SNIPPP’s Snaps – July 5, 2021

Beginning this week, Shasta County News Source (SCNS) will be proudly featuring a new Community Reporter’s column, “SNIPPP’s Snaps”.

The bi-weekly column will feature snapshots and details about different kittens, cats, and dogs available for both fostering and adoption through Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement (SNIPPP). Each new listing will include photographs as well as full and detailed descriptions of each animal and what their individual needs are.

The column will also feature upcoming events such as fundraisers, adoptions, and other exciting news covering animal foster and adoption needs throughout the North State region.


SNIPPP (Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement) is a California non-profit no-kill animal rescue and spay/neuter organization serving portions of Shasta, Modoc, and Lassen counties.

Created in March of 2007 by Cassel resident Suzanne Kane, SNIPPP is operated completely by volunteers with no paid staff whatsoever. SNIPPP serves a large area of approximately 1600 square miles, covering parts of Shasta, Modoc and Lassen counties. Their areas of coverage range from Old Station up to Adin, over to Bartle then down to Oak run, though their main service area is the Intermountain area of Eastern Shasta County.

SNIPPP 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 with a local Board of Directors as well as a community of volunteers who donate their time, money, homes, and loving care to provide the services SNIPPP offers. They can be contacted at (530) 336-6006, or at or They can also be found on Facebook for more information.



Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Adoption Fee: 25.00
Species: Cat
General Color: Brown Tabby
Color: Tabby
Eye Color: Gold
Ear Type: Erect
Tail Type: Long
Current Size: 10 Pounds Current Age: 9 Years 6 Months (best estimate)
Fence Required: No
Declawed: No
Housetrained: Yes
Obedience Training Needed: Well Trained
Exercise Needs: Not Required
Grooming Needs: Low
Shedding Amount: Moderate
Owner Experience Needed: None
Reaction to New People: Friendly

Courtesy Listing – Please contact Jim at (530) 949-9298

If You are Looking for Love – Here I Am!!!

My name is Lonely Boy (but my mom calls me Handsome Boy Kitty! ) My dad, Jim, used to be on the road a lot…I live in his shop so when he was gone….I was lonely! Secretly, I long for a lap to sit in, a soft bed to snuggle in, frequent tummy rubs and….YOU! After years of being a “lone kitty”, I’ve decided that it’s time to take the plunge, settle down for good and find that one special person to purr to!

So, here are my ideas for the perfect relationship –

You and me hanging out, I’ll purr and make biscuits with my paws while you rub my tummy, then, you can pour me a bowl of cat food and fix yourself something yummy and we can dine together, after that, we can watch the sunset while I keep your lap nice and warm!

I am polite, well mannered and like to think I’m quite the catch….unfortunately, the BIG Bobcat who has moved into my neighborhood seems to think so too. I really wouldn’t be considering a move, but he’s a kitty eating fool and I don’t really cherish the idea of ending up a succulent snack so it’s time to move on.

Although I’m pretty much on lockdown due to the BIG Bobcat (I think his name is Killer!), I do like to lounge in the sun and am an old hand at using a kitty door. I am good at using a litter box too, but sometimes a guy just likes to enjoy the great outdoors – especially when I know I can snuggle with you at night!

I know you will be giving Jim a call soon so that you can meet me – after all, What’s not to Love about this Handsome Lonely Boy? Come on….you know you want me! Make that call!!!

More about LONELY BOY:

Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Quiet, Does not require a yard, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy


Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Adoption Fee: $20
Species: Cat
General Color: Black (Mostly)
Current Age: 3 Months (best estimate)
Declawed: No
Grooming Needs: Moderate
Shedding Amount: Moderate
Owner Experience Needed: None


Courtesy Listing – Please contact Debbie at 530-238-0792 for more information!!

We are just three extremely adorable kittens looking for permanent laps to occupy!  Our names are Squirt, Daisy & Bubbles and we are excited to meet you! We are litterbox trained, playful and cute, and we like dogs too!!!

If you are looking for a bundle of love, please reach out to Debbie – we are ready to sit in your lap today!!!!


Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Adults


About WONA:

Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Adoption Fee: $25
Species: Dog
General Color: Black with White
Color: Nice markings / Patches
Eye Color: Brown
Ear Type: Natural/Uncropped
Tail Type: Long
Current Size: 57 Pounds
Current Age: 3 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
Fence Required: Yes
Housetrained: Yes
Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
Exercise Needs: Moderate
Owner Experience Needed: Species
Reaction to New People: Friendly

Courtesy Listing – Please contact Nicholas at 530-276-5379

Hello There! My name is Wona – and I am pretty darn cute if I do say so myself!

I was found by my current folks on Montgomery Creek Road about two months ago and they have been great! SNIPPP helped me spayed and my shots, so I am good to go!

To tell the truth, I’m not too crazy about farm animals and my current folks have Chickens and Goats, so it’s time for me to move on! I do get along with cats and I’d like to meet other dogs, so that could be fun….I’m really a sweetheart and I love to run and play! Maybe I could be your new buddy???? Please??? I’m here – waiting to meet you SOON I hope! So….give Nicholas a call and we can start our new adventures together! I’m looking forward to it!!!

More about WONA:

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leash-trained, Crate-trained, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle

Contact the editor:

Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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 30 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 18 grandchildren.