The vision of the Mendocino Spay-Neuter Assistance Program's goal is to reduce animal suffering by eliminating over-population and by promoting humane treatment of animals. We strive to reduce the number of cats and dogs euthanized by Animal Control in inland Mendocino County. We want every cat and dog in inland Mendocino County to be loved and wanted by their human caregivers and companions. When SNAP holds a Spay and Neuter Day at Mendocino Animal Hospital, Dr. Charlotte Burns performs all the procedures. She seems tireless, working all day on all shapes and sizes of cats and dogs. As SNAP volunteers who work on those days can attest, it is an honor to witness her dedication and labor of love for our four footed friends. Thank you, Dr. Burns!
2016 SNAP Breakdown Spay & Neuter Totals Cat Spays - 328 Cat Neuters - 256 Dog Spays - 231 Dog Neuters - 170 TOTAL = 985

WHY SPAY?

 

  • There are many medical and behavioral benefits in having your female dog or cat spayed:
    • Easier for you.
    • Eliminates messy "heat" periods.
    • Eliminates the scent that attracts annoying males.
    • Eliminates the frantic pacing & crying while in heat (cats are especially vocal).
    • Reduced dog license fees will help cover the cost of the operation.
  • Healthier for your pet
    • ​Eliminates the problems and risks of pregnancy and birth.
    • Eliminates the common problems of cancer and infection of the uterus in later life.
    • Decreases the possibility of mammary tumors.
  • Reduces the Overpopulation Problem
    • ​Rids you of the worry of what to do with unplanned litters of puppies and kittens.
    • One female dog or cat can be responsible for 4372 offspring in 7 years!

WHY NEUTER?

 

  • There are many medical and behavioral benefits in having your female dog or cat neutered:
    • Easier for you.
    • Usually stops tomcats from spraying foul-smelling urine.
    • Reduces the annoying and embarrassing urge of male dogs to mount people's legs.
    • Reduces dog license fees which will help cover the cost of the operations.
    • Reduces aggression against other animals.  Fewer fights will save you money and aggravation.
  • Healthier for your pet
    • Without the urge to seek out females, pet runs fewer risks associated with free-roaming animals (hit by cars, etc.)
    • Reduces the risk of prostate problems and testicular tumors later in life.
  • Reduces the Overpopulation Problem
    • One male running loose for just a few hours can impregnate many females, adding to the serious problem of unwanted puppies and kitten.

 

 

Kindnews magazine cover
Mendocino SNAP partners with Kind News to provide education to our children in Mendocino County. Kind News reveals the beauty and wonder of the animals who share our world while also exploring the challenges they face. Through profiles of amazing kids, features about rescued animals, pet care tips, and how-tos on helping backyard wildlife, Kind News encourages youth to coexist humanely with animals, celebrate the human-animal bond, and become active in efforts to protect animals. (Kind News © 2015 The Humane Society of the United States)
The vision of the Mendocino Spay-Neuter Assistance Program's goal is to reduce animal suffering by eliminating over-population and by promoting humane treatment of animals. We strive to reduce the number of cats and dogs euthanized by Animal Control in inland Mendocino County. We want every cat and dog in inland Mendocino County to be loved and wanted by their human caregivers and companions. When SNAP holds a Spay and Neuter Day at Mendocino Animal Hospital, Dr. Charlotte Burns performs all the procedures. She seems tireless, working all day on all shapes and sizes of cats and dogs. As SNAP volunteers who work on those days can attest, it is an honor to witness her dedication and labor of love for our four footed friends. Thank you, Dr. Burns!
2016 SNAP Breakdown Spay & Neuter Totals Cat Spays - 328 Cat Neuters - 256 Dog Spays - 231 Dog Neuters - 170 TOTAL = 985
Kindnews magazine cover
Mendocino SNAP partners with Kind News to provide education to our children in Mendocino County. Kind News reveals the beauty and wonder of the animals who share our world while also exploring the challenges they face. Through profiles of amazing kids, features about rescued animals, pet care tips, and how-tos on helping backyard wildlife, Kind News encourages youth to coexist humanely with animals, celebrate the human-animal bond, and become active in efforts to protect animals. (Kind News © 2015 The Humane Society of the United States)