MADISONVILLE, Tenn: Tim Yates, Monroe County, TN signed a World Spay Day Proclamation that proclaims the positive results of the work SNAP (Spay/Neuter Assistance for Pets) and MCFA (Monroe County Friends of Animals) have done in Monroe County.
“I appreciate all SNAP and MCFA have done in helping reduce the number of homeless and stray dogs and cats in Monroe County.” Yates said as he signed the World Spay Day Proclamation in his office in Madisonville, TN on Thursday February 27.
Evidence of how important SNAP and MCFA are in reducing the euthanasia rate at the Monroe County Animal Shelter is reflected in a comparison between the peak rate euthanasia rate in 2009 to the euthanasia rate in 2017. The shelter euthanasia rate was reduced by 88 percent from 4000 animals in 2009, to only 405 cats and dogs in 2017.
“SNAP provides more than 1100 free spay/neuter surgeries a year for Monroe County residents.” Said SNAP President Mike Cleverdon. “Every SNAP surgery helps a low-income family. It eliminates the extra cost of unwanted litters, stabilizes the family pet care budget and enables some families to keep a beloved pet.”
In 2017 MCFA provided almost $100,000 to the Monroe County Animal Shelter in food, medical care, rescue transportation and supplies, and more than 42,000 volunteer hours at the shelter. In addition, MCFA is a supporter of the work SNAP does.
Walt Marshall, MCFA president says, “We were very excited to give $16,000 to SNAP this past year for spay/neuter surgeries, and we will continue to support SNAP in the Future. The combined efforts of MCFA and SNAP have reduced the euthanasia rate 88 percent at the shelter.”
More about SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance for Pets,) Monroe County, TN www.orgsites.com/tn/spay-neuter-monroe-county
SNAP is a non-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to reducing the number of euthanized stray and unwanted animals in Monroe County, TN by providing low-income residents with free spay or neuter vouchers for their pets.
SNAP offers free vouchers to qualifying families for a spay or neuter procedure at participating local veterinarians or spay/neuter clinics. PPAW Spay/Neuter Clinic, Low Income Assistance
participates in the SNAP program.
More about Monroe County Friends of Animals
: MCFA is a not-for-profit volunteer organization with 501(c) (3) status located in Monroe County, Tennessee.
This group was created in 2004 by concerned citizens who recognized a dire need existing throughout the county for animal welfare. The main thrust of MCFA's mission is to support the Monroe County Animal Shelter both monetarily in animal rescue efforts and with hands-on assistance in the shelter. In addition, MCFA provides other community services through its volunteers' network.