Working together to help the animals of Okanogan County and surrounding areas
OK-SNIP incorporated as a nonprofit under the name of The Abandoned Cat Team (ACT) in 2002. ACT was an all volunteer Trap/Neuter/Return organization helping the community cats of the Methow Valley. We realized early on that to solve the overpopulation of community cats and dogs and unwanted tame cats and dogs there had to be a comprehensive spay, neuter and adoption program in Okanogan County. Our new mission became to significantly reduce the unwanted overpopulation of cats and dogs in Okanogan through an aggressive spay and neuter project.
In 2004, ACT began collaborating with Animal Foster Care Cat Shelter (AFC) in Okanogan. AFC has been a nonprofit all volunteer organization since 1984. Together, ACT & AFC provide spay and neuter, adoption, and rescue services.
With a new mission, ACT became Okanogan Regional Spay & Neuter Project (OK-SNIP) in 2009.
In September of 2014, OK-SNIP began working with OKANDOGS Adoption Coordinators.
The OK-SNIP office is currently located in a temporary modular office on at 4 Spring Coulee Road in Okanogan. We share our space with a large number of adoptable semi-feral cats that would love to peek out at you while they hang out on the catio. Please call ahead if you are interested in adopting one of these cool cats.
We are currently working toward the goal of raising the funds needed to re-open our high volume/high quality spay & neuter Clinic. This will give us an advantage on reducing pet overpopulation and providing the community with reliable access to the services it needs.
OK-SNIP and OKANDOGS are an IRS 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with the tax ID number 01-0555614
You can find our current cats available for adoption on Petfinder.com
The following chart shows our progress since 2009:
We closed in 2012 due to lack of funds.
In 2013 we were fully staffed for 62 days of surgery clinics, allowing us to serve a larger portion of our community than ever before.
In 2014, we returned to contracting with full service vet clinics.
2009 804 animals
2010 793 animals
2011 673 animals
2012 40 animals
2013 1,056 animals
2014 765 animals
2015 417 animals
2016 462 animals
2017 388 animals
2018 402 animals
OKANDOGS Adoption Coordinators operates as an independent arm of OK-SNIP with our own Facebook page, budget, and donation opportunities. We focus our efforts on trying to help the dogs of the region and have been in operation for over 4 years. During that time, we’ve helped over 2,688 dogs- of which, about 67% are puppies. The Mom's and Dad’s Last Litter program continues to be an important element in the effort to help slow the growth of the dog population. Under this program, Mama and Papa dogs are spayed for free by OK-SNIP when OKANDOGS is entrusted with their litter of pups. A second program we use is Danny's Fund- a free spay and neuter program for Pit Bulls and Pit Mixes.
This is not done to discriminate against Pitties, rather, it is recognition of how hard they are to re-home as well as to stifle attempts to provide inventory for fighting dogs.
Dollars donated to the Vet Emergency Fund helps provide quality care for stray dogs, as well as pets from qualifying low-income families. This fund helps cover costs of emergency situations like parvo, gunshot wounds, dislocated hips, porcupine quills, broken legs, and more. In the vast majority of cases, it’s a life or death decision when a Vet, Animal Control Agency, or caring person asks OKANDOGS for help. Dogs in the Okanogan region have limited options and it is OKANDOGS’ mission to find those in need, retrieve them, fix them, and transport them to facilities that have the funds and means to find them good homes. The process of rescuing these dogs, providing vet care, and transportation isn’t cheap and currently we are only able to help local dogs who are often in dire need. We rely on the good will of donors to allow us to carry on our work, there are no paid staff and very few volunteers, so all donated funds go directly to helping the dogs.
For more information, you can reach out to Tom at 509-670-4937
Jan at 509-670-1909
You can also find current dogs available for adoption on Petfinder.com or visit them by appointment in Cashmere.
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$42,300 of donated funds went to vet care
over $3,000 was spent on medicine and vaccines
Vehicle costs amounted to $9,608- $7,968 of which was fuel
Over 39,000 miles driven to respond to needs
Over 2,688 animals saved since 2014