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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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2014 Holiday Pics at Cross Creek

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2014 Holiday Pics at Cross Creek

Visit Us Saturday, November 22 at Cross Creek Country Club to have that very special end-of-year picture taken for your holiday cards. Bring your family, bring your pets, bring your friends! About YouYour Name *Phone *Email  Schedule an AppointmentAppointment Time Please let us know what appointment time is best for you. Note that SNAP will do our best to schedule this time, but cannot guarantee we can see you then. Once we receive your request, we will call, text or email you to confirm. All appointment times are for Saturday, November 22, 2014 between 10AM and 3PM. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment for sign-in:10:00 AM10:15 AM10:30 AM10:45 AM11:00 AM11:15 AM11:30 AM11:45 AM12:00 PM12:15 PM12:30 PM12:45 PM1:00 PM1:15 PM1:30 PM1:45 PM2:00 PM2:15 PM2:30 PM2:45 PMAlternative Time If we cannot see you at your preferred time, please let us know what alternative time works best for you.Times You Cannot Attend If there any times of the day that won't work for you (e.g. morning or after 2:00PM), please let us know. Questions? Please tell us if you have any additional questions thoughts about your photo shoot. Email Opt-inSNAP Information Are you interested in receiving our monthly newsletter by email?Yes VerificationPlease enter any two digits *Example: 12This box is for spam protection - please leave it blank:   SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to rescues, adoptions and spay and neutering programs 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....

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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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Supporting Our Adoption Program

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Supporting Our Adoption Program

The Dog Days of Summer are Here and that Means Kitten Season Over the past month, SNAP has taken in over 45 kittens, 4 dogs and 3 puppies into our Adoption program. And we expect many more in the coming weeks. We need help to sustain our efforts. Kitten Season will Cost Snap $5000 or more Our veterinarian costs, food costs, the cost of spay/neuter and vaccinations are estimated to run SNAP about $5000 in the coming months and we need immediate help. Won’t you help us find homes for these deserving kittens by generously donating to Snap’s Adoption Fund.   Did you know? It costs SNAP over $100 to prepare a kitten for adoption. Our costs are about $57 to spay a female kitten ($47 to neuter a male), $15 for a Distemper vaccination, another $10 for a rabies vaccination if we have them at 13 weeks, and $10 for a microchip. And this does not include heartworm treatment and deworming medicines for those kittens who need it, and about 60 cents per day ($20 each month) for a can of cat food per day for feeding. And this does not include our other overhead costs (fuel for transportation alone is a big part of our budget!). More Needs For the Jefferson Street TNR project, Snap has just been notified of 8 more kittens and we are still working aggressively with the neighborhood to provide TNR service and help as many as we can. We need help to sustain our efforts. Another example is Yul, a kitten who ran in front of our car last week and who is now in our Adoption program. And there is the case of a local Thai restaurant who calls Snap whenever a stray cat shows up near their dumpster – in this case ‘King Thai’ as we call him has a ruptured eye and is scheduled with one of our vets to have his eye removed on Tuesday, July 8. Preview all our available cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP or please feel welcome to drop by one of our area PetSmart and Petco adoption centers. 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 July 4, 2014....

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SNAP Still Could Use Your Help with that March Clinic

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SNAP Still Could Use Your Help with that March Clinic

UPDATE:  We are half way to meeting our goal of $510 to sponsor additional vetting procedures for these 51 deserving pets.  Please help us ensure that they see a vet for an exam at least once in their life. PREVIOUSLY: Through a generous donation, all medical bills for the spay and neuter procedures for these 51 SNAP-sponsored cats and dogs are covered. But SNAP needs help covering additional items as part of a much needed complete vet for these pets. This is important, because in all likelihood most of these animals will never be able to afford a visit to the vet again. So, our goal is to provide as much care for these dogs and cats as possible during this one and likely only visit to the clinic. To completely vet these deserving dogs and cats, we are asking for additional sponsorship to cover additional items including e–collars, heartworm testing, DHPP2 vaccinations and de-worming meds. Our cost for e-collars is about $10 each. If you have an e-collar that you are not using, please consider donating one today. Our goal is $510 to cover all additional costs for these 51 SNAP-sponsored animals – or about $10 per pet for this much needed extra medical care. Please help us by making a small donation to cover these very important extra items – $10 sponsors one dog or cat, and $100 sponsors ten! Questions? Please email us at snap@comcast.net. Preview all our available cats and kittens. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP, drop by one of our area PetSmart and PETCO adoption centers, or apply online to volunteer. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to rescues, adoptions and spay and neutering programs 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. Originally posted March 3, 2014....

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ADOPTED! Gypsy’s bilateral hip surgery

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ADOPTED!  Gypsy’s bilateral hip surgery

We are near the end of fundraising for the bright eyed gray boy with the velveteen fur who was named Gypsy by an extraordinarily loving rescuer. As far as we know, Gypsy never had a name before Cherlyn spotted him in her apartment complex parking lot, a lump of gray fur, unable to walk and barely able to stand. Although she didn’t know how another four-legged visitor could fit into her apartment, or what was wrong with him, she mostly knew she couldn’t leave Gypsy in pain, hungry and alone in the cold, black parking lot. SNAP agreed to help Cherlyn on her journey. Once we got Gypsy to the vet, his prognosis was very serious. The biggest issue is that he had bilateral pelvic fractures that caused parts of his body to atrophy over time. He had parasites, and one of his “dead” legs had developed a huge infection. It took Cherlyn over a month of dosing the poor cat with serious antibiotics and lots of pain medicine to get Gypsy to a point where he was healthy enough to show an interest in food, and able to feed himself. It took another 3 weeks for him to feel secure enough to explore outside of the crate in Cherlyn’s room; 3 months in, he was able to walk small distances. Within 5 months, he could pull himself in to snuggle with Cherlyn in bed using his front paws only. He’s eating well, is happy and healthy, and ready for the final surgery that will change his life and make it possible for Gypsy to find his forever home. As we approach the 6 month mark, we are making a final push to raise the funds that Gypsy needs to undergo surgery to repair the fracture. Please share, and consider a donation. Even the smallest amount counts. You can donate to Gypsy’s care here and can also see more pictures and videos of Gypsy, or click on the ‘Help Gypsy to Heal’ image above. Contact us by email at snap@comcast.net if you have any questions or want to help with Gypsy and his upcoming recovery! To see the difference love has made, visit Gypsy’s fundraising page with before pictures. Every little bit helps! Current as of January 23, 2014....

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Humpty Dumpty’s Great Fall

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Humpty Dumpty’s Great Fall

UPDATE: Humpty Dumpty has been released to a new managed colony and is living well as a feral. PREVIOUSLY: On Saturday SNAP took Humpty Dumpty to our favorite vet for an x-ray to check on his leg. The vet found that no bones were broken, however he does have a hairline fracture near his knee and a torn muscle in his back right leg. He will be on pain meds, anti-inflammatories and cage rest for four to six weeks. And is expected now to make a full recovery. Cost for vet and meds are expected to be about $300. Please help us to meet this goal and put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Click on the image above to donate online. ORIGINAL: Meet SNAP’s newest family member, Humpty Dumpty, shown here in a photo taken behind Suburban lodge on Shallowford Road. Although in the photograph it may look like Humpty Dumpty is a skilled ginger climber, bounding down a country fence, that’s not the case at all. Humpty Dumpty isn’t moving in this image. He’s motionless. He’s stuck. And he’s injured. Earlier today, a feral colony caregiver spotted Humpty in this very position, hanging upside down, one leg wedged between the weathered wooden boards that make up this jagged fence. Judging by his condition, Humpty had been in that position for a few days and was in agony, hungry, thirsty, and scared. One of SNAP’s favorite veterinarian partners came to our aid. After Humpty Dumpty was sedated, we untangled him from the fence and rushed him to the office to assess his injuries. Humpty Dumpty is a feral kitty that is a member of an established colony where he’s been cared for recently. His ear is tipped, and he’s been fixed and has had some basic veterinary care. Until Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, his life as a feral was going along just fine. As you can imagine, Humpty Dumpty’s leg is severely injured. We are unsure yet if his mangled haunch and leg will have to be amputated or can be saved. Life as a feral “tripod” – animal lovers’ affectionate name for 3-legged animals – is significantly different than life as a domesticated feline tripod. Feral tripods are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to escaping from two – or four – legged threats. This means that if Humpty Dumpty loses his leg, he will need to be rehomed into a safer feral environment. SNAP believes that unlike the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can put this Humpty Dumpty back together again. We just need your help to do it. You can also pre-apply to adopt Humpty Dumpty online here. First posted 1-16-2014....

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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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Donate to SNAP automatically each time you shop at Kroger…

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Donate to SNAP automatically each time you shop at Kroger…

SNAP-2 IT is proud to partner with Kroger as part of their Community Rewards program. Help raise money for SNAP every time you shop at your local Kroger! We encourage all friends of SNAP to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. To donate take these steps from the Kroger Community Rewards website: • Click on Sign In/Register • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box. • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. • Update or confirm your information. • Enter NPO number (55531) or the name of your preferred charity organizating (e.g. Snap-2IT) and select SNAP from list and click on confirm. • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page. • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s). • Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number. • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count....

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Unable to Fight, 6 week old Willy Loses Paw to Vermin. Help SNAP Offset His Medical Expenses.

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Unable to Fight, 6 week old Willy Loses Paw to Vermin.  Help SNAP Offset His Medical Expenses.

Friends of SNAP know that the last few weeks have been an overload of last minute rescues, extraordinary stories and most of all kittens, kittens, kittens. At SNAP, we have made a conscious decision to keep the tone of our news positive and upbeat – after all, we are an organization devoted to life, good life, and plenty of it. Sometimes, though, something breaks our hearts, and we have to ask for your help. Over the holiday weekend, a story unfolded that caused even the most seasoned volunteers to stop in their tracks and reflect. It is a prime example of the disaster that ensues because of unchecked, unwanted animal reproduction. In this case, there is no owner to scold or blame. No person to blame at all, in fact, at least not one that we can easily identify. It’s the story of two kittens, too young to defend themselves, one of which was attacked by rats and may lose a paw, a foot, a leg, if not his entire life, because of it. Although the kitten is doing well 24 hours into the rescue, it is at a high risk of infection because of laying in filth for days, injured and bleeding, with an exposed wound and jutting bones. Here’s what happened. SNAP has a longstanding relationship with a trailer park in Atlanta. After an exhausting day trapping and arranging housing for rescued animals – and one visit to the trailer park – SNAP received a frantic call from an animal lover who lives there. Children had alerted the woman that there were kittens underneath an abandoned unit, alone and crying. When she belly-wriggled beneath the dust and debris and fumbled beneath the underbelly of the empty trailer, that’s exactly what she found: two tiny kittens, between 5 and 6 weeks old. They were dirty, hungry, and so covered in fleas that it was hard to tell where the fleas ended and the kittens began. Our friend’s heart sank when she saw that the tiny black and white kitten – now named Willy – was injured, too. In the filth and dust, she didn’t know exactly what was wrong, except that one of his front paws was wounded. She called SNAP for help. SNAP volunteers knew what to do when they took in the situation. After being fed and watered, attending to Willy’s hurt paw was first on the list. That meant that a gentle de-griming was necessary. Our heart sank when we saw that much of his paw had been simply chewed off, and portions of the bone were actually protruding in full view, exposed to the air. And even worse, the injury had been exposed to the filth for at least days, if not longer. SNAP immediately began Willie on a course of antibiotics to help combat any potential infection because truly, this is what risks his young life the most as of today. At under two pounds, if an infection blasts through his tiny boy’s body, saving him will be very difficult, if not impossible. And last, but certainly not least, SNAP de-fleaed the poor little boys because they were miserable, covered in crawling vermin, and itching constantly. Fleas carry disease too, any bit of which could quickly overwhelm such small little kittens. In the way of small, innocent animals, as soon as the kittens were fed and comfortable – no more itching! – they were glad to pose for the camera. Silly Cy, of course, doesn’t know that his brother Willie is hurt and even engaged in a little bit of horseplay. The two...

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Remembering Bonnie Sanders, Animal Lover, Friend & Giver

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Remembering Bonnie Sanders, Animal Lover, Friend & Giver

On behalf of her family and loved ones we fondly remember Bonnie Sanders, who departed this life in late January of this year. An Ohio native, Bonnie called Atlanta  “home” for many years. For the last 15, Bonnie was part of the family at Peachtree Psychiatric Professionals, where she was, “the matriarch of our front office, offering support and encouragement to our patients as well as our doctors,
therapists and co-workers for the past 15 years.” Bonnie 
was a bright light in a dark world and will be remembered for the smiles she
 brought to people’s faces. She was known for her sense of humor, youthful
 spirit, and generosity. She was always an encourager, a giver, and a lover 
of people. And of course, a lover of animals. Bonnie was particularly fond of dogs, birds, and turtles. In an act of overwhelming generosity and compassion, Bonnie’s loved ones have asked that instead of mourning Bonnie in death, we support the things she loved in life: compassionate, loving, humane treatment and care of animals. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Remembering Bonnie Sander’s Fund with all proceeds going to the no-kill animal shelter, SNAP. To make your tax-deductible donation in Bonnie’s memory, simply click on the button that depicts Bonnie and her favorite four-legged friend. SNAP thanks Bonnie’s loved ones for remembering the animals we work to protect in your time of grief. The donations made in Bonnie’s name will be put to good use, and we like knowing one more animal lover is cheering us on from...

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What SNAP Needs Today

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What SNAP Needs Today

It’s been a week of ups and down, full of tears and triumphs, for SNAP volunteers and our supporters. We find ourselves with hearts full of love, but slightly reduced coffers, from some unexpected medical emergencies. Baby Santa Clara.  Santa Clara, a shy Havana Brown Maine Coon, is 8 weeks old in this photograph.  Earlier this week, kitten Clarita went to the vet because of stomach problems – but there ended up being much, much more wrong. When kittens like Santa Clara are born into poor living conditions, negligible nutrition and exposure to other sick animals, they are likely to develop issues, just as a human would.  Although Santa Clara was rescued from a hoarder a few weeks ago, we were saddened to learn that her intestines were so badly damaged that a portion of them actually had to be removed.   Santa Clara survived the surgery, and is now in recovery with a kind-hearted veterinarian who not only donated a portion of the surgery, but is taking Clarita home each night during her recovery to offer exceptional care and help SNAP avoid additional vet fees.  Santa Clara is still in recovery, and we look forward to the day we can hold a special adoption event in her honor.  A special thank you goes out to the dear people at Village Vets for their help with baby Santa Clara. Total cost for diagnosis and surgery: $430 Taffy the Wanderer.  SNAP’s friendship with Taffy started a few years ago, when we agreed to partner with a trailer park that needed help managing a large feral colony.  Last week, we got a panicked call from the on-the-ground colony caregiver, who is responsible for feeding and monitoring the colony.  We learned that Taffy was badly cut – in fact, she was sliced from beneath one arm up to her neck.  It appears that in her wanderings, Taffy got caught in a piece of barbed wire, and the wound got dirty and became infected before the caregiver found her.  Taffy has recovered nicely, and is back home where she belongs. View a picture of Taffy’s stitches on our Facebook page…warning, graphic! Total cost for cleaning, antibiotics and stitches: $250 The price of clear vision. Just as baby Santa Clara struggled with stomach issues because of being born into poor circumstances, recently our rescued kittens have suffered from a spate of eye infections.  It’s not uncommon for kittens to get eye infections – but they are highly contagious.  Some recent rescues exposed other kittens to eye infections, and before long, the number of little ones with eye problems increased dramatically.  They are well on the road to recovery, but SNAP had to make medications available to multiple foster parents. Total cost for additional medicine to combat the eye infections:  $100 We encourage you to consider making a donation to Lover Boy’s fund to help SNAP offset these recent expenses. Thank you for your continued support of SNAP and our...

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