SLO Co. Nonprofits Launch Snip & Chip Events for Better Animal Welfare

Three San Luis Obispo County nonprofit organizations are joining forces to combat pet overpopulation and improve animal welfare by providing free spaying and low-cost wellness clinics.

The project is called Snip & Chip SLO and is a collaboration between animal shelter adoption partners (ASAP) SLO and Animals in Need Fund, as well as CARE4Paws of Santa Barbara County.

The first Snip & Chip SLO event takes place on Sunday, February 20 at Nipomo Dog & Cat Hospital.

Services include providing free spaying and neutering surgeries as well as low-cost vaccines, microchips and other essential pet care.

“San Luis Obispo County has too many unwanted animals,” says ASAP co-founder Terry Parry. “Over the years, various programs have increased the number of pet adoptions, but it hasn’t been enough. We’ve been around long enough to know we can’t get away with it. By increasing the access to free and low cost neuters/neuters, vaccines and microchips, Snip & Chip SLO will promote animal welfare and reduce the number of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens born, which will reduce the number of admissions and euthanasia rates at our Animal Services shelter.

Snip & Chip SLO will host several events, starting with pet wellness clinics on February 20 and March 20 at Nipomo. During these veterinary teams, the objective is to carry out at least 150 sterilizations/neuters.

Surgeries are offered by appointment, free or at low cost, to community members in need.

Appointment requests can be made at

For more information about Snip & Chip SLO, including upcoming events, available pet welfare services, partner organizations and how to volunteer, visit this website.

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