400 Sterilization Surgeries to Launch Islandwide Spay & Neuter Campaign
Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration announces an eight-day Spay & Neuter Island Pets (SNIP) Community Clinic Kick-off at the Mongmong-Toto-Maite Mayor’s Office weekdays from August 4 to August 15, 2022.
The Department of Agriculture (DOAG), in conjunction with Guam Animals In Need (GAIN), Boonie Flight Project (BFP), the University of Guam (UOG), and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), planned the kick-off with visiting veterinarians from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. Members of the public that signed up for the SNIP Clinic waiting list are currently being contacted via email to schedule their appointments. The clinic is scheduling 50 surgeries per day, for a total of 400 surgeries across the eight working days.
“Following this community kick-off, the SNIP Program will be officially open to the public, operating out of the Raulerson Spay & Neuter Clinic at the GAIN animal shelter,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “As we increase access to spay and neuter services, our Administration remains committed to ensuring public safety while making a sustainable impact on the stray population, decreasing animal suffering, and educating our community.”
“We strategically invested funding over the next five years to keep this program running and serving our community needs through an affordable change that will make a long-term difference,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “With the support of experienced veterinarians, this clinic will provide an avenue for people who cannot afford to sterilize their pets and financial assistance to help our island’s only animal shelter make lasting progress.”
The SNIP Program will be funded by the Government of Guam over the next five years. Spay and neuter services will be provided at the Dr. Lynn Raulerson Spay and Neuter Clinic at GAIN for four to five days per week, in addition to quarterly sterilization campaigns at satellite clinics in various villages throughout the island.