First, we are not the State operated WV Spay Neuter Assistance Program Fund which is established at the WV Dept. of Agriculture. We are a different group.
Our group sounds very similar but we were here first. Our Spay Neuter Assistance Program of West Virginia, Incorporated (SNAP/WV) is a 501C3. SNAP/WV was established in 2002 to help stop the dog and cat overpopulation in the state and seeks to accomplish this goal by educating and seeking funds for spay / neuter services to citizens of West Virginia. SNAP WV is closely linked to the Federation of Humane Organizations of West Virginia. FOHO WV has worked tirelessly to get the State WVSNAP program funded.
A very important part of the goal of SNAP/WV is to collect statistics about the overpopulation problem in our state and to educate on the need for spay neuter services throughout the state. These statistics and the other information we obtain will be used to educate the public and obtain state funding for spay and neuter of WV pets and community cats.
We are excited that finally in 2013, the WV State Spay Neuter Assistance Program was established through the WV State Legislature at the WV Dept. of Agriculture. Our group will work closely with FOHO WV and the WV Dept. of Ag. to fund the new program. Again, do not confuse us with the new program at the WV Dept. of Ag. We are not them. We were organized in 2002 long before the actual fund was established in 2013. Our concern is that there is no money in the fund to assist the many of West Virginians that need it.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture became a partner with FOHO in 2015. FOHO is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Donations can be made to FOHO through the WVDA. Write WV Spay Neuter Assistance Program in the check memo line. Send your checks to ATTN Administration Services, WV Department of Agriculture, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305.