San Diego, October 14, 2017 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, today announced its participation in the Second Annual “PAWS Against Violence Walk” at the Santa Ysabel Mission, on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 9:00 am.
SNAP, as more commonly known, is a registered non-profit organization that founded in 1990, to reduce the number of unwanted pets in San Diego County. They bring affordable spay/neuter services into primarily lower-income neighborhoods via mobile clinics, where pet overpopulation often thrives due to limited resources and other factors. An average of 500 surgeries are performed each month, by fully trained and California State licensed veterinarians and support staff, in the hospital-grade operating suite located inside the “Neuter Scooter” surgical bus. Over 60,000 combined cats and dogs have been altered since 2003.
“This event brings to light that companion animals can also be victims of domestic violence, so it just makes sense to maximize the gathering to educate people on how to best care for pets in the home environment,” said Dorell Sackett, SNAP Executive Director. She added, “when you are part of the animal welfare community, you often see or hear about animal abuse, so we are honored to be part of an event that brings awareness to the fact that animals are also impacted by violence in the home.
SNAP will also provide free spay/neuter procedures during the event, for pets belonging to members of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel (formerly, Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Indians), through a sponsorship by the Native America Humane Society. Lazy Dog Rescue, one of two event hosts and beneficiary of the fundraiser, worked with SNAP to coordinate the logistics of the clinic. Ms. Sackett said in a closing comment, “this is truly a team effort in working toward the common goal of improving the lives of companion animals.”