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Saturday, September 21 • 5 – 8 pm
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Pet Lovers License Plate Program Funds Lifesaving Work

Funding will reduce shelter intakes from rural and urban communities in north San Diego County San Diego, June 1, 2024 – Spay Neuter Action Project (SNAP) announced that it has received a $49,500 grant from the Pet Lovers License Plate Program to reduce the number of animals entering local shelters from the unincorporated areas of Fallbrook, Julian, Ramona, San Pasqual Valley, Santa Ysabel, and Wynola as well as the cities of [...]

June 7th, 2024|

Pickleball for the Pets Event to Raise Funds to Reduce Pet Overpopulation

Funding will support low-cost spay/neuter services in underserved areas of San Diego County San Diego, August 10, 2023 – SNAP is hosting the Second Annual Pickleball for the Pets at Bobby Riggs Paddle Club in beautiful Encinitas, CA on Saturday, September 23 from 5-8 PM! Supporters can play in the fun tournament, beginners can take a clinic with a professional, or just come to join the party. Your friendly fixed [...]

May 14th, 2024|

Open House Planned for December 10 for New Spay/Neuter Clinic

SNAP is excited to build its FIRST stationary surgical suite for spay/neuter! San Diego, November 21, 2023 – SNAP is hosting an Open House on December 10, 2023 and will host tours of the Neuter Scooter mobile surgical units and showcase the new stationary surgical suite under construction. The event will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at 702 Broadway in El Cajon. The original Neuter Scooter has just [...]

May 14th, 2024|

Spay-Neuter Action Project Celebrates Milestone: 16,000th Procedure Performed by Dr. Laura Paris on SNAP North Neuter Scooter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Spay-Neuter Action Project Celebrates Milestone: 16,000th Procedure Performed by Dr. Laura Paris on the SNAP North Neuter Scooter, mobile surgical unit. Spay-Neuter Action Project (SNAP) is proud to announce a significant milestone in our mission to tackle pet overpopulation in North County. Dr. Laura Paris, SNAP's dedicated veterinarian, recently performed her 16,000th spay-neuter procedure on the new SNAP North Neuter Scooter, launched April 1, 2021, marking a [...]

May 14th, 2024|

Final Spay Clinic Aboard the Original Neuter Scooter

Thank You Neuter Scooter 1 April 1st 7:00 am-1:30pm • 702 Broadway, El Cajon CA 92021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1st Marks the Final High-Volume Spay Neuter Clinic on SNAP Neuter Scooter 1 After 20.5 Years of Service San Diego, CA – April 1, 2024 – SNAP (Spay Neuter Action Project) announces that April 1 will mark the final high-volume spay and neuter clinic aboard the iconic SNAP Neuter Scooter [...]

May 14th, 2024|

Pet Lover License Plate Program to Fund Lifesaving Work

Pet Lovers has funded unincorporated San Diego again for 2023! SNAP announced that it has received a $36,000 grant from the Pet Lovers License Plate Program, to reduce the number of animals entering the San Diego Department of Animal Services North Campus, from the unincorporated areas of Fallbrook, Julian, Ramona, San Pasqual Valley, Santa Ysabel, and Wynola.

May 24th, 2022|

SNAP North Celebrates First Birthday

Program reaches milestone after launching on April 1, 2021. San Diego, May 9, 2022 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project announced that SNAP North has turned one.  As the program enters its second year of operation, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, Ramona, Tribal Nations, Valley Center, and the house rabbit community, continue to benefit greatly from affordable spay-neuter clinics held regularly on the new Neuter Scooter surgical bus. Every location under SNAP needs [...]

May 24th, 2022|

World Spay Day to be Observed by SNAP

San Diego, February 21, 2022 – SNAP announced today that it will participate in World Spay Day by hosting an affordable spay/neuter clinic on February 22, 2022, at a new location: the Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre in Escondido, beginning at 7:00 am. World Spay Day falls on the last Tuesday of February during Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.   It was originally referred to as Spay Day USA, created by Doris Day and the [...]

February 22nd, 2022|

Betty White Challenge Benefits Local Community

The Betty White Challenge captivated our Nation on what would have been her 100th birthday! Betty loved animals and encouraged donations to benefit shelters and rescue operations through social media. Thanks to the donations we received, SNAP is going to make a wish come true for an animal control officer at the San Diego Department of Animal Services (DAS).  She patrols small communities throughout unincorporated areas of the County and has [...]

January 25th, 2022|

Help Us Take a Bite Out of Pet Overpopulation on #GivingTuesday 2021!

Welcome to #GivingTuesday 2021. This day is set aside each year for people to give to their favorite charities, and we hope to be your charity! Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 Our goal this year is to raise $3,500 to cover the entire cost of a clinic to be held in a disadvantaged community struggling with chronic pet overpopulation.  Up to 30 pets can be fixed in a single clinic to prevent future generations of [...]

October 27th, 2021|

Petco Love Vaccine Initiative to Save Lives

SNAP announced that it has received a supply of Canine DAPPv and Feline HCP vaccines through the Petco Love immunization program. SNAP plans to vaccinate a minimum of 400 dogs and 400 cats in primarily lower-income communities where many pets are unvaccinated due to the prohibitive cost of private veterinarians, and in some cases, a lack of awareness in the susceptibility of remaining unvaccinated. The vaccines will be administered to [...]

October 22nd, 2021|

PetSmart Charities Funds TRIBAL-SNAP

Clinics benefit pets of tribal members in San Diego County. SNAP announced today that the spay and neuter clinics funded by PetSmart Charities under the TRIBAL-SNAP program have been completed.   The final event took place on Saturday, June 26, 2021, on the reservation of the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians.  A total of 291 pets received a lifesaving spay or neuter and 134 tribal members were assisted over the [...]

July 11th, 2021|

SNAP to Memorialize Local Psychiatrist Howard Richmond

Psychiatrist’s legacy of helping others continues. SNAP announced today that it will host an affordable spay and neuter clinic in memory of Howard E. Richmond, MD, who passed away in 2016.  The event will take place on Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 7am to 2pm, East Valley Community Center, 2245 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido 92027.  Dr. Richmond practiced his discipline in the coastal community of Encinitas for over 20 years.  He [...]

March 16th, 2021|

Donate to SNAP by December 1!

Participate locally in the National Event! Every dollar will help us reach our goal of $3500 to pay for one full FREE clinic. Photo Contest: Enter a photo of your pet for only $5 per entry for a chance to be featured on the 2021 #GivingTuesday postcard. Send your photo to photo@snap-sandiego.org. "Bronze Paw Donors": Match our $3500 goal AND have a clinic named in your honor (location of [...]

October 31st, 2020|

SNAP Selected to Receive $50K Lifesaving Investment by the John R. Peterson Foundation

The $50,000 investment covers the full cost of 15 affordable spay and neuter clinics in designated locations. San Diego, October 13, 2020 – SNAP announced that it has received a $50,000 investment from the John R. Peterson Foundation, to hold 15 affordable spay and neuter clinics free of charge to pet owners in the communities of Lincoln Park, Logan Heights, Mountain View, and Southcrest, beginning in November 2020. We were [...]

October 31st, 2020|

The Story of Maggie Houlihan, One of SNAP’s Original Founders

Maggie, her dog Rose plus a friendly lab during a SNAP pet photo fundraiser in 2008 MUST READ!  This is the story of Maggie Houlihan, one of SNAPs original founders and one of San Diego County’s strongest voices for the voiceless.  She was a pioneer for all animals and children. A portion of book sales will be donated to SNAP – an organization that was near and dear [...]

September 29th, 2020|

The NEW BUS is officially in action!

SNAP is excited to announce that our new mobile spay and neuter unit has been built, outfitted, and is now serving the community... thanks to a generous donation from Petsmart Charities, who funded half the cost of the new, customized Neuter Scooter!  This amazing machine was designed by the SNAP medical team and other professionals in the field, for maximum efficiency, health and safety. SNAP wants to thank all [...]

September 11th, 2020|

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