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Save Money By Spaying or Neutering Your Pet


Pet “overpopulation” encompasses two primary factors: (1) allowing cats and dogs to reproduce with little chance to find homes for the offspring and (2) pets being relinquished by owners who can no longer keep their animals, or who no longer want them. Anyone with a stray animal hanging around their house knows how quickly one can turn into double digits. While it is most common for female cat reproduction to begin between six and nine months, they can become pregnant as early as four months of age. Assuming that the cats offspring remain intact, one unspayed cat can be responsible for 420,000 kittens over a period of 7 years. While cats are primarily self-sufficient creatures, dogs on the other hand are highly dependent on human interaction for survival. If you think one dog is expensive, prepare yourself for an entire litter of mouths to feed, medication to buy, potential damage to your home to repair, and time you’ll spend finding homes for each and every one. As a responsible pet owner, we should contribute to the pet overpopulation crisis.


Lee County Humane Society offers a cheaper and safer alternative - two incredible low-cost spay-neuter programs for the residents of Lee County!


SNYP

This program is designed to help income-eligible families get their pets spayed or neutered. SNYP is funded by Lee County and the cities of Auburn, Opelika, and Smiths Station to help prevent pet overpopulation in our community.


Approved SNYP participants pay $10 per dog and $5 per cat for the spay/neuter surgery.


To Apply:


  • You must be the owner of the pet and at least 19 year old

  • You must have proof of Lee County residency (utility bills or bank statements, etc)

  • Driver’s license or photo ID

  • Medicaid card or proof of total household income of $30,000 or less per year (must provide recent W-2’s for everyone in household, front page of income tax return, or SSI Disability Award letter)

  • Your pet must have proof of rabies vaccination. If you do not have proof, you will be required to get the vaccination at the time of surgery ($12 per pet)

Please bring the required paperwork to Lee County Humane Society in Auburn, Opelika Animal Hospital, or Animal Health Center during regular business hours. Questions? Contact Animal Health Center at 334-745-0060 or Opelika Animal Hospital at 334-749-2025.

SNYP covers the cost of the surgery. Your pet may need additional services recommended by the individual veterinarians. These services are not covered by the SNYP program. Payment is due at the time of service.


SNYP+


Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Petco Foundation, Lee County Humane Society is proud to offer spay/neuter assistance to residents of Lee County who have a total household income in the $30,0001.00 to $50,000 range

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Approved SNYP+ participants pay $25 per dog and $15 per cat for the spay/neuter surgery.


To Apply:


  • You must have proof of household income within the $30,0001.00 to $50,000 range.

  • You must have proof of Lee County residency

  • You must provide proper identification corresponding to proof of income and residency

  • Your pet must have proof of rabies vaccination. If you do not have proof, you will be required to get the vaccination at the time of surgery ($12 per pet not covered by SNYP+)

The provided spay/neuter voucher must be used within 45 days of issue. The owner will be asked to pay a small copay. The owner may choose which veterinarian to schedule the spay/neuter surgery from the list of participating vets provided. Voucher fees are only reimbursed to licensed DVM.


A list of participating veterinarians can be found at https://www.leecountyhumane.org/low-cost-spay-neuter


*Parkway Animal Hospital, North Gay Veterinary Clinic, and Auburn Veterinary Clinic will provide TNR (trap, neuter, release) programs. The cat must be in a trap when brought in.*

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