Above: SNAP fixes a mom and her kittens for a family who took in a stray cat.
Dear SNAP Friend:
We try not to boast about our life’s work, but this year SNAP became an over-achiever, through the generosity of donors, supporters, partners, and extraordinary opportunities.
We recognize the exemplary work of both the SNAP East and SNAP North medical teams, who take their work seriously with pet safety a top priority.
2022 SNAP Accomplishments
- We are on target to complete over 8,000 surgeries on dogs, cats, and rabbits with two Neuter Scooters working in tandem, on most days of the week (an increase of 3,000 surgeries from 2021).
- We added more appointment schedulers to accommodate an increase of 2,000 calls and online registration forms from last year.
- We received over 6,000 DAPPv vaccines for dogs and HCP vaccines for cats from the Petco Love vaccine program, designated for economically challenged communities. The lifesaving vaccines are administered for free during surgeries and vaccine clinics.
- We received our modular unit in August to complete the SNAP East Spay-Neuter Center in El Cajon. The structure serves as home base to the free vaccine clinics and as extra recovery space after kennels inside the original Neuter Scooter fill up, where the surgeries take place.
Our Wishes in 2023
As we look ahead to 2023, our wish list for the upcoming year includes a donated space similar to SNAP East in either the South Bay or central San Diego regions. If we can get more space to work with, we can triple our surgical capacity for communities in need of our service.
Above: SNAP vaccinates a litter of puppies, then schedules them for their boosters and spay/neuter.
Above: Contact Sally for information on investing in the reduction of pet overpopulation.
We are pleased to share our remarkable fortune in having Sally Costello join SNAP as our new Executive Director of Philanthropy. Her strong conviction that “spay and neuter” is a core solution to so many of the daily challenges seen in shelters, stems from her time as Deputy Director of Animal Services for the County of San Diego, where she was responsible for managing intake, staff and emergency operations at both regional animal shelters. She led the Escondido Humane Society for nine years and worked at San Diego Humane Society after the merger of those organizations. Sally holds a degree in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley, and is a founding member of the Escondido Community Foundation. When she is not out playing with her pack of five spoiled dogs, Sally enjoys volunteering in her community and spending time with her four adult sons.
Please join us in welcoming Sally to “our” pack
as she develops and implements strategies for SNAP to achieve long-term sustainability.
May you and your family enjoy the magic of the holidays.
Dorell Sackett, Executive Director of Operations
on behalf of my furry family pictured above, the SNAP Board of Directors and the Neuter Scooter Medical and Support Teams
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