The vision of the Mendocino Spay-neuter Assistance Program's goal is to reduce animal suffering by eliminating over-population and by promoting humane treatment of animals.  We strive to reduce the number of cats and dogs euthanized by Animal Control in inland Mendocino County.  We want every cat and dog in inland Mendocino County to be loved and wanted by their human caregivers and companions.

When SNAP holds a Spay and Neuter Day at Mendocino Animal Hospital, Dr. Charlotte Burns performs all the procedures.  She seems tireless, working all day on all shapes and sizes of cats and dogs.  As SNAP volunteers who work on those days can attest, it is an honor to witness her dedication and labor of love for our four footed friends.  Thank you, Dr. Burns!

2022 SNAP Breakdown

Spay & Neuter Totals

Cat Spays - 337

Cat Neuters - 287

Dog Spays - 129

Dog Neuters - 86

TOTAL - 839

We are happy to report that the Pandemic did not slow down our work in helping to provide those in need of assistance with spaying and or neutering of their pets.

Why Spay?

There are many medical and behavioral benefits in having your female dog or cat spayed:

Why Neuter?

There are many medical and behavioral benefits in having your male dog or cat neutered:

Kind News

Mendocino SNAP partners with Kind News to provide education to our children in Mendocino County.

Kind News reveals the beauty and wonder of the animals who share our world while also exploring the challenges they face.  Through profiles of amazing kids, features about rescued animals, pet care tips, and how-tos on helping backyard wildlife, Kind News encourages youth to coexist humanely with animals, celebrate the human-animal bond, and become active in efforts to protect animals. (Kind News (c) 2015 The Humane Society of the United States)