COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE

The Community Outreach Committee takes responsibility for those activities connected with making spay/neuter the most common solution to reducing dog and cat overpopulation.

Their primary goal is to inform and educate all segments of the community about the viability and desirability of spay/neuter as the population control mechanism of choice - and about M-SNAP's active role in implementing that solution.

Their secondary goal is to form liaisons with other groups and individuals who have goals in common with M-SNAP, in order to coordinate information, publicity, and resources available to the community to promote the spay/neuter solution.

Call (304-985-0123) or email (m-snap@m-snap.org) to arrange for a speaker or program for your organization or event.

RECOMMENDED LINKS

For the Young and Young-at-Heart

http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/html/pets.htm (free) About having a dog or cat for a pet & Pet Puzzle.

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/family/pets/article8.html (free) Youth-oriented explanations about the benefits of spay/neuter; pet puzzle link.

http://www.loveyourdog.com/toomanydgs.html (free) Spay/neuter article aimed at youthful dog owners.

http://www.petplace.com/cats/just-for-kids-spaying-or-neutering-your-cat/page1.aspx (free - registration optional) Spay/neuter article aimed at youthful cat owners.

General Pet Info

http://www.avma.org/ (free information access, paid membership for vets) Get the professional's advice and tips on pet health subjects.

http://www.hsus.org/ (free information access, free online membership, paid membership) The Humane Society of the United States engages in a wide variety of anti-cruelty and animal welfare activities. Learn about these, pet food recalls, and other pet-related topics.

https://www.aspca.org/sites/default/files/upload/images/pet_care_costs.pdf
Wondering how much money you will need each year to care for a pet?

About Spay & Neuter

http://www.spayusa.org/ (free) Everything you ever wanted to know about spay/neuter!

http://www.petsandkids.co.uk/SpayingAndNeutering.html (free) How to address some worries that children may have about spaying/neutering the family pets.

http://www.ahaworks.org/aha_help_music_video.wmv (free) An entertaining but pointed "spay/neuter" version of a classic Beatles song. NOTE: requires Windows Media Player or other player that handles .wmv files.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jLWBXH21Rc Introductory page with link at the bottom to a video. WARNING: The "In Hope" video is extremely moving, and contains graphic footage. A real consciousness-raiser - not for the faint of heart.

Animal-Related Laws

State - Compiled by the WVU College of Law Student Chapter of the SALDF. (Complete document available upon request)

Municipal - An M-SNAP project completed by a WVU student through the Center for Civic Engagement.