San Diego, February 26, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego (SNAP), today announced that it will host a site visit by the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, during its clinic in the parking lot of the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at 8:30 am.
Neuter Scooter at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Feb 27,2018 • 8:30 am • Location: 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114
SNAP, a registered non-profit organization, formed in 1990 to reduce the number of companion animals euthanized in San Diego City and County-run shelters. They are known to be the first organization in San Diego County to address pet overpopulation at its source, by preventing the birth of unwanted litters in the first place. Their affordable spay/neuter services are brought directly into communities struggling with chronic pet overpopulation, via mobile clinics. An average of 500 combined cats and dogs are altered each month, by California State licensed veterinarians with support from credentialed medical assistants, in the hospital-grade operating suite located inside the iconic “Neuter Scooter” surgical bus. Over 60,000 companion animals have been altered since 2003.
World SPAY DAY, is an international effort to promote spaying and neutering as the most effective and humane way of controlling the birth of just too many companion animals, with the collective goal of reducing the numbers destroyed annually. SNAP also advocates for spaying and neutering year-round, through outreach at major community events and smaller civic activities, and educational workshops at Title 1 schools, after-school programs, and summer camps in targeted communities.
“Holding a clinic on this day has special meaning, since our sole mission is to reduce pet overpopulation and the suffering that follows” said Dorell Sackett, SNAPs executive director. “Reginald Jones, president & CEO of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, has been instrumental in reducing the number of surplus animals born in the Diamond Neighborhoods, by providing ongoing parking for our affordable spay/neuter mobile clinics at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center. We’re excited for Mr. Jones to meet the medical staff and see the animals from the community he is revitalizing, when he tours the bus before surgeries begin,” said Ms. Sackett. The visit will also provide an opportunity for SNAPs board and leadership, to thank Mr. Jones for the in-kind donation of parking for the Neuter Scooter. All cats and dogs that visit the Neuter Scooter on World SPAY DAY, will receive free microchips underwritten by donors and a take home dose of flea treatment, courtesy of the Banfield Foundation.
For more information about SNAP or the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, please visit www.snap-sandiego.org or www.jacobscenter.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using #JacobsCenter and #SNAPsandiego.
About the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
The mission of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is to foster a thriving community envisioned and realized by its residents. Founded in 1995, the Jacobs Center works with the community to revitalize Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods through redevelopment, fostering education to careers programs, and advancing the local economy. Visit us at www.Jacobscenter.org.