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Spay-Neuter Action Project

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: SNAP saves lives by reducing pet overpopulation.

Results: Our fully trained, California state licensed veterinary team specializing in high volume sterilizations for dogs, cats, and rabbits, has fixed over 65,000 animals since 2003 onboard the Neuter Scooter surgical bus in targeted locations.

Target demographics: Underserved communities which lack the resources to prevent, or stop, pet overpopulation.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,500 animals belonging to 4,900 pet owners, some with more than one pet.

Geographic areas served: San Diego County

Programs: Affordable spay/neuter mobile clinics and pet education.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was struggling between the cost and the availability of almost every clinic during this pandemic, to get my dog Neutered ! I came across The Neuter Scooter SD, and they were so helpful. Willing to answer any question, help however they could. And frankly, they GENUINELY cared about my dogs well being. I am very thankful for this place and staff who work in it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had such a great experience at neuter scooter. They tried to squeeze me in without an appointment but it was too busy. And so they gave me $10 off for showing up and they set me up with an appointment. My pup developed a rash after surgery they told me to keep an eye on him and to let them know if it got worse. Brought him home rash was gone next day. They called a week later to check on him which was super sweet. Oh! and they also gave him his rabies shot free of charge. Overall great experience really happy with the service and price.

Norma Leticia Q.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for taking care of Itzy. You guys are a wonderful team ( PS. Neutering my cat was the best decision I made for him ) Thank You

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been using the Snap Project for years. I’m a nonprofit Rescue. Basically a personal Rescue. I live rural and people are dumping animals all the time. People call me and we take in what we can. So Spaying comes right out of my pocket. So I really appreciate any help they and others offer. They are Awesome to work with. Very Friendly. I refer them to everyone. With out them we would really have a over Population of animals. Which we all know is getting crazy . Thank You so much for making this Great Difference for everyone. Bless You.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to them 2 times to fix my cats such sweet loving people.....took great care of my fur babies, i got more fur babies so when they get bigger will go to them too....wonderful and caring customer service!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people are so kind. Your pet feels like they’re a priority for them. Thank you for the great work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Husband and I got the cutest and sweetest Honey from SNAP. Because if the love that SNAP foster mom gave Honey, we bought another Mia for one our Granddaughter’s birthday. Due to the success of SNAP’s mobile spay and neuter unit, the adoption fee was SUBSTANTIALLY lower than all the other foster programs. Picture #1Before foster
#2 after adoption and raw dog food.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot emphasize enough how grateful I am with the special people working in the program. They are professional, kind & understanding. They don't drop you after the surgery. They maintain contact and follow up with how your baby is doing, etc. They genuinely love their patients & it shows!!! I highly recommend this non-profit group for as many donations as they can possibly get!! Thank you for the wonderful service you are providing!!!!
Frieda & Baby Zoe

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve volunteered for Friends of SNAP events. They help a lot of pets and people in need. Thank you for your hard work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you SNAP for all of your help. You are a great organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The love of animals is behind SNAPs goal of wanting to reduce pet overpopulation and decrease the euthanasia rate of unwanted pets. I admire SNAP. I admire the employees and volunteers of SNAP. Education comes directly and through volunteering. SNAP is helping a whole new generation learn about the benefits of spaying and neutering.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SNAP took great care of my little Frankie when she was spayed. Thank you SNAP. Thank you also for your help in reducing San Diego’s pet overpopulation and lowering our euthanasia rate. ❤️

Donor

Rating: 5

What a terrific non profit and wonderful service that they provide for spaying and neutering low income people's pets. Thank you SNAP!

Michelle Ocasio A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This handsome boy Duke got neutered with love on the Neuter Scooter! We can not thank the staff and SNAP for helping when we needed it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this organization. I took our cat in to get fixed. Everything went smoothly. The staff friendly and caring. They understood they weren't just pets they're part of our family. Can't wait until they come to north county.

JaneCat

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SNAP is all about the "solution" to pet overpopulation. Their affordable spay and neuter services prevent the birth of unwanted litters in the most humane and effective way possible. Because of them, there are less dogs, cats, and rabbits suffering in our local shelters and on the streets. Please consider donating to SNAP so they may continue this important work.

3 Dina D.

Donor

Rating: 5

Why I love SNAP................
They assist every single rescue/shelter/fosters, etc............thru out the San Diego, CA area by making sure everyone has access to affordable spaying & neutering!!! And they are mobile!
If you can't decide how to help all our homeless animal when you want to donate or volunteer think of SNAP as you are helping all animals in San Diego. A lot of the large known rescue groups (Helen Woodward/Humane Societies/etc. ) have a very healthy bank account & have their own vets on site to take care of spaying & neutering but the all volunteer groups need assistance to rescue more animals out of our shelters & off the streets.
SNAP is and has been there for many, many years helping our animal community.

2 Rebekah M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was able to get my dog spayed with SNAP, and the whole process was smooth, efficient, but also detailed and informative, and the employees showed genuine concern for my girl. Everyone raves about the price, and yes the price was amazing and unable to be beat by any vet in San Diego county, but the low price didn't mean poor service. The staff was very helpful, clear instructions and attentive at every stage, from scheduling to post operative care.

As someone who does rescue, I know the massive importance of spay/neuter and I love that they approached spay and neuter from an animal welfare mindset, rather than a business for profit. No other vet talks about overpopulation and why spay/neuter is so important, but SNAP keeps the focus on being a responsible owner, so accidental babies aren't born to add to overpopulation. My girl came home from surgery, took a long nap, and got up later in the evening almost like nothing had happened, and by the next day was back to herself with just the tiniest little incision. The only way you would know anything had happened is the cone of shame she is rocking for the next couple days, which was included in the price.

For the price, at private vets you might be able to get an exam and rabies shot (easily $80), but with SNAP for the same amount, you get everything for surgery, go home meds, cone of shame, rabies if needed, and a license if needed- WOW (for $80 for my girl). If I went to a private vet, it would've been more like $500-$800 for the exact same thing, and it would not of helped a non-profit, but a for-profit business, so seems like such a win/win.

2 Sherilyn T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They spayed both of my dogs. They are so csring and dedicated. They are providing a wonderful service to our county.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

SNAP is an asset to the people and the communities that it serves. It is also one of the smartest non-profits I am aware of as it addresses the problem of unwanted companion animals before they become a challenge that needs to be resolved.
The team at SNAP works tirelessly and efficiently to meet the spay and neuter needs of economically challenged pet owners throughout San Diego county. As a volunteer board member, I am always impressed at the passion and professionalism our team displays when I visit one of our clinics.
Besides providing a service to residents we are also helping cities reduce the financial burden that unwanted pets can present.

2 Meghan S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SNAP provides an invaluable service to our community by offering low and no-cost spay/neuter programs for pets and families. Compassionate and professional, SNAP's work and educational initiatives, have prevented thousands of unwanted pets from entering the shelter system. It is my hope that, one day, every community has a program as amazing as SNAP.

2 Kylie B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SNAP is an awesome organization that offers spay and neuter services to low income communities. I highly recommend their services!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with SNAP since its inception. I so believe in what we are doing because the alternative is simple to kill more healthy cats and dogs. We have been successful in engaging the entire community in our efforts; the testimonials we receive could make you cry, the clients are so appreciative. Some of them could never afford to have their animal fixed; our low cost fee allows them to do the right thing and to feel good about it.

2 dorellp

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Spay Neuter Action Project helps all of San Diego County by helping low income pet owners "afford" to spay and neuter their dogs, cats and rabbits. This reduces the number of homeless pets born to fill our shelters.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I trapped a cat in my neighborhood and brought him to Neuter Scooter and then released him back to my neighborhood. After he was neutered, he became a very friendly cat. A neighbor spent some time socializing him. He is now part of their family and lives partially indoors with them. This is not a typical TNR story, but it certainly has a very happy ending! Neuter Scooter staff was super during the whole process and I highly recommend them. And that kitty has a whole new life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SNAP has always been helpful and excellent at providing services at a reasonable cost. I feel there involvement in the community is top notch ! I have used SNAP for years and will continue to do so.