1. The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) provides $20 spay/neuter surgeries to limited-income pet owners. This is strategic because this segment of the population can often afford to feed stray animals, but will frequently adopt them if they can just get them fixed. Fixed animals are less likely to be surrendered to local shelters.
2. The Community Cat program provides free surgery certificates to non-profit animal welfare groups and municipal shelters that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) feral and free roaming cats. This strategic program prevents these cats from ever entering shelters. Shelters are all too commonly overwhelmed with outdoor cats, many of which do not make good adoption candidates. Euthanasia rates for this group of cats is incredibly high. But, by using TRN programs, colony caretakers provide food and shelter for their colony of cats, and we help fix these cats to ensure the numbers decrease over time. Because the shelter is not overrun with outdoor cats, staff can focus their limited time on adoptable cats and dogs, and both of these groups have higher adoption rates when community cat programs are in place. Yes, that’s right – dogs fare better when community cats are left where they belong (in the community.) This program also includes a rabies vaccination for each cat, thereby protecting public health. 3. The Pet Friendly Group Grant (PFGG)program provides 10 free surgery certificates to non-profit animal welfare groups and municipal shelters so they can spay/neuter animals in their care before making them available for adoption into permanent, loving homes. Most Indiana animal welfare groups and shelters operate on shoe-string budgets. They spend a lot of money on animals in their care, some of which are sick and injured, requiring specialty vet care. SNSI provides a bit of financial relief to these groups by providing free spay/neuter certificates.
Proceeds from the Pet Friendly plate go directly to fix Hoosier pets through the life-saving programs offered by Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana.
The Pet Friendly license plate is $40, with $25 going directly to SNSI. The plate is available online at myBMV.com and at your local BMV locations.