Leading the Crusade against Animal Homelessness
The Spay-Neuter Action Project (SNAP) was founded nearly 30 years ago with a mission to help minimize the number of animals euthanized in San Diego. While their first efforts focused on creating a guide for local affordable spay/neuter providers, they have grown substantially. Now, SNAP focuses on preventing pet over-population by providing affordable services and raising awareness in low-income neighborhoods with their mobile surgery buses, or as they refer to them, Neuter Scooters. Thus far, they have been able spay and neuter over 60,000 animals, significantly reducing the number of homeless animals in our community.
While spaying and neutering is the foundation of their organization, they also promote overall animal wellness. As such, they also provide pre-anesthesia health exams, flea treatments, de-worming, rabies vaccinations, and more as part of the mobile service. They also raise awareness by bringing Neuter Scooters or information booths to local events to help educate the public about overpopulation and the importance of spaying/neutering your pets.
In February, SNAP’s Critical Community clinics in East San Diego, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and Mira Mesa will be fixing dogs and cats but they especially focus on cats because this is when all the cats go into heat! They will also be holding their annual All Bunny Spay and Neuter clinic with San Diego House Rabbit Society for low income bunny owners at the HRS location. HRS provides some great resources, supplies and free Bunny 101 classes on this special day.
You too can do your part by ensuring that all your pets are spayed or neutered.