The cost for the owner of the pet is $25 for dogs and $15 for cats. This will be paid to the veterinarian’s office the day of the surgery.
There may be additional costs at the veterinarian’s office the day of surgery depending upon recommendations from the veterinarian. The veterinarian may require a rabies vaccination if one has not been administered in the last year. They may also recommend post-surgery pain medications.
The following local veterinarian’s offices are contractual partners with the SCHS for the administration of the SNIP program:
Indian Ridge Animal Hospital
1100 Indian Trail Drive Kingsport, TN 37660
Family Pet Veterinary Hospital
4399 Highway 11 W # 2, Blountville, TN 37617
Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic
16222 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA 22079
Yes, Spay/Neuter Certificates expire 3 months from issue date.
No. Our program is for existing domesticated pets in households or pets acquired with the intention of providing a lifelong home and care of said animal. The SCHS defines “rescue” animals as animals for which an individual plans to find another home for, and are therefore ineligible to receive a SNIP certificate. For addition information regarding eligibility, please read our Terms and Conditions
Funds for SCHS Spay/Neuter Impact program have been secured by donations, fundraisers, and grants. All applications will be reviewed under the guidelines set forth by SCHS and the grant providers whether it be financial, age, canine/feline, size or sex of pet, etc.
Applicants must live or be employed by a business physically located in Sullivan County, TN.
Applicants must be the owner of the animal(s) listed on the Spay/Neuter Certificate Application, and plan to keep the animal as a companion pet in the household for the life of the animal. The SCHS defines “owner” as an individual with a domesticated pet who intends to provide a home and lifelong care of said animal.
There is no income limit; however applicants with financial needs will be given priority. For additional information regarding eligibility, please read our Terms and Conditions.