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Second Chance Animal Center provides a low-cost spay/neuter program to area residents. SNAP (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program) is offered to those living in the following states and towns: VERMONT - all towns in Bennington County; NEW YORK - Salem, Shushan, Cambridge, Eagle Bridge, Hoosick Falls, North Petersburgh, Petersburgh, and White Creek; and MASSACHUSETTS - Williamstown and North Adams.

To participate in SNAP, please complete the application below. You must complete one application for each cat or dog.

Cat Owners: Feline SNAP surgeries take place at the shelter facility, and these clinics take place every Wednesday and other special days scheduled throughout each month. (Second Chance is located at 1779 VT Route 7A, Arlington, VT.) Within two weeks of receiving your SNAP application, Second Chance will contact you to gather information about your cat’s vaccination history, discuss the SNAP fee to be charged, and schedule the surgery date for your cat. Approximately one week prior to the surgery date, you will receive a letter in the mail to confirm the date, provide you with detailed drop-off and pick-up instructions, and outline feeding instructions for the night before and the morning of surgery. Please note that it is imperative that you follow these feeding instructions as SCAC reserves the right to cancel any surgery if a cat has ingested any food.

Dog Owners: Canine SNAP surgeries take place at a local, authorized veterinarian’s office. After your application is approved, you will receive a phone call from our Community Programs Coordinator to discuss veterinarians participating in this program and the SNAP fee that will be charged. Once we receive your fee (either by credit/debit or money order), a canine SNAP voucher will be sent back to you, and you can then contact that veterinarian to schedule the surgery. SCAC will receive the final surgery invoice from the Veterinarian, and we will forward your SNAP fee directly to their office.

Please note that the canine SNAP fee is only for the spay/neuter surgery and does not include any additional services. If you decide to have your dog vaccinated or agree to any other services at the time of the SNAP surgery, all of those additional fees are your responsibility. Please be sure to discuss any additional services with the veterinarian in advance - Second Chance will only send payment for the spay/neuter surgery.