Spay Neuter Action Program

SNAP facilitates low-cost spay/neuters for pets coming from qualifying, low income households in Dona Ana County.

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Help your pets live longer, healthier lives!


Help your pets live longer, healthier lives

Spaying and neutering prevents unwanted pregnancies and limits pet over-population (over 23,000 in El Paso and Las Cruces last year) but, did you know that there are many health benefits aside from unwanted puppies and kittens?

Spaying your female pet helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Spaying before the first heat offers the best protection according to the ASPCA.

Neutering your male pet prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.

You get the added bonus of behavioral benefits! Your spayed female will not go into heat. Female cats can go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season!

Your neutered male will be less likely to roam or mark their territory by spraying. He will also likely be less aggressive with other males.  Neutering is not a quick fix for all behavioral problems but, it often reduces many undesirable behaviors.

Talk to your veterinarian to determine the best time to spay your pet!

SNAP And Bissell are Partners for Pets!!!

How you can help!

SNAP NM Spay and neuter your pet! In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also drastically improve your pet's health and life expectancy.

The idea that pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered is a myth. Sterilized pets lead healthier, longer lives, with greatly reduced risk of breast cancer.

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Statistics show that 90% of all pets relinquished pets to shelters are from low-income households. By reserving all assistance funding for only those who qualify as low income, the pet-keepers who most contribute to shelter overpopulation are the ones being assisted. These are the pet-keepers who wouldn’t otherwise be able to prioritize the spay/neuters of their pets.

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