Friday, September 9, 2011

The Snipster ... coming to a neighborhood near you

Posted By on Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 6:17 AM

You see. Im right. Run for your lives.

Snip, snip, snip ...

Is it just me, or is there something terrifying about a truck full of latex gloves and really sharp instruments patrolling local neighborhoods? A truck called, of all things, "The Snipster"?

Sounds like a horror movie, right? I mean: Saw, Texas Chainsaw Massacre ... The Snipster.

OK, well, the good news is that only your pets should be terrified. Because the Snipster's purpose is actually to save you a trip to the vet's office and allow you to have poor Fido or Felix's manhood (or womanhood) robbed right outside your front door.

And hey, it's only $10!

Read on:

For Immediate Release: September 08, 2011


Colorado Springs, CO —Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) is proud to be driving a new ride around town, The Snipster. The Snipster is a mobile spay and neuter clinic that will be performing onsite sterilizations in areas where spay and neuter services aren’t readily available. HSPPR is launching the community outreach program by offering $10 cat spay-neuter surgeries and vaccinations on September 14th and September 28th at Meadows Park Community Center located at 1943 S El Paso Ave in Colorado Springs, Co 80905.

“Our mission is to help decrease the pet overpopulation in the Pikes Peak Region and raise the level of care for animals in our community,” stated Jan McHugh-Smith, President and CEO of HSPPR. “By bringing this service right to the doorsteps of our neighbors who need financial assistance, we hope that more individuals will join us in our efforts.”

HSPPR recognizes that accessibility and cost may be prohibiting factors in getting a cat sterilized, and are responding by bringing the mobile clinic to centers that support services for low-income residents.
• The Snipster will be at Meadows Park Community Center located at 1943 S El Paso Ave in Colorado Springs, Co 80905 on September 14th and September 28th
• Co-pay for cat sterilization $10. Cost also includes:
o Rabies vaccination
o FVRCP vaccination
o Nail trim
o 90 day cat license
• Available for an additional cost:
o Microchip
o Additional pain medication
o E-collar
• The Pikes Peak region has an enormous cat overpopulation problem. Last year alone, HSPPR took in more than 31,500 animals, of those 10,000 are at risk for euthanasia.
• Spaying or neutering pets prevents unwanted litters and reduces behavioral issues; the practice creates a healthier lifestyle for animals in the community and reduces stress on owners.
• For more information scheduling an animal for sterilization, or questions about other subsidized spay and neuter surgeries offered by HSPPR, call (719) 473-1741 extension 195.
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest animal shelter in southern and western Colorado, serving 31,500 animals a year in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Douglas County and Centennial. This 62 year old private non-profit offers community services including adoption, humane education, subsidized spay/neuter, cruelty investigations, volunteer opportunities and a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program for feral cats. HSPPR is not affiliated or funded by the ASPCA or HSUS. For more information visit

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