On CBS’ legacy game show “The Price is Right”, host Drew Carey, and legendary host Bob Barker before him for years, used the show to give awareness to a cause close to them, closing the show with the tag line, “Help control the pet population, have your pets spayed or neutered.”
That’s an example of “think globally,” and Kissimmee’s SNiP-It Clinic adds the “act locally.”
The clinic, located at the north end of Michigan Avenue just south of Osceola Parkway, was established five years ago as a low cost spay/neuter with the highest standards in veterinary care.
The clinic helps pet owners and the community two-fold: it helps pet owners have healthier, happier pets while reducing the number of unwanted litters and animals entering the county shelter among others.
Those who want to donate to SNiP-It can provide materials the clinic uses on a a daily basis. It is in constant need of bleach, HE-rated liquid laundry detergent, distilled water, Scotch-brand masking tape, and copy paper. Donations may be dropped off or mailed to the clinic (3096 Michigan Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34744).
As part of SNiP-It’s goal of working to end pet overpopulation, the clinic is participates in grants that can further lower the cost of bringing a pet in. A state grant helps defray the cost for low-income pet owners, and Osceola County is offering a grant to spay or neuter feral cats.
Thanks to that financial help, the clinic can offer services for cats for as low as $45 and dogs for as low as $75. Location microchipping starts at $15.