Governor revives spay-and-neuter program

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In partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Guam Animals in Need, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration has revived the Spay & Neuter Island Pets, or SNIP, Program.

The program is currently in its second phase, wherein the next two weeks, GAIN will begin part-time operations two days a week to perform spay and neuter surgeries to address the backlog of 250 GAIN-adopted animals. The aforementioned organizations will also be training veterinary assistants through the Boonie Flight Project.

In the third phase, which will begin in June this year, operations will expand to 2 to 5 operational days a week. It will also see the opening of low-cost spay-neuter services to the public at GAIN. Planning has already begun for this phase.

In the fourth and final phase, which the Office of the Governor states is anticipated for summer, the organizations will be conduction outreach, education and hosting pop-up spay-neuter clinics.

Outreach for microchipping, pet licensing, and education is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Life Skills Workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sagan Bisita in Hågat.