The SNIPSISTERS organized two free Spay and Neuter Clinics in the rural Mexican towns: Zimatan and Cuatunalco, near the resort town of Huatulco, Mexico in December of 2011. Teaming up with 2 vets and 2 techs from Puerto Vallarta and a handful of caring volunteers, 237 dogs and cats were spayed and neutered in a total of 8 days!
It all began one year prior, in December of 2010. Snipsisters decided to humanely tackle the overpopulation of dogs and cats in the Huatulco area. It is not common in these rural communities to have any companion animals sterilized and it is simply not affordable. As well no Mexican Government programs exist to humanely deal with this issue.
Only a few of these dogs/cats are owned by the people living in these rural communities; the rest are left to fend for themselves, they die from trauma, starvation or disease. All the dogs/cats in the rural communities live a very free life, they are not in yards, on leashes etc., when females come into heat the likely hood of them becoming pregnant is very high.
100% of the funds rasied are used to pay for all medical supplies as well as the Mexican Vet Team’s travel expense from Puerto Vallarta to Huatulco. The Snipsister Team and Volunteers pay their own travel expense to Mexico for these clinics. Our goal is to continue running FREE spay/neuter clinics each year, moving from community to community.
Be sure to check out Snip News to read about past clinics and under Picture Library you will find snaps of the snipping in action!
One un-spayed female cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 cats in just 7 years. (PETA) Female Cats can come into heat several times a year. Some cycle in and out of estrus (heat cycle) every other week.
One un-spayed female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in just 6 years. Female Dogs can come into heat two times a year (on average). For some it’s every 3 to 4 months, and larger breeds can be further apart. The heat cycle lasts about 21 days.
Please help us. Through sterilization and education we can help stop the suffering of dogs and cats. This really is the only way to stop the cycle.
$35 is all it costs to spay or neuter one dog or cat.