SNAP thanks community for support


By Candy Schumann

SNAP co-founder, volunteer executive director

I would like to express my appreciation to the many businesses and La Jollans who joined to make the Second Annual La Jolla Pet Parade & Festival a tremendous success. What a great turnout for a great cause. La Jollans sure love their pets. But what is really terrific is that the proceeds of the event go directly to help pets and people across San Diego County who have needs that can’t be met without a hand up. Those of us volunteering in shelters and in low-

income neighborhoods know that many, many people are suffering financial hardships that prevent them from providing for their pets as well as they would like — especially over the last two years.

Thanks to the financial support of the community, SNAP is able to help thousands of people to be responsible pet guardians — and keep companion animals out of shelters. For instance, just recently, 49 large dogs were fixed on SNAP’s Neuter Scooter in an Oceanside barrio. SNAP offers a “fix,” a rabies vaccine and a one-year dog license for just $20. This is just one of the targeted solutions that SNAP provides with the help of our donors and fundraising events.

A very special “thank you” to Nancy Warwick of Warwick’s, and Janet McCulley, owner of Muttropolis, for your creativity, great spirit, humor and unstinting contribution of your time. Many thanks to our Great Dane Sponsors: Ark Antiques for Animal Charities and Fay of Needle Nook and to our Great American Mutt Sponsors: Engel & Volkers La Jolla and My Perfect Pet Dog Food.

Also, hats off to Maureen and Egon of the La Jolla Village Lodge for helping with organizing and sharing their parking lot and motel, Cathy and Ron Jones, Mary Ellen Morgan and Karen Scoggins, Ronda Ahrens, Bill at La Jolla Photo and Imaging, Terri at Quality Printing, Dave Schwab of the La Jolla Light, all the surf dog champs and their people and to our contest judges Coe Lewis, Margo Schwab, Virginia Degeneres, Lani Minella and Nancy Miller — and to all who attended. Together, we make the La Jolla Pet Parade & Festival a party with a purpose.