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 8454 Commerce Avenue B, San Diego, 92121.
San Diego is “Fightertown USA” with a large military presence. These men and women fight for our right to be free and in doing so face deployment and time away from family. If pets are involved and no one is available to care for them while on duty overseas, then foster care needs to be arranged in advance. Reputable fosters require that pets be fixed before they take custody, so free services on September 11 checks off this requirement without financial burden or the worry of having to leave pets behind with a reluctant caretaker.
The clinic will also mark the official “unveiling” of the brand-new Neuter Scooter surgical unit, made possible by a matching gift from PetSmart Charities, major donations from the Morgan Family Foundation and Las Patronas, business sponsorships from Miramar Kitchen & Bath and County of San Diego Supervisors Cox, Gaspar, and Fletcher, and individual donors too numerous to list. This fully customized vehicle with design input from our top-notch veterinary team (interior) and Eyegate Design (exterior) will take over where the original Neuter Scooter left off, with 65,000 surgeries to its credit since 2003.
A short presentation will begin 12:15 pm with opening remarks by Dorell Sackett, SNAP Executive Director, followed by guest speaker Supervisor Gaspar at 12:30 pm. “We are amazed by the level of support that we received in our quest for a new mobile unit to continue reducing the birth of unwanted litters and its tragic consequences. Having an elected official on hand to say a few words on our behalf, validates the ongoing need and importance of our services to improve the lives of pets and the health of neighborhoods county-wide,” said Dorell Sackett.
The clinic is by appointment only, but the presentation is open to the public. For more information about our work or ways to get involved, please visit www.snap-sandiego.org.