Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   47 reviews

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Location: PO Box 70286 Houston TX 77270 USA

Mission: SNAP''s mission is to prevent the suffering and death of cats and dogs due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, especially in low-income areas.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 45,000 animals per yer
Geographic areas served: Houston and San Antonio
Programs: The first of its kind in the nation, this mobile clinic started in 1994 in Harris County, Texas, to take spay-neuter and rabies vaccination services directly into low-income neighborhoods, offering them free to indigent families on need-based public assistance programs. It helps about 5,000 cats and dogs annually. We have recently acquired a second mobile clinic for Houston that so far has only worked at the city shelter but which we want to use for special projects and backup for the original mobile clinic. The project has been funded to go into neighboring counties on special projects.
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Rating: 5 stars  

SNAP’s mission : “To prevent the suffering and death of dogs and cats due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, especially in low-income areas." - speaks to my heart.

SNAP has provided nearly 400,000 high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries since its founding. These surgeries greatly reduce the number of animals living in peril by lessening the pressure on shelters, rescue groups, and communities in general. And SNAP’s Wellness Clinic provides high-quality, low-cost wellness services to companion animals that might not otherwise receive care.

As a long time volunteer, donor, and client, I have been impressed by the professionalism of the management and employees, and the dedication of the volunteers and donors. Because of SNAP’s financial transparency, I know that my donations are used wisely. SNAP also consistently receives the highest ratings from the Houston BBB, Great Nonprofits, and other nonprofit rating agencies.

I continue to donate and volunteer, now as a board member, because I believe SNAP has the capability and staying power to help many more animals in the long term, and I want to be part of that.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

SNAP (Spay-Neuter Assistance Program) is one of the finest organizations I've ever come across! Not only do they make a difference by offering quality spaying and neutering surgeries (which in turn helps our communities by preventing unwanted animals from being born and needless amounts of animals from being euthanized in shelters), but they also offer top-of-the-line afforable wellness services. I love this organization and what it has and will continue to accomplish for so many animals and the people who love them.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

SNAP is an amazing organization that is truly on the front lines of the animal overpopulation crisis. Because of SNAP hundreds and hundreds of thousands of animals have been saved from being euthanized in shelters. The only way to effectively get close to no-kill status is to have an effective spay and neuter strategy. As far as money goes, your money goes the farthest with SNAP than nearly any other organization. With each 60.00 donation, SNAP can spay or neuter an animal on the mobile clinic for free for someone who cannot otherwise provide this service for their animal. SNAP is just as appreciative for the donations of materials and small cash donations as larger sponsorships because every penny goes straight to the animals! A donation to SNAP either from an organization or private individual is one of the most effective ways to support the animal community. SNAP's wellness services are an excellent option for all individuals to keep the cost of pet ownership low while providing top level care for your pet with heartworm and flea preventative and regular vaccinations. I have always been incredibly thankful and happy with the services my animals have received either through the spay/neuter surgery center or the wellness clinic and cannot recommend SNAP enough.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Had more than 10 animals through myself and family go through surgery and wellness regularly at the clinic. I have never had a negative experience and always received top-level care at a crazy affordable rate.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The personal level of care for my animals and the knowledge of the staff. The appreciation for every dollar raised and every donation made.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Positive and caring individuals who are passionate about animals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Start to effectively control the animal overpopulation crisis and prevent the death of animals due to preventable diseases by education the public on the importance of wellness and spay/neuter.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I just want to say how incredible this organization is. I am single and cannot afford huge vet bills. This organization's extemely reasonable costs - a fraction of for profit vet costs - allowed me to get the two cats I have spayed. I found the staff there to be personable and professional. Also, the ability to schedule spays almost any day of the week is wonderful! Thank you, SNAP, for being there!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the spaying of my two cats - they came through the procedure in excellent condition.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

To date, I have brought 10 feral, or homeless cats and kittens to the SNAP Clinic to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Before becoming aware of the affordable services SNAP provides, I was only able to afford taking 1 cat to my pet's veterinarian every few months. A few months is more than enough time for a kitten to become sexually mature, and that litter of kittens, as cute as they are, compounds the problem! All of the cats and kittens came through their surgeries very well, and recovered quickly! SNAP makes the process of making an appointment, either by phone or on-line, drop off and pick-up, very organized and easy. SNAP has made my desire to help these abandoned kitties, live a more healthy and longer life, a reality!!!! This organization is vital to both the community and the felines it serves!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the cats that have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated........THRIVE!!!!!....but, not reproduce!!!!! The first step to NO KILL....is NO BIRTH!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Research better ways to communicate to the public, of events, fundraisers, mobile clinic schedules, and proper operation of feral cat/ live trap cages.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They really do care about the animals!!!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Efficient, knowledgeable, patient, and understanding!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Probably end the pet overpopulation problem in Houston, Texas, and worldwide!!!

Ways to make it better...

I would have been aware of how wonderful their veterinary and volunteer staff really were......sooner!!!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial, as is with all worthy non-profit organizations!

One thing I'd also say is that...

If I were a wealthy person, this is definitely a worthy cause, along with many others, I would donate generously!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I really appreciate the work they do with the mobile unit that provides free services to low income households. If it wasn't for SNAP, I wouldn't have been able to get my dog neutered. He's a large dog (which is more expensive to do) and was starting to get aggressive. Being able to use SNAP kept us from having to get rid of our dog, because the neutering totally took that aggressiveness away. My daughter loves that dog like crazy, and would have been heartbroken if we'd have had to give him up for his behavior. So now we have a happy dog!! And they took excellent care of him, and the surgery was top notch. I don't think anyone could have done better!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

going to the mobile clinic to get my dog neutered.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

somehow find them a lot more money so they could help more people who can't afford to get their animal neutered.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they are the only place to get a low cost, quality neutering job done.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

staff that signs people in, and veterinary assistants that get people's animals back to them after the surgery is done.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so much with the over-abundance of kittens and puppies born every day when people can't afford to get their animal neutered and just toss it out instead.

Ways to make it better...

I had known a little more about the process before getting signed in, before I went there. But I read that they have recently changed the process to make it easier for everyone.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of money to keep going and expanding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I live in the country, and a lot of cats keep showing up on my doorstep. My Mother and I have taken about 10 cats to the mobile clinic over the years to be spayed or nuetered. If it hadn't been for S.N.A.P. there would be many more hundreds of stray cats in my area. I could not have helped keep the number of births down on strays, if it wasn't for SNAP, as I live paycheck to paycheck. This is a GREAT organization! Wished they were able to have more clinics, as the stay cats still keep showing up on my doorstep.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

live in the country, and a lot of cats keep showing up on my doorstep. My Mother and I have taken about 10 cats to the mobile clinic over the years to be spayed or nuetered. If it hadn't been for S.N.A.P. there would be many more hundreds of stray cats in my area. I could not have helped keep the number of births down on strays, if it wasn't for SNAP, as I live paycheck to paycheck. This is a GREAT organization! Wished they were able to have more clinics, as the stay cats still keep showing up on my doorstep.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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2 people found this review helpful

My mother and I took our Animals to SNAP's Rabies/microchip event. The people there were very quick, efficient, organized and also extremely nice. Between the two of us we had 5 animals and we got in and out in less than 20 minutes paying only $25 per animal! It was a great price and I walked out relieved my animals hadn't been put through more stress than was necessary. I highly recommend them to all animals owners!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My Animals are now microchiped and have their Rabies vaccinations for only $25 an animal.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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2 people found this review helpful

We brought our dog Rocket to get Neutered at Snap and it was a great experience for us and Rocket. SNAP has employees who love what they do and you can see it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making Rocket the dog feel comfortable!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that Snap was very organized.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very nice, professional and loving towards the animals!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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2 people found this review helpful

What I love most about SNAP in they will fix a feral kitty (in a live trap) with no appointment, complaints, or extra fees. I've taken many I've rescued this way to them and they are the only place I've found that will provide this very difficult service. And they are always willing to help. I took one non-feral kitty in a regular carrier, and the kitty busted out in the parking lot, which is right on the freeway! The staff came out and helped. We had to lay on the ground and surround the car he went under, and one of them had to reach into the engine and pull him out. It was a happy ending and I never used that carrier again! Yay SNAP!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Trapping/spaying/neutering stray kitties in my neighborhood

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their willingness to spay/neuter feral kitties.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

going out of their way to be kind to the animals and helpful to the people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Spay and neuter so many more animals!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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