Affordable Spay/Neuter Clinics

Our affordable spay/neuter clinics are held “on location” throughout San Diego County via the Mobile Surgical Unit, the Neuter Scooter. In East County, affordable spay neuter is available at our New SNAP East Spay Center.

All operations on the Neuter Scooter and in the Spay Center are performed under the highest standards by licensed veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians. In addition to a discounted procedure underwritten by donors, pets from targeted communities also free basic pet care services such as a pre-anesthesia exam and nail trim at time of surgery. Clients receive results of the pre-exam of their pet and take home post-op documents.

The surgical suite is equipped with all the necessary equipment, including built-in kennels for recovery from anesthesia. For even more comfort, our bus is air-conditioned and heated. View the Bus/Clinic Schedule »


When you get your pet spayed or neutered with us, we can add in a microchip implant for an additional $10.
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Why get your pet microchipped?
• Pets can wander off and get lost. When found, they’ll be scanned for a microchip!
• Pets sometimes get stolen – the microchip will prove you’re the pet’s owner.
• What if something happens to you? Your pet will be in good hands.

SNAP will register your microchip for you, based on the information you provide. If you need to change your address or update your pet’s medications, etc., click the link below!

NEW Neuter Scooter

PetSmart Charities gave us a rare opportunity to get a second bus on the road, by funding half of the cost of the NEW Neuter Scooter, in the amount of $145,000. Thanks to our donors and sponsors, the NEW bus is a reality!

Please HELP US by donating today!

The Original Neuter Scooter

After 20 years of dutiful service, the old bus is servicing East County residents at a stationary location along with our new SNAP EAST SPAY CENTER in El Cajon – thanks to the generosity of All God’s Creatures Teaching Hospital.


SNAP East Spay Center

is SNAP’s first stationary surgical location. Same spay and neuter procedures, just without the WHEELS!

SNAP Goes the Distance

Achieving More Outreach! Here are some of the vital programs that have made a huge difference in our community:

Critical Communities

Targeting low-income neighborhoods struggling with chronic pet overpopulation, due to lack of affordable veterinarians, public and private spay-neuter programs, and pet education.
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SNAP partners with the Native America Humane Society (NAHS) to bring services onto tribal reservations, where large feral dog populations exist. The NAHS sponsors clinics for members of the La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, and Santa Ysabel tribes.
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Homeless Connect

SNAP partners with Project Street Vet and participates in the County-wide effort to spay and neuter companion animals living with the homeless, to prevent the birth of unwanted litters on the streets, where chances for survival in this harsh environment is slim. Volunteers pitch in by transporting pets to and from clinics.
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Maryann’s Mission

SNAP pays tribute to the memory of Maryann Stanco, long-time SNAP team member who worked tirelessly to schedule pets on the bus, by carrying on her legacy of helping senior pet owners struggling financially. Seniors 65 and over living on fixed incomes, are eligible to receive a discount on the already low-cost procedure of their companion animal.
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MIL-SNAP now covers E1-E4 as of Feb 1, 2023 (was E1-E6). Any DOD Pet Chit (free spay neuter) application after Feb 1 is E1-E4. We apologize for any inconvenience. SNAP can still help if you do not qualify for a DOD Pet Chit.
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Shanti’s House

Saving Feral Cats from euthanasia, while supporting the community requires innovative approaches. We have completely raised the bar to what’s possible. We are the first to create and build a feral cat sanctuary on the grounds of a senior living facility.

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Pet Education

SNAP visits Title 1 schools, after-school programs, and summer camps in underserved communities throughout San Diego County experiencing pet overpopulation. Three core workshops for grades K-3, 3-6, and 5-12 inspire compassion for and teach responsible care of companion animals, all provided free of charge. Entire classrooms may visit the Neuter Scooter at clinic sites. All courses come with handouts. SNAP reaches an estimated 3,000 students per year.
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Community Outreach

SNAPs Neuter Scooter participates in major community events and smaller civic activities to bring awareness to the importance of spaying and neutering and proper pet care. Rescues from Friends of SNAP serve as spay and neuter Ambassadors at many of the events. Our schedule is posted to the website, Facebook, twitter, craigslist, and electronic newsletters.
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Become a Loyal Life Saver

As a Loyal Lifesaver, you become part of the solution to reduce pet overpopulation and the suffering that follows, in some of the most underserved communities in San Diego County. The problem of surplus animals is prevalent to these areas, because income-challenged pet owners who otherwise love their pets, do not have the financial means to spay or neuter. Your monthly donation is a way to help us get more cats and dogs on board the Neuter Scooter surgical bus, to not only prevent the birth of unwanted litter after litter but also improve quality of life by no longer dealing with the negative consequences of remaining intact. For many, this is their first exposure to any kind of veterinary care, and all of this is made possible because of you.
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