Snippets volunteers help unwanted animals (from shelters primarily) and re-home them to loving families
within our community.
Snippets fosters primarily small breed dogs. All dogs
are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested. If a dog in our foster program tests heartworm positive, he/she
is treated at our expense.
Adoption Fees range from $150 to $250. This fee is based on the cost
of the medical expenses incurred to make foster pets healthy and ready for adoption with the remainder used to support the
ongoing rescue and care of other fosters. An example of the minimum amount we spend on a foster dog or puppy is shown below.
Many of our fosters incur additional expenses as a result of being stays or discards due to extreme health issues that
require vet care.
SNIP-Pets Rescue pets receive basic medical services from Animal Protection League’s
low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination program. Foster homes and SNIP-Pets volunteers supply their own dog food, flea &
heartworm preventative and any additional medical costs.
Neuter / Spay 60.00 – 80.00
10.00 - 12.00Distemper/Parvo Vaccination 12.00
Heartworm Test 25.00
Heartworm Preventative (monthly) 5.00
TOTAL $110 - $142.00
All cats in our foster program are spayed/neutered,
wormed, vaccinated (Rabies, Distemper, Feline Leukemia) and tested for feline leukemia/aids.
Adoption Fee is $75.
This fee is based on the general cost of the medical expenses incurred to make foster pets healthy and ready for adoption.
An example of the amount we spend on a foster cat is shown below.
SNIP-Pets Rescue pets receive basic medical services
from Animal Protection League’s low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination program. Foster homes and SNIP-Pets volunteers
supply their own cat food, litter and any additional medical costs.
Neuter / Spay 35.00 – 50.00
Vaccination 10.00 - 12,00 Distemper Vaccination 10.00
Feline Leukemia/Aids Test 30.00
TOTAL $95.00 - $110.00
Barn Buddies & Porch Pals
Occasionally, SNIP-Pets has Barn Buddies
and Porch Pals available for adoption. These cats receive the same medical attention -- spay/neuter, worming, vacccinations
-- but because they lack the social skills to be housecats, they are adopted for a donation of only $25.
Get a "Free" Cat or Dog?
Even if you take advantage of one of Animal Protection League’s low cost spay/neuter
servicess, the amount that you spend on medical expenses will be higher than our rescue group’s adoption fee.
Feline Leukemia/Feline Aids are fatal, infectious diseases. In most cases, free cats and kittens have not been tested. Heartworm
infestations in dogs are fatal, and heartworm treatment is very expensive. SNIP-Pets dogs and puppies (6 months or older)
are tested. If positive, they are treated at our expense. If negative, they are started on heartworm preventative immediately.
If you do not spay or neuter your free cat or kitten you will be contributing to the problem of pet overpopulation
in your community. Thousands of perfectly adoptable, but unwanted, cats and kittens are enthanized in East Texas every year.