SNAP (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program) makes spaying and neutering available to many pet owners around Central Texas (only valid at our participating clinics). Our program is open to pet owners who have pets that need to be altered and/or chipped as well as to sponsors who believe in the benefits of alternation. Pflugerville Pets Alive! SNAP is intended to reduce the number of unwanted pet litters, provide financial assistance to public for surgery costs to sterilize companion pets, benefit public safety by reducing the number of stray, unwanted or abandoned animals that are rounded up and killed, and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and further the bond between people and animals.
We are so glad you have chosen to have your pet spayed or neutered (“fixed”)!
Why Spay or Neuter?
Spaying or neutering helps your pet live a longer, healthier life. Your pet is less likely to roam, bite, scratch, fight, mark territory, spray or develop uterine, mammary or testicular cancer. Cost is often the biggest reason why pets are not spayed or neutered. By providing affordable spaying and neutering to low-income pet owners, fewer unwanted puppies and kittens are born that would likely be surrendered to our local animal shelters.
When to Spay or Neuter?
Many of our participating veterinarians spay or neuter pets as young as 12 weeks of age or weighing at least 3 pounds. Kittens should be spayed or neutered by 4 months of age and puppies by 5 months of age to prevent unwanted litters, certain cancers and many unwanted behaviors. Learn more about “Fix at Month Four“ and watch a humorous video from Best Friends about fixing at month 4.
Rabies vaccinations are required by law and must only be given by veterinarians. Rabies vaccinations are only available through SNAP if your pet is being spayed or neutered.
How do you SNAP?
- If you are in Travis County, check out the Free Days offered by EmanciPet’s Mobile Unit for additional support.
- Complete the SNAP form with the necessary data to get an authorization.
- Once an Authorization code is created, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org containing a SNAP Certificate.
- Make Your Appointment with the information on the SNAP Certificate. When you receive your approved certificate, call a participating veterinary clinic for an appointment and tell them you have an approved Pflugerville Pets Alive Spay/Neuter Certificate. Our SNAP certificate serves as a certificate for spaying/neutering, rabies vaccination, and microchip from participating veterinary clinics and is good for 30 days. The expiration date is shown in the Certificate Expiration Date. No extensions will be made unless they are required by the veterinarian, and the veterinary clinic must email us at email@example.com to request the extension.
- It is your responsibility to abide by the veterinary clinic’ s guidelines and drop off and pick up your pet at the designated day and times. Clinics may refuse certifications if there is not an appropriate Authorization Number and Animal ID (A#) on the certificate. Please let us know if you are unable to make an appointment with a participating clinic. If the clinic requires additional vaccinations or services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org as authorization is needed before these services are rendered or you may be required to pay for these services.
If you believe in spay and neutering and would like to sponsor SNAP, please donate to prevent unnecessary litters!
Need more information about Spay/Neuter? Here are some great resources:
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