SNIP Program

At the Humane Society of Polk County part of our no-kill vision is to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats being born which will reduce the number of animals entering our local shelters. We can do this by providing affordable spay and neuter services.

The Spay/Neuter Inoculation Program (SNIP) is a non-profit community service provided by the Nadine Cox Trust through the Humane Society of Polk County, a grant from the Polk County Board of County Commissioners and the Give Well Foundation- The George Jenkins Fund.

How SNIP Works

  1. You must come in to the shelter and fill out an application to see if you qualify for this low-cost service. Please bring verification of what types of government assistance you are receiving and a photo ID (addresses must match) with you to fill out this application.
  2. The cost to those who qualify are $20 per animal. This amount will include the spay/neuter, first set of shots, rabies shot (if age appropriate), micro-chip implant and its registration.
  3. We will place you on the list for upcoming surgeries. You will be notified by phone when you need to bring your pet in for surgery and given pre-surgical instructions.
  4. Dogs must be on leash or small dogs in a carrier.
  5. Cats must be in a carrier or we will provide a cardboard carrier for an additional fee of $5.
  6. Please familiarize yourself with our Home Care Following Surgery