SNIPPP’s Snaps – September, 2019

SNIPPP (Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement) is a California non-profit animal rescue organization serving portions of Shasta, Modoc, and Lassen counties.

They can be called to report lost and found pets and the group offers a number of services such as Spay/Neuter Assistance Programs and vouchers for dogs & cats, as well as rescue, adoption and re-homing programs for animals found in the Intermountain area in need of new “Forever Families.” 

Located in McArthur, SNIPPP is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit animal welfare organization, and can be contacted at (530) 336-6006, or at or They can also be found on Facebook for more information.

Here are some examples of SNIPPP’s animals currently up for adoption:


Chance needs a second chance! His former human became too disabled to care for him properly, so this sweet guy is hoping for a new family or person to love and be happy with.

Chance is friendly with other dogs, and seems to gladly meet new people of all sorts. He is scheduled to be seen by our vet on August 15, and available for adoption after that, once we’re confident that he’s up-to-date on vaccinations, and healthy. If you’d like to meet him before then, please contact Suzanne at 530 335-2192.


Girl is a beautiful one year old dog who needs her forever home. She’s pit an husky and so sweet! She loves everything. Her owners just can’t keep her because of living situations, but she’s amazing. She’s had all her shots and everything she needs.


Ms. Patty would be happy to save some dog kisses just for you, and wag her whole body as she gives them to you! This friendly sweetie-pie seems happy to meet everybody. Patty is house-trained, spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm negative and on monthly prevention. She gets along well with other dogs and is friendly and outgoing with people. Call to find out about meeting Patty! You’ll be happy you did.


Midnight is a Courtesy Listing; please call Deborah at 541 291-7911 for more information. You do NOT need to fill out an online application!

Midnight is a healthy, playful, affectionate adult cat who gets along well with adults, respectful children, and also with multiple other cats at his foster home. He is litterbox trained, neutered and vaccinated for rabies. He’s very nice! Midnight would be a loving, happy companion to a lucky family who chooses to adopt him. 


Amber is a Courtesy Listing; please call Deborah at 541 291-7911 for more information. You do NOT need to fill out an online application!

Amber is a semi-feral young cat who enjoys being indoors, but prefers to not engage much with people.  She is healthy and litterbox trained; she’ll be spayed and vaccinated for rabies in January 2019. Amber is a very pretty girl, and deserves to have a safe and loving home; won’t you please call about her today?



Hi, I have two pit bull dogs that need to be re-homed. I am having surgery at UC Davis and will be unable to care for my dogs anymore. Both are family friendly dogs who are not blood related at all but have both been raised with each other since the youngest one came into our family. The first dog is the brown pit bull named Leonidas and his birthday is August 20, 2014, he will be five this month. He is registered as a service dog in training and has had a lot of obedience training classes. He is neutered. He is fun loving and loves to wrestle and swim and play football. He can handshake and high five. A great guard dog for he only barks if necessary.

My other dog is a pit bull as well and he is brown and white. His name is Dallas and his birthday is November 2, 2016. He will be three this November. He is a sweetheart dog and listens well. He loves to play fetch a stick in the water and stay up late and be pet at night. Such a sweet loving boy dog. Both dogs are current on all there shots and registered with the county. I would like them to stay together if possible for they get along well with each other. They are both inside/ outside dogs and have food access all day long. They have been raised on grain free dog food. Currently they have been eating Purina One dog food. They are both very healthy and have had no health issues. Looking for a happy home that will treat them with love and respect and give them attention. They love attention and play time.

My name is Lisa and my contact number is 530-722-8472


Junior is good with both dogs and cats and is looking for a new forever home.


Minnie and Junior are a couple of sweet, sassy Doxie mixes. They have so much fun together and would love to be adopted together.


Cookie is a spayed female Labrador Retriever–possibly mixed with some Border Collie, judging by her slim build. She is very sweet,  submissive to humans and craves  hands-on attention. She gets along well with two large breed female dogs and does well with kids, but she is not good with cats.

Cookie is very responsive to treats and is eager to learn. She does need basic training and regular exercise. She’s a pretty gal, with a nice shiny coat and a gentle demeanor. If you’d like to meet Cookie, please contact Suzanne at 530 335-21092.

For more information about SNIPPP, they can be contacted at (530) 336-6006, or at or They can also be found on Facebook for more information.

Contact the editor:

Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.