M-SNAP assisted me while I was in college in the adopting of my dog from PET HELPERS INC. It was a time in my life that I did not have the ability to pay out extra money to have a puppy fixed. The puppy I adopted was emaciated, in poor health, and very neglected. Thanks to M-SNAP, we were able to adopt her! In 2012 Taylor won the Marilla Park Splash Bash Dog Trick Contest!!! THANK YOU M-SNAP, she changed our lives!
M-SNAP efficiently and effectively helps reduce the unwanted pet population by working with local veterinarians to subsidize the sterilization of many, many dogs and cats that would otherwise be left intact to produce hundreds of unwanted pets.
I got involved with M-SNAP in late 2008 because I hate the practice of killing off surplus dogs and cats at the pound and, based on the numbers published by our county pound, the kill-count was growing annually, which told me that euthanasia and the rescue/adoption programs were not nearly effective enough in curbing cat and dog overpopulation. M-SNAP enables people to fix their pets and neighborhood strays (for which they are care-providers); the animals would otherwise breed and add to the problem. I consider spaying and neutering to be the only long-term, humane solution to pet overpopulation.
I especially like it that, unlike almost every other non-profit that gives benefits to the public, M-SNAP has no income threshold for qualification. Not only poor people have pets, and not only poor people have trouble affording to fix them. While M-SNAP does ask that people wanting vouchers truly need the help, it understands that someone with a higher-than-minimum income might have three kids in college when that pregnant stray cat gets dumped on their street and he or she decides to take responsibility for it. Although not having a minimum income requirement means M-SNAP doesn't qualify for outside funding from some sources, the organization is willing to forego those benefits for the sake of the animals.
This non-profit was organized and mailed it's first spay/neuter voucher in 2008. Over 4,000 vouchers issued later and for the first in 20 year of available statistics, the number of animals euthanized at our county shelter fell below 1,000. We are optimistic and encouraged to continue this worthwhile endeavor. M-SNAP does not shelter, rescue, foster or transport - we just fix 'em!
I became a member in 2009, am now serving on the Board, but try to volunteer for anything that needs to be done. Our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation in the communities where we live. This organization promotes spay/neuter by helping needy pet owners get their pets fixed, by influencing opinions, and by educating future pet owners about the plight of homeless pets. The volunteers and members of this group work tirelessly and unselfishly to raise much needed funding and developing thoughtful programs. My community is fortunate to have M-SNAP, and M-SNAP is fortunate to have a community that supports us back.
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