The mission of SNiP-It Clinic in Kissimmee is to provide residents with humane solutions to the pet overpopulation problem through education and by offering low cost spay/neuter services.

The clinic is located at Michigan Avenue and Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee, and is working with Osceola Animal Services to help reduce the number of feral cats that live in our community. The Osceola County Animal Services recently received a $15,000 grant from Florida Animal Friend to spay or neuter 300 feral cats in the community, and they turned to SNiP-It Clinic to make it happen. Not sure what a feral cat is?

Here’s the best way to describe a feral cat: they are un-owned cats that live outdoors, are susceptible to feline diseases, largely avoid human contact, or they were once domesticated and later abandoned and turned feral to survive in the wild. Feral cats can produce dozens of generations of cats,¬† and can become extremely aggressive and predatory. Ferals, are often referred to as “community cats” or “free-roaming cats.”

SNiP-It, helped by donations, has a “trap-neuter-return” program. SNiP-it goes into the community to collect the cats, spays or neuters them, and then releases them.

One way Florida Animal Friend funds projects and grants like this is through its license plate program. The organization receives $25 for each plate that is purchased (and renewed!) then uses those funds exclusively to help reduce cat and dog overpopulation by increasing spay and neuter surgeries; such as the grant awarded to Osceola County Animal Services.

How can you be a part of reducing the pet population in Osceola County? Go to Florida Animal Friend to learn about getting your own “Animal Friend” license plate, or to go SNiP-It’s web site to find out about volunteering locally. Be a part of the solution, and make a Positive Difference in Osceola County!