'SNIP'ping the Challenges of Over-pup-ulation
BY GINA STANCEL
Saving lives: local spay/neuter nonprofit helps with more than surgeries
BY KRISTINE GILL
Florida Weekly Correspondent
The little black dog was limp.
Two children had come running in with the animal as Tom Kepp, founder and CEO of SNIP Collier, went about gathering pets to be spayed and neutered in Immokalee....
Founded in 2013
Mission: To provide Spay & Neuter services to the most impoverished communities in Collier County Florida.
Goal: To end the euthanizing of otherwise adoptable dogs due to the pet overpopulation crisis.
Too many dogs are euthanized every year in Collier County due to pet overpopulation. The most effective and humane way of addressing the pet overpopulation crisis is through community spay/neuter programs combined with public awareness.
We continue to share statistics with Collier County Domestic Animal Services which have shown a direct line between the increase in dogs that we have sterilized and a decrease in the number of dogs that have been euthanized since 2013. Providing spay and neuter services to those who would otherwise be unable or unwilling to sterilize their companion animals has an immense impact on the number of unwanted or abandoned dogs.
Tom caring for a pup