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.
We have issued 600 spay/neuter vouchers for 2022. That is the number that was originally allotted for the SNIP program. Vouchers that are not used expire 6 months from date of issuance, so we are keeping an eye on expiration dates and will let everyone know when additional vouchers become available. If you have applied for a voucher and have not received one, you may be on a wait list that we are compiling and will follow up with applicants once additional vouchers become available. If you do not receive a voucher by December 31, 2022 you will need to re-apply for a SNIP voucher in 2023 as the wait list will not carry over into 2023.
Thank you for your understanding!