For residents of Oconee County that qualify, there is a program that assists with the costs of a Spay / Neuter surgery. Oconee Humane Society (OHS) has commitment from many of the local veterinarians and obtained funding from Oconee County to administer this program. This partnership is called the Spay / Neuter Assistance Coalition (SNAC) program. The program is designed to provide low-income Oconee County residents, up to 200% over poverty, an affordable option to have their pets spayed / neutered.
Pet owners qualifying for this program will pay sliding scale co-payments based on the income of their household. Pet owners at 100% of poverty would have a co-pay of $10; those over 100% and up to 150% of poverty would have $20 co-pay; while pet owners 150% up to 200% of poverty pay $30.
If you do not qualify for this program, please consider the OHS' non-income based Spay/Neuter Program of a discounted pre-set cost for surgery. To learn more about the program and which local veterinarians participate, click on OHS Program.
Pet owners are asked to come to the Oconee County Animal Shelter in person to be qualified for the program. During the interview process, a trained OHS volunteer will verify the income of the pet owner and determine which co-pay tier would apply. The co-payment is due at the time the application is accepted and for the surgery to be scheduled.
Pet(s) must be current on a Rabies vaccination and will need to provide a current rabies tag or certificate at the time of surgery or one will be administered at your cost. Volunteers will also stress that pets needs to be in good health for the surgery.
The veterinarians currently accepting these certificates include:
When to Apply:
Applications are accepted Monday through Friday 10am - 4:00pm ONLY.
Please bring your documentation validating your income in order to qualify for the program.
Cash, check, credit/debit are accepted for co-payments. Checks should be made out to the Oconee Humane Society.
If you have any questions about this program, please call OHS at 864-882-4719 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.