Spay Neuter Network is always working to develop innovative new programs to address needs in our community. Here are a few of the programs we are currently able to offer thanks to the financial support of animal lovers like you!
Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter Surge
In the wake of the tragic 2016 mauling death of a Southern Dallas woman, Spay Neuter Network joined forces with The SPCA of Texas and Operation Kindness to address the growing loose dog problem in the region. Thanks to generous funding from Dallas-area foundations, the Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter Surge project will alter more than 100,000 Southern Dallas pets at no cost between 2017 – 2019. For more information on the project and to see if your pet qualifies to receive free services, click here.
Fort Worth Takin’ it to the Streets
Using our Hope Mobile, a large Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital, SNN offers more than 5,000 free spay/neuter surgeries each year as well as low-cost vaccinations in Fort Worth. For more information on this program and to see when we can alter your pet, click here.
Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital (MASH)
SNN is the only organization in North Texas with a large MASH bus capable of completing up to 50 spay/neuter surgeries in a single day right in the parking lot of your neighborhood business or park! Our MASH unit serves a variety of rural and urban communities. Click here to find out when our MASH will be in your area next or to make an appointment to have your pet fixed! Plus, we also offer low-cost vaccines (without an appointment) from 10:00am – 12:00pm during our MASH clinics!
It is our goal to remove all barriers to responsible pet ownership, which is why we offer our animal transports! Using our transport vans, SNN is able to pick pets up from rural or impoverished communities, drive them to one of our clinics to be altered, then return them to their owners the same day! Find out when we’ll have a transport in your area here!
Community Outreach and Education
SNN believes that pet owners will do the right thing for their pets and their community if they are given the information and resources they need. That’s why our Community Outreach Team has boots on the ground daily in targeted, high need areas of our community educating people about local ordinances, responsible pet ownership, and the free and low-cost resources available to them. Our team goes door to door in key areas, speaks at events and churches, sets up booths at community events, and even visits schools!
Free Dallas Microchipping
In the summer of 2017, the City of Dallas mandated that all pets in the city limits be microchipped in place of a city registration. SNN already offers free microchips with surgery to pets the qualify for the Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter Surge, however, we realize that many other residents of Dallas are in need of assistance to meet this new ordinance. That is why for a limited time, SNN is offering free microchips to Dallas residents! Watch our Facebook page for upcoming microchipping events or bring your pet to our Dallas clinic during walk in hours.
Spay It Forward Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program
Spay Neuter Network is committed to ending pet euthanasia and TNR is one of the most effective ways to do so with cats! Thanks to donations from our clinic clients, we are able to offer $20 feral cat surgeries at our clinics and MASH Monday – Thursday. Every cat receives surgery, a rabies vaccine, and an ear-tip to identify them as fixed from a distance. Find out more about our TNR program here!
Dallas Community Cats Program
To decrease the number of cats euthanized at Dallas Animal Services each year, SNN and DAS joined forces to create the DAS Community Cats Program. This program takes outdoor, community cats that are brought into the DAS shelters by animal control officers or members of the public, and has then altered, vaccinated, and ear tipped at SNN’s Dallas clinic.
North Texas Humane Education Initiative
SNN is partnering with Dallas ISD, Fort Worth ISD, and the City of Fort Worth’s Animal Care and Control to bring a new humane education program to high risk, impoverished elementary schools in our communities. This program, which will launch in 2018, is designed to teach elementary aged children compassion for animals, responsible pet ownership, and pet safety in order to decrease the number of bites in our community.
Texas A&M Shelter and Community Clinic Externship Program
Ending pet overpopulation and euthanasia requires highly specialized, high volume spay/neuter surgeons and veterinarians that specialize in the unique challenges of a shelter environment. That’s why SNN partnered with Texas A&M and Dallas Animal Services (DAS) to create the Texas A&M Shelter and Community Clinic Externship Program. This program offers veterinary students from Texas A&M the opportunity to spend 2-4 weeks in North Texas working alongside the veterinarians at SNN and DAS in order to learn the specialized skills needed to work in a high volume spay/neuter clinic or animal shelter after they graduate. This is the only program of its kind in Texas and is able to train up to 24 students a year.