Upcoming Events & News2022-02-22T07:52:02-08:00


Calling on all contestants!

February is National Spay-Neuter Awareness Month.  Are dogs, cats, or rabbits, the most popular pets in the community? We want to find out! Because the winner gets a free clinic in a lower-income neighborhood for the pet that receives the most votes.  

Cats won the top spot in 2021, but can the felines rein?  Vote for DOGCAT, or RABBIT as the best pet, starting at just $1 per vote.  Our goal is to raise $3,500 to make a free clinic possible.  Contest ends February 28, 2022. (Click the pet image to vote!)

Latest News

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|

SNAP to Observe Patriot Day, National Day of Service, and Remembrance of 9/11

San Diego, September 9, 2020 – SNAP announced that a very special pet spay and neuter clinic will be held on 09/11/2020, to recognize our local servicemen and women and the pets that they call family. Miramar Kitchen & Bath will be hosting the clinic at their location as well as sponsoring the surgeries for pets belonging to our San Diego heroes. Clinic check-in time begins at 7:00 am at [...]

September 9th, 2020|

SNAP to Take Delivery of New Lifesaving Mobile Spay & Neuter Surgical Unit

New unit to replace original lifesaving unit set to retire after 17 years of dutiful service. San Diego, August 8, 2020 – SNAP announced today that their new surgical unit will be driven off the production line at the La Boit manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ohio, during a livestreaming event on Facebook scheduled for 10:00 am Pacific Time on Friday, August 14, 2020. There continues to be a need for affordable spay [...]

August 19th, 2020|

SNAP Looks to Increase Capacity with New Bus

Posted in San Diego Union Tribune December 24, 2019 by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña SAN DIEGO — Victor Gutierrez already has two pit bulls, and he doesn’t want any more puppies running around his Mira Mesa home. So he brought his 8-month-old, 65-pound pit bull Cali to the “Neuter Scooter,” a low-cost spaying and neutering mobile clinic that caters to low-income pet owners. For $40, Gutierrez was able to get Cali spayed [...]

May 13th, 2020|

Solving Pet Overpopulation

We cannot adopt our way out of pet overpopulation. Prevention is the only solution. San Diego, California  ̶ Spay-Neuter Action Project (SNAP) is working to end pet overpopulation locally by providing low-cost spays and neuters to pets in need. Over 45,000 pets entered San Diego’s shelters last year and there are just not enough homes for all of those pets. Many of SNAP’s clients would not be able to afford [...]

January 30th, 2020|

The Neuter Scooter Snips Big Dogs

Spay-Neuter Action Project will spay and neuter up to 30 big dogs on Sunday, December 15th   San Diego, California  ̶  December 2019 Spay-Neuter Action Project (SNAP) is holding a special clinic to spay and neuter up to 30 “big dogs only” on December 15th at Camp Run A Mutt dog daycare, 35 N 4th Ave in Chula Vista. Big dogs, owned by people struggling to afford the financial cost [...]

December 15th, 2019|

Legacy of Love and Reduction

A beloved teacher is honored by loved ones with spay and neuter clinics in place of flowers. San Diego, California  ̶  Family and friends have come together to remember and honor Christine Fax-Huckaby, a beloved teacher at Sweetwater High School, by reducing pet overpopulation. Two spay and neuter clinics on the SNAP Neuter Scooter are being sponsored in Christine’s honor at Sweetwater High School. These spay and neuter clinics will help [...]

October 5th, 2019|

Petco Foundation Renews its Investment in the Lifesaving Work of the Spay-Neuter Action Project

Grant of $12,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives throughout San Diego County.   San Diego, April 2019 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego (SNAP), today announced it has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its affordable spay/neuter program. The grant will cover the cost of life saving surgical supplies for 200 procedures in underserved communities, which lack the resources to [...]

April 27th, 2019|

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