WASCO, Calif. — The Spay Neuter Imperative Project California (SNIP), a nonprofit specializing in mobile, low-cost spay and neuter, announced this week that it is teaming with newly-founded Silicon Valley nonprofit, Love Dogs Rescue and Foundation, to bring a 25- foot mobile medical unit to Kern County and Fresno County, California.
Love Dogs purchased a customized medical unit, and the highly trained SNIP vet team will provide low-cost, mobile spay & neuter for dogs and cats to reduce animal overpopulation and offer affordability and accessibility for underserved pet owners.
Organizers said that this new medical unit was made possible by generous donations from various Silicon Valley start-ups and executives to provide creative solutions to shelter overcrowding and alternatives to animal euthanization.
“Many people in Silicon Valley love dogs, but very few know how many go homeless in the Central Valley and elsewhere. We’re raising awareness to galvanize Silicon Valley’s creative energy to eventually end the unnecessary killing of homeless dogs and cats,” said Love Dogs Co- Founder, Stephanie Friedman, a former software executive, now startup consultant.
The Love Dogs Mobile Unit will host its first low-cost spay/neuter clinics open to the public on May 2 & 3, 2020 at the Wasco Courthouse in Wasco, CA (810 8th Street). Strict COVID-19 protocol will remain in place to protect clients and the vet team. Appointments will only be accepted prior to the clinic by calling 831-277-0832. On May 4, 2020, the mobile unit will provide spay/neuter services to Wasco Animal Shelter to better their chances of adoption during this difficult time. Organizers said the need for low-cost spay and neuter is extremely strong in Kern County, evidenced by residents who began lining up at 5 a.m. with their pets during past SNIP clinics.
“Rescue is only a part of the solution. We are working tirelessly to stop the core issue, reproduction of unwanted animals, by making low-cost spay/neuter clinics widely accessible in Kern County,” SNIP Founder, Melanie Scherer said.
A single clinic costs about $3,000 to alter between 26-32 animals.For additional information or to donate, please call 619-316-1362 or visit snipbus.org [snipbus.org] or lovedogsrescue.org [lovedogsrescue.org]. Donations by check can be mailed to 67 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526.
About the SNIP Bus:
The SNIP Bus (Spay Neuter Imperative Project) is a 501(c)(3) mobile spay and neuter clinic offering reduced-cost services for dogs and cats across California. Originally founded in the Coachella Valley in June 2016, SNIP has provided low-cost spay/neuter services to over 15,000 dogs and cats since its inception. SNIP works to prevent the suffering and death of perfectly healthy, unwanted animals due to overpopulation. SNIP is independently funded through community support.
About Love Dogs Rescue and Foundation:
Love Dogs Rescue and Foundation is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that uses the creativity and problem- solving skills of Silicon Valley to save dogs’ lives. Founded in 2019, Love Dogs seeks to end the killing of homeless dogs through two avenues: low cost or free spay/neuter and adoption.