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Q:  How do I qualify for the free to low-cost spay or neuter of my pets?

Q:  I heard there is a free program.  How do I know which program I qualify for?

Q:  What is the cost to spay or neuter my pet(s) through SNAP, and what is covered?

Q:  How many pets can be spayed or neutered through the SNAP program?

Q:  Why should I have my pet spayed or neutered?
A:  You must be a resident of Dona Ana County, and you must income qualify, per the chart, below, based on the number of persons in your household.  Proof of total income (for each household member earning income) is required.  This includes Social Security, disability, child support, pensions, food stamps, etc.

A:  When funding is available, SNAP has two programs.  Both are based on your physical address.  Please call us at 575-524-9265 for more information.

A:  Currently, the copay for a cat is $50, and a dog is $75.  Services covered include spay/neuter surgery (including in-heat, pregnant, and cryptorchid), anesthesia, and pain medications.  Additional services such as vaccines or microchips are NOT covered.

A:  Currently, SNAP is able to issue vouchers for up to six pets in a household within a 12-month period.  This number may vary, depending on funding.  

A:  By spaying or neutering your pet, you are part of the solution to the pet overpopulation crisis.  Every year, millions of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized because there aren't enough homes for them.  Thank you for being a responsible pet guardian!
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