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Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.

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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

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our small, all-volunteer non-profit has spay/neuter of community cats and stray dogs as its primary mission. I have taken hundreds of cats and many dogs to the SNAP clinic in San Antonio during the seven years of our organization's work. Always helpful and concerned about the welfare of the animals, the veterinary staff at SNAP has several times gone above and beyond the basics to provide services to cats I've brought in. I've also taken animals there for wellness exams. Both professional and support staff have provided excellent, caring service to animals most in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had numerous cats and dogs fixed through SNAP. I always took them to Houston on Shepard and Durham until I learned about the Mobil Clinic. The staff has always been very courteous to me and take very good care of my animals. You could not ask for a better organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SNAP is an amazing organization! Their staffs are awesome and work with passion. They take good care of my pet and I'd definitely recommend SNAP to all my friends and family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SNAP has been caring for my three furry babies for years (neutering and wellness). The staff and doctors there have been wonderful. Always so friendly and have always made my babies feel comfortable. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I always recommend SNAP to everyone.

Mary Lou R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The care my boys -- Spunky and Tony received was 1st rate! The staff was caring and thoughtful. Everything was explained beautifully. Would recommend them 100%.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SNAP is a wonderful resource for dog and cat owners. I have had several animals dumped on my street and have been able to get the fixed at SNAP. Now they are healthy and have loving homes.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would not be able to keep my cat without the help of SNAP. I was able to get her spayed and her shots for free. Since I got sick, my cat has been the best therapy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think SNAP is a wonderful program. Without it I wouldn't be able to care for my animals. Staff was caring and knowledgeable.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to SNAP-Houston because of financial reasons, but I love my pets. I was more than pleased with the front desk help, the techs, and doctors. My daughter's cat was neutered. He did wonderful. The surgery site was clean and post-operative instructions were very precise. Yet they want you to have a vet that can take care of accidents or illnesses. I will promote their services and use them again.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SNAP is one of the brightest stars in this city. I have used their services for 2 of my companions. The staff is utterly professional and a serves as a stellar example of making a real difference at the community level. Thank you SNAP.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a person who has been rescuing animals in the community for about 30 years now, SNAP has been an invaluable resource to me, as I have sought reasonable pricing and available service to spay, neuter and vaccinate all of these stray animals. That fact that you can drop in without an appointment is very helpful, especially in a pinch, when strays need vaccinations before they can go into boarding. The people are friendly and helpful, the facility is very clean, I love the vets there. They provide a valuable service to the community, especially with the low cost spaying and neutering and are trying very hard to get the word out about the critical need for spaying and neutering - the first step to no-kill is no-birth!

Kendra2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a rescue dog that hadn't been vetted her entire life. SNAP was so helpful on everything and even offering advice to this new "mommy". They are very cost effective and are very affectionate towards animals. Previously I had my cat (another rescue) neutered there plus his shots and they were very informative on his after care and what to expect. I will highly recommend them for anyone with pets!!

Kendall L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog from a local rescue and took him to SNAP to be neutered and get all his shots. The people were fantastic and made my pup feel right at home. When you walk into the facility you can see how much they truly love all the animals. They do a tremendous service to the city of Houston.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took a rescue puppy (Baily) to the SNAP Houston Wellness Clinic. Our wait was relatively short, the front desk staff was extremely nice and professional...they played with little Baily while we waited. Finally, the vet who checked out Baily was also very professional and helpful. The best part of my visit was that SNAP charges cost for all their services. SNAP is such a wonderful organization!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

SNAP is a wonderful organization for the welfare of animals in Houston. I have seen, first hand, how their efforts to curb the overpopulation of stray dogs and cats in the city are truly to prevent them from becoming statistics in the animal shelters. The more animals spayed or neutered, means less animals killed needlessly. Their ability to provide spay and neuter assistance in low income areas is unprecedented, and completely needed, as well as their affordable veterinary care. Without them, I don't know where Houston would be.

Jenn W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since I moved to San Antonio two years ago, the SNAP organization has allowed me to save the lives of 2 dogs and 1 cat. With their affordable services, I was able to neuter/spay them, get their necessary shots and have them all microchipped. Without SNAP, I would not have been able to take in these animals off the street and provide them with a forever home. The individuals who work there obviously care about the animals as much as I do. I have recommended several people to them and will continue to do so in the future. Thank you SNAP for your continued efforts in healing the sick and helping to control the number of unwanted animals with your spay/neuter program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!