Ten Thousand and Counting …

Published by PETA.

We’re over the moon to report that the team working PETA’s “Spay and Neuter Immediately, Please” (SNIP) mobile clinic met their goal to spay and neuter 10,000 dogs and cats by the end of 2010—by December 1. This means that SNIP will likely end the year having performed closer to a record-breaking 11,000 low-cost or free surgeries and sparing multitudes of their patients’ future generations from winding up in animal shelters or suffering on city streets.

Consider that in six years, one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies—and that in seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens. The numbers of animals saved from suffering thanks to SNIP is astronomical—and way, way more than my calculator could figure.

Let’s meet some happy recipients of SNIP’s services:

George also enjoys his warm, dry doghouse from PETA.


Paris, the doggy of love


The ridiculously adorable Duckie and his Mama


Ring Eye and Papa catch up with their cuddling on the couch.


Content and cute: Coco and co.

Congratulations and a bazillion thanks to clinic manager Cindy Emanuel and the entire SNIP team for their tireless, lifesaving efforts in 2010—and here’s to much more of the same in 2011!

Written by Karin Bennett

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