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Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana

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Mission: Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) is a statewide financial assistance organization whose mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs.

Results: SNSI has facilitated more than 130,000 surgeries across Indiana. We provide direct support to nearly 250 non-profit animal welfare organizations through our Pet Friendly Group Grant and Community Cat programs. These surgeries prevent unwanted litters, and lower both shelter intake and euthanasia numbers. Indiana is beginning to see signs of success, with shelters reporting zero kill (90% live release rate), including Brown, Dubois, Fulton and Hamilton County to Hamilton Counties, along with the Muncie Animal Shelter. Other shelters are increasing their live release rates and are working toward zero kill. Shelters and rescue groups are clamoring for more of our free spay/neuter certificates, which are funded by the proceeds of the Pet Friendly specialty license plate, grants, bequests and donations from animal lovers.

Target demographics: Indiana's cats and dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: 13,914 animals, and 228 non-profit animal welfare organizations

Geographic areas served: Indiana

Programs: free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, strategic leadership and support.

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

As Treasurer of the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc. (ARPO), I am particularly grateful for the assistance of SNSI. We serve homeless pets in the Indianapolis area. Spay/neuter certificates are crucial to the work we do and to helping keep our medical costs down. Thank you SNSI for the great work that you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As the only TNR group in St. Joseph County, Meow Mission typically has a two-month waiting list for help. Since we're a relatively small group, the amount of financial assistance we can give a colony caretaker is limited. Often, those caretakers without the ability to help pay for any of their colony neutering cost go to the bottom of our waiting list.

This summer, a very nice elderly lady contacted us for help. She said she can't afford to fix her cats but also can't afford to keep feeding them. She was completely overwhelmed and didn't know what to do. Three years ago, she started with three cats. All were pregnant. Flash forward and she now had 23 cats plus a 6 week old litter, a 3 week old litter, and a 2 day old litter. As if that's not bad enough, 3/4 of the adults were female!

Her husband works but they don't have any extra $ for spay/neuter. A colony of this size would be over $1,000 just in spay/neuter/vaccines. She said she could try to send us a little each month, but that wouldn't even put a dent in the cost.

Thanks to the help from SNSI, we were able to trap/neuter/return ALL of this colony. All of us at Meow Mission are so grateful for the help we've received from SNSI in spaying and neutering our community cats.

Board Member

Rating: 4

We are very grateful for Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana. They work very hard to ensure that rescues can continue and expand their missions. We have been able to spay/neuter/vaccinate hundreds of free-roaming cats that we would not been able to without their help. Not only do they help with S/N, but also indirectly by allowing us to funnel other public donations to help with much needed medical care for the felines we encounter. This is little Ollie. When he was about 8 weeks old, he had such a bad eye infection, we were worried that it would burst before we could get him to a vet. Ollie's surgery went well and he is now thriving! Thanks to SNSI helping us with S/N funding, we are able to reach out and help free-roaming cats with other severe issues such as Ollie had. Thank you SNSI! Chris Bralick- President, Elkhart County Feral Cat Coalition, Inc.

Lee R.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a veterinarian that works at a non-profit spay/neuter clinic, and I am also an advisor for the local campus Trap-Neuter-Return program, DePauw Campus Cat Allies. SNSI has provided invaluable support through spay/neuter certificates that have allowed us to fix campus cats. In addition, the spay/neuter certificates have allowed me to reach out to other cat caretakers in the community and offer spay/neuter assistance to people who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Pictures of a few of the many cats we have helped. Thank you SNSI!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a president of a cat rescue in Indianapolis, I cannot say enough great things about SNSI. Without their assistance, we would have far more debt in our veterinary budget. The annual spay/neuter certificates that we receive are like GOLD. Thanks to grants, they have also been able to send us more than our standard annual allotment, which helps us stop more cats from breeding. The town we service used to have many, many litters of feral kittens each year. Now we only get a couple calls a year. Thank you SNSI for helping us!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a young and tiny non-profit, we've reaped the benefits of SNSI's hard work. Because of their grant certificate program we were able to extend our funds to make sure that all medical care costs were covered for a senior dog with pyometra needing emergency surgery. SNSI is an exceptional organization and Indiana shelters, rescues, and cat/dog lovers are fortunate it exists.

Tina Marie Craft M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana. We can't say enough about them. We take in so many owner surrender or shelter hounds that have not been fixed yet. They have helped so much in their service to help non profits. Keep donating to them to make a HUGE difference in the lives of pets. Keep up the good work SNSI

Tammy94

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great place. They are helping stop the over population of animals. We are a 501 c 3 non-profit they helped us with a guy that was a hoarder of cats and kittens. With out the help we won't have been able to get the cats and kittens fixed and in forever homes. Can't thank them enough for the help

Jennifer Brazzell G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SNSI offers a tremendous service to people who may not be able to afford spay and neuter services for their pets. More and more people are becoming aware of pet overpopulation, the number of pets killed in shelters every year, and the medical benefits of spay or neuter. SNSI plays a big role in actively seeking to educate people and end the needless killing of unwanted pets.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For many years SNSI made it possible for Rescue Farm to rescue over 8,000 dogs and cats from over-crowded shelters. When funds were low, they assured us not to stop pulling because they would be able to pay the surgery fee so we could focus on caring, rehab, training, feeding, and adoption events to make sure every animal got a second chance.

Thank you SNSI for being a part of something so amazing and believing in us. Our little rescue in little Poland Indiana could not have done it without your generosity!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a shelter director, I can’t say enough good things about SNSI and what an asset they are to the welfare of animals across the state. Spaying/neutering really tackles the root of most problems surrounding animal welfare. Not only do they help community members get their pets fixed affordably, they also support shelters with vouchers to get those cats/dogs fixed prior to adoption. THIS is the state-wide program to support!!

Beth187

Client Served

Rating: 4

SNSI is a great assistance to Indiana residents for helping curb the pet unwanted stats. Rescue Me R.C.H.S. has referred many people that want to be responsible pet owners, who just can't afford the cost of spay/neuter. As a small rescue, we struggle with the cost ourselves and SNSI program is a godsend to East Central Indiana. Great people.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

We are in a County that the shelter doesn't take cats at all. Without the help of SNSI we can help those who are in need. Thank you.

Cindy J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

SNSI is the best. I own Kitty Castaways Cat Rescue here in Indianapolis, IN. Everyone I've talked to has always been courteous and very professional. They explained how to apply for spay/neuter certificates that helped us out so very much. We are not a large rescue and most medical needs come out of my pocket. I have asked for pamphlets, literature and advertising items to promote SNSI because it is a great cause with great people. Thank you all for doing such a great job for the animals. ❤️

Cathlene H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being the TNR Coordinator for Hendricks County Community Cats Program, I am so grateful for the SNSI certificates. We would not be able to serve our community to the same degree with out these services!!
Thank you for helping us help the many animals in need!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m the Vice President of Waldo’s Muttley Crew Animal Rescue. We have been the recipient of many free spay and neuter certificates. This is such a great program! Vet bills are our highest expense but these certificates lighten our load! With programs such as these I know the main goal is to try and control the overwhelming pet population in Indiana. Keep up the excellent work !

Katlin R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Can’t thank SNSI for allowing Ruts Rescue to help save more animals by offering their services! We are able to vet foster animals faster and more economically because of their assistance! We are so grateful to them!

Dana S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the Rescue Coordinator at Muncie Animal Care & Services. I cannot describe what a positive impact SNSI has had on our community. We have been able to spay/neuter and find forever homes for so many more animals because of them. Thank you SNSI for being there for animal facilities, the animals and for their families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aren’t they adorable? However, if you’re a shelter or rescue trying to place unwanted cats or kittens, we know there are simply not enough homes to accommodate these sweet little ones.

North Central Indiana Spay & Neuter works on a daily basis with Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI), who – along with our fantastic vets at Wildcat Valley Animal Clinic and the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic in Brownsburg – have helped our feline intake numbers plummet in Tippecanoe County.

To assist in these efforts we continue to adhere with our policy of follow up phone calls to ensure appointments are kept and spaying the mothers of surrendered kittens. Additionally, by using a bit of creativity and raising the $20.00 co-pay for people who cannot even afford this amount, a “free” surgery is possible!

Just how much have our intake numbers dropped? Stay tuned – we will release them the beginning of 2018. Our sincere THANK YOU to Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana for their assistance! They rock!!


Nita Pollock, Director
North Central Indiana Spay & Neuter

Tosha B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This family came to us in need of help the mother was very sick and took 2 rounds of heartworm treatments. With the help from snsi with spay and neuter vouchers for the whole family to help off set some cost we had the funds to start all the puppies on heartworm prevention.

Marcie G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are SO incredibly grateful for the services SNSI provides. Overpopulation begins with affordable spay/neuter and SNSI is a leader in this fight! LOVE my license plate too!