Dorell Sackett

Executive Director of Operations

“I am proud to be a part of the Spay-Neuter Action Project and empower people to be responsible pet owners. SNAP improves the welfare of pets, people and the community here in San Diego. Reaching 80,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits altered in San Diego County aboard our 38-foot high-volume surgical mobile unit, along with educating scores of families locally on the importance of proper pet care is a milestone for pets in this county.”

Sally Costello

Executive Director of Philanthropy

“I am excited to return to the nonprofit sector and make a direct impact on reducing the unwanted animals entering the local shelter system. I have served as the Deputy Director of Animal Services for the County of San Diego and was responsible for managing intake, staff and emergency operations at both regional animal shelters.  Prior to joining the County of San Diego team, I led the Escondido Humane Society as Executive Director for nine years, until that organization merged with the San Diego Humane Society in 2014. I served as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for San Diego Humane overseeing all real estate matters, facility construction and maintenance, and government contracts.”

Scheduling Team

Melina Lavullis


“I LOVE working for SNAP! I have been volunteering in Animal Welfare for 8 years. I was the Foster coordinator for PAWs Animal shelter Yokosuka in Japan and did TNR (Trap Neuter Return of feral cats) for the Japanese community and the Yokosuka Naval base for 4 years . I currently am a volunteer for the Feral Cat Coalition (FCC) and do TNR for the Orphan Kitten Club (OKC). I recently started volunteering for SDHS in their small pet section to learn more about rabbits.”

Kylie Bennett

Lead Scheduler / Administrative Assistant

Kylie will help you with all your scheduling needs. She is knowledgeable about many local San Diego organizations and has options for you and your pet. Kylie is a kitten and dog foster failure. Ask her what trouble Charlie has gotten into today!



“I love working for SNAP because I am passionate about animal welfare/spaying and neutering! In my free time I foster rats for Wee Companions (I have loved rats all my life). I am a huge fan of the Bully breeds and love to support rescues that advocate for those big block heads. Once a week I go to a rescue in Jamul to socialize/exercise large dogs that were rescued from the shelter.”

Malia Stuart


“I am so grateful that I get to work with such an important and much needed non-profit organization like SNAP. I believe spaying/neutering your pet can be so important to reduce overpopulation, but also minimize diseases like pyometra and certain cancers. While I mainly help with scheduling, I occasionally work the vaccine clinics for the North team. I also work overnights as a veterinary assistant at a 24 hour Emergency Hospital. In my free time, I love taking my dog on hikes or to the beach.”


Dr. Laura Paris: Surgeon and Premise SNAP North
Dr. Sulani Grindle: Premise SNAP East
Dr. Kate Bader: Surgeon
Dr. Celeste Benavides: Surgeon
Dr. Ixchel Mosley: Surgeon
Dr. Terry Paik: Surgeon
Dr. Laura Paris: Surgeon
Dr. Zoie Schaefer: Surgeon

Registered Veterinary Technicians


Veterinary Assistants


Kennel Assistants

Kristin W.

Neuter Scooter

John Hammond
Barto Bartolucci

Neuter Scooter Client Service Desk

Kristin W.

Vaccine Clinic Technicians


“Quotes” from Our Customers

“Absolutely wonderful for low-income elderly.”
Rita from Oceanside

“We wanted to say thank you soooo much for offering this service for our sweet kitty! We totaled up how much service we received for $30 and it would have been about THREE times as much! We’re on a ridiculous budget right now, so we really needed this special very much! Thank you, and bless you all!”
Love from Shannon, Shayne & Luna

“SNAP is a great organization. Anyone who goes out of their way to help animals is great in my book and SNAP does more than go out of their way. They’re a group of wonderfully dedicated and selfless people.”
Mike S.

“Thank God for this program. Couldn’t afford it without you”
T. Tigert