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Animal Attraction: Vote for SNAP

Animal Attraction:  Vote for SNAP

Credit: SNAP

by Stacy Fox

khou.com

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 6:11 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 6 at 6:17 AM

Your vote for SNAP is a vote to help community cats.  SNAP's goal if they win the $50,000:

•To spay-neuter and vaccinate against rabies 850 free-roaming cats
•Use 2 mobile clinics to sterilize 50 cats in one trip
•Use neighborhood volunteers to trap and return the cats
•Saturate the worst zip code in Houston with 17 trips

Project overview:

The Houston mobile clinic normally serves indigent families in their own neighborhoods by providing free spay-neuter and rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs to one day eliminate animal overpopulation in Houston and to raise the standard of care for at risk animals. The Houston city shelter has identified zip codes with the highest number of community cats; nuisance calls to the shelter; cat turn-ins by citizens; and cat pickups by animal control officers. Because the vast majority of kittens are born to undomesticated cats, to be most effective, programs to reduce cat overpopulation must primarily target community cats. The project is to saturate a small area with spay-neuter services and humane education to get the best measurable outcome that reduces these problems, one zip code at a time. Neighborhood volunteers will trap and return the cats and provide subsequent monitoring.

If you would like to help SNAP spay-neuter and vaccinate against rabies 850 free-roaming cats, visit:

http://www.refresheverything.com/feralcats

Voting ends April 30th and you can vote every day!

To learn more about SNAP visit www.snapus.org  

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