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 who are in financial need.
UPDATE: Our Application will Re-open on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 5:00 PM. We will be accepting 150 new applications on this date only. Please see updated instructions below regarding our Program. Thank you!
- Fill out our application form and e-mail or bring in a copy to indicate proof of income within 24 hours of submitting you application to [email protected]. You can NOT be approved for this program without a proof of income on file.
- An email will be sent within 5 business days confirming receipt of your application and approval. 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) within 10 business days after your approval notice has been received.
- You will receive an email to advise you of your pet’s surgery date and time within 3 weeks of your payment date (please note our surgery dates are set during the week and we cannot schedule appointments outside of these designated days)
- 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 directly for questions regarding the SNAP Program.
Who qualifies for your program?
Our program is geared towards pet owners on the Avalon Peninsula who:
- Have a single household income of Less Than $25 K per year, or
- Double income household of Less Than $40 K per year. (Proof of income is required)
I live in St. John’s. Can I apply for your program?
Check to see if you qualify for the St. John’s municipally-funded program:
- Access St. John’s at 311 or (709) 754-CITY (2489)
- Animal Control: (709) 576-6126
I live elsewhere in the province. Can I apply for your program?
We have a limited 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 Municipality 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)