To honor the men and women in uniform who serve our country, Best Friends of Pets is offering a special military discount to have cats and dogs spayed or neutered through SNAP, its Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.
“We were touched to find out that we helped an Oklahoma Army National Guardsman get his puppy spayed,” explained Kim Schlittler, executive director. “He was on a forward operating base (FOB) in Afghanistan and knowing ‘Molly’ was waiting on him when he got home helped him get through the last 2-3 months of his deployment.”
Active and retired military pet owners in the Oklahoma City metro area will receive $10 off SNAP’s regular fees when they submit a copy of their military ID. SNAP applications must be approved in November to qualify for the discount.
Low-income military pet owners receiving Medicaid, OKDHS or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits or meeting Medicaid income guidelines can have cats spayed or neutered for free and dogs for $10. General public assistance is also available based on income.
Rabies vaccinations are $5 and are only offered when the pet is spayed or neutered. Puppies and kittens as young as 8 weeks or weighing at least 2 pounds can be spayed or neutered. Best Friends of Pets’ SNAP works with veterinary and nonprofit spay/neuter clinics throughout the Oklahoma City metro area.
For information about SNAP, or to request a SNAP application, call Best Friends of Pets at 418-8511, or go to www.bestfriendsofpets.org to see the income levels or download a SNAP packet.
About Best Friends of Pets
Best Friends of Pets is a local nonprofit organization that began in 1994 under a similar name to help increase pet adoptions and improve conditions for pets at the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter.
In 2005, Best Friends started its Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), the first year-round community spay/neuter program of its kind in the Oklahoma City area.
In 2006, Best Friends changed its adoption program to work with small groups and individuals who rescue and foster pets until they are adopted.
Best Friends of Pets strives to reduce the pet overpopulation problem of too many homeless pets in our community by helping pets and their owners.