San Diego, September 20, 2018 – The Spay-Neuter Action Project of San Diego, today announced that the Neuter Scooter will sponsor and perform procedures for pets of military personnel through MIL-SNAP, during Woof Walk 2018, on Sunday, September 23, FREE of charge, at Turner Field Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, beginning at 8 am.
SNAP, a registered non-profit since 1996, is recognized as the first organization in San Diego county, to implement programs to reduce the number of companion animals destroyed annually in the shelter system. They published the very first referral guide of affordable spay/neuter providers in the region, to address pet overpopulation at its source. SNAP became an affordable spay/neuter provider in 2003, to bring services directly into lower-income communities, where the highest number of abandoned, stray or relinquished cats and dogs enter our shelters. An average of 500 procedures are performed each month by a fully trained and California State licensed veterinary team, when the surgical bus travels to these locations. Over 60,000 combined cats and dogs have been altered to date.
As a participating sponsor of Woof Walk, SNAP will host a pet care information booth with the spay/neuter mobile unit, to engage with an expected 300 attendees. “The Neuter Scooter bus always attracts attention wherever parked, so we look forward to sharing information on spaying and neutering, answering general health questions, meeting pets and their families, hearing about great rescue stories, and bringing awareness to the MIL-SNAP program,” said Dorell Sackett, SNAP Executive Director.
MIL-SNAP, in partnership with Dogs on Deployment, provides free spays and neuters for pets of servicemen and women E1-E6. “Reputable fosters will only accept pets that are fixed, so our program helps to meet this requirement prior to deployment,” said Dorell Sackett. Companion animals left intact can disrupt households with a range of mating behaviors, including aggression, which can lead to abandonment if left in the care of a third party. MIL-SNAP eliminates these worries, so animals can be cared for the duration of deployment. “Spaying and neutering also improves quality of life, adds to longevity, and reduces the number of unwanted litters born to suffer. We advocate daily for fixing pets because it is the responsible thing to do,” said Dorell Sackett.
If you are a member of the armed forces E1-E6, please visit www.dogsondeployment.com to qualify for MIL-SNAP. All qualified personnel will receive a “pet chit” to register pets for a free spay or neuter, at clinic locations throughout San Diego. Registering is easy by calling 619 525 3047 or online by visiting www.snap-sandiego.org. Follow SNAP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or use #SNAPsandiego, to keep up with the latest news and events around the county.