The most important part of SNIP International’s work is donating equipment to overseas organisations. This allows local organisations, which are often in poorer countries to improve the welfare of their local cats and dogs. Something as inexpensive as a trap or even some dog leads can make a lot of difference to an organisation struggling to raise funds from a population who don’t yet understand how everyone gains when the local animals are fit and healthy.
However, the recent and current political and economic difficulties have added significant complexity and cost to the work of SNIP International, especially with regard to shipping costs. Given the fact that SNIP International is run by a small team of volunteers with limited time available, the Board of Trustees has decided to take a temporary break in order to catch up with the administrative back log and to reflect on new, more sustainable ways to work. SNIP International will therefore not take on any new applications until further notice. SNIP International will however continue its work with the current projects, i.e. International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC), International Training Programme (ITP) and Catstar as usual.
Thank you for your understanding.