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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|

Through The Years

March 13, 2019 EDUCATIONAL NEWS SNAP has been serving San Diego County for almost 30 years.  Our sole mission since that time, has been to reduce pet overpopulation and the suffering that follows.  We are recognized as the first animal charity in the region to implement programs to decrease shelter intakes.  We also remain the only affordable spay/neuter provider since 2003, to bring affordable spay/neuter clinics via the Neuter Scooter [...]

April 5th, 2019|

Animal Welfare Organizations Take Proactive Measures as “Kitten Season” Quickly Approaches

San Diego, January 25, 2019 – As winter makes its way to spring with a warmer climate, unneutered male cats begin to “wander” in search of a mate and before long, hordes of unwanted kittens inundate shelters and rescue groups to the breaking point. To proactively address this annual occurrence, SNAP will hold all-cat spay/neuter clinics on February 3 and 4, at Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, 130 Beyer Way, [...]

January 25th, 2019|

SNAP is Asking Adopters to Help Them Earn a Lifesaving Grant Award

San Diego, January 24, 2019 – The Petco Foundation and Spay-Neuter Action Project (SNAP) on behalf of Friends of SNAP, are asking pet adopters to join them in creating the World’s Largest Valentine to shelter pets and the people who care for them. Participants who submit a photo or video valentine at petcofoundation.org/love from January 15 to February 13 will be eligible to win exciting daily prizes, and will give [...]

January 24th, 2019|

SNAP Receives $5,000 to Extend Lifesaving Efforts, Thanks to Maddie

San Diego, October 30, 2018 – SNAP announced today that a $5,000 grant has been received from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. The funding will increase spay/neuter clinics under TRIBAL-SNAP, a program implemented in 2017 to decrease the birth-rate of wild dogs common to Native-American reservations. Procedures are performed on location inside SNAPs Neuter [...]

October 30th, 2018|

Rabbits Added to SNAPs Affordable Spay/Neuter Program

San Diego, September 30, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, today announced that the inaugural rabbit clinic will take place on Sunday, October 7, at the San Diego House Rabbit Society, located at 4807-A Mercury Street, San Diego, 92111. SNAP, a registered non-profit since 1996, is recognized as the first organization in San Diego county, to implement programs to reduce the number of companion animals destroyed annually [...]

September 30th, 2018|

SNAP Surgical Bus to be on Active Duty at Woof Walk!

San Diego, September 20, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, today announced that the Neuter Scooter will sponsor and perform procedures for pets of military personnel through MIL-SNAP, during Woof Walk 2018, on Sunday, September 23, FREE of charge, at Turner Field Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, beginning at 8 am. SNAP, a registered non-profit since 1996, is recognized as the first organization in San Diego county, [...]

September 20th, 2018|

Helping More Dogs Find Homes: Friends of SNAP Receives PEDIGREE Foundation Grant

San Diego, December 26, 2018 – Over 45,000 homeless animals end up in our local shelters every year.  That is why Friends of SNAP is pleased to announce it has received a grant from PEDIGREE Foundation to support its rescue and rehome program, of primarily chihuahuas and chihuahua blends, the second most euthanized dog breed in the shelter system. Friends of SNAP, a self-funded entity, has a close relationship with [...]

August 26th, 2018|

Animal Welfare Organization to Host “Large Dog Only” Specialty Spay Clinic

San Diego, August 26, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, or SNAP, today announced it will host a “large dog only” specialty spay/neuter clinic on Sunday, August 26, at Camp Run-A-Mutt, 35 N Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista.  Check in starts at 8:00 am today! SNAP, a registered non-profit founded in 1990, is recognized as the first organization in San Diego County, to implement programs to reduce the [...]

August 26th, 2018|

Lifesaving Spay/Neuter Mobile Unit Turns 15!

San Diego, August 13, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, or SNAP, today announced that the “Neuter Scooter” surgical bus turns 15 this month, or 105, in dog years.  This organizational milestone will be recognized with a cake celebration on Wednesday, August 15, 12-1pm, at Camp Run-A-Mutt located at 35 N 4th Avenue in Chula Vista. SNAP, a registered non-profit founded in 1990, is recognized as the [...]

August 13th, 2018|

Animal Welfare Organization Tackles Pet Overpopulation on Native American Reservation

San Diego, August 3, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, or SNAP, will travel to the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel at Schoolhouse Canyon Road, on Saturday, August 4, to hold an affordable spay/neuter clinic on tribal grounds. SNAP, a registered non-profit, is recognized as the first organization in San Diego County, to implement programs to reduce the number of companion animals euthanized in local shelters each [...]

August 3rd, 2018|

Animal Welfare Organization Strengthens Emergency Operating Plan Through County Funding

San Diego, July 29, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, or SNAP, today announced that a new emergency backup generator and a trailer was personally delivered by Multiquip, Inc., out of Carson, California. SNAP, a registered non-profit, is recognized as the first organization in San Diego County, to implement programs to reduce the number of companion animals euthanized in local shelters each year. In 1990, they published [...]

July 29th, 2018|

Free Microchipping Clinics Held to Prepare for Recovery of Pets Scared Off by Fourth of July Fireworks

San Diego, June 22, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego (SNAP), announced that 376 chips were implanted during free microchipping clinics across San Diego County, at Sweetwater High School in National City, Central Elementary School in San Diego, Kempton Elementary School in Spring Valley, and Fallbrook Feed in Fallbrook, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. SNAP is a 501C3 non-profit organization, in operation since 1990, to reduce the [...]

June 22nd, 2018|
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