After hearing for months about the wonderful people from Houston’s Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), I felt compelled to write the truth. Anyone can look into what I have to say by simply talking to shelter staff. Not the board – as they have a vested interest in keeping this quiet.
SNAP did do some good things but they also euthanized hundreds of animals. The animals that survived the hurricane in the shelter were then euthanized – all of them. Also, many animals were routinely picked up off the streets, not checked for a microchip and euthanized within hours. How many animals were wandering around looking for their family and home? How many of us were doing the same? It was a disgrace. They also euthanized cats living in their own colonies that were disease-free and spayed/neutered.
A local vet and many wonderful people spent a lot of time and money in doing this. You could identify (the animals) by a slightly docked ear. They didn’t even have a qualified veterinarian doing these mass killings.
So, Dave Olson, please take your SNAP people and well . . . it is time we get our own animal rescue facility – without a board of directors. They only do things for themselves, perhaps making a name for how ‘caring’ they are. Whatever! Get rid of them all! Or, better yet, someone start another type of facility. Please, somebody do something soon.
One last thing – the people who work at the Humane Society are dedicated and loving. They deserve all the credit in the world.
Name withheld by request