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(1) In 7 years, the 2016 shelter intake was reduced 52% since the peak 2009 year (~6000 to 2840), and the euthanasia was reduced a huge 84% (~4000 to 643)during same period. So many animals have been saved!!

Be sure to watch the link to video: Spay Neuter Programs in Tennessee and Monroe County,TN.

(2)SNAP wishes to recognize and thank the following grantors for their support of our spay/neuter program:

a-PetSmart Charities - 500 cats in Madisonville Zip Code 37354

b-T.S. and K.D. Glide Foundation

c-Bissell Pet Foundation

d-Bernice Barbour Foundation

e-On Shore Foundation

f-Williamson County Humane Association

g-Monroe County Friends of Animals

3) Overall, SNAP obtains 80% of funding from Foundations and 20% locally (Monroe County Friends of Animals, Voucher Recipient donations & public donations)

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Video S/N Program

Guide Star Non-Profit Website

Monroe County Friends of Animals

People Promoting Animal Welfare

Spay Tn

Second Chance Pals

Companion Animal Initiative of TN

Monroe County Animal Hospital

Animal Wellness Fdn - Blount County

Partners For Pets

East Tennessee Fdn

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Bissell Pet Foundation

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SNAP_sign.jpgOBJECTIVE         SNAP provides FREE spay/neuter vouchers to low income residents of MONROE COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Low income pet owners are the major source of strays and abandoned pets because they cannot afford the expense of spay/neuter surgery or the additional cost of unwanted puppies or kittens. SNAP attacks the root cause of animal overpopulation in our community by preventing unwanted litters. The SNAP program will significantly reduce the animal intake and, overtime, eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals at our county animal shelter. SNAP uses the annual statistics of the county shelter to measure results of our program.
 
FREE SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS:  MONROE COUNTY, TENNESSEE RESIDENTS ONLY!

Get a voucher to have your dog or cat spayed or neutered FREE at the PPAW Spay and Neuter Clinic in Greenback, the Monroe County Animal Hospital in Sweetwater, or the Sweetwater Veterinary Hospital in Sweetwater. Vouchers are valid for 30 days. The voucher does not cover state mandated rabies vaccination or other veterinary services. After receiving a voucher, call the designated Vet to make an appointment.

 
ELIGIBILITY
Vouchers are limited to Monroe County, TENNESSEE resident pet owners who meet at least one of seven criteria: Disabled, Handicapped , Medicaid recipient, Food Stamp recipient, or individual with combined household income less than $30,000/year for a family (1-2 people), less than $40,000/year for a family (3+ people), less than $45,000/yr for families with 3 or more "unfixed" pet dogs/cats. Pet owners will be asked to sign a questionnaire stating that they meet one or more of these qualifications. A picture ID or other proof of residency is required. A donation is requested, but is not required to receive a voucher.
 VOUCHER ISSUE DATES
Public voucher issue sessions are scheduled monthly when funds are available and rotated between the towns of Madisonville, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains and Vonore. Information is published in the Advocate Democrat Newspaper and provided to participating veterinarians. Handbills are posted in the 4 towns.

NEXT DATES:

Calling all Madisonville CAT Owners.

SNAP has a special PetSmart Charities(R) grant to fix 500 CATs from Madisonville Zip Code 37354.

(1)Feb 25 10am Madisonville, Cora Veal Senior Center, 144 College St.

(2)Mar 18 10am, Tellico Plains Community Center, 132 Bank St.

(3)April 8 10am Madisonville, Cora Veal Senior Center, 144 College St.

(4)May 20 10am Vonore Community Center, 611 Church St.

CALL 423-884-6801 for more information.

 
HISTORY
SNAP received IRS 501 ( c ) 3 tax exempt status in March 2003. In 14 years, SNAP has paid to sterilize more than 15,000 dogs and cats. About 98% of all revenue is used to pay spay/neuter surgery costs at participating vets where we have negotiated low cost rates. SNAP uses the annual Shelter statistics to measure progress. The Monroe County Animal Shelter began operation in 2005. The intake & euthanasia increased dramatically and peaked in 2009 at 6000 intake & 4000 euthanasia. Our program has reduced the shelter intake 52% in 2016(to ~2080) from the peak in 2009. Euthanasia was reduced 84% (to~643) over the same 7-year period. SNAP targets low income pet owners because they are a major source of stray and abandoned pets. They often cannot afford the cost of spay/neuter surgery or the cost to feed and care for unwanted litters.
 OUR MISSION:
(1) Provide financial assistance to low income public for surgery costs to sterilize companion pets. (2) Prevent cruelty to animals by reducing the number of unwanted pet litters. (3) Benefit public safety by reducing the number of stray, unwanted or abandoned animals that are rounded up and killed. (4) Educate public about responsible pet ownership and further the bond between people and animals.
 

FINANCIAL & ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

DONATIONS can be mailed to: SNAP, 190 Blue Jay Avenue, Vonore, TN, 37885. If questions call 423-884-6801........

0.5% Amazon purchases can be donated to SNAP. Just Click on https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-3083045 and shop normally.

98% of all SNAP revenue is used to pay for spay/neuter surgery at 3 participating veterinary hospitals........

SNAP has uploaded financial statements, IRS Form 990 reports, and organization information to the website: www.guidestar.org. (search on the words: spay neuter assistance pets vonore tn) All officers,Board of Directors and volunteers are unpaid. SNAP officers and board members manage all aspects of the SNAP program, fund raising, scheduling, publicity, financial, payment, records, administration and grantor reports.


 
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phone: 423-884-6801

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