SNAP: Spay Neuter Assistance Programme

SNAP: Spay Neuter Assistance Programme

Every year many thousands of unwanted animals are born in Hong Kong often as a result of accidental mating. To prevent this problem, the SPCA advocates that all pets should be neutered particularly given the added health benefits to the animals.

We recognise, though, that desexing a pet can be expensive so the SPCA may be able to help in one of three ways.

1. SNAP Voucher Scheme for individuals

SNAP voucher

Every year, the SPCA offers a small number of pet owners with financial concerns assistance to get their pet desexed. The vouchers we offer can be used at veterinary clinics participating in the SNAP scheme as well as our own centres.

Depending on the process, we can provide vouchers to the value of HK$300 for a dog spay and HK$200 for dog neutering. For cats, the values are HK$200 and HK$100 respectively.

The voucher can only be used at participating veterinary clinics. You can find a list here.

We only offer a limited number of vouchers each year and you can apply by downloading the application form here. If you have any questions on the SNAP vouchers, please call 2232 5549.

Please note that there are a number of terms and conditions that apply to the vouchers:

  • The voucher can be used to obtain a discount off the normal price charged by a participating vet for desexing or neutering either a dog or cat;
  • The vouchers are limited to a maximum of TWO per person per year. Only one voucher may be redeemed per procedure;
  • The vouchers are non-transferable and can only be used to discount the cost of desexing or neutering. Other medical or surgical treatments are not covered;
  • Dogs desexed under the scheme must be vaccinated against rabies and have a microchip implanted in accordance with Hong Kong law;
  • The vouchers cannot be redeemed at the SPCA Spay and Neuter Vehicle;
  • The vouchers must be used within the effective date;
  • The original voucher must be presented at the time of surgery;
  • In the event of loss, vouchers will not be replaced nor duplicates issued;
  • The SPCA reserves the right to alter the terms and conditions of this scheme and its determination on the right to use the voucher is final;
  • The English version of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail wherever there is a discrepancy between the English and the Chinese versions; and
  • Upon redemption, you are requested to present your valid identity document for registration purpose.

2. Those receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSAR)

Current holders of CSSA certificates may be eligible for financial assistance to help them desex their pets. Each case is evaluated separately after discussion with the applicant. For information contact us on  2802 0501. Terms and conditions apply.

3. Social Worker Referrals

Clients of social workers may also be eligible for financial assistance towards. As with the CSSAR support, each case is decided on its own merits following discussion with both the client and the social worker. For information contact us on 2802 0501. Terms and conditions apply.

Veterinary surgeons who want to join the SNAP programme should contact us on 2232 5549 or via snap@spca.org.hk.

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Participating Veterinary Clinics

The Veterinary Clinics listed below support the SNAP Voucher initiative. Once you have received your vouchers, please call the clinic to make your desexing appointment.

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