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 $75 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
Neuter / Spay 35.00 – 60.00
Rabies Vaccination 7.00 - 10.00
Heartworm Test 20.00
Heartworm Preventative (monthly) 5.00
TOTAL $92.00 - $117.00
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 25.00 – 40.00
Rabies Vaccination 7:00-10.00
Feline Leukemia/Aids Test 25.00
Flea Preventative 5.00
TOTAL $78.00 - $96.00
& 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.
Why Not Get a "Free" Cat or Dog?
Even if you take advantage
of one of Animal Protection League’s low cost spay/neuter programs, 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.