Pet Helpers - Clinic

SNAP - Pet Assistance Program

What are SNAP Benefits?

At Pet Helpers, our mission is to eradicate the euthanasia among adoptable dogs and cats. We achieve this through the operation of a compassionate, no-kill shelter, advocating for permanent adoptions, offering humane education, and facilitating low-cost spay/neuter surgeries. In collaboration with our Food Bank initiative, we’ve established the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) to support individuals in caring for the health of their beloved pets. SNAP provides significant discounts on spaying and neutering procedures for both cats and dogs, along with annual vaccinations, ensuring the well-being of furry family members in our community.

SNAP benefits are made available through a generous grant from Humane Net, a collaborative coalition of animal welfare organizations dedicated to advocating for responsible pet ownership. Humane Net actively champions low-cost spaying and neutering initiatives within the community, aiming to curb pet overpopulation and promote the well-being of animals.

Do I qualify for SNAP Benefits?

Pet Helpers extends SNAP benefits eligibility to residents and families residing within the Charleston area who meet the following criteria:

*Qualifications are subject to change

Household size

1 Person

Maximum income


Household size

2 People

Maximum income


Household size

3 People

Maximum income


Household size

4 People

Maximum income


Household size

5 People

Maximum income


Household size

6 People

Maximum income


SNAP beneficiaries are asked to provide proof of income at their first visit (appointments MUST be made in advance). Acceptable documentation includes the following:

  • A current South Carolina driver’s license or state-issued identification card

AND one (1) of the following:

  • Medicaid/Medicare card in your name
  • SNAP recipient verification letter
  • Current unemployment statement
  • Food Stamp Verification
  • Social Security Disability Letter
  • Supplemental Security Income Letter
  • Pet Helpers’ Food Bank recipient verification
  • 2023 Tax Return


How much will it cost me?

Feline Spay & Neuter Procedure

Feline Spay: $90.00
Feline Neuter: $70.00

*Procedure includes spay/neuter surgery, pain medication, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine and microchip.

Canine Spay & Neuter Procedure

Canine Spay: $200.00
Canine Neuter: $150.00

*Procedure includes spay/neuter surgery, pain medication, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine and microchip.

*additional fee for dogs over 80 pounds

Feline Vaccines

Rabies: $12
Distemper (FVRCP): $12

Canine Vaccines

Rabies: $12
Distemper (DA2PP): $12
Bordetella (Kennel Cough): $12

Additional Services:

Microchip: $15
Deworming: $5 – $10
Nail Trim: $10 (only done during spay/neuter surgery)
Ear Cleaning: $12 (will not be done on aggressive cats/dogs)

Heartworm Test: $15.00

Feline Triple Test: $15.00

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Won't you help?

Sheltering an animal costs us $56 per day per animal. Will you donate to help save an animal's life?
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