2018 SNIP Grants Announced! 03/22/2018 By Kate Mudge What is SNIP? SNIP stands for Spay/Neuter Initiative Program. Pet Haven is committed to reducing the number of homeless pets in Minnesota. We believe we cannot adopt our way out of pet overpopulation, so we’re working to address the problem at its root. We offer the SNIP grant on an annual basis to animal welfare groups in Minnesota to support and strengthen their spay/neuter efforts. SNIP Grants are intended to increase the number of animals that are altered, and grants should have a measurable impact on existing programs. This year, Pet Haven is focusing our grant awards on supporting organizations focusing on transformational change. Preference will be given to groups who are creating innovative partnerships and going above and beyond spay and neutering efforts. Examples include: 2018 SNIP Grant Recipients These 10 organizations do amazing work to reduce pet overpopulation throughout Minnesota and will share $20,000 in grant awards to continue their focus on life-saving spay/neuter work. We believe that we cannot “adopt our way out of pet overpopulation” and our partnerships are key to preventing unwanted litters. Please join us in congratulating 2018’s SNIP Grant Winners! Watonwan County Humane Society: Funding will target feral farm cats and pitbulls for spay/neuter. Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue: Funding will focus on spaying/neutering cats on Red Lake Indian Reservation. Leech Lake Legacy: Funding will support spaying/neutering dogs and cats on Leech Lake Indian Reservation. Pet Fixers: Funding will focus on significantly reducing the number of unwanted kittens in Northern Minnesota. Freeborn County Humane Society: Funding will provide support for TNR for stray cats in rural Freeborn County. MN SNAP: Funding will support Caring for the Animals clinics at Little Earth Community in South Minneapolis. Camp Companion: Funding will support revisiting colonies that have been provided TNR services in the past to provide vaccines, deworming, and additional vet care. Martin County Humane Society: Funding will support spaying/neutering owned cats in the community. For Pets: Funding will support the spay/neuter of community cat colonies in the Mankato region. Tracy Area Animal Rescue: Funding will support spay/neuter services for low-income pet owners.