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Animal Attraction: It’s Hip to Snip!

by Stacy Fox

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Spay/Houston and Groupon Grassroots (, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announce the launch of a local campaign to help reduce the number of unwanted pets entering into our shelters by providing subsidized surgeries to those who cannot afford to fix their pets.

The It’s Hip to Snip! Campaign will be available on the Houston, Texas Groupon Grassroots page beginning on Monday, July 23 and running through Sunday, July 29, 2012.  Utilizing Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model, Groupon subscribers can pledge support for the It’s Hip to Snip! initiative in increments of $10.00, with each $10.00 providing funding for pet owners who cannot afford spay/neuter services.  An anonymous donor is matching donations up to $5,000, so a $10.00 donation will benefit the clinic $20.00!

Houston’s animal shelters are overrun with unwanted puppies and kittens.  Spay/Houston’s goal is to provide means for the average person to afford spay/neuter and basic vaccination services for pets.  Though services are low cost, some simply cannot afford basic pet care. 

“We are excited to employ the collective action model of Groupon Grassroots to raise support for spay/neuter,” said Deana Sellens, Executive Director.  “We look forward to creating new awareness for Spay/Houston as one of the local organizations in Houston to be featured on Groupon Grassroots.”

100% percent of the Groupon Grassroots campaign proceeds will be used to provide subsidized spay/neuter surgeries at Spay/Houston for those in need.

The Spay/Houston clinic is located in the Greenspoint area at 412F N. Sam Houston Parkway E; Houston 77060.  Spay/Houston is a not for profit, low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic for cats, dogs, and rabbits.  The clinic is owned and operated by Adopt A Cat, Inc., a no kill cat sanctuary and shelter.  The clinic is open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment for surgery and from 9am to 2pm for vaccination services on Fridays and Saturdays.  Transportation services for pets are offered in some underserviced areas.  For more information about volunteering and what else you can do to help, visit