About the Grant
Neuterhead sent Squamish Neighbourhood Animal Partnership & Protection Society (SNAPPS) a grant of $1,700. The purpose of this grant was to assist SNAPPS with efforts to get five feral cat colonies spayed or neutered. Each colony contained between 3 to fifteen cats, and various expenses such as vet procedures TNR traps, and food were covered.
Squamish Neighbourhood Animal Partnership & Protection Society focuses on helping improve the lives of dogs and cats on First Nations reserves around Squamish, BC.
SNAPPS is run by Squamish First Nation members, partners, and dedicated volunteers. They do adoptions and work with other rescues and shelters to help find animals homes through a dedicated program of rescue and care.
Dogs have always played a significant role in the lives of our people. We relied upon them to help hunt, work, and provide food, wool and companionship. They were the subjects of our myths and legends passed down over generations.
Today these same dogs (with cats included) are generally in poor health. There has always been an accepted way of life for these reserve, or ‘rez’ dogs, and cats, but the time came to make a change in our attitude towards our fellow companions and promote responsible pet ownership.
We are excited that our SNAPPS group has been leading the way in the last 9 years, on improving the lives of dogs, cats and people living within our reserves. We have grown and established ourselves, and made our rescue work a communal endeavor. Each and every animal in need should receive help, from all of us. We work together with other rescuers and shelters, all in the name of the animals.