Help Reduce the Animal Population of Doña Ana County!
And what better way to help than supporting SNAP (Spay Neuter Action Program)’s “Snap”py Christmas Event. A fun and high-profile gala event that benefits the programs that SNAP runs throughout Dona Ana County and has been administering in our community since 1999 fixing over 14,000 animals.
Now entering its 7th year, Critter Christmas will take on an all new look but will still be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center; on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This year the event will solely benefit the SNAP program and will offer a lazy afternoon for your enjoyment. The auctions, both live and silent, as well as raffle items will still be there. Food, bars, entertainment, all the positive aspects of Critter Christmas events of the past will remain and of course your leashed, well behaved dogs are invited to the party. We are looking forward to enjoying the afternoon with you, so come prepared to join in the fun.
Your support is crucial. SNAP provides much-needed spay neuter services to the pets of low income people and families of Dona Ana County, as well as other rescues in the area, through the voucher program and holds regular mobile spay/neuter van clinics throughout the year!
Save the date and hold your ticket NOW!!!
Our mail in application explains our program. If you live locally, a SNAP representative will fill out an authorization for you during business hours Tuesday thru Friday from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, no appointment necessary. You are always welcome to use mail in application but, it may take up to two weeks to receive your voucher.
SNAP and Bissell are Partners for Pets!!
Help your pets live longer, healthier lives
Spaying and neutering prevents unwanted pregnancies and limits pet over-population (over 23,000 in El Paso and Las Cruces last year) but, did you know that there are many health benefits aside from unwanted puppies and kittens?
Spaying your female pet helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Spaying before the first heat offers the best protection according to the ASPCA.
Neutering your male pet prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems. You get the added bonus of behavioral benefits! Your spayed female will not go into heat. Female cats can go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season!
Your neutered male will be less likely to roam or mark their territory by spraying. He will also likely be less aggressive with other males. Neutering is not a quick fix for all behavioral problems but, it often reduces many undesirable behaviors.
Talk to your veterinarian to determine the best time to spay your pet!
SNAP Office is located at 2405 West Picacho Ave #103, Las Cruces, NM 88007 (575) 524-9265 phone only Hours: 11:00 am-3:00pm Tuesday through Friday.
No appointment necessary!