2014 Spay-Neuter Assistance for Pets

Spay/Neuter Assistance for Pets, Inc (SNAP) plans to issue about 120 free spay/neuter vouchers to low income Monroe County Residents in Sweetwater on Saturday, August 9 from 10 to 11am. Vouchers will be available at the Sweetwater City Hall Center located at 203 Monroe Street in Sweetwater. 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.

For complete information, please visit their website at www.orgsites.com/tn/spay-neuter-monroe-county/. For information about the next spay/neuter voucher issue session, contact Mike or Susan Cleverdon at 423-884-6801 or click here for information.

The next SNAP voucher issue sessions are scheduled on the following Saturdays:

  • June 14 at Madisonville Cora Veal Senior Center 10 – 11am
  • August 9 at Sweetwater City Hall 10 – 11am
  • September 13 at Sweetwater City Hall 10 – 11am
  • October 11 at Madisonville Cora Veal Senior Center 10 – 11a

The SNAP program attacks the root cause of the animal overpopulation problem in Monroe County by reducing the number of unwanted dog & cat litters. The goal is to reduce the intake at the County Animal Shelter until there is no euthanasia of healthy pets. For those who cannot afford the spay/neuter surgery cost, SNAP vouchers can eliminate the cost of unwanted litters (food, shelter, vaccinations, vet care, etc) and help stabilize the family pet expense budget. In doing so, SNAP is on target to complete 1000 s/n surgeries in 2014 has completed about 11,400 surgeries in 11 years. The SNAP program is the main reason why there are so many fewer strays now than 10 years ago.

Funding to pay for the vouchers issued in the next few months will be provided by grants from PetSmart ® Charities, Aslan Foundation, East Tennessee Foundation (Harry W & Carolyn W Galbraith Fund and John D Grubb & Louise G Sumner Fund), Wal-Mart Foundation, Humane Society of United States’ Lowell Fund, Monroe County Friends of Animals, Radio Systems Corporation/PetSafe, and On Shore Foundation.

For more info, go to SNAP Web Site: http://www.orgsites.com/tn/spay-neuter-monroe-county/

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Tax deductable donations can be mailed to SNAP, 190 Blue Jay Avenue, Vonore, TN  37885.