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- Utilize CCHS’ spay and neuter services provided at the Contra Costa County Animal Shelter (CCAS) in Martinez.
Services are offered once a month (typically on the last Sunday of the month). As of now 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
At this time we are unable to include dogs over 7 years of age in our clinic but will recommend to one of our partner vets (Option B)
Program Cost– $100 per pet, payable in advance.
Location-Contra Costa Animal Shelter, 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez
Option B- Utilize the service from one of our partner vets.
This service is made available for both cats and dogs.
Program 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)
Location: We will notify you of the location and address of our partner veterinarian when your appointment is scheduled.
- 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
Client Information Required
Proof of Income: Provide your proof of income for all members of the household with your contact information on it. This proof of income can be a current paystub, social security receipt, W2, disability letter or stub, etc. Please note that your social security number is NOT REQUIRED, please block out any information provided to us.
Pet Information – 1. Name of pet(s), 2. Age, 3. Sex, 4. Breed (dog only), 5. color of animal, 6. Weight (dog only), 7. In heat or pregnant (female only)
Service Option Requested– Option A (Martinez) or Option B (Partner Veterinarian hospital).
Include the proof of income on the below Interest Form. You can also email the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail to CCHS, 171 Mayhew Way #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
The program location (i.e. the CCAS Martinez facility or the local Veterinarian hospital).
The program costs based on the location requested.
For the Martinez option (Option A), we will verify we have all of the needed information about your dog and advise you if pre-surgery blood work is required. Note that scheduling the surgery may take one to two months.
For the local Veterinarian option (Option B), an authorization number and the veterinary hospital information for you to contact.
For more information on spaying or neutering, please visit www.fixatfour.com