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SNAP

NOW AVAILABLE AT THE RACINE CAMPUS!

The Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to reduce pet overpopulation by providing low-cost spay/neuter services to the communities we serve. Appointments are offered on select days depending on campus, with drop-offs scheduled in the morning and pick-ups in the late afternoon/early evening.  For preventative care, follow-up, emergency, or any services other than spay/neuter, please contact your veterinarian. Please read the information below to see if you qualify.   

***Please note, SNAP is currently only available at our Racine Campus. We hope to resume SNAP services at other campuses soon - this page will be updated when we’re able to resume SNAP surgeries at our Ozaukee and Green Bay Campuses. 

 

Before you visit or call, please note:

  • Our services are by appointment only.
  • Our lobby is closed to walk-in traffic. To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, please do not visit without an appointment.
  • We are offering curbside processes whenever possible. Clients must follow appointment instructions provided in their confirmation email for the most up-to-date procedures. 
  • Masks and social distancing are required onsite and when interacting with our staff.
  • Clients should not come to their appointment if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness. We will work with you to reschedule or coordinate sending a family member or friend in your place. Please note: pets exposed to COVID-positive people should not come to the clinic within 2 weeks of exposure.   
  • Due to high call volume, you will need to leave a voicemail when you call. Please allow up to 3 business days for a callback on any non-emergency inquiries.

Who qualifies?

To be eligible for SNAP, you must demonstrate financial need by meeting one of the following criteria below. You may be asked to furnish proof on the day of your appointment. 

  • Forward card or proof of state Medicaid
  • Quest card or proof of state food assistance
  • Wisconsin Works
  • Letter confirming current unemployment compensation
  • College/University student ID
  • Social Security letter or statement
  • Proof of income demonstrating yearly household income at or below 150% of the poverty line.

To qualify for SNAP, your animal must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be up to date on both Rabies and Distemper (FVRCP for cats and DHPP for dogs) vaccinations at the time of your appointment. You will be asked to furnish proof on the day of your appointment.  It is highly recommended that dogs also be up to date on Bordetella as well, although it is not required. Check here for information about our next low-cost vaccine clinic. 
  • Must be between the ages of 3 months and 7 years old.
  • Must weigh between 2 pounds and 100 pounds to be eligible for surgery. 

Your animal will not be eligible for surgery through the SNAP program if any of the following apply: 

  • Known or suspected adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • History of having a C-section
  • Diagnosis of diabetes,  FeLV+, currently heartworm+, heart murmur or heart condition, or other serious illness. 

Because safety is our priority, these conditions would make your animal ineligible for surgery at WHS.  We recommend you follow up with a private veterinarian.  There are other medical concerns that may make your animal ineligible for surgery and this determination can be made any time up to and including the date of surgery. If WHS determines that your animal is ineligible for our services, a full refund will be provided for services paid. 

SNAP program pricing & guidelines

  • Cat Spay/Neuter - $45
  • Dog Spay/Neuter - $75
  • Additional animals - $60 dogs, $25 cats

Additional Fees May Apply

  • Cryptorchid - Add $20.00 if over 6 months, if under 6 months, animal is ineligible for surgery
  • Umbilical hernia repair - Add $10.00 for females. Add $20.00 for males.
  • Flea treatment - Add $5
  • Ear mite treatment - Add $5

Available for an additional fee:

  • Heartworm Test (dogs) - $35.00
  • Bordetella Vaccine (dogs) - $20.00
  • Microchip (dogs/cats) - $10
  • FeLV (feline leukemia) Test (cats) - $35.00
  • FeLV/FIV Test (cats) - $45.00
  • E-collar - $5.00 
  • Flea preventative - varies by species/weight

 

Book an Appointment

If you have read the above and meet the qualifications, please make a SNAP appointment at the Racine Campus by clicking here

Hours/Process Information

For all appointments on MONDAYS/TUESDAYS please arrive at the below pick-up and drop-off times:

  • Cats arrive at 8:00 am and are picked up at 3:00 pm the same day.
  • Male dogs arrive at 8:15 am and are picked up 3:15 pm the same day.
  • Female dogs arrive at 8:30 am and are picked up at 3:30 pm the same day. 

For all appointments on FRIDAYS please follow the below pick-up and drop-off times:

  • Male cats arrive at 8:00 am and are picked up at 3:00 pm the same day.
  • Female cats arrive at 8:30 am and are picked up at 3:30 pm the same day. 

Scheduling policy

 Out of courtesy to those interested in the SNAP program, we can only permit one canceled or rescheduled appointment. If a second appointment is canceled, it may be at least 6 months before we can schedule another time for your animal to be seen.

 

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