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SNAP (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program)

If you need assistance to spay or neuter your cat or dog, SNAP is here to provide that service!

Our SNAP program serves residents of the following areas: ALL towns in Bennington County (VT); Cambridge, Eagle Bridge, Salem, Shushan, and White Creek in Washington County (NY); Hoosick Falls, North Petersburgh, and Petersburgh in Rensselaer County (NY); and North Adams and Williamstown in Berkshire County (MA). (Please note that applications for cats in Hoosick Falls, North Petersburgh, and Petersburgh depend on appointment availability.)

There are three easy ways to apply to the SNAP program:

1. Click here to download an application that can be printed and mailed in or click here to submit your application online;

2. Call 802-375-2898 ext 312 for SNAP instructions;

3. Email [email protected] with your name and mailing address;

You MUST submit a separate application for each cat or dog!!

SCAC schedules SNAP feline clinics 4-5 times per month, including every Wednesday. You MUST have an appointment and once your application is submitted, we will contact you to schedule the date. It is important that you include an email address on your application as surgery confirmations and drop-off instructions are communicated via email.

Our SNAP program is different for dogs. We operate the onsite canine clinic on a limited basis and most canine surgeries are scheduled through an area veterinarian who participates in this SCAC program. You must receive your SNAP voucher BEFORE scheduling the surgery appointment for your dog, and it is important that you advise the veterinarian’s office that you are working with Second Chance’s SNAP program. Also, some veterinarians charge additional fees that are not part of the SNAP voucher program, and those fees are your responsibility.

VSNIP (Vermont Spay/Neuter Incentive Program)

VSNIP is funded through the state of Vermont and is not affiliated with Second Chance Animal Center. VSNIP is a designated fund to assist income-eligible pet owners to spay/neuter their cat or dog. There are several area veterinarians who participate with VSNIP to provide services. Vermont residents can find out more by calling 855-478-7647 or by visiting the program website at

SNAP Program