Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Neuter Assistance Programs

The cost of raising a litter of puppies or kittens is more than the cost of a spay or neuter operation.

Pet overpopulation is a significant issue throughout the U.S. To prevent the problem, spay and neuter programs and advocacy groups have gone to great lengths to make pet owners aware of the repercussions of unplanned litters and offer necessary assistance. Many groups and programs exist with the sole purpose of helping those in need afford a spay or neuter. Local veterinary clinics or animal control officials may be able to give information about such programs in your area.

Spay-Neuter Assistance Program

Operating in many states, SNAP offers free spaying or neutering to qualifying families and reduced-cost spaying and neutering to the public. SNAP has a variety of mobile surgury units to treat animals in non-local areas, and also offers other services such as vaccination, deworming, heartworm prevention, microchipping, nail clipping, health testing and flea treatments. SNAP is run primarily on donations and volunteer effort.


1801 Durham, Suite 1

Houston, TX 77007



Animal Compassion Network's Betty Fund

The Animal Compassion Network provides financial assistance to the Betty Fund Low-Income Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. The fund assists low-income pet owners, limiting their expenditures on a spay or neuter to a $25 co-pay. Proof of financial need is necessary to qualify for the program, which was initiated in honor of a stray dog named Betty, rescued with her eight puppies.

ACN's Betty Fund

803 Fairview St.

Asheville, NC 28803


People For Animals

People for Animals, Inc. operates in New Jersey and relies entirely upon donations, grants and fundraising events to provide its services. In addition to a low-cost spay and neuter program, free transportation to and from the clinic from specific pick-up points is available for those unable or without means of transport. People for Animals provides low-cost wellness services (such as vaccines and heartworm testing) and a volunteer-staffed pet rescue and adoption program.

People for Animals, Inc.

401 Hillside Ave.

Hillside, NJ 07205



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