Please copy the attached poster with the next four 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.
This has been another great year for SNAP and the Shelter Statistics continue to improve. See attached Line Graph of Shelter Performance. SNAP has completed 1243 s/n surgeries in 2015, well above our long range target of 1000 per year. Most important, the Shelter Intake was reduced 51% in 2015 from the 2009 peak year (~6000 to 3054) and SNAP contributed to the Shelter Euthanasia reduction of 81% for the same period (~4000 to 883).
You have contributed to this result. More and more pet owners are finding out about the SNAP program from your communication and sharing information about our spay/neuter program.
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:
- Feb 13th at Sweetwater City Hall; 10am – 11am
- Mar 12th at Sweetwater City Hall; 10am – 11am
- Apr 2nd at Tellico Plains Community Center; 10 – 11am
- May 14 at Vonore Community 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 & Galbraith Memorial Fund), 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/