Change is Coming
SNIP is a program sponsored by the government of Guam through funding to be released over the next 5 years. The program was developed by leaders at the Guam Department of Agriculture, Guam Animals In Need (GAIN), and Boonie Flight Project. With our two staff veterinarians, we plan to run sterilizations out of the Dr. Lynn Raulerson Spay and Neuter Clinic at GAIN 4-5 days/week.
With the support of volunteer High-Volume High-Quality Spay Neuter (HQHVSN) veterinarians, we plan to run large quarterly sterilization campaigns at satellite clinics in various villages throughout the island.
Our goal is to make a sustainable impact on the animal population of Guam, decreasing animal suffering as a result, while also increasing community education around the issue.
Clinic Time Line
Members of Guam Animals in Need, Department of Agriculture, and the Boonie Flight Project met with the Mayor's council and Dr. Maza, Cornell veterinarian and Trap Neuter Release Expert, to establish the need and basic plan for a spay neuter initiative on Guam
Proposal and Program Plan was written and submitted for funding.
Funding was secured as our initiative passed the budgetary committee which then was signed and approved by Governor Lou Leon Guerrero.
Our 2 new staff veterinarians, Dr. Mariana Turner and Dr. Brenda Smith, move to Guam.
Veterinarian staff work alongside GAIN Staff and Volunteers to clean and bring life back into the Dr. Lynn Raulerson Spay and Neuter Clinic at GAIN.
Dr. Mariana Turner and Dr. Brenda Smith open the clinic for surgeries, starting to sterilize all previously adopted GAIN pet's.
SNIP clinic launched to the public with our first community clinic!