Spay Neuter Initiative Program
S.N.I.P.'s mission is to reduce the number of unwanted litters and eliminate the suffering of animals through spay and neuter programs within Callaway County. We strive to accomplish this by offering vouchers to residents to help offset the cost of spay and neuter services for their pets and feral animals in need within the community. In addition to vouchers, we work to provide advanced spay and neuter education and encourage responsible animal ownership.
Without spay and neuter programs like S.N.I.P., homeless animals are often euthanized, neglected or die of disease. Sterilization is critical for management of free-roaming dogs and cats and related disease control concerns. Sterilizing pets prevents them from contributing to the problem of homeless or abandoned dogs and cats.
Spay and Neuter programs also protect against some serious health problems and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct.
Callaway County Humane Society created S.N.I.P. to reduce the number of unwanted litters and eliminate the suffering of animals through spay and neuter programs within Callaway County. However, S.N.I.P. is not financially sustainable without additional funding from outside resources. Between 2021 and 2022 CCHS has issued approximately 1,000 vouchers, totaling $50,000 to Callaway County residents. CCHS is run by a small group of volunteers that has made every effort to maintain this program, but multiple people have taken advantage of what was meant to be a reliable community resource. This has caused the board to make changes to the program. Moving forward the vouchers will remain valued at $50 but there will be a limit of one voucher per household per year with a limit of 300 vouchers (25 vouchers per month) issued for 2023. Vouchers will be issued at the discretion of the Callaway County Humane Society Board. If you qualify, a voucher will be mailed to you. Additional vouchers you can be requested by contacting CCHS directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional voucher requests DO NOT guarantee receipt of additional vouchers. All additional requests will be reviewed by the board. This program serves Callaway County residents only and cannot be combined with any other vouchers.
Due to the necessary changes in this program, we encourage residents dealing with feral cat colonies to utilize resources such as Wild Thing Feral Feline Fix (Jefferson City, MO), People Helping Paws Cat Rescue (Jefferson City, MO), Callaway Community Cats (Fulton, MO), Fresh Start Animal Outreach (Eldon, MO) and Spay Neuter Project (Columbia, MO).
Thank you for your understanding!