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The SNAP SPRING 2022 E-News

PAW WARS 2022 Winner:
More ALL Cat Clinics 2022 
Just in time for Spring Kitten Season 

Above: SNAP kicks off kitten season with ALL CAT spay/neuter clinics
The felines successfully edged out dogs and rabbits for two consecutive years.  This kicked off our initiative to fix more cats (especially females) for East San Diego County with an All-Cat Clinic held on March 15. The PAW WARS FREE all-cat clinic will be held on April 16 for the residents of the Sahara Mobile Home Park in El Cajon.  Spring kitten season is here and with over 10,000 free roaming cats in El Cajon, it is critical to sterilize up to 40 felines during the All-Cat Clinics, versus the average of 16 per standard clinics of dog and cat surgeries.  We may have missed our goal of raising $3,500 to offer the April 16 clinic for FREE, yet we will proceed at no charge to incentivize pet owners with intact cats to spay or neuter in this problematic area.  Can you please help cover the shortfall by clicking  here to donate whatever amount is possible?

Join Our Neuter Scooter
Medical and Development Team!  


Above: Be part of our team making a difference in animal well-being!
We have three job openings to fill:
1. Full-time professional Development Director. Click  HERE for job description and other details.
2. Part-time RVT onsite at 702 Broadway in El Cajon.
3. Part-time per diem DVM onsite at 702 Broadway in El Cajon. 

The part-time positions are once a week, and ideal for someone who is already in the field or retired from the field. A current medical team member notes, “I love working for SNAP two days a month, it gives me the feel good and excitement that I miss.” 

If interested in joining the team to reduce the tragic effects of pet overpopulation, please send your resume and brief background to


Above: Checking in momma dog and her baby to both get fixed and vaccinated.

The Barona Band of Indians has been added to the Tribal SNAP program to mitigate their serious feral cat problem that gets worse every year.  The first clinics on the reservation were held on March 24 and March 25, thanks to PetSmart Charities and members of the Barona tribal community. Tribal SNAP also serves the Inaja-Cosmit Band of Indians, La Jolla Band of Indians, Los Coyotes Band of Mission Indians, Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians, Pala Band of Mission Indians, Pauma-Yuima Band of Mission Indians, Rincon Nation of Luiseño Indians, San Pasqual Band of Indians, and Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Indians.

Pet Safety Comes First

Above: Opening a small spay pack after its sterilization process

We are pleased to announce that we received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the Ethel Frends Foundation for purchase of a Midmark 9 Steam Sterilizer.  This key piece of equipment, also known as an autoclave, is used to sterilize surgical instruments.  It is more compact, lighter, and energy efficient than the autoclave currently in use.  Our surgical instruments are scrubbed, assembled, and wrapped by highly trained surgical kennel and veterinary assistants.  The “packs” containing 11 surgical instruments, gauze, surgical needles, surgical drapes, and steri-strips, are then placed into the autoclave to be sterilized for the next scheduled clinic. The contents are arranged in a very specific order to allow for high efficiency during surgery.


Above: SNAP participates in community events!
We are excited to re-engage with the public by participating in a variety of events, like the upcoming EarthFaire 2022 in Balboa Park on Sunday, April 24, one of many major events since the onset of the pandemic.  The Neuter Scooter is normally present for tours and conversation starters however both the original and new Neuter Scooters will be on duty preventing the birth of unwanted litters.  This gives us a rare opportunity to get a booth closer to the main thoroughfare as opposed to our usual spot on the perimeter of the event. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to speak with guests and distribute pet education materials.  Please stop by our booth if you plan on attending EarthFaire 2022.   

Want to have even more outdoor fun? March with us in the Oceanside Independence Day Parade!   This Hometown Heroes parade kicks off at 10am on June 22.  

Email us for more information:


Spare Change?

Above: Caitlin shows off donations received on St. Patty's Day with ­­­Liam (having a drink) on the left.

SNAP has a donation jar by the client check-in table during clinics, and we are so thankful for the spare dollars and change that are donated to the cause. This jar is a pot of gold for some pet owners who visit the Neuter Scooter.  We use the money to help cover the cost of a dog or cat spay or neuter, or to cover the cost of a microchip for someone who may want to add this important service but may not have the extra funds. Please note that SNAP does NOT charge for vaccines, nail trims, e-collars or pain meds, when a pet is being spayed or neutered on the Neuter Scooter.  


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ABOVE is the April Neuter Scooter 1 (SNAP east in El Cajon) and Neuter Scooter 2 (SNAP North in North San Diego County) schedule. Appointments are required. Valuable information for your pets spay and neuter surgery is provided when making your appointment.  Call our hotline:  (866) SPAY BUS  or click  HERE

FREE Vaccines provided by PETCO Love and $10 Microchips available to all pets getting fixed on the SNAP Neuter Scooters. 
Free Vaccines and $10 microchips also available to anyone: 
April 12th and April 19th:  Appointments are made HERE


• 2022 Spays and Neuters: 1,792 to date •

Continue to keep us rolling.
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You shop, SNAP gets money for free!
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Is your pet already fixed? Donate to SNAP to sponsor a dog, cat or rabbit that needs your help in getting fixed.


Pictured above: SNAP's "Random Act of Kindness" was chosen this year by our SNAP scheduler on Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day, this year on Feb 17th.  Her cat was fixed March 10th, at no charge, because of her kindness when she called to make an appointment on RAK Day!  

Our mailing address is:
Spay-Neuter Action Project
PO Box 235287, Encinitas CA 92023 •

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