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 dog is welcome too! There will be lots of delicious food to taste, a variety of beverages to sample, great music and incredible silent auction and raffle items. The event raises funds to keep SNAP’s two Neuter Scooter mobile buses rolling around San Diego communities where pet-lovers have few veterinary providers and limited transportation options.

SNAP has been an affordable spay-neuter provider since 2003, delivering services directly where needed most. SNAP schedules up to 30 clinics each month throughout the region, and reached an all-time record of 8,523 surgeries performed in 2022, and over 5,000 so far in 2023. The modest fees are $20 to $125 per procedure, depending on species, weight, and gender. SNAPs generous spay-neuter surgery package includes a general health exam, nail trim, flea/tick treatment, deworming, pain medication, recovery collars for dogs and female cats, and cardboard carriers for cats that need one. A one-year free license is available for pets who qualify by zip code. For a limited time, lifesaving DAPPv vaccines for dogs and HCP vaccines for cats, donated by Petco Love, are administered at no charge.

“We launched this event last year and it was so fun to play and party with other animal lovers, while raising funds to bring our services to those that need it most. These services directly reduce the challenges the overcrowded animal shelters are experiencing now” said Dorell Sackett, SNAP Executive Director of Operations. SNAP would like to emphasize that sterilizations are the only humane and effective way to prevent unwanted dogs, cats and rabbits from coming into the world unnecessarily – and remind pet owners that appointments are needed for services on the Neuter Scooter.
SNAP wishes to thank our wonderful sponsors Amrit Shergill at Gold Coast Real Estate, Miramar Kitchen & Bath, Balboa Pet Pharmacy, Better Business Bureau, Dexter’s Deli, and Marrokal Design & Remodeling and the many local businesses that are providing donated items for the auction and raffle for their support.

About SNAP – SNAP became a registered non-profit in 1996. It is the first organization in the San Diego region to implement programs to reduce the number of companion animals euthanized annually in local shelters – and remains the only affordable spay-neuter provider to bring services directly to communities struggling with chronic pet overpopulation. We have fixed over 75,000 dogs and cats since 2003. Please visit to learn more or follow SNAP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with our latest activities.