At SNIP we believe that mass euthanasia to control dog and cat overpopulation is not the answer to this tragedy. In fact, it gives people the false impression that pet population is being kept under control, but thousands of unwanted animals are still sacrificed daily all over the world. A vicious cycle of uncontrolled breeding, detention and death that goes nowhere…
In Costa Rica it is illegal to use euthanasia as a method of pet population control, although medical euthanasia for individual cases is still permitted. As animal organizations continue in their efforts to promote spay & neuter, breeding rates drop and less strays are seen roaming the streets.
The SNIP model is based on educating the public about responsible ownership and on offering frequent mass, low-cost spay & neuter clinics. This model can easily be replicated anywhere in the world.
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