Lake Travis nonprofit works to reduce animal shelter intake and euthanasia numbers

Lake Travis Spay & Neuter Advocacy Program launched in the Lake Travis area in July. (Courtesy Lake Travis Spay & Nueter)
Lake Travis Spay & Neuter Advocacy Program launched in the Lake Travis area in July. (Courtesy Lake Travis Spay & Nueter)

Lake Travis Spay & Neuter Advocacy Program launched in the Lake Travis area in July. (Courtesy Lake Travis Spay & Nueter)

A newly launched nonprofit organization, Lake Travis Spay & Neuter Advocacy Program, or LT SNAP, is working to address dog and cat overpopulation in the Lake Travis region. Founders Rochelle and Phil Storin began this initiative in July by connecting the community to low-cost spay and neuter services, according to a press release by LT SNAP.

“With the high number of unaltered pets in our community, one of the most effective ways to reduce the pet population in the Lake Travis area is by spaying or neutering our pets,” Phil Storin said in the release.


Through a partnership with Wags Hope & Healing, a Hudson Bend-based animal rescue, LT SNAP offers monthly transportation services to PetPALS, a spay and neuter clinic located in nearby Marble Falls. The service is available for pet owners living within the Lake Travis ISD boundaries for a fee of $30 not including the $95 required for the veterinary procedure, which according to the release can increase a pet’s lifespan. LT SNAP will meet pet owners at Lake Travis United Methodist Church and accompany the owner’s dog or cat to the procedure.

More information on the transportation service and registration can be found on the organization’s website. 512-971-4676. www.laketravissnap.com
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.