Monday, April 19, 2010

Snip! SNAP!

A three-day spay/neuter clinic is planned for the end of May at Red Lake with the Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MN SNAP).

Red Lake Rosie's Rescue received grant money from Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet's Paw Prints campaign to Pet Haven's Spay/Neuter Initiative that will pay for one day of the clinic and is hoping to raise funds to pay for the additional two days.

The cost for s/n is, on average, $50.00 per animal x 35 animals per day= $1,750
The rabies and distemper vaccinations are an extra $20.00 per animal x 35 = $700.00
Total cost per day is about $2,450.00

If you can help, and any size donation will help, please go to our website at to donate with a credit card through PayPal or send a check made out to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue to:

Red Lake Rosie's Rescue
23880 So. Good Road
Trail, MN 56684

Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MN SNAP)
Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program provides 100% of the funding and support for the first fully equipped veterinary clinic on wheels to deliver high-quality spay and neuter services for animals belonging to shelters, rescues and low-income pet owners in Minnesota. We can reach neighborhoods where cost, transportation, or the absence of veterinary services is an obstacle to obtaining animal health care and spay-neuter services.

MN SNAP was created by a licensed veterinarian and a group of animal advocates with a goal of reducing the death and suffering of homeless animals all across Minnesota. There are several spay-neuter programs in Minnesota that are designed to help animal shelters and rescue organizations have their dogs and cats altered before adoption; however, until MN SNAP, there hasn’t been any program for income-restricted Minnesotans to have affordable spay-neuter services come to them.

Our mobile surgical unit travels to a pre-scheduled destination for the day. Our staff admits each animal, collects fees, and performs pre-operative physical exams. During the day, all the patients will be cared for by MN SNAP’s highly-qualified, licensed veterinarian and her team of experienced and caring veterinary technicians; patients will be anesthetized and surgically sterilized using the most current anesthesia medications, equipment and surgical techniques. All animals are discharged to their owners/caretakers or back to their rescues or shelters the same day.

Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet
Chuck & Don's raised $29,015 through sales of Paw Prints. With Chuck & Don's additional 25% donation, $36,314 was given to Pet Haven’s Spay/Neuter Initiative program.

Pet Haven's Spay/Neuter Initiative (SNI)
Pet Haven received a very generous donation earmarked to be used to help reduce the overpopulation of companion animals and to help families keep their pets by providing low-cost spay and neuter services. The donor's hope was that the funds be used to reach animals not already being served by Pet Haven's adoption program. Pet Haven used this donation as the "seed money" to start its own low-cost spay/neuter outreach and to offer grants to humane and rescue groups to assist with their spay/neuter efforts.

It is always good to see animal rescue groups working together!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These clinics are what will make a change at Red Lake and end overpopulation and animal suffering.

You can pull the drowning animals from the river one by one, or you can go up the river and see what is causing them to be in the river and deal with the source- neuter/spay is the answer.


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