SNAP-X (Spay. Neuter. Adopt. Protect) is a Petfinder Foundation campaign founded by animal advocate, philanthropist, TV and film producer and Interview magazine contributing editor Fabiola Beracasa. SNAP-X raises funds and awareness to help reduce animal overpopulation and abandonment through affordable spay/neuter and adoption programs across the U.S. Read a message from Fabiola.
Since Detroit declared bankruptcy in July 2013, city services — including Animal Control — have been cut radically. With Animal Control no longer responding to stray and cruelty calls and unable to adopt the pets in its care to the public, shelters and rescue groups have stepped in to help the city’s most vulnerable pets. Our SNAP-X Detroit grant program supports the organizations doing this lifesaving work.
The effort began with a $10,000 grant to All About Animals Rescue, which works with the residents of Detroit’s lowest-income neighborhoods to improve owned pets’ quality of life, offer low- to no-cost spay/neuter and vet care (AAAR has sterilized more than 80,000 cats and dogs) and rescue and rehome pets whenever possible.
Our grant changed the lives of more than 1,000 pets; with $10,000 AAAR:
1. Bought 10,000 lbs of pet food and feed 530 at-risk pets
2. Distributed straw to insulate the doghouses of 100+ outside dogs
3. Gave 150 dogs leashes and collars to replace heavy chains
4. Transported 238 cats and dogs to a low-cost spay/neuter clinic
5. Educated the owners of another 85 pets to improve living conditions
6. Got 20 pets into safe foster or adoptive homes
We also granted the Michigan Humane Society $40,000 to purchase a new animal-rescue van to save strays and cruelty victims. MHS President David A. Williams tells us: “This generous gift from the Petfinder Foundation will travel thousands of miles each year to rescue animals in need. The Petfinder Foundation will help us save the very lives we may then re-home using the most widely recognized website that has placed millions of animals, Petfinder.com. We are grateful for such a great partner. The support is vital and very much appreciated.”
Read More About SNAP-X Detroit:
Mona and Junior’s story: Chained outdoors by their homeless owner
Edgar’s story: Abused and then left in a trash can
Spenser’s story: From chained and forgotten to a spot on the couch
Flutter’s story: Two broken legs after a fall
Zeva’s story: Starving, then adopted by her rescuer
SNAP-X has given thousands to help shelters and rescue groups pay for spay and neuter surgeries. These grants are often literally lifesaving — they may allow a group to pull a pet from a crowded shelter, or enable a shelter pet to be adopted faster.
Read more about SNAP-X spay/neuter grants:
Saving lives in Ohio, West Virginia and Wyoming
These abandoned puppies won’t be having puppies!
With spay/neuter grants, rural pets find homes faster
SNAP-X grants save large-breed dogs nationwide
Little Boy the cat’s adoption story
A puppy-mill survivor finds her forever home