Calling all Vets! SNSI invites you to join our efforts to end shelter overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia. The commitment is simple, but the impact of your participation is immeasurable.
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SNSI runs three year-round programs, and participating vets can join any or all of these.
1. The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) provides affordable surgeries for Indiana residents with household income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty guidelines. See the SNAP Overview page for complete income and public assistance eligibility requirements.
According to PetSmart Charities, limited-income pet owners are twice as likely not to have spay/neuter surgeries performed compared to the rest of the population. By helping this group, we can make the greatest impact.
When SNSI vets were asked what they liked best about participating in SNSI programs, here is how a few veterinarians responded:
- “I get paid for work that otherwise I would have to donate.”
- “Being able to help the community.
- “Helping out low income pet owners.”
- “We are able to help spay/neuter cats that may not otherwise be done.”
- “The best thing would have to be being able to assist clientele that want to have their pet(s) altered but cannot afford the cost … Clients are very appreciative when the program is mentioned.”
In addition to their service to the community, 83% of veterinarians who took the survey agreed or strongly agreed that participating in SNAP helps grow their business because they reach potential new clientele.
2. The Pet Friendly Group Grant (PFGG) program provides 10 free surgery certificates per year to municipal shelters and 501(c)(3) rescue groups for animals in their care. This program helps prepare animals for adoption into forever homes.
3. The Community Cat program provides 30 free surgery certificates per year to municipal shelters and 501(c)(3) rescue groups that trap-neuter-return (TNR) feral and free-roaming cats. Studies show that Community Cat programs are fundamental to reducing shelter intake and euthanasia.
SNSI partner vets can participate at their own level, meaning they can do as few or as many SNSI surgeries as they like. Signing up to become a participating vet is easy. Simply click on the Contract at the top of the page, complete and submit to SNSI.
4. Lastly, SNSI runs a February Have a Heart and an October Treat Your Tails campaign. These programs are open to all pet owners, regardless of income. Learn more and sign up for either campaign: Feb/Oct contract.
We look forward to working with you to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Indiana.