Please copy the attached poster with the next two 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.
So far, SNAP has completed about 1074 spay/neuter surgeries this year and over 14,300 since 2003. We will exceed our target of 1100 in 2016.
SNAP and MCFA have made tremendous progress at the Shelter. Unfortunately, many more cats (~480) than dogs (~88) will be euthanized this year. About 63% of these cats are feral. See attached DOG and CAT graphs.
We need to reduce the Monroe County Cat population. We need to spay/neuter many more cats, especially free roaming cats, barn cats, neighborhood cats, stray & feral cats -- any cat that can be placed in a carrier and taken to the vet. SNAP Free spay/neuter vouchers can be used to fix these cats.
Every cat fixed is important. An average female cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2 or 3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens.
A pet owner can receive multiple vouchers, enough to “fix” all the household cats and dogs.
Spay/Neuter Assistance for Pets, Inc (SNAP) will issue about 120 FREE spay/neuter vouchers to low income Monroe County Residents on Saturday, October 8 from 10 to 11am at the Vonore Community Center, 611 Church Street. 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 two SNAP voucher issue sessions are scheduled on the following Saturdays:
- Oct 8 at Vonore Community Center, 611 Church Street, 10 - 11 am
- Nov 12 at Sweetwater City Hall, 203 Monroe Street, 10 – 11 am
Funding to pay for the vouchers to be issued is provided by grants from Petco Foundation, Wal-Mart Foundation, Monroe County, Two Maud’s Foundation, and Monroe County Friends of Animals,
Williamson County Humane Association will match your tax deductible donations mailed to SNAP, 190 Blue Jay Avenue, Vonore, TN 37885 up to a total of $1000 at year end.
For more info, go to SNAP Web Site: http://www.orgsites.com/tn/spay-neuter-monroe-county/