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The Racine campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society has appointments available now for its Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) to help fur-parents who might not otherwise be able to afford these services. SNAP was implemented to help low-income families afford this critical care for their pets. According to a written statement from Angela Speed, spokesperson for WHS, sterilized – fixed – animals live longer than unaltered pets. If a household does not qualify for SNAP, there is a reduced cost alternative. Cat spay/neuters begin at $50; dogs at $85 and pit bulls spay/neuter start at $60. “A lot of dogs available for adoption are considered benchwarmers because they’ve been here for a while so all fees associated with them are lower,” Speed said. “And because of perceptions about pit bulls, a lot of our benchwarmers are pit bulls or pit bull mixes.” SNAP appointments book quickly so fur-parents are encouraged to call now to reserve their spot. Here is the full announcement from WHS: Did you know that “fixed” animals live longer than their unsterilized counterparts? Make your spay/neuter appointment today! The Wisconsin Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) helps animal guardians access affordable spay/neuter services. SNAP primarily serves animals from low-income households but if you do not meet the SNAP income criteria, you can still participate.  Fees start at just $50 for a cat spay/neuter, $85 for a dog spay/neuter, and $60 for a pit bull spay/neuter. All animals must be current on both rabies and distemper vaccinations before scheduling an appointment. It is highly recommended that dogs also be up to date on bordetella as well, although it is not required. The WHS Racine Campus also offers regular vaccine clinics, which include rabies, distemper and bordetella. To learn more, visit http://wihumane.org/veterinary/spay-neuter, call 262-554-6699, or just stop in at the Racine Campus, 2706 Chicory Road in Racine.

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