San Diego, February 1, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, today announced that it has received a donation of FIRST SHEILD™ Trio Flea Treatment from the Banfield Foundation flea & tick prevention program, to further motivate people to spay and neuter in lower-income communities, struggling with pet overpopulation.

SNAP, as more commonly known, is a registered non-profit organization that formed in 1990, to reduce the number of homeless animals entering City and County-run shelters.  Their affordable spay/neuter services are brought directly into these targeted communities through mobile clinics.  An average of 500 combined cats and dogs are altered per month, by SNAPs medical team of California State licensed veterinarians, with support from credentialed veterinary assistants. Surgeries take place in the hospital-grade operating suite located inside the “Neuter Scooter” surgical bus. Over 60,000 companion animals have been altered since 2003.

In addition to discounted client fees, there is a full range of incentives to get pets on the bus, where needed most.  Every cat or dog scheduled for surgery, also receives a free health exam prior to sedation to rule out any surgical risks, a nail trim, flea and deworming treatments (when needed), a 72-hour pain management injection, and soft e-collar. Other services that apply to dogs only, include a free Rabies vaccine and one-year license for qualifying zip codes, and for cats only, a free sturdy cardboard carrier if the one upon arrival is unsafe.

Expanding the incentive program during the highly-publicized National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month in February, is only possible through the in-kind donation from Banfield. Every pet owner who uses SNAPs affordable spay/neuter services during February, will receive a free “take home” dose of FIRST SHEILD™ Trio Flea Treatment, to be prepared if fleas pay a visit, or have one on hand for next month, if treatment was administered on the bus.  “As I see it, pet owners will not only be preventing a litter to reduce the suffering brought on by pet overpopulation, but also preventing fleas that cause great discomfort to pets if left untreated,” said Dorell Sackett, Executive Director of SNAP.

SNAP would like to publicly thank the Banfield Foundation, for the opportunity to further incentivize clients during the important month of February, to help us help more animals.

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