Cats can have up to three litters a year. Dogs can have up to two. This leads to thousands of unwanted, homeless, suffering cats and dogs in our province. We are committed to reducing this problem by offering spay and neuter assistance to those that need it.
These low-cost surgeries are available to pet guardians in financial need across the Avalon Peninsula.
UPDATE June 28th @ 5:44pm: We have reached the maximum number of applications for this session. Thank you for your interest. Please check back in 4-6 weeks for an update on when the program will reopen for new applications.
The application process:
- Fill out our application form and e-mail or bring in a copy to indicate proof of income. You can NOT be approved for this program without a proof of income on file.
- You will receive an email within 5 business days confirming receipt of your application. Please ensure you check your junk mail as sometimes they go to that folder.
- Make your payment (over the phone or in person during opening hours).
- We’ll contact you within 5 business days of your payment to book your surgery date.
- Bring your pet in for their surgery…and go home with a happier, healthier pet!
Spay & Neuter Assistance Program Fees
- Cat neuter: $80
- Cat spay: $180
- Dog neuter: $120
- Dog spay: $200 (less than 20 kg), $280 (20 kg-40 kg), $360 (40 kg+)
- Your pet can be microchipped for $20 extra.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do your spay & neuter surgeries take place?
At Kenmount Road Animal Hospital (173 Kenmount Road). However, we handle all bookings and inquires. Please do not contact Kenmount Road Animal Hospital for questions regarding the SNAP Program.
Who qualifies for your program?
Our program is geared towards pet owners on the Avalon Peninsula who are:
- in financial difficulty, or
- who are in a situation where their needs or their pet’s basic needs are compromised as a result of their pet not being spayed/neutered
I live in St. John’s. Can I apply for your program?
Yes. We suggest also checking if you qualify for the St. John’s municipally-funded program.
I live elsewhere in Newfoundland. Can I apply for your program?
We only have a set number of surgery spaces per year, so we’re only able to assist pet guardians on the Avalon at this time. Please contact your nearest SPCA or Humane Services department to see what assistance is available in your area.
What does my SNAP fee include?
- a basic pre-surgical exam to determine that your pet can safely undergo surgery
- spay/neuter surgery
- post-surgical medication
- a 15-minute aftercare instruction session with a SNAP volunteer
WHAT DOES MY SNAP FEE NOT INCLUDE?
SNAP does not cover bloodwork and intravenous (IV) fluids. We are unable to offer these services through this program. If you wish for your pet to have these services, please have your surgery performed through your regular veterinarian instead.
HOW OLD MUST AN ANIMAL BE TO GO THROUGH SNAP?
Cats and dogs must be a minimum of 6 months old to go through SNAP. We will NOT approve an application if the animal you’re applying for is less than 5 months old.
Cats and dogs over 7 years old are considered senior animals. They may require additional care, in which case they may not qualify for this program.
WHICH ANIMALS CANNOT GO THROUGH SNAP?
Animals that require additional medical care that are beyond the scope of this program. These include:
- Cryptorchid males (cats and dogs with only one descended testicle)
- Certain breeds of animals that are prone to medical complications during surgery
- Dogs in heat (surgery must be booked for 8 weeks following the last day of a heat)
- Pregnant dogs
- Animals that are ill or injured
- Purebred dogs (Registered or unregistered)