Contra Costa Humane Society is pleased to offer low-income residents of Contra Costa county financial assistance toward the spaying and neutering of their companion cats and dogs.
SNAP currently has two options for qualified clients
Option A- CCHS’ spay and neuter services provided at the Contra Costa County Animal Shelter (CCAS) in Martinez.
Services are currently offered once a month (typically on the last Sunday of the month). This option is for Dogs Only.
All dogs receive the following services:
- Insert of a microchip if one is not detected pre-surgery; we scan all animals for microchips before surgery and if a chip is not found, we insert one
- A small tattoo on the animal’s stomach indicating they have been spayed/neutered
- Any vaccinations mandated by state law or deemed vital to the procedure
- A cone and take-home pain medication
Program Cost– $100 per pet, payable in advance.
Location-Contra Costa Animal Shelter, 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez
At this time we are unable to include dogs over 7 years of age or that are in heat or pregnant. Please select Option B if your dog falls into one of these categories.
Option B- Our partner vet in El Sobrante, both for cats and dogs.
Cost- A co-pay is required to be paid to the veterinarian at the time of appointment. Co-pays are as follows:
- Male cat: $81
- Female cat: $96
- Male dog: $91-$112 (depending on weight)
- Female Dog: $96-$115 (depending on weight)
Additional services such as vaccinations and microchipping are not included in this co-pay but may be available at additional cost. Check with the vet for more information.
We will notify you of the name, address and phone number of our partner veterinarian when your application is approved.
Qualifications to be eligible for either option:
- You must be a Contra Costa County resident.
- You must qualify as low-income based on current guidelines (below) and
- Your companion dog(s) or cat(s) must be between 2 months and 10 years of age.
Qualifying Low Income Limit for SNAP
Proof of Income for all members of the household must be provided with your application. The proof can be in the form of a current pay stub or a letter from Social Security, SNAP, EDD, social services etc. stating your benefits. A W2 or the page from your most recent tax return stating your Adjusted Gross Income is also acceptable. All documents must have the person’s name on them. Please note that your social security number is NOT REQUIRED, so please block out this information on the form before submitting it.
Once your application, proof of income, and vaccination and/or microchip information (for Option A only) has been received, a SNAP volunteer will email you with the following information:
- Confirmation that you’ve been added to the Martinez Clinic Wait List or
- Contact information for our partner vet and an authorization number to give them when you call to make an appointment.
- Your costs based on the location requested.
If you have chosen the Martinez Clinic (Option A), you’ll be contacted again later to finalize your appointment date. Please note that due to heavy demand it may take one or two months to be notified that an appointment is available.
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program Application
All applications must be accompanied by proof of income for each adult member of the family.
Aplications for Option A (Martinez Clinic) must be accompanied by proof of vaccination (if current) and your companion’s microchip documentation (if any).
Please have these documents on had to upload before beginning your application.
For more information on spaying or neutering, please visit www.fixatfour.com