Pet overpopulation is a serious problem and one affecting all of us as pet families and ordinary citizens. Caring for pets without families puts a severe drain on the financial and other resources of our communities, and unwanted litters are a problem for families across the area. Of the fifty-thousand puppies and kittens born every day in the United States, only one in nine ever find a loving home with a caring family. Adoptions are only a small part of the solution. The real answer lies at the source of the problem.
Our pets are a real part of our families, and deserve the best care possible to extend and enhance their lives just as we would do for any other family member. The process of sterilization not only works to solve the overpopulation problem, but also provides our pets with a greater quality of life and makes them better companions for us.
Spayed or neutered pets:
• Tend to live an average of two to three years longer
• Are protected from some types of cancer
• Have a reduced chance of running away or fighting
• Are three times less likely to bite our children or us.
WHO WE ARE:
SNAP-NC is a nonprofit organization providing discounted spay-neuter services to North Carolina residents. Our Mission is to address Pet Overpopulation in our State by offering high quality, low cost spay-neuter surgeries for pets belonging to North Carolina families in need.
Families need not meet income qualifications in order to use the services of SNAP-NC. We do not turn anyone away.
For the SNAP-NC subsidy program called PALS, Prevent Another Litter Subsidy Program, income qualification is required. Please see our page on PALS for more information.
SNAP-NC operates a fleet of mobile veterinary surgery clinics, staffed by fully licensed and accredited veterinarians and their team, use the most modern techniques, anesthesia, and equipment to ensure the safety of your pets and provide them with the level of care they deserve.
The SNAP-NC program was one of the first of its kind in the United States. The program has handled over 71,000 pets since its inception. This has made a direct and immediate impact, by reducing the number of unwanted animals in the area shelters. Besides improving the quality of life for our best friends, this saves money for the community as a whole.
The lifesaving and life-enhancing work of SNAP-NC is funded through the fees charged for our services as well as grants and donations from various sources.
CLINIC ON WHEELS:
SNAP-NC Services are delivered through a fleet of mobile veterinary surgery clinics able to bring the benefits of top-notch care to all parts of the twelve counties we serve. These clinics on wheels go directly into the communities we serve to perform safe and professional sterilization of the dogs and cats you have made part of your family. We can also provide vaccinations and other necessary services to animal sterilized through our program.
Each SNAP-NC mobile clinic has its own on-board electric generator and clean water supply to ensure uninterrrupted care for your pets regardless of outside conditions. The clinics are fully self-sufficient and able to travel to even the most remote parts of the areas we serve.
HOW SNAP-NC WORKS:
Pet families can call our office to set up an appointment. We provide detailed instructions on preparing the pet for the surgery and answer any questions about the process. The morning of the appointment, the pet is brought (on a leash or in a carrier) to the mobile clinic, and will be picked up from the clinic that same afternoon. Our team provides the pet family with written instructions for after-surgery care and emergency contact telephone number for any questions during the recovery period.
Dr. Laureen Bartfield - President, Program Director & Staff Surgeon
Dr. Beverly Shelbourn - Staff Surgeon
Carrie - Veterinary Assistant
Robin - Veterinary Assistant
Kiara - Veterinary Assistant
Kelly - Office Manager
Nicole - Veterinary Assistant
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