Leave no pets behind in Costa Rica!

In January of 2015 the Costa Rican government will relocate 150 families who live below the poverty line elsewhere. As these families lack any resources, we fear that hundreds of intact pets are at risk of being abandoned unleashing a wave of unwanted births that will put hundreds of new litters on the street.


This community is located in one of the poorest urban areas of the country. The community originated when a few people - mostly immigrants from Nicaragua - set up temporary shelter in a vacant lot in 2001 and since then it has grown to about 600 families and well over 600 companion animals. Living conditions for both humans and animals are best described as very harsh and the news regularly reports that no government agency has been able to offer a viable solution to improve the quality of life for these people, their children and pets. 

Our assessment shows that we need to spay and neuter at least 70% (or about 420 companion animals) in order to stabilize pet population among these families.  Currently, only 5% of the animals are fixed.

SNIP intends to organize a series of spay & neuter clinics locally, but lacks the funds to do so as the public cannot cover even the most basic costs of the surgery. The SNIP cost of surgery is less than $20 per animal.


Thanks to a grant by the Marchig Trust we are now only $2,000 short of reaching our goal. 

Help us bring help where it is needed the most, giving the pets of this community a chance. Less newborns will give a better chance of survival to the existing animals.  We will put your donation to good use by spending 100% of the funds collected to pay for spay/neuter surgeries and educational material about responsible pet ownership.

Please help us raise the $2,000 needed to complete this project!

The furry wanderers will be forever grateful...
  • Wendy Reitmeyer  
    • $100 
    • 74 mos
  • Don and Amy Lippucci 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
  • Flory Arrieta 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 75 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 75 mos
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Organizer

Carla Ferraro 
Organizer
Salt Lake City, UT
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