Dallas’ Spay Neuter Network got an early Christmas gift. The Petco Foundation has awarded it a $40,000 grant “to help reduce the number of pets entering shelters through its intake diversion program and create a lifesaving community for animals.”
According to SNN Executive Director Bonnie Hill, ““Spay Neuter Network is excited about our partnership with the City of Dallas, Dallas Animal Services and Petco Foundation to help residents find alternatives to surrendering their pets to the City shelter. So far, this program has resulted in a positive outcome for 65% of pets. These dogs and cats either ended up staying in their homes, were rehomed to a new owner or went directly into a north Texas rescue instead of entering the City shelter. We could not do our life saving work without support from organizations like Petco Foundation.”
SNN’s mission is “to eliminate pet overpopulation in North Texas.” In addition to three clinics in South Dallas, Crandall and Fort Worth, SNN operates a Mobile Animal Surgery Hospital (MASH) that can handle up to 50 surgeries a day in Fort Worth and rural areas. Each of the clinics operates six days a week, performing 400 to 500 surgeries a week. Just last year, SNN’s surgeons performed more than 25,000 surgeries.
* Photo courtesy of Spay Neuter Network