Snippet Citrus subsidizes and arranges low-cost spay and neuter services for residents of Citrus County. Support is based on financial need.
An essential part of Snippet’s mission is to educate the public on the importance and the health benefits of spaying and neutering your dogs and cats. We do this via newspaper articles, advertising, and literature. In addition we are partnering with the YMCA After School Program to provide an educational program to second and third graders. We believe it is important to provide education on the importance pet ownership to our youth. This new program is called Pet Promise and teaches our children about responsible pet ownership. Topics include the commitment of pet ownership, basic needs, and how to pick a pet. Certified therapy dogs are used in these classes.
Feral Busters assistance is available for residents who are feeding feral cats and who agree to allow them to be returned to their neighborhood after they are altered. For $10 per cat, we trap the cats, get them spayed/neutered, ear tipped (so they are identified as having been altered) and given a rabies shot. We then return them to their original location.
Thanks to The Chronicle, Snippet is publishing a monthly column in the newspaper called Pet Snippets. You’ll find it in the Commentary section on the first Sunday of each month. We cover a wide range of subjects related to your pets, and our mascot “Gucci” has her own spot where she shares a helpful tip of the month for readers. Special columns by local guest writers like veterinarians and other professionals in animal-related fields will appear some months.