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SNIPS of Watauga Humane Society
Address: 312 Paws Way Boone, NC, 28607
Phone: 828-406-6121
About Us
SNIPS of Watauga Humane Society
Contacts: Monique Eckerd / Susan King, SNIPS Founding Committee Members
Phone: 828-406-6121 / 828-719-6105
Email for spay/neuter inquiries:
Address: 312 Paws Way, Boone, North Carolina, 28607
Location: 5.8 miles from High Country Food Hub

SNIPS (Spay Neuter Is a Positive Solution) is the 40+ member spay/neuter committee of Watauga Humane Society (WHS). SEE OUR PRODUCTS PICTURED BELOW! Our mission is to end animal overpopulation by raising money to make low-cost spay/neuter services available for pets in Watauga and Ashe counties whose owners demonstrate financial need. By reducing animal suffering, abandonment and abuse, the SNIPS community spay/neuter program also decreases intakes and euthanasia at WHS and contributes to the humane management of feral colonies in the area. In 2023, 464 surgeries were funded, at a cost of $50-$100 per surgery.

SNIPS volunteers work year-round to raise funds through craft sales, dining days at local restaurants, plant sales, and other community events to underwrite this effort. We are grateful to the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture administration and staff for including SNIPS plants, bulbs and seeds in the vibrant, community-enriching efforts of High Country Food Hub. All proceeds from Food Hub sales go directly into the spay/neuter surgery fund.
Since 2007, plant sales have been an annual event and a primary fundraiser. Plants come from the well-tended gardens of both SNIPS committee members and generous gardeners in the community at large. Some are grown from seed, while others are dug from generations-old stands. Whether you are looking for seeds, bulbs, ferns, herbs, native plants, house plants, flowering shrubs or perennials, SNIPS plants have been lovingly tended, carefully potted, and affordably priced.

We are excited to continue our partnership with the thriving Food Hub Community, which opens new windows for outreach and helps us raise funds to continue our work.