This is because Birdies for Charities is entering benefiting agencies that reach $1,000 in total donations in a series of $500 drawings. The agencies that reach $1,000 the soonest will end up in more drawings than those who reach that milestone later on. Valero Texas Open will also match 5 percent of total collected donations for every agency that reaches at least $1,000—up to a maximum of $10,000!

“Guess the Birdies” Contest

To add excitement and encourage you to participate, you can enter the “Guess the Birdies” contest. Simply guess how many birdies will be made Wednesday–Sunday of tournament week. The entrant with the correct guess wins the grand prize: a Stay-and-Play Gift Package, compliment of TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. Ties will be resolved through a tiebreaker event. If no one guesses correctly, a computer will randomly select the grand prize winner.
 
Shop for the Animals at LAVO Collections
Fundraiser by Women’s Apparel Retailer Benefits SNAP, Kicks Off November 17

 
Shop LAVO for a cause! Kickoff, Sunday, Nov 17, 2013!

LAVO Collections, a women’s apparel and accessory retailer, has announced #LAVO for a Cause, a fundraiser that will benefit SNAP as well as the Pink Door and Girls Inc. organizations for three months.  You are invited to a kickoff event for the fundraiser from 11 a.m.-1p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the LAVO Collections store located at 130 Vintage Park, Suite A, in Houston. Vintage Park is off of Louetta Rd. near Tomball Parkway (Texas State Highway 249). The kickoff event will offer lite bites and sweets from Mia Bella and Treat Cupcakes; makeup tips from Dior; music by DJ Seduction, and gift cards donated by Alamo Drafthouse. Feel free to bring friends and guests!

Note that all five Houston-area LAVO Collections stores are participating in the fundraiser. Here's how the program works: Starting November 17 and continuing through the holidays, ten percent of each in-store purchase of $50.00 or more will be donated to one of the charities. The buyer will choose which of the three charities will receive their donation. Donations will be totaled and checks distributed to each of the charities at the end of the program.


Mark your calendar for the kick-off event, and shop LAVO Collections through the end of the year to help make it a happier holiday season for the animals! SNAP is grateful to LAVO Collections for its support through this wonderful fundraising effort.

 
Volunteers Brave Rainy Art Festival
Foul Weather No Impediment for Our Intrepid Army of Animal Lovers
 
Thanks for all your hard work despite the less than lovely weather!
SNAP volunteers showed up in force and worked hard for the animals at the fall Bayou City Art Festival despite the less than lovely weather. SNAP and the animals are grateful to you all for your dedication!
SNAP told you that we needed volunteers full of love for the fall Bayou City Art Festival, and you delivered in spades (and hearts)!  Despite a drippy Saturday and a positively drenching Sunday, virtually everyone who committed to work the beverage booths turned up ready to rock and roll. Unfortunately the weather took a toll on the number of paying guests—and thus on the amount of money that will be raised spay-neuter through the festival. A total was not available at press time but will be reported in a future issue of SNAPtales. Nonetheless, the love and dedication of you, our wonderful volunteers, made this event a spiritual home run for our furry friends.

SNAP is grateful to each and every one of you who turned out despite the dampness. Your belief in the importance of spay-neuter will help prevent the suffering and death of dogs and cats due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, especially in low-income areas! The animals can’t speak, of course, but we know that they all love you for it!

The festival took place on Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13, in downtown Houston near City Hall at 901 Bagby St. We will see you all next time around at the spring festival, which is scheduled for Friday, March 21-Sunday, March 23, 2014. Hopefully the weather will be more cooperative!
 
San Antonio ACS Boosts SNAP Support
FY 2014 Community Spay/Neuter Initiative Funding Increases More than 14 Percent
 
San Antonio ACS is boosting support for spay-neuter!
 
San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS) has announced that it is increasing funding to SNAP through its Community Spay-Neuter Initiative by more than 14.5 percent—from $150,255 to $172,250. The lower figure was intended to provide spaying and neutering for 2,835 animals in FY 2013, but SNAP was able to complete surgery for an additional 14 animals for a total of 2,849 animals under the arrangement. The increased funding provides for the spaying and neutering of 3,200 animals with an additional 50 animals being covered through a budget amendment for a total of 3,250 dogs and cats.

ACS said the increase is based on the success of the programs during Fiscal Year 2013, which saw “record-breaking live release outcomes and community spay/neuter surgeries.” The city agency added that every spay/neuter partner participating in the program is to receive funding to perform more surgeries in FY 2014 than were completed in FY 2013.

According to the ACS contract, the funding covers surgeries under the following terms: “For “owned pets (free to the citizen) in 21 targeted zip codes:

78201, 78202, 78203, 78204, 78207, 78208, 78210, 78211, 78212, 78214, 78220,
78221,  78222, 78223, 78225, 78226, 78227, 78241, 78242, 78252, 78263

Note that while these zip codes are almost the same as those served in FY 2013, there are a couple of changes worthy of note. Residents of the 78236 zip code--which includes Lackland AFB--will no longer be eligible for free services. (If you have surgeries scheduled in this zip code through November 15th, they will still be honored.) Residents of the 78201 and 78214 zip codes have been added to the program and will thus be eligible to receive free surgery for their animals.

A limited number of free surgeries will be dedicated for community (including feral) cats within the 21 targeted zip codes. A limited number of free surgeries will be dedicated for owned “Pit Bull” or “Pit Bull Mix” dogs anywhere within the city limits of San Antonio, regardless of targeted zip code.

We are elated to have the opportunity to help more animals in low-income households in San Antonio in the coming year and are grateful to the city of San Antonio and ACS for its faith in our ability to accomplish this more ambitious goal.

 
Let the Book Drive Commence!
Fall Drive Kicks Off as Payoff from Previous Drives Continues to Mount
 
 
Bring us ye olde tomes for the sake of the animals!
SNAP has received yet another check from our friends at WookieBooks just in time to kick off our fall book drive. The check for $73.67 represents a fraction of the funds raised through previous drives. Our fall drive runs from Saturday, November 2, 2013 through Saturday, November 9, 2013.

You may drop off your gently used books, CDs, and DVDs during regular business hours at either the SNAP Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic in Pasadena or San Antonio. When the drive ends, WookieBooks will pick up the books and sell them online through its stores and return a very generous portion of the profits to SNAP!

What kind of books does WookieBooks accept? Since you asked, please bring
    Hardbacks and paperbacks of all genres--the more the better!
    Textbooks--preferably no more than five years old and with ISBN numbers
    Certification study guides
    Technical, medical, and law texts
    DVDs in original cases (no bootlegs or burned copies)--obscure titles welcome!
    CDs and Movies on VHS tape (again, no bootlegs or burned copies, please)

Please note: WookieBooks does not accept:
    Damaged (warped, water-damaged, moldy, etc.) books
    Academic journals
    Literary Criticisms
    Encyclopedias (World Book, Britannica, etc.)
    Magazines or Periodicals (including National Geographic)
    Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
    Activity Books
    Harlequin Romance Novels

WookieBooks is a for-profit social enterprise that harnesses the power of e-commerce by collecting and selling used books and media items online to support literacy and animal rescue initiatives, all the while saving hundreds of thousands of these items from the landfill. According to its website, the people at WookieBooks "strongly feel that books and media items possess knowledge that should live on, long after they have lived with you."

SNAP has teamed with WookieBooks several times in the past, and each book drive has been more successful than the one before it—raising ever more money to help the animals! SNAP is grateful to WookieBooks for literally doing all of the heavy lifting required to make these fundraisers successful!
 
Upcoming SNAP Events
Saturday, November 2-Saturday, November 9, 2013 - Houston, TX
  WookieBooks Book Drive
Bring out ye olde tomes to help the animals. Drop-off at the Pasadena and San Antonio clinics.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 - Houston, TX
  LAVO Collections Fundraising Kickoff
You are invited to the kickoff of a great holiday fundraiser benefiting SNAP at LAVO Collections.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - Houston, TX
  Houston Rockets SNAP Night (1)
The Rockets battle Minnesota in the first of two games benefiting spay-neuter.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - Everywhere
  Giving Tuesday
Join this national movement to show that Americans can give as well as the get.
Friday, December 6, 2013 - Houston, TX
  Houston Rockets SNAP Night (2)
The Rockets take on Golden State for the second of two games benefiting spay-neuter.

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Hello Darlings!

Have you visited your local animal shelter lately? If you haven’t, perhaps you should. What you would see there would shock you. Countless dogs (and cats) are warehoused in stark metal cages. Ostensibly they are waiting to be adopted, but in truth they are waiting to die. Read the story of Lucky—one genuinely fortunate pup who got out alive—to learn more.

Dear Hedda,

They call me Lucky, and I know just how lucky I am. I was abandoned on the streets almost a year ago. I couldn’t find my way back home, but I was pretty sure I wasn’t wanted there anyway. I spent weeks wandering around searching for food and water. I didn’t find much. Secure places to sleep were few and far between. Eventually I got picked up by a man in a truck and taken to a shelter. I was there with hundreds of other animals, and every one I spoke to told me the same story. Precious few of us, I was told, would get adopted. Those who did not would live but a few short days. We would then go to our deaths--unloved and unwanted. I was so sad, Hedda. You cannot imagine the sense of relief and disbelief I had when I turned out to be one of the lucky ones. Yes, I got adopted, but so many others did not. They are all gone now.

Hedda, please tell people about shelter animals. So many of them are so worthy of loving homes, but there are simply not enough caring people to adopt them all. Make sure people remember them, Hedda. Make sure people know they are there hoping to be taken home by someone who will love them. And make sure people know what will happen to these beautiful animals if no one comes. Someone has to do something, Hedda. Someone has to help them. Make sure people know.

As for me,
I Am Lucky

Dear Lucky,

I could not say it any better than you have. I will only add that so much of this tragic situation could be avoided if people simply had their animals spayed and neutered. It’s the responsible thing to do, and it is why SNAP was founded: to remove the economic barriers that prevent people from being able to do the right thing—the loving thing—for their animals. And, dear readers, it is why SNAP needs your support. Tell ‘em Hedda said so!

 
New SNAP Grants
A Monthly Review of New SNAP Grants

 

SNAP would like to express its appreciation to the following foundations, charitable trusts, and corporations for their recent grant awards to SNAP:
 
  Amy Shelton McNutt Charitable Trust, $5,000
  Jack and Doris Smothers and Bud Smothers Memorial Foundation, $5,000

 
Putting the "Silver" in British Silver Tea
“Pickles and the World Cup” and Joanne Herring Raise Hundreds for Spay-Neuter
  
Joanne Herring (center) with British Silver Tea Guests
Joanne Herring (center) with guests at the British Silver Tea in October. The event raised well over $300 for SNAP spay-neuter programs.
October's British Silver Tea--presented by “Pickles and the World Cup” and featuring honorary hostess Joanne Herring—brought in well over $300 to help our feline and canine friends. “Pickles and the World Cup” is a children’s e-book written by Texas author Posey Parker. The total collected by the end of the event was $327, but donations and proceeds from additional sales of the ebook continue to roll in. The event was held at the Federal American Grill at 510 Shepherd St. in Houston. Approximately 50 guests partook of afternoon tea or enjoyed beverages with a bit more spirit. Pickles and Hans—both celebridogs from the story—were on hand at the event to sign pawtographs.

“Pickles and the World Cup” is based on the true story of a dog named Pickles who recovered the soccer World Cup trophy after it was stolen in London in the 1960s. The e-book is available through Amazon.com. If you purchase it there, but sure to designate SNAP as your charity of choice.

Ms. Parker announced at the tea the exciting news that the e-book will be made into a movie and that she will be raising money for SNAP again during a “Pickles” appearance on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Daughters of the British Empire in Sugar Land. This event will take place at the Fluor Daniel Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The British Silver Tea was sponsored by Federal American Grill and Momentum Jaguar. SNAP is deeply grateful to Posey Parker, Joanne Herring, Federal American Grill, and Momentum Jaguar for its generous support of SNAP through this wonderfully festive fete.
 
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Dear Readers,

We are told that the halcyon days of stage and screen are over. Stars of the silver screen—and even the television screen—are passé. It is the Internet is where celebrities are made (or not) in the 21st Century. Never one to wallow in the past, Madame Astrocat has decided it is time to seize the bull by the horns and embrace the new media revolution. She thus presents her (first) top ten list of Feline Internet Celebrities for your consideration:

10.  Baggage - This feline has the curious distinction of having had a British television show named after him. It probably helped that his owner, Gok Wan, was the host of said show. Wait, this is supposed to be a list of Internet celebrities. Fear not. Baggage has a small but enthusiastic following on Twitter.

9. Brutus “The Morrisons Cat” - Brutus does not belong to a family named Morrison.  He is called “The Morrisons Cat” because of his daily visits to Morrisons supermarket in the village of Saltney, UK, where he lives. This reliable habit has earned him no less than 2,200 followers on his Facebook page.

8. Marzipan - Poor Marzipan left us this year. Before her demise, she was a fixture in the Astor Theatre in Melbourne, Austrailia. There she was known to greet guests, watch movies, and occasionally curl up on a receptive lap for the duration of a (perhaps less engaging) film. Such were her charms that she had an avid following on her own Facebook page.

7. Sockington - This adorable gray and white kitty (who is also known as “Sockamillion” or just “Socks”) is a Twitter powerhouse who has earned more than 1.5 million followers with his first feline accounts of frivolity and adventure. Many a celebrity would sign a pact with the devil to get 1.5 million followers. Granted, many of Sockington’s followers are other animals with their own accounts.

6. Keyboard Cat - If you are not familiar with Keyboard Cat, where have you been for the last decade? Wherever it was, it obviously was not the Internet. This ubiquitous cat is the star of numerous Youtube videos in which he picks out tune after random tune—some quite melodic—on the piano. You’re not familiar with him? Really?

5. Anfield Cat - In a clear case of being in the right place at the right time, Anfield Cat earned his celebrity by walking onto a Liverpool sports field during a soccer match. He was not penalized for delay of game. He came out smelling like a rose instead—with over 74,000 Twitter followers to show for it.

4. Henri, le Chat Noir - This French tuxedo cat is the star of his own series of web videos. Titles such as “Henri 2, Paw De Deux” and “Henri 3, Le Vet” are ripe with existential humor. The former even won the coveted “Golden Kitty Award” for “Best Cat Video on the Internet” at the Internet Cat Video Film Festival. Henri is without a doubt a feline on his way up, n’est-ce pas?

3. Tsim Tung Brother Cream - In a testament to the affection with which humans regard cats, I offer the story of Tsim Tung Brother Cream (Brother Cream for short). This cat, who rules the roost in a Hong Kong convenience store, was allegedly stolen in July of 2012. Store patrons who had come to love the orange and white feline launched an effort to find him, and approximately six weeks later he turned up. Two months after that, Brother Cream had over 26,000 “likes” on his Facebook page. Today he has nearly 150,000.

2. Maru - Imagine a cat whose Youtube channel is the 7th most subscribed in Japan. This is Maru. His videos average 800,000 views each, and videos in which he appears have been viewed more than 200 million times, including in YouTube commercials for Fresh Step kitty litter. Now that’s an Internet celebrity!

1. Grumpy Cat - Sure, you’ve seen Grumpy Cat (real name: “Tardar Sauce”) around, but do you really know the extent of her celebrity? In just over a year after first being posted on Reddit, Grumpy cat has built a Facebook fan following of over 1.6 million fans. She has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and photos of her have appeared on countless TV talk and sketch comedy shows. She made in-person appearances at the SXSW festival in 2013. If you want her to appear at your event, you will have to talk to her manager, Ben Lashes. Grumpy Cat Inc. produces t-shirts, mugs, and other branded merchandise and is already worth over a million dollars. Watch out, Lady Gaga.

Material for this article was excerpted from the Wikipedia List of Historical Cats.
 

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