Please copy the attached poster with the next three voucher issue dates, share it with your friends & neighbors, send it to your organization contacts, and post it in your community where ever possible. Also attached is a ½ page SNAP schedule that can be given to people who have intact pets.
SNAP is off an excellent start in 2016. So far, 310 cats & dogs were fixed this year. The attached “Plan” shows the overall progress made at the shelter and what must be done to eliminate euthanasia of healthy shelter animals.
The Monroe County Mayor issued a proclamation to celebrate World Spay Day on February 23 that recognized the good work of MCFA, Shelter, SNAP and our veterinarians. A copy is attached
A pet owner can receive multiple vouchers, enough to fix all the household pets and free roaming cats.
Spay/Neuter Assistance for Pets, Inc (SNAP) will issue about 120 FREE spay/neuter vouchers to low income Monroe County Residents on Saturday, February 13 from 10 to 11am. Vouchers will be available at the Sweetwater City Hall, 203 Monroe Street in Sweetwater. A picture ID or other proof of residency is required.
Any qualified low income resident of Monroe County can obtain free spay/neuter vouchers at the voucher issue sessions. If someone cannot attend a SNAP voucher issue session, a friend or relative can pick up a voucher - proof of residence and information about pet owner & pet must be provided.
The next four SNAP voucher issue sessions are scheduled on the following Saturdays:
- May 14 at Vonore Community Center, 10 – 11am
- Jun 11 at Sweetwater City Hall, 203 Monroe Street, 10 – 11am
- Jul 9 at Cora Veal Senior Center, 10 – 11am
SNAP must obtain funds to pay for the s/n surgeries. About 80% of funding is provided by grants to SNAP from several foundations. The other 20% is provided by Monroe County Friends of Animals, pet owner donations and public donations.
Funding to pay for the vouchers to be issued in 2016 is provided by grants from Bernice Barbour Foundation, East Tennessee Foundation-Fund for Monroe County, Humane Society of United States-Lowell Fund, Monroe County Friends of Animals, On Shore Foundation, TN Dept of Health (Animal Friendly License Plates), Starlight Foundation and Wal-Mart Foundation.
For more info, go to SNAP Web Site: http://www.orgsites.com/tn/spay-neuter-monroe-county/