SNIPSA ‘Big Fix’ clinic to offer free services to dog, cat owners

What: SNIPSA “The Big Fix” free pet services clinic
Who: 300-400 dogs and cats; 200 volunteers, mostly St. Mary’s students
When: Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, on the St. Mary’s University campus
Why: To improve the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods. The Big Fix offers free spay/neuter, vaccination and microchipping services to pet owners living in the 78228 ZIP code.
Registration: To make an appointment for your pet, contact SNIPSA at 210-237-9400. For more information, visit www.snipsa.org.

SNIPSA (Spay, Neuter, Inject, Protect San Antonio) returns to St. Mary’s University for another free spay/neuter clinic. By “fixing” pets, you’re helping San Antonio and SNIPSA in their mission of controlling the city’s pet population. Hundreds of pets were treated at the previous Big Fix event at St. Mary’s.

This event is part of an ongoing effort to enhance quality of life through neighborhood revitalization. St. Mary’s strives to be a vital partner in promoting the health and wellness, education and safety of the Gateway District community.

The St. Mary’s University Neighborhood Revitalization Project was established in 2007. Together with neighbors, business proprietors and the City of San Antonio, the University has focused on commercial transformation, housing rehabilitation, education, and infrastructure and quality-of-life improvements. There are new pocket parks, street signs, bus stops, bike lanes, crosswalks and trees; improved sidewalks, streets and business facades; and new construction of homes and a multifamily apartment complex.


St. Mary's University, founded in 1852, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest. It offers 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs, and has a diverse student population of about 3,800 of all faiths and backgrounds. Its vision, as a Catholic and Marianist liberal arts institution, is to become one of the finest private universities in the region, a gateway for graduates to professional lives as ethical leaders in Texas, the nation and the world.

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