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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Veterinary Services

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.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

SNAP has helped so many animals and their families in our community. From offering QUALITY free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies shots to those who qualify...to low cost S/N and wellness services for the public. My furkids were spayed/neutered at SNAP and receive their annual checkups there every year.

I'm thankful that Houston, Pasadena and San Antonio residents can benefit from such a great organization! And I'm honored to be a member on the SNAP Board of Directors and a SNAP volunteer. I strive every day to help homeless animals and to make a difference.

SPAY + NEUTER. ALWAYS!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SNAP is cruicial in helping attack the pet overpopulation. So many animals enter the shelters in our community each year and lose their lives simply because there is no space for them. Every one euthanized is a soul lost. SNAP provides cost efficient vet care and promotes spay and neuter which is necessary in order to stop the cycle. I fully support this group by donating and volunteering as I think spay and neuter is the solution to end over population.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

Houston has a serious pet overpopulation problem. Many animals are euthanized daily due to the number of animals in the shelters exceeding the number of adopters. SNAP makes an impact on those numbers by offering low cost, and in some cases free, spay and neuter services to the citizens of Houston. This organization is well respected in the community and is known throughout. Our hope is that we will eventually greatly lower the number births, meaning less animals turned in to our shelters and being euthanized simply due to space issues.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Serving on the board with other dedicated volunteers has been a great experience. The staff is dedicated and knowledgeable and the mission of the organization is important.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a local dog rescuer I realize more than ever how important it is to prevent the animal population explosion by altering your companion animals. In Addition to the important mission of spay and neuter, providing affordable wellness for the animals of the community is a fabulous service! The SNAP mobile truck/clinic goes into the communities in need and meets the public where they live, providing free spay/neuter and Rabies shots to those that would not ever receive this important care! There is more desire than ever to take care of these animals the economy has had such a negative impact on numbers of shelter dogs and abandoned strays! SNAP makes a difference!

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.