SNIP stands for Spay and Neuter Intercommunity Project.  We are dedicated to helping residents in the Fresno area find low cost spay and neuter programs and assistance. If you, or anyone you know, would like their animals fixed, please call us at 559-360-0768. Due to SNIP being an all volunteer organization, kindly allow us 5 days to return your call.

Central California has one of the worst pet overpopulation problems in the country.  Sadly, rescues can not keep up with the amount of animals that are being given up, found, or discarded in this area.  The only way to help decrease this pet overpopulation issue is through primary prevention: spay and neuter.  

The SNIP team focuses on different areas of the central valley.  We educate the residents and provide resources for low cost or free spay & neuters.  For those who can afford it, we will help them locate a low cost spay & neuter place near them.  For those who need financial assistance, SNIP team will assist them in fixing their animal.

SNIP team was founded in April of 2011 by Tracy Monge and Elisa Brown. In our first year (2011) we helped to fix over 70 animals. In 2012 and 2013 combined, SNIP fixed over 500 animals. Thanks to our Cat House on the Kings Grant, we were able to fix 1,624 animals in 2014 alone! In 2015, we are projected to fix 2,000 animals.

Our Mission

Decrease the euthanasia rates at Central Valley animal shelters by providing the local community with spay and neuter resources, animal welfare education, trap and release programs and financial assistance for lower income families to alter their animals.

Our Vision

Increasing quality of life for central valley animals through spay and neuter and promotion of positive animal welfare practices.

Our Goals

  • To increase awareness regarding benefits of spay and neuter
  • To decrease the euthanasia rates at local animal shelters
  • To promote pet retention in Central Valley  
  • To decrease negative stigma surrounding spay and neuter
  • To educate the public about positive animal welfare practices
  • To assist the low income community in positive animal welfare practices
  • To reduce feral cat population through initiation of Trap & Release projects


In this country tax-payers spend $1 Billion dollars annually to pick up, house, and euthanize homeless animals. If only 5% of that total were allocated to spay/neuter programs, we could open 250 public, low-cost spay/neuter clinics across the country and sterilize more than 4 Million animals each year.

By just fixing 1 you can save Millions.

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