Spay Neuter Network (SNN) is a non-profit organization, which was incorporated on November 6, 2003, receiving our 501(c) 3 federal tax exemption on February 24, 2004. The organization is run by a Board of Directors which meets monthly.
In 2004, SNN launched our spay/neuter program by contracting with a mobile clinic. Our early success led to the opening of a centrally-located regional, high-volume, high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter fixed-site clinic in 2005 in Crandall, Texas, with transport service to a 13-county region.
Through this process, we built partnerships with surrounding city and county governments, shelters and humane organizations, offering transportation services to and from the clinic for the general public. This set-up allowed us to spay/neuter more pets and service more areas. The clinic operated two days a week, providing 70 surgeries per week. As the only spay/neuter clinic in the region offering transport services, we expanded our clinic again in 2009 to a 5,000 sq. ft. facility.
In 2010, we began working with local grant funders and service providers to establish the Big Fix for Big D coalition in Dallas, Texas. Through that coalition, SNN and other partners provide low-cost spay/neuter services to low-income residents in eight targeted ZIP code areas of East Dallas.
In June 2013, we purchased a 40-foot mobile surgical hospital, the Hope Mobile, which enables us to service even more people and pets in the Fort Worth area. Our Takin’ It to the Streets program is one of the most successful models in Texas.
Today, SNN operates a stationary clinic five days a week, utilizing our transport service with animal shelters and rescue partners, as well as MASH (Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital) clinics in targeted areas of Dallas, Fort Worth and rural areas throughout North Texas, as funding allows. We are currently performing more than 350-400 surgeries a week. Since our inception, we have sterilized more than 120,000 dogs and cats and provided more than 300,000 vaccines.