SPAY & NEUTER IN FRANKLIN COUNTY (SNIF)

The SNIF program is for owned pets.  It provides for low cost or free vouchers to pet owners who have low to mid income and live in Franklin County, northern Wake County, or Southern Granville County.​  Eligibility criteria and frequently asked questions can be found below.

You must apply and be approved. Once approved we issue you a voucher that can be used at several local locations. Appointments are required.

This program is possible due to partnerships with the following dedicated veterinarians and clinics willing to provide low cost spay and neuter surgeries in partnership with Paws for Life NC.

Cats
Heritage Animal Hospital, Wake Forest, NC: 919-435-1978
Louisburg Veterinary Clinic, Louisburg, NC: 919-496-2638
Five County Spay/Neuter, Zebulon, NC: 919-269-4564
Safe Care Feline Spay/Neuter, Durant Rd, Raleigh: 919-872-7730
SNAP-NC, mobile clinic with various locations.

Dogs
Heritage Animal Hospital, Wake Forest, NC: 919-435-1978
Louisburg Veterinary Clinic, Louisburg, NC: 919-496-2638

Five County Spay/Neuter, Zebulon, NC: 919-269-4564

SNAP-NC, mobile clinic with various locations.

We are incredibly thankful for the doctors and staff at our partner locations. We could not do this without their commitment to our community and animal welfare!!

 

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ELIGIBILITY

Thank you for helping to end the cycle of unwanted pets. To qualify, the pet parent must have a household income of $50,000 or below. The pet parent must provide proof of financial need to qualify. Depending on the income level, the voucher may cover the entire cost of the surgery or there may be a small copay.

 

 Household Income Limits/Copay Fee

Under $15,000 =  Free

$15,001 to $25,000 = $30 for cats $45 for dog

$25,001 to $50,000 = $45 for cats $65 for dogs

One of the following documents must be included with the application to determine financial qualifications:

  • Medicaid Card (adult, not child)

  • Letter granting Social Security income (adult, not child) NOT a qualification, unless SS is your only income, proven by providing last year’s tax return or last three bank statements showing deposit of SSI check

  • IRS Form 1040

 

What is included with the voucher?

  • The voucher includes the surgery, rabies vaccine (if needed) and pain medication.

  • The vet may offer additional services or require testing. It is your responsibility to ask the vet about additional costs that may be required.

  • Additional services that many vets offer, are testing for diseases, additional pain medication, deworming medications, microchips, additional vaccines, pre-surgery bloodwork. Please note: additional services are not covered by your voucher and you are responsible to pay.

 

How do I redeem a Voucher?
Once your application is approved we will email or mail you a voucher. You can contact the vets and clinics listed on the voucher to arrange an appointment. You will tell them you have a SNIF voucher.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE SOME OTHER FEES THAT MIGHT BE ASSOCIATED WITH MY PET’S VET VISIT?

Pre-surgical requirements and prices may vary radically from veterinarian to veterinarian. Some vets require pre-op blood-work, some do not. Some vets require parasite testing (such as heartworms), some do not. Vets will vary on other vaccines that are required pre-surgery. All vets (and North Carolina law) require that your animal is up-to-date on a rabies vaccine. * TIP: If you know your animal needs vaccines, call around to find a vet that will not charge an additional office visit. Many vets will charge a la carte for the vaccines at the same time as the surgery.

WHAT IF MY CAT/DOG IS IN HEAT?

Most vets will spay an animal in heat but some will not. When a female cat or dog is in heat, there is an increased flow of blood to the uterus. Since the uterus is being removed during spay surgery, the surgery will require extra time, extra care, plus additional suture materials and anesthesia. Therefore, there will be an additional cost.

WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF AN ADDITIONAL FEE THAT MAY BE INCURRED DURING SURGERY?

A female pet in heat is one example (see question above). Occasionally a male animal’s testicle will fail to drop and must be removed surgically out of the abdomen.

CAN I USE THE SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER AT ANY VET CLINIC?

No. These vouchers are only good at the participating veterinarians listed above.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

Pre-Appointment Information – Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do not take your animal to a vet or clinic without an appointment.

  • Be prepared to pay your copay at time of service.

  • Feral cats must be transported in a trap.

  • Follow the vets instructions about providing food and water prior to surgery.

  • Take a copy of the voucher with you to the vets office.

  • Take proof of vaccines to the vets office.

  • Take in dogs on a leash.

  • Take in cats in a carrier.

 

WHY SPAY & NEUTER?

  • Reduce spraying & marking

  • Reduce roaming

  • Reduce aggression

  • Lower risk of cancers

  • Increase lifespan up to 3 to 5 years



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