Spay/Neuter Assistance Program

 

Spay & Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

The SNAP program was established to provide Placer County residents with free or subsidized spay and neuter services for their cats, dogs and rabbits. Please see below for cost and services for the type of animal you have. For other low-cost spay and neuter services, click here.


NOTE: Unfortunately, due to a shortage of resources, we are unable to schedule any mobile spay/neuter clinics at this time. We currently have a very limited number of spay/neuter assistance vouchers available to residents of Placer County. If you would like to apply for a spay/neuter voucher, please follow the instructions below.


VOUCHER FOR PARTICIPATING VETS

Vouchers may be used at a select number of participating veterinary clinics. Participating vets support the efforts of Placer SPCA by accepting reduced fees for spay and neuter services.

Cats

A very limited number of vouchers (one per household) are available for Placer County residents 18 years or older. You must provide proof of residency and complete an application to apply for a voucher. If your voucher application is approved, we will mail an endorsed SNAP voucher with instructions for making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic.

Please note:

  • Surgery co-pays are usually $10.00. It may be more if your cat is pregnant, in heat, overweight, or cryptorchid.
  • Kittens must be at least 8 weeks old or weigh a minimum of two pounds to be safely spayed or neutered.
  • Additional services, such as pre-surgery exams, vaccinations, and other medical treatment (which may be required by the veterinary office) will be at your own expense.
  • You must receive your voucher prior to making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic.
  • Subsidized cat spay and neuter services for Placer County residents will continue as funding is available.

Send your completed voucher application along with proof of residency, that matches the address on your application, to snap@placerspca.org.

Dogs

Pit Bull / Pit Bull Mixes

A very limited number of vouchers (one per household) are available for Placer County residents 18 years or older. You must provide proof of residency and complete an application to apply for a voucher. If your voucher application is approved, we will mail an endorsed SNAP voucher with instructions for making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic.

Please note:

  • If your dog is pregnant, in heat, overweight, or cryptorchid at the time the service is provided, there may be additional fees.
  • Additional services, such as pre-surgery exams, vaccinations, and other medical treatment (which may be required by the veterinary office) will be at your own expense.
  • You must receive your voucher prior to making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic.
  • Free pit bull or pit bull mix spay and neuter services for Placer County residents will continue as funding is available.

Send your completed voucher application along with proof of residency, that matches the address on your application, to snap@placerspca.org.

All Other Breeds

A very limited number of vouchers (one per household) are available for Placer County residents 18 years or older. You must provide proof that you are currently receiving government assistance such as social security, disability, unemployment, food assistance, etc. We also require proof of residency and a completed application to apply for a voucher.

If you qualify for this program, the Placer SPCA will pay 50 percent of the surgery fee for your dog. You would be responsible for the remaining 50 percent as well as any additional fees for services the veterinary clinic may require.

Please note:

  • If your dog is pregnant, in heat, overweight, or cryptorchid at the time the service is provided, there may be additional fees.
  • Additional services, such as pre-surgery exams, vaccinations, and other medical treatment (which may be required by the veterinary office) will be at your own expense.
  • You must receive your voucher prior to making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic.
  • Subsidized dog spay and neuter services for Placer County residents will continue as funding is available.

Send your completed voucher application along with your proof of government assistance and proof of residency, that matches the address on your application, to snap@placerspca.org.

Subsidized dog spay and neuter services for Placer County residents will continue as funding is available.

Rabbits

A very limited number of vouchers (one per household) are available for Placer County residents 18 years or older. You must provide proof of residency and complete an application to apply for a voucher. If your voucher application is approved, we will mail an endorsed SNAP voucher with instructions for making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic.

If your application is approved, you will receive an endorsed SNAP voucher in the mail with instructions for making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic. The Placer SPCA will subsidize 50% of the cost of the spay or neuter surgery. Your portion of the cost will be due at the time of surgery

Please note:

  • Your portion of the spay or neuter surgery cost (pricing is subject to change):
  • Female rabbit (not pregnant or in heat): $42.50
  • Female rabbit (pregnant or in heat): $47.50
  • Male rabbit: $32.50
  • Additional services, such as pre-surgery exams, vaccinations, and other medical treatment (which may be required by the veterinary office) will be at your own expense.
  • You must receive your voucher prior to making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic.
  • Subsidized rabbit spay and neuter services for Placer County residents will continue as funding is available.

Send your completed voucher application along with proof of residency, that matches the address on your application, to snap@placerspca.org.

FERAL OR FREE-ROAMING CATS

A very limited number of vouchers (two per household) are available for Placer County residents 18 years or older. You must provide proof of residency and complete an application to apply for a voucher. If your voucher application is approved, we will mail an endorsed SNAP voucher with instructions for making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic.

Please note:

  • Additional services, such as pre-surgery exams, vaccinations, and other medical treatment (which may be required by the veterinary office) will be at your own expense.
  • You must receive your voucher prior to making an appointment with a participating veterinary clinic.
  • Subsidized cat spay and neuter services for Placer County residents will continue as funding is available.

Send your completed feral voucher application along with proof of residency, that matches the address on your application, to snap@placerspca.org.