SNAP is one of few programs available in Contra Costa County providing financial assistance to low-income county residents looking to have their companion dog or cat altered.
To be eligible for assistance, clients must:
- Be a Contra Costa County resident.
- Qualify as low-income based on current guidelines (below).
- Your companion dog(s) or cat(s) must be between 2 months and 10 years of age.
Qualifying Low Income Limit for SNAP
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|Annual income limit
(you qualify for SNAP
if your annual household
income is at or below)
If you meet the above criteria, here’s how qualification for SNAP assistance works:
Send in your proof of income for all members of the household with your contact information on it to CCHS. This proof of income can be: a current pay stub, social security receipt, disability letter or stub and so forth.
- First and last name
- Address – Street, City, Zip Code
- Phone number
- email address
Name(s) of pets to be fixed, age, sex, breed (if a dog), color (if a cat), in heat or pregnant (if female), weight (if a dog), vaccines up to date? Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax to: 925-279-2249 or Mail to: CCHS 171 Mayhew, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
- Once your proof of income and SNAP Client Information have been received, a SNAP volunteer will contact you and provide you with the following information:
- The rules and regulations of the program (approximate extra cost for exams, in-heat animals, no procedures for visibly pregnant animals, no coverage for vaccinations and other procedures, etc)
- What costs are associated with the program (co-pay due for the service)
- Additional costs that may be charged to the client by the veterinarian (range of fees and any special charges required by the individual vets of which we are aware). CCHS always recommends that a client contact the veterinary hospital directly to go over additional costs. CCHS is not responsible for the current cost quote nor of sighting requirements – we just try to start the conversation to let you know what might be expected.
- What veterinary hospital you will visit based on the area in which you live.
- Once you are fully registered, the SNAP volunteer will provide you an authorization number and the veterinary hospital information. You would then contact that vet for an appointment and provide the authorization number to them. *Please note: Payment of the co-pay is due before the appointment or the morning the animal is dropped off to the veterinary hospital for the spay/neuter procedure. If the co-pay is not paid on or before drop-off, your animal may be turned away. Any other charges are to be paid according to the vet’s policies.
For more information on spaying or neutering, please visit www.fixatfour.com
For assistance with a feral colony or a feral cat, please visit www.snipcat.org