SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program)
If you need financial assistance to spay/neuter your cat or dog, SNAP is here to help you!
SNAP serves cats and dogs in need of spaying/neutering in Bennington County as well as Salem, Shushan, Cambridge, Eagle Bridge, Hoosick Falls, N. Petersburgh, Petersburgh and White Creek, NY along with Williamstown and North Adams MA. (Application acceptance for cats in Hoosick Falls & Petersburgh areas varies depending on appointment availability.
Mohawk Hudson Humane in NY has a low cost spay/neuter program for residents of Rensselaer County… "If you are currently receiving public assistance, you may qualify to spay or neuter your cat for only $30. To spay a Pit Bull type dog, your fee may be as low as $1." MHHS can be reached at 518- 434-8128 for more information about their program.
There are three easy ways to request a SNAP Application. An application must be submitted for each animal that needs to be spayed/neutered.
1. Click here to download an application.
2. Call 375-2898 ext 312 for our SNAP line and follow the instructions.
3. Email SCACSNAP@gmail.com with your name and mailing address.
SCAC holds a SNAP clinic for cats each week at the shelter. You must have an appointment. Surgery appointments will be scheduled after your completed application is received. Make sure to include an email address on your application. Surgery confirmations and surgery drop-off instructions will be emailed to you.
Dogs must be taken to a participating veterinarian for surgery. You must have your SNAP Certificate BEFORE making a surgery appointment for your dog. You must advise your vet that you will be using SCAC's SNAP Program when you make the appointment. Some vets charge additional fees. Those fees are your responsibility if you choose to use that vet.
SNAP is a Second Chance Animal Center program and is not affiliated with Vermont's VSNIP program.
VSNIP (Vermont Spay Neuter Incentive Program)
VSNIP is funded by a $3 surcharge on every dog registration. This designated fund is set aside to enable income eligible caretakers of cats and dogs to receive financial assistance in order to be able to spay, neuter and vaccinate the animals for which they provide care. For more information on this program which costs eligible Vermont residents only $27, please call 855-47-VSNIP (855-478-7647) or use visit their website at http://www.vsnip.org/
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