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‘SNIP'ping’ the Challenges

of Over-pup-ulation

SNIP helps pet owners overcome financial challenges that lead to animals without homes and care.

Five years ago, Tom Kepp decided to ‘snip’ the pet overpopulation problem in the bud when he founded the Spay Neuter Initiative Program, or SNIP, in Collier County. For more than 20 years, Kepp had watched the adoption, rescue and shelter challenges and he saw the spay/neuter drive in a new light. “We can’t adopt our way out of pet overpopulation,” explained Kepp. “I saw a way to improve our services by reaching out, personally, to the areas of the most need.”