For around three years I volunteered for a nonprofit organization called SNAP - Spay Neuter Action Project. We provide low cost spay and neuter for low income individuals who own dogs, cats, and/or rabbits in San Diego County. Our website is http://www.snap-sandiego.org.
Our goal is to end pet over-population and help keep the shelter's number low, rather than over flowing as they currently exist. We began in 2003 by a wonderful woman named Candy Schumann, our Volunteer Executive Director and founder.
We run education workshops for free on proper pet care, pet over-population, and dog bite prevention. These workshops are offered to numerous schools and other organizations (like the girl scouts) around San Diego County.
At the beginning of this year SNAP offered me a paid position, and I am currently an employee, working as a Kennel Assistant on our mobile veterinary bus where we do our spay and neuter surgeries on dogs, cats, and rabbits. My job is to monitor the animals and clean & prepare the dirty surgical instruments for re-sterilization in the autoclave.
Since we began in August of 2003 we have fixed over 15,000 pets in San Diego Counties, and it was recently reported by one of our most severely over populated shelters (Chula Vista Animal Care Facility) that for the first time in years the animal intake numbers have finally began to decrease!!!!
Thanks for looking, and please spay or neuter your pets! Because there just aren't homes for them all.