Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP)

LOW-COST SPAY/ NEUTER SERVICES

The Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP) provides qualified owners access to spay/neuter services for their household dog or cat at a greatly reduced cost. Services are performed at Lollypop Farm by appointment only. Our team of veterinarians licensed veterinary technicians, and assistants provide the highest level of care in our state-of-the-art Klingenstein Veterinary Clinic on the main campus in Fairport. Read our FAQs to learn more about spaying or neutering your pet.

Lollypop Farm is now accepting applications for cats & dogs. Our current wait time for cats is 2 weeks to 2 months. Our estimated wait time for dogs before scheduling is 1-3 months. To submit a SNIP application for your pet, please read through the qualifications and click the “SNIP Application for Cats” or “SNIP Application for Dogs” button below.

General Information

  • Services are provided by appointment only at Lollypop Farm’s Klingenstein Veterinary Clinic in Fairport, NY.
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to schedule an appointment: *$25 for cats or $50 for dogs*
  • Appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday. Drop off time for cats is 7:30 a.m.; drop off time for dogs is 8:00 a.m.
  • Services are provided the same day. Pick-up time for cats is 3:00 pm; pick-up time for dogs is 3:15 pm.
  • No follow-up appointments are needed.
  • Post-op care instructions are provided at discharge.

Cost of Services

SNIP pricing has been updated, effective 3/1/2022.

Cost
Cats Female $85
Male $75
Dogs Female $140
Male $125

What is included?

  • Spay or Neuter surgery with anesthesia and pain medicine.
  • Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations.
    If your pet is current on these vaccines, you may submit proof of vaccination up to two days prior to your surgery date to receive a discount of up to $10 ($5 per required vaccine). Proof submitted less than two days before your surgery date will not be eligible for a discount; you will be charged the full cost of services.
  • General Exam
  • Nail Trim
  • Optional ($10 each): Microchip, Flea & Tick Treatment, and De-Worming

Qualifications

Pet owners must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Receive Public Assistance (SNAP, HEAP, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Income, Unemployment, or Medicaid)
  • Fall below Income Eligibility Guidelines (below)
    Household Size: Maximum Household Income
    1 Person: $30,500
    2 People: $34,850
    3 People: $39,200
    4 People: $43,550
    5 People: $47,050
    6 People: $50,500
    7 People: $54,000
    8 People: $57,500

Dogs or cats must be:

  • Be between the ages of 4 months and 6 years at the time of application and surgery
  • Be in good health
  • Have no history of aggression
  • Owned by the applicant and have been in the custody of the applicant for at least 30 days.  If found as a stray, a good faith effort must have been made to locate an owner. Please see this page for information about reporting stray pets.

SNIP Application For Cats

SNIP Application For Dogs

Spay/Neuter FAQ

Spaying (female) and neutering (male) are surgical procedures performed by a veterinarian remove a dog or cat’s reproductive organs. The pets are then unable to breed.
      • Spay/Neuter will increase your dog/cat’s chance of a longer, healthier life by reducing the risk of cancer.
      • Spaying/Neutering your dog/cat reduces his/her likelihood to roam, spray/mark (cats), or have aggressive behaviors.
      • One unaltered dog/cat and his/her offspring can produce thousands of puppies/kittens in a lifetime.
      • There are more cats/dogs than available homes. Spay/Neuter ensures that your pet will not contribute to the number of pets in shelters each year.
Yes, when an animal is in heat, they follow their natural instincts and can escape from your home/leash to gain access to other animals.
No, your dog or cat may be less likely to exhibit certain behaviors like humping, spraying/marking, aggression, and roaming, but his/her personality will not change.
No, this is a myth! Pets who are spayed before their first heat are typically healthier.