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 to spay or neuter their pet without SNAP and their pets would be adding to San Diego’s pet overpopulation issue. SNAP’s mobile clinic, the Neuter Scooter, travels to areas in need with the highest rate of stray animals and reported dog bites and gives low-income pet owners an affordable option to fix their pets.
SNAP’s affordable spays and neuters are offered to pet owners in need for $20-$100 depending on the type and gender of their pet. These low-cost surgeries are offset by SNAP’s generous supporters who give their time and donations to ending pet overpopulation in our community.
Did you know…
Two unaltered dogs and their offspring can lead to over 67,000 puppies in 6 years and two unaltered cats and their offspring can lead to over 400,000 kittens in 6 years! The cost of spaying and neutering is far less than the cost of supporting unwanted offspring.
February is “Spay & Neuter Awareness Month.” Visit the Neuter Scooter to help us spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neuter in solving pet overpopulation. Please contact Fara Khaleeli at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (619)782-3525 for more information.
SNAP was founded in 1990 by a group of shelter workers and volunteers to reduce the number of animals euthanatized due to pet overpopulation. In 1995, SNAP became a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The mobile surgical bus, known as the “Neuter Scooter,” launched in 2003. The “Neuter Scooter” is staffed with a team of California-licensed veterinarians and a veterinary medical team that specializes in high-volume spay and neuter surgeries. SNAP uniquely assists both animals and people in San Diego County by traveling to low-income communities and provides a low-cost spay/neuter option to low-income households. Over the last 15 years, SNAP has spayed and neutered 3,000 to 6,000 pets each year, for over 67,000 pets total.
Fundraiser to support SNAP on February 29th visit www.snap-sandiego.org for details!