San Diego, September 24, 2017 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, today announced it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its affordable spay/neuter clinics in the City of El Cajon.
SNAP, as more commonly known around the community, is a registered, non-profit organization that formed in 1990 to reduce the number of unwanted pets in San Diego County. Affordable spay/neuter services are offered through mobile clinics in primarily lower-income neighborhoods. An average of 500 surgeries are performed each month by fully trained and California State licensed veterinarians with support from credentialed medical assistants, in the hospital-grade operating suite located inside the “Neuter Scooter” surgical bus, that travels to targeted communities. Over 60,000 combined cats and dogs have been altered since 2003.
The Petco Foundation investment will help to cover surgical supplies for the City of El Cajon that does not qualify for “County Coupons” from the San Diego County Department of Animal Services. The Coupons help to lower the cost of spay/neuter fees to income-challenged pet owners doing the right thing by spaying or neutering pets, to reduce pet overpopulation and its tragic consequences.
“The grant from the Petco Foundation, means that we will not have to deplete unrestricted funds to cover the cost of surgery for those residents of El Cajon, unable to afford the already discounted fees,” said Dorell Sackett, SNAPs executive director.
For more information about SNAP or the Petco Foundation, visit www.snap-sandiego.org or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation and #SNAPsandiego.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $175 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.