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SNIP aims to reduce the suffering and death of animals due to overpopulation through affordable and accessible (mobile) access to spay/neuter.

The Big Idea

The Spay Neuter Imperative Project’s (SNIP) Snip Bus travels throughout Monterey County to bring low-cost, mobile clinics with spay, neuter and vaccine services directly to pet owners. This makes it easy for seniors, veterans, and low-income residents to responsibly experience the joys of pet ownership and manage their animals’ health. New to MCGives! this year, SNIP hopes to serve between 208-256 dogs and cats, preventing hundreds of thousands of unwanted animals from being born and removing barriers to veterinary care.

"I am a single mother working multiple jobs trying to make ends meet for my three children. We were given two dogs (a male and a female) by a family member, and they mated. We had a litter of puppies and I was blown away when I tried to take them to the vet for care, in addition to the food. SNIP helped us find homes for the puppies, in addition to spaying/neutering/vaccinating the mom and dad, plus all the puppies. SNIP came directly into my community, making it easy in addition to affordable for me to take off the time from work"

- Carla Gomez

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.