Do you need to get your dog or cat fixed but just cannot afford the high costs that accompany a visit to the vet’s office? There is hope and help available that many residents may not know is available.
Through The Spay/Neuter Assistance Program of the Southern Tier, Inc. (S.N.A.P.) and Shelter Outreach Services (S.O.S.) Chemung County residents now have an affordable alternative to expensive procedures done at a veterinarian visit and there are many ways to access that help.
As per the Spay Neuter Assistance Program Site:
The Spay/Neuter Assistance Program of the Southern Tier, Inc. has partnered with Shelter Outreach Services (S.O.S.) to provide affordable spay/neuter and vaccination services for the companion animals in our community. By surgically removing a pets reproductive organs, we can end the terrible problem of pet overpopulation. You show your concern for your pet and for all animals by having your dog or cat altered.
You can access the application directly by clicking S.N.A.P. Application or you can click or call any of the shelters directly and ask for more information. Their contact information is:
- Chemung County SPCA: 607-734-7627
- Elmira City Shelter: 607-737-5767
- Horseheads Animal Shelter: 607-739-3945
For those who live outside Chemung County there are many options available to you as well. Through the ASPCA site you can access the organization closest to you that offer low cost spaying and neutering programs. The Free and Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Database is easy to use and will help you find the program closest to you.
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