Wednesday, April 22, 2010
For many years Animal Humane Society has been fortunate to be able to provide high quality, affordable spay and neuter services to partner shelters and rescue groups. The organization looks forward to continuing those relationships for many years to come.
Its primary veterinarian working on this program was Veterinarian Kim Culbertson. For some time she has worked toward a goal of providing low-cost spay/neuter services to low-income populations in local communities. This is a sector of the public that is in great need of access to affordable veterinary care.
Dr. Culbertson has realized her goal and left Animal Humane Society to launch services through her newly formed organization called Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MN SNAP). “Although we regret losing her as part of our team, we congratulate Dr. Culbertson and are happy to see these services become available in the community,” says Janelle Dixon, president/CEO at Animal Humane Society.
Despite Dr. Culbertson’s departure, Animal Humane Society’s spay/neuter program for partner rescues and shelters will continue uninterrupted. The program remains unchanged and the scheduling process remains the same. The organization continues its commitment to provide low-cost, high-quality sterilization services to its rescue partners and is currently in development of its own low-cost spay/neuter program for the public.
Animal Humane Society is excited about a cooperative relationship with MN SNAP that allows it to continue its focus on rescue animals and MN SNAP’s focus on low-cost services for the public.
“When you consider the thousands of animals already being sterilized at Animal Humane Society and other local rescue organizations and add to that the number of animals MN SNAP will be able to reach, we’re reminded of the shear magnitude of the pet overpopulation issue,” says Dixon. “But with the introduction of MN SNAP we hope to see a reduction in the number of homeless animals in our communities.”
For more information on MN SNAP, please visit www.mnsnap.org.