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PETA ‘SNIPs’ 50,000 Animals

Written by PETA | April 2, 2009

Check out this van:

Isn’t it snazzy?
ABC van


This van is our Animal Birth Control (ABC) mobile spay-and-neuter clinic. And do you know what makes it even snazzier? It’s just one of the low- to no-cost mobile veterinary clinics that we operate. Our other one, SNIP (Spay/Neuter Immediately, Please!), performed our 50,000th sterilization surgery today in Hampton Roads. And, if you add in all the other surgeries that we pay private vet clinics to perform, that means that way more than 50,000 animals have benefited from the free and low-cost services that we offer inside that van. It’s seen more surgeries than my car has miles!

But it’s not just the van. You need people to operate on patients. Our SNIP staff members are out of bed early, every day of the week, trying to make a dent in the animal overpopulation crisis, and they are doing a great job. By performing those 50,000 surgeries, they have saved 116,660 puppies and kittens from being born into a world that would otherwise cast them away.

Take a look at just a few of the lives they have affected:


Cheyenne was our clinic’s lucky 50,000th patient.
Chyna looks a little sleepy after her surgery.
Troy’s entire family was excited to have SNIP visit.
Aww, Buddy’s guardian had to prop his head up for his picture.


We are super-proud of our SNIP staffers, and I hope you’ll leave a comment congratulating them for all their hard work.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • aleta says:

    is there a place in colorado for us to get our animals fixed low cost??

  • Jess says:

    Great job Peta! Keep it coming…I adore animals and support you in all you do.

  • kimiko maeda says:

    We shuould be precious to animals life.

  • Maeda Ruriko says:

    animal has life high value as much as humans. I am against animal hunting and killer.

  • Mandi says:

    SNIP needs to come to CT. No exaggeration my mother inlaw had to put down almost 20 cats yes 20 cats! Because the lady across the street would not get hers fixed and they kept having litters. They were having kittens in the woods under porches etc. and by the time anyone knew they were there the were too old to be domesticated. Kittens have to be around and handled by humans within the first six weeks of their life. My husband and I took two kittens from a litter to help out and even tried to bring more inside our home but they went crazy. Had diarrhea all over the palce and we had to wear thick cloves like those worn when handling a large bird when we handled them and even then they still tore up our arms trying to get away. There was no other choice but to put them down to stop the inbreeding. SNIP please please come to CT!!! We really need you.

  • EL LE says:

    I’m so happy to here this great new! YAY SNIP PETA !!!!! thank you sooo much from me and all the wonderful animals you helped live longer and healthier lives by being spayed and neutered!

  • Cherry says:

    Was going to comment on the chained dog…..see several other posters got there first. Just shows you how fast animal lovers recognize a “situaton”. Kudos to the Snippers great job great idea keep up the excellent work!

  • Ciara says:

    Oh my WOW. Thank you so much PeTA. There are strays around here and I can’t stand it! I mean we have 6 cats none of which are from a SHOP … BOO TO SHOPS and I’m really happy… but sadly we can’t take more in even though they spawn .. POOF! So many. XOXO Ciara

  • Elphaba says:

    Um hello. SNIP is for animals who would likely not be spayedneutered without their help. So yes the dog in the 2nd photo probably does have to live on a chain and there isn’t anything PETA can do about itexcept make sure that every male dog in a tenmile radius doesn’t come have his way with her and produce more puppies that will wind up on chains too.

  • Lorraine O'Connor says:

    Good! A couple of commenters beat me to it by noticing the tethered dog in one of the photos. I suppose we shouldn’t jump to conclusions eh? Perhaps the dog was just chained on a short lead long enough to do what he needs to do outside but I doubt it. lol . Just visited a site having to do with a whole forum on the proscons of “tethering” dogs for long periods of time. Of course it was judged an emphatic NoNo…it even talked about the possibility of the collar not being removed for great lengths of time so it grows into the dog’s neck and causes enormous wounds. Yuck. Episodes on Animal Planet’s “Animal Precinct” shows attest to that awful situation for the dog. . So since none of us know whether that particular pet is one of the very unlucky dogs who stay tied up and outside 247 or is just tethered for a short period because he runs away??? I guess we have to quit judging right? . Still doesn’t make any sense though! Why do people have “furry kids” if the pets don’t live inside the home like the rest of the family? Let a human try living outside during WinterSummer!! Preferably tied up of course. With inadequate shelter. I am getting angry so I guess I’d better go now.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Does the dog in the second photo spend all of hisher time chained in the backyard or was that just for the photo? Whomever posted the photos on the blog slipped up on this one.

  • lisa says:

    this van needs to be in southern florida area. where people are ripped off for vet care and wont spay neuter because they cant afford it or it hurts there ego.

  • Dawn says:

    They looked so happycept for the 2nd dog that was on a chainI didnt care for that one. But thank you Peta for all your hard work !

  • tiago says:

    keep up the good work!

  • gina says:

    the second phote i didnt like. it looked like the dog was chained up in the backyard. In my opinion heshe would be much happier in the home laying in front of a cozy fireplace. just saying…

  • Caryn says:

    Congratulations Peta! You guys are DOING IT while others just talk about it. Meanwhile in Los Angeles the No Kill head of animal services just tried to wipe out their spay neuter voucher system for the poor. No Kill is downright evil.

  • mlo says:

    Congrats SNIP staffers and PETA! You make life a little bit bearable for animals on earth. 3 PETA

  • jess says:

    oh my god the cuteness is unmanagable!

  • Rex's Mom says:

    The photos of the dogs are so cute and they all look so happy! Good job!

  • Sarah says:

    Thank you SNIP!! You guys are AMAZING!!!