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BELLA

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BELLA

BELLA Although sweet Bella once had a loving family, SNAP was contacted when she was found chained to a tree. We welcomed Bella into the SNAP family with open arms and adore this friendly 35 pound girl who loves people, children, long walks and play time. Even though her former people may not have cared for Bella in the best way, she has a gentle temperament and shows no food or toy aggression. She even shares with other pups. Right now Bella is undergoing Heartworm Treatment and SNAP needs your help in several ways: Entertain a holiday friend. Bella cannot stay in boarding for Thanksgiving because all facilities are full! Would you be willing to welcome this sweet girl home for a Thanksgiving nap with your family? Welcome Bella home for good. We are accepting applications for Bella’s permanent family. ADOPT  This family-friendly girl will be a joyful companion to the right lucky household. Help us defray costs. The cost to care for Bella and boarding her have mounted quickly to a current total of $550. You can make contributions here HELP BELLA If you would like to help please email SNAP@SNAP2IT.ORG for more information about fostering.  ...

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JESTER

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JESTER

JESTER This handsome boy was trapped due to an urgent call for what was thought to be a broken foot and has turned out to be a broken leg. Jester is in need of surgery to repair his upper femur and he is quite the King’s Jester. It took a very patient trapper to catch this charming boy, with three cans of food, due to his injury, he was able to get the food without tripping the trap. But we were finally able to outsmart him. At present Jester’s medical bills are $342.00 and surgery to repair his broken leg is $1200. With your support and our team of volunteers’ love and support we will be able to help Jester recover fully from what we suspect is a hit and run accident with a car. He is very sweet and loving and after recovery will be available for adoption. *         You can make a donation to Jester’s care by clicking on this link DONATE   *           If you think you would like to open your home permanently to Jester, please fill out our adoption application by clicking on this link: It will be a few months before he is available for adoption. ADOPT *         Visit www.snap2it.org  for all the ways that you can help SNAP continue our mission.  ...

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HOLDEN “ON” for his life

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HOLDEN “ON” for his life

HOLDEN “ON” for his life We’re not sure how this tiny orange fluff ball – now named Holden – arrived at a Lawrenceville feral colony Monday night, but he certainly announced his arrival. Our colony caregiver heard cries of distress pierce the evening gloom and despite the threatening rain, she quickly located Holden, all 1 pound of him, desperate and hungry, cowering near a feeding station. A scrap of hungry damp orange fur, a scary amount of blood, and a squeal that would pierce any animal lover’s heart led our caregiver straight to him. Our volunteer worked with SNAP to quickly whisk the little man to the vet. There, we learned that Holden is scarcely a month old, and his injuries came from being trapped in a running engine where he had likely been sheltering from rain and the cold breezes Atlanta’s change of season has brought. The laceration on his foot is dangerously infected, but his x-rays reveal the real danger: the little boy’s left hip and femur are injured, misaligned, out of socket and probably beyond treatment with fragments of bone floating near his hip socket. The most compassionate thing for this tiny tiger will be an amputation to avoid the pain the inoperable bone fragments will cause and the inevitable infection that accompanies an injury this grave. Our director named this orange-striped, white-booted, peach-nosed kitten “Holden” after learning the extent of his injuries and the challenges ahead, because this is certainly a small life that is “holdin’ on” for all he is worth. Today, SNAP has him in closely monitored foster care where he is being assist-fed and relies on expert help to keep his bowels moving until he is well enough to resume bodily functions on his own. Barring unforeseen complications, Holden’s outlook is bright once he is healthy and well enough for full treatment. This is a crisis averted, a story with a happy ending, and a reminder to check our engines before driving all at once! Tripod kitties adapt well, and Holden will thrive with treatment and a loving home. SNAP needs your help to offset Holden’s medical expenses to create our own Holiday Holden miracle. Totals for Holden’s medical bills are at $900, and we anticipate a long recovery time until Holden is well enough to be placed with a forever family. If his story touches your heart as much as it touched ours, there are several ways you can help: * You can make a donation to Holden’s care by clicking on the link DONATE * If you think you would like to open your home permanently to Holden, please fill out our adoption application by clicking on this link: It will be a few months before he is available for adoption. ADOPT * Visit www.snap2it.org  for all the ways that you can help SNAP continue our mission.  ...

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Jefferson Street TNR Update

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Jefferson Street TNR Update

Jefferson Street and Asford Park TNR Project The original Jefferson Street project has grown from TNR and rescue for cats at the first Jefferson Street home to a second home in Asford Park and the surrounding neighborhood. To date we have rescued and put into our Adoption program more than 30 kittens and trapped,neutered,returned (TNR) some 30 adult cats to be a monitored colony in the neighborhood. To date neighbors from the Jefferson Street area have donated nearly $1600 but we urgently need an additional $2500 to complete our TNR and Adoption efforts in the surrouding Asford Park neighborhood. IMPORTANT: If you see a cat in your neighborhood that has a tipped ear like the ones shown above, the cat is a TNR cat that has been spay/neutered by Snap and is part of the managed colony of outdoor cats in your area. If you wee a cat that DOES NOT HAVE A TIPPED EAR, please contact Snap or Stephanie Drilling through your neighborhood bulletin board and we will make arrangements to trap, spay/neuter and treat the cat for any infections such as worms, and as appropriate make arrangements for return or adoption. It is important that the neighbors of the Ashford Park area be vigilant on this matter so that the cats of the neighborhood can maintian a stable, healthy and controlled presence in the neighborhood and not have more litters moving forward. Donating Please donate today to help us complete and maintain these cats for the good of the Asford Park neighborhood: Donate securely to the Asford Park TNR Project through YouCaring.com Ear Tipping Eartipping is an effective and universally accepted method to identify a spayed or neutered and vaccinated feral cat. It is the removal of the distal one-quarter of a cat’s left ear, which is approximately 3/8 inch, or 1 cm, in an adult and proportionally smaller in a kitten. This procedure is performed under sterile conditions while the cat is already anesthetized for spay or neuter surgery. There is little or no bleeding, it is relatively painless to the cat, and the eartip does not significantly alter the appearance or beauty of the cat. Eartipping is the preferred method to identify spayed or neutered and vaccinated feral cats, because it is difficult to get close to feral cats, and therefore the identification must be visible from a distance. Feral cats may interact with a variety of caregivers, veterinarians, and animal control personnel during their lives and so immediate visual identification is necessary to prevent an unnecessary second trapping and surgery. No other method of identification has proven to be as safe or as effective as eartipping. Scaredy Cat Rescue and other humane groups across the country do not support the following methods: Tattooing is not effective because the tattoo is not visible until cats are trapped and anesthetized. Eartags are ineffective because they can cause infection, drop off, or tear cats’ ears. Collars are not safe or practical for feral cats, because: as the cats grow and gain weight, the collars will tighten and could strangle them; the collars could get caught on something and severely injure or kill the cats; and the collars could also fall off leaving the cats unidentified. Microchipping alone is not effective because it does not allow for visual identification. It is only effective once cats have been trapped and taken to a shelter or clinic that uses a scanner to find implanted microchips. It does not prevent unnecessary trapping. Questions? Please contact us at tnr@snap2it.org. Preview all our available cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Learn more about volunteering...

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An Urgent Call for Donations

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An Urgent Call for Donations

SNAP has been working hard this past month. We have rescued or helped some 150 cats and dogs in the month of July. And we expect to do the same in August. But we desperately need funding to sustain our Rescue, Adoption, TNR and Wellness efforts. The pleas for help have continued to roll in, and we do not expect our current numbers to start down until after September. We desperately need funding to sustain our programs – funding is needed to sustain our efforts and keep moving forward with everything we do. Update In the first week of our Summer Pledge Drive we have raised $1500 – a large sum for us and a huge help. However, this amount is significantly less than our $5000 goal needed to continue our efforts. Please consider helping us with a contribution by clicking or tapping on the link below. Or, consider helping us by fostering one of the many kittens we currently have awaiting adoption! How to Donate Currently we are some $5000 behind in funding efforts for July, with the same needs estimated for August. To pledge to SNAP to help sustain our rescue efforts, please click or tab on the donation button to give securely online through PayPal.  All contributions are tax deductible: Hudson Update Hudson had his surgery on Wednesday of this week and is doing well. He seems to forget that he is missing his left front leg when he goes to put some weight on it then finds his nose touches the floor! In spite of this, he is doing well and recuperating from surgery and amputation just fine. He should be ready for adoption in about a month. FYI, his surgery and other medical bills cost SNAP about $2000, so please keep us in mind for donations to help cover his medical costs.   Rescue Stories King Tai & Seal Pointe King Thai was rescued from a dumpster behind a Thai restaurant. When rescued, he had just suffered a traumatic injury to his right eye which had to be removed. Doing fine now… Read more… Helen Keller Helen Keller is thought to have gone blind after being accidentally poisoned while a young feral kitten. When rescued, Helen turned out be be pregnant with her first litter… Read more… Hudson Hudson was rescued after wandering into someone’s backyard. He had a long-untreated fracture in his front leg which ultimately led to amputation. Doing fine now… Read more… Too Many Kittens! Kitten Season is upon us and once again SNAP is slammed with requests for rescues and adoptions. Currently we have over 30 kittens in need of foster care… Read more… Bottle Babies So cute and oh, so young! SNAP is currently taking care of over a dozen very young kittens who have lost their mother. Taking care of these little kittens is a major effort… Read more… Other Ways to Help In addition to your support for our Rescue, Adoption, TNR and Wellness efforts through a contribution, SNAP has an urgent need for foster families for our cats and dogs, and we can always use volunteer help and support with in-kind donations: For more information about fostering with SNAP, please click or tap here. For more information about volunteering with SNAP, please click or tap here. For more information on helping SNAP with in-kind donations and other ways to support our efforts, please click or tap here. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook...

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An Urgent Call for Fosters

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SNAP has been working hard this past month. In July alone, we have rescued or helped more than 150 cats and dogs. And expect to do the same in August. With all the kittens and puppies coming in, SNAP needs immediate help from individuals and families willing to temporarily foster a cat or dog. SNAP is always looking to add to our foster families.  As a SNAP foster family you would be asked to provide a loving home for a cat or dog for a minimum of one week – sometimes more depending on the medical condition of the individual pet.  SNAP pays for all food and medical costs.  All you have to do is provide love, attention and a safe home. Becoming a Foster For more information on becoming a foster family with SNAP, click or tap here. To apply online to become a foster, please click or tap here. Fostering can be a rewarding experience, and many of our foster families love having some temporary house guests to add to the fun of their home.  Many enjoy the experience so much that ask to foster another when it comes time to adopt a cat or dog to their forever home! Other Ways to Help We need urgent help with donations to help us support our ongoing Rescue, Adoption, TNR and Wellness efforts. For more information on supporting SNAP with a contribution, please click or tap here. For more information on helping SNAP with in-kind donations or other support, please click or tap here. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted August 3, 2014....

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Fosters Needed – A Call for Help with Temporary Homes

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Fosters Needed – A Call for Help with Temporary Homes

SNAP needs fosters! We are desperate for short-term temporary homes for our pets. Please consider volunteering to help take care of our animals until we can find them forever homes. Many of these are temporary situations for no longer than a month. Sometimes just a couple of weeks. Molly especially needs a foster home for the month where she can recuperate from her surgery. Her story is remarkable and she really needs a foster home. We have many pairs of lovely teenagers that need temporary fosters besides molly but her story is exceptional both as a lovely cat in need of adoption and for her immediate need of a foster home for the month to recuperate from her surgery. Please let us know if you can help! See more about Molly and her amazing story here. Please contact us at snap@comcast.net. You can also apply online here. SNAP-2 IT (Spay Neuter Assistance Program) is an Atlanta-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and we rely solely on donations and volunteers to continue our work. While you may not be able to provide a donation, your time is just as valuable to us. We need volunteers (over 18, please!). SNAP-2 IT will provide the food and litter and you provide the love and care. The time frame for fostering depends on the age of the animal you are helping. SNAP-2 IT works with you according to your schedule and time available to donate. Most commitments are for a minimum of two weeks. Current as of 1-19-2014....

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SNAP Needs Adoption Volunteers at Duluth Petco

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SNAP Needs Adoption Volunteers at Duluth Petco

SNAP could use some volunteer help at the Duluth, GA Petco at 2131 Pleasant Hill Road. Our cats and kittens are available 7 days a week, so we need help potentially on any day. We are short-staffed at that location and could use some help with adoptions and spreading the word to customers who come into the store. Please contact us at snap@comcast.net. You can also apply online here. SNAP-2 IT (Spay Neuter Assistance Program) is an Atlanta-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and we rely solely on donations and volunteers to continue our work. While you may not be able to provide a donation, your time is just as valuable to us. We need volunteers (over 18, please!). SNAP-2 IT will provide the food and litter and you provide the love and care. The time frame for fostering depends on the age of the animal you are helping. SNAP-2 IT works with you according to your schedule and time available to donate. Most commitments are for a minimum of two weeks. You can fill out a volunteer application online here or email us at the link above. Current as of 1-19-2014....

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ADOPTED! Molly Girl Surgery Successful

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ADOPTED! Molly Girl Surgery Successful

UPDATE: Molly is doing well after her surgery Thursday, January 16. The doctors removed a very large polyp in neck/nose area. While she recuperates, Molly needs a foster that is NON SMOKING and pretty dust free, she will be breathing for like the first time and it could be irritating to her. A few other cats (less than 4) in house will be okay but nothing more. She needs about a month to recover with minor meds (eye gel). Please email us at snap@comcast.net if you can help. PREVIOUSLY: Thank’s to all of you who donated to support Molly’s surgery. Thanks to your generous donations, SNAP has been able to schedule Molly’s surgery for January 16th. We look forward to her speedy recovery and a long an happy life… SNAP-2 IT would like for you to meet Molly. She came to SNAP this past summer in a litter of kittens. She is a very sweet, lovable girl and around 12 weeks of age she appeared to come down with URI (upper respiratory) or what is commonly known as a cold. She was treated and would do well for a few days after treatment and then only to come back to having difficulty breathing and eating at the same time. She is soon to be a year old and her symptoms are getting more severe. Molly was referred to and has been seen at UGA and they have determined that she has a congenital diseases causing partial or complete blockage of her nasal passages. Without the life saving surgery that UGA can perform, Molly will soon start struggling more to breath, have collapsing episodes and turn blue and die. Molly’s foster mom says she is the most social of cats. She greets everyone that comes over, loves to sit with you, never meets a stranger, not even a new cat coming over is a stranger to her. Molly deserves the best chance life has to offer and you can help make that possible today by making a tax deductable donation to give her a chance at a normal life with a loving family to call all her own. The quote from UGA is $1200.00. Molly is really one lucky girl because she already is half way there in getting this live saving surgery. For every dollar you donate, her sponsor will MATCH your donation. Please help today and let’s get Molly well so she can find a lifelong family of her own. Click here for a direct link to Molly’s fundraiser. All of us at SNAP were sure that Molly, the tiny tortie who was ready to find her home earlier this year, would be adopted very quickly. Full of personality, loving and playful, we even thought that her snoring was sort of cute. You can see our original postings about Molly here. But then, the realization hit that she wasn’t snoring at all. Molly was struggling to breathe. SNAP pulled Molly from the adoption pool and she returned to live with her foster family. Once the condition was identified, there was a small chance that young Molly might outgrow it. Now pushing a year old, SNAP is sorry to report that Molly’s condition has worsened – not gotten better. Please check out Molly’s story and the videos. We feel sure that you’ll think she’s every bit as special as we do. Please consider making an end of year donation – tax deductible, as always with SNAP – to help this loving tortie by giving her the breath of life. If you have questions about Molly or the procedure, please...

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A New Year’s Message from Founder Kyla Jones…

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A New Year’s Message from Founder Kyla Jones…

Whether you’re planning a night on the town to ring in 2014 or celebrating with traditional New Year’s Day collards and black eyed peas, the end of the year offers a chance to look back at 2013 accomplishments and turn our eyes to the dawn of the New Year. SNAP’s collective eyes are filled with hope because we know that 2014 promises to be a year full of good work, new friends, new rescue adventures, and new challenges. Some of our highlights for 2013 are: We spayed/Neutered 649 animals and rescued 429 from the streets or animal control, and held our biggest trapping event ever when we partnered with Best Friends and provided TNR for 5 apartment complexes in DeKalb county and trapped 60 cats in one day. SNAP is thankful for every pink nose, spotty paw pad, swishy tail, ball-fetching, biscuit-making, smile-producing four-legged friend in our lives (with a respectful nod to a few fowl friends we have rescued, too!). We are just as thankful for you, our human supporters. Since our inception in 2009, SNAP has helped hundreds of animals. You may not realize that your support has allowed SNAP, over the space of a few generations, to plant the seeds that will *prevent millions of unwanted Georgia animals* from living short, often brutal, lives without homes, shelter, or medical care. Your support is a blessing to us, these animals, and every living creature that our work touches. The end of the year also signals your last chance to make a tax-deductible donation to help fund SNAP’s work. As with many other not-for-profits, the economic downturn has impacted SNAP’s operating fund and drained our reserves. As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on your donations and our fund raising efforts to continue our mission of spay neuter and to prevent more homeless animals from living in the streets of Georgia. Even the smallest bit helps. To make a donation, visit our web site Donation Page. If you’re making a New Year’s resolution to get more involved in the community, remember that SNAP is always looking for volunteers, too. You can apply here. From the bottom of our fuzzy hearts, we thank each and every one of our supporters and friends and wish you a remarkable 2014. We look forward to seeing you at an adoption day or SNAP event soon Regards, Kyla Jones Founder/Director...

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7 Ways to Remember SNAP in your Holiday Donations this Year

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7 Ways to Remember SNAP in your Holiday Donations this Year

As the days wind down to the much anticipated Holiday of the year, we wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy time with family and friends. Most of all SNAP-2 IT would like to thank you for your dedicated support to helping us accomplish our mission of spaying and neutering over 600 animals in 2013. SNAP has also been able to rescue from the streets or local animal control over 400 animals this year. We still have many looking for that perfect forever home and you can help fill our 7 wishes for Christmas. 1. Become a Monthly Sponsor: A small gift monthly will help SNAP continue spaying and neutering to stop the unwanted pet overpopulation problem in Georgia. 2. Volunteer: There are many ways you can help animals in need. Volunteering comes in many forms and fashions. Set aside a day a week, every other week or once a month to help animals. 3. Foster: You can foster in two ways. One is by sponsoring an animal waiting for a forever home with a small monthly donation. Two, actually foster a puppy, kitten, dog or cat in your home. 4. Collect and save your Aluminum cans for SNAP. This has been an ongoing fundraiser for SNAP animals since 2010 and we have raised over $4,000.00 just by recycling. Many of you are already recycling; just make an extra can of your aluminum and call for pick up’s when it is full! Get your neighborhood involved and help us raise $4,000 in 2014 and make it the best year ever. 5. Kroger Rewards: If you have a Kroger Plus card, you can register your card to SNAP-2 IT and we will receive quarterly checks for helping further our mission based on the money you are already spending. 6. Coupons/Ink Cartridges: Do you clip coupons already? If so, clip a few for SNAP too. We LOVE coupons! They help SNAP provide food for over 400 animals a day! If you have a printer at home and or your office, save those ink cartridges! We recycle them to pay for all of our office supplies that we need throughout the year. 7. Donate your gently used items to Second Life in Avondale Estates. SNAP is a lucky beneficiary of a quarterly grant from Second Life from the items donated and sold in their Avondale store. They support many wonderful rescues and spay/neuter clinics in our area. Looking for a great gift for someone, don’t forget to go by there and shop. They have wonderful deals on all kinds of great items for your family and friends. Enjoy your time with friends and family and many well wishes for a safe and happy Christmas season....

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Can You Help Offset Smokey’s Medical Costs and Support His Recuperation?

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Can You Help Offset Smokey’s Medical Costs and Support His Recuperation?

When special needs arise, SNAP comes to you, our friends and supporters, for help. One of the most unforgettable cats of 2012, this gentle giant of a Japanese bobtail named Smokey, had his leg amputated earlier this week due to medical necessity. Smokey is expected to make a full and robust recovery, and his future forever mother can’t wait to take this tripod of a big lover boy home! It’s a blessing that we don’t have to worry about placing Smokey, but we are asking you to consider a donation to offset Smokey’s medical expenses so that SNAP is ready to help the next cat in need. Details About Smokey and His Needs The majestic Japanese bobtail, Smokey, didn’t know that he was hours away from going to his forever home when he slipped out to sun himself at his foster mother’s home. During his adventures, the poor fellow took a bad fall and was found hiding, hours later, in some nearby foliage. In the fall, one of Smokey’s front legs was badly broken; the leg bone was protruding and visible from beneath the poor cat’s skin. After observation and a weekend of treatments to offset infection, SNAP had to make a serious decision: try to implant metal plates and save Smokey’s leg, or opt to have it amputated? After much discussion with our panel of veterinarian experts, we decided it was best to amputate. To an observer not experienced in situations like this, amputation might seem drastic – but cats work very differently than other creatures. Because we are asking for your help, it’s important that you understand the factors that influenced our decision: With metal plate implants, there was a possibility of multiple surgeries, which means a much higher rate of secondary infection. We are probably the most scared of secondary infection because if it occurs, it can kill a cat (even a bruiser like Smokey!) quickly, and be impossible to stop. With amputation, once the surgery and healing is complete, that risk is gone. Nothing foreign is introduced into Smokey’s system. As Smokey ages, there is the strong possibility that the metal plates will cause him to become arthritic and greatly impact his quality of life, especially considering his size. His recovery time with the plates would have been months, and during that time he would have been confined to a small cage, unable to move and completely helpless. Smokey has already had his claws removed; we believe he has suffered enough. Because we chose amputation, Smokey will be ready to go to his forever home within days – not months. Particularly because he lost a front leg, Smokey’s quality of life – his ability to be a cat and do cat things – will be nearly unaffected. Tripod kitties adjust quickly and are able to do pretty much everything four-legged kitties can! It’s important to know that in addition to these factors, once Smokey was on the operating table and the surgeon was able to fully assess the internal damage, amputation was inevitable. Smokey’s expenses are $817 and change. Smokey is recovering by leaps and bounds every day, and being evaluated for when he is well enough to go to his forever home. We welcome even the smallest cup-of-coffee-size of donations. SNAP knows that as a community, we can create small miracles – and do – every day. It’s all possible because of your support. If you have any questions about Smokey, his welfare, or the program, please drop us a line. SNAP thanks you for your...

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