Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

Why Spay and Neuter?

Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. It is a risk to their health as well as to the overpopulation problem in America. 

In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S. as a whole, there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Only about half of these animals nationwide are adopted. There are limited veterinary hospitals in the Clallam County region that are able to participate in offering low cost spay and neuter programs. You are welcome to call around and ask if your current veterinarian will do it for you (they have to be willing and able) or feel free to call around to other local vet clinics to see if they are taking new clients / new patients AND if they are willing to participate in the program. If you find someone willing to do the procedure for your pet: you will need to contact OPHS for the voucher, provide proof of income eligibility and you will pay OPHS the pro-rated amount. We have been able to secure generous grants that allow us to offset the cost of the surgery. 

ONE PET PER FAMILY PER CLINIC

Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats. SNAP is a program open to anyone who wishes to seek financial assistance to have their pet spayed or neutered and who meets the following qualifications:

You must be a resident of Clallam County & your income range needs to conform to the following guidelines:

Less than or equal to: (FY 2022 Income Limits based on WA State HUD program)

  • $44,200 per year for a family of 1
  • $50,500 per year for a family of 2
  • $56,800 per year for a family of 3
  • $63,100 per year for a family of 4
  • $68,150 per year for a family of 5
  • $73,200 per year for a family of 6

Here's How to Apply for an SNAP VOUCHER: WITH YOUR VETERINARY HOSPITAL / CLINIC (6/1/2023)

**As of 6/1/23, the only option for your pet is to reach out to all of the area vet hospitals on the peninsula to see if and when they can offer a low cost spay or neuter procedure and OPHS can provide you with the certificate needed once you complete the application form and submit the appropriate income paperwork and fees.

PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME EVERY VET HOSPITAL WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM: WE WILL BE VERIFYING WITH YOUR VET THAT THEY HAVE OFFERED TO PERFORM DISCOUNTED SERVICES

** Currently we do not have a staff veterinarian and cannot perform medical services for community pets.** 

If you are NOT an established client at a local Veterinary Hospital: 

Step 1: Call veterinary hospital to see if they are accepting New Clients / New Patients (follow steps 1-6)

If you ARE an established client at a local Veterinary Hospital: 

Step 2: Ask if they are participating in the low cost spay / neuter program (Called SNAP)

If yes: ask when they can schedule your pet (do they need a new patient exam, have they been seen recently, can they just schedule the surgery?) 

If no: call another local veterinary hospital and start at Step One.

IF the clinic CAN perform a SNAP spay or neuter: make sure they schedule your pet. THEN  call OPHS. 

Step 3: Call OPHS and let our staff know that you need to schedule an appointment to pay for and receive a SNAP voucher as your pet is currently scheduled for a SNAP procedure at _____ (fill in your vet clinic name) hospital on ____ (date). (we will call them and verify that everything is in order) 

Step 4: We will schedule your Voucher appointment within 7-10 days of the surgery date (this is in case it is rescheduled or cancelled for any reason) with you on the phone. 

Step 5: You will come to either Sequim location (91 S.Boyce Road) or Port Angeles (1743 Old Olympic Hwy) to pick up and pay for your voucher at the discounted price. 

Step 6: You will take your copy of the voucher with you to to the surgery appointment and turn it in at the time of the surgery to your hospital's front office staff. 

 You will need proof of income: bring this to the OPHS office at the time of your Voucher appointment.

This may include one of the following:

  • Page 1 of your 1040 (tax return)
  • Letter from DSHS stating how much you receive per month for grant and food stamps
  • Letter from Social Security
  • Four recent pay stubs
  • Three months bank statements (checking account)

Discounted Fee Structure

  • $45.00 for a male cat
  • $65.00 for a female cat
  • $65.00 for a male dog
  • $70.00 for a female dog

Distemper, Rabies Vaccinations & Microchip Costs

Cats
  • $24.00 rabies
  • $19.00 distemper
  •  $20 for a Home Again Microchip
Dogs
  • $24.00 rabies
  • $19.00 distemper/parvo
  • $20 for a Home Again Microchip

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