Millions of unwanted dogs and cats are destroyed in our nation's shelters every year. Spaying or neutering will help end this needless killing. SNAP helps owners in Louisa access lower cost spay and neuter clinics.
We schedule, coordinate and monitor provision of services which are contracted through area spay/neuter clinics. Currently, SNAP is utilizing Barron Surgery in Mechanicsville, VA. Shuttle services is provided to and from the clinic. Pets will need to be brought toour building in the town of Louisa and will be transported to the clinic by a SNAP volunteer.
You can also go to our Related Links tab to search for alternative clinics should you wish transport your pet directly to a clinic.
Surgical sterilization by removal of reproductive organs in pets is called "spay" in female and "neuter" for male pets. Some of the benefits of sterilization includes:
Kittens can be spayed or neutered when they weigh 3 lbs or more. Puppies can be sterilized at 3 months, but either puppy or adult dog needs to weigh 3 lbs or more to be a surgery candidate. The ideal age is about 14-16 weeks. Adult dogs and cats must be in good health and weight. Elderly and/or overweight pets are at greater risk for complications and require caution in scheduling these services.
To comply with Virginia Law, 3.2-6521, all pets 4 months of age or older must have current proof of rabies vaccination. This vaccine must be administered by a licensed veterinarian. The spay/neuter clinic will provide this vaccination at the time of surgery if the pet has not yet been vaccinated. If your pet has a current rabies shot, then proof (your pet's certificate from the vet) must be provided at check-in on the day of surgery.
Additional services offered through Barron Surgery:
Additional surgical procedures offered:
*Services are by appointment only**
Please call 540.967.3573 to schedule your animals. Please leave a clear voice message and your phone number twice with area code, and our shuttle scheduler will return your call.
Please call 540-967-3573 to schedule your pet for the next available shuttle to Barron Surgery in Mechanicsville. The shuttle service is now limited to Louisa residents only.
Appointments are available at the SPCA in Charlottesville. Please contact us for more information.
Also check out our Related Links tab to search for an alternative to our shuttle program to get your pet spayed or neutered.
Cancelation policy- please contact SNAP as soon as possible prior to the appointment date to cancel or reschedule the pet.
Owners who do not show up for their scheduled appointment, and do not contact SNAP the morning of the shuttle, will need to pre-pay in order to reserve a future appointment.
Please see the yahoo map at the bottom of page for directions to the SNAP building. cannot be located using GPS.
While fees for spay/neuter services are significantly reduced, we understand that there are families who may require further financial assistance. Prices can be adjusted for Louisa County residents to accommodate their financial need. Every effort will be made to support responsible pet owners seeking spay/neuter services. Funding for SNAP services are provided solely by grants and donations and all funds are applied to the provision of SNAP's function in its service to the community. We are not able to subsidize the care of sick or injured animals. If your animal is not well, please see a veterinarian before signing up with SNAP.
Fees at Barron Surgery
Female (spay) $85
Male (neuter) $75
Female (spay) $55
Male (neuter) $45
Rabies vaccine $10 - required by Virginia law
Distemper vaccine $20
Nail trim $10
Heart worm test $30
Declawing of cats is NOT a service provided at any low cost spay/neuter clinic.
We are located at 200 The Alley, Louisa. This location is behind the shops on the west end of Main Street in the town of Louisa and can be accessed by either turning onto Cutler or Church Ave. There is a water tower, which can be seen from Main Street, near our office. This address cannot be located using GPS. If specific directions are needed, please contact SNAP.
In early 2010, we received a grant from the W.A. Cooke Foundation for our new Adopt A Shelter Pet program which covers free spay/neuter services for both dogs and cats adopted from the shelter. In addition, we gratefully received funding from Louisa County to also help support Adopt A Shelter Pet. SNAP hopes that people will take advantage of this program and adopt a wonderful cat or dog from our shelter, thereby reducing the number of pets that are euthanized annually at that facility. These funds are limited and we do not expect to receive additional funding or renewal from the County to continue this wonderful program once funds have been exhausted. Here are links to the Louisa County Shelter and Pet Finders.
TNR is a full-management plan in which stray and feral cats already living outdoors are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated and sterilized by veterinarians. Healthy feral cats are then returned to their familiar habitat under the lifelong care of volunteers. We are grateful to the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies for generous grants of $4,000 in 2010 and $1,000 in 2011 to help fund this program!
If you have a population of feral cats in Louisa County that you would like to have sterilized, please call (540) 967-3573 or email us today!