ZAPP Launches Shoes for Spays Initiative


The Zero Additional Pup-ulation ProjectSimply by donating no longer gently worn to new shoes to ZAPP, spay and neuter surgeries are made possible to help control stray & indigent dog and cat overpopulation!

The Zero Additional Pup-ulation Project (ZAPP) announces a new initiative, Shoes for Spays, to raise funds for spaying and neutering in Baja. Funds are currently unavailable in this region as the animal overpopulation crisis continues to grow. Currently, the program is operating very successfully in San Felipe thanks to shoe donors.

By seeking out “shoe addicts” and animal lovers alike that want to turn “no longer gently worn to new shoes” into funds for spay/neuter surgeries, ZAPP takes donated men’s and women’s shoes, details them, and resells them out of their eBay Shoe Store.

“Funds are unavailable in Mexico for a project such as this,” said ZAPP Founder Steven Forman. “We need major support to make this initiative possible and we hope that people across the US will join us by donating their unwanted re-sellable shoes so that we can turn them into spay/neuter surgeries.”

This idea has allowed San Felipe to spay and neuter more than 5,500 animals to date, at a rate of 100 per month, and a cost of $30 per surgery to ZAPP.

ZAPP needs gently worn to new shoes donated to help spay and neuter as many dogs and cats as possible in San Felipe, where 92 percent of the existing animals live on the streets.

Have shoes to donate? Send them to:
Attn: Shoes for Spays
95 East Highway 98
Calexico, CA 92232

Looking for a good deal on some shoes?
Buy ZAPP shoes here.

For more information, visit or contact Scott Samson at (818) 505-3184.

About ZAPP
ZAPP began years ago when it became apparent that all animal related issues in San Felipe, such as starvation, illness, and unwanted puppies, were tied into the fact that there were more than 15,000-20,000 stray and indigent dogs living on the streets, hiding under cars, hanging out on beaches and roaming the desert of San Felipe. There is an unestimated amount of feral cats as well. In order to reach zero population growth, they need to consistently spay & neuter approximately 1,200 animals a month just to stay ahead of the “production line.”


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Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

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