The P.A.W.S. V-SNAP (Valerie's Spay/Neuter Assistance Program) is a special program designed to help families who could not otherwise afford to have their animals sterilized. It is named after Valerie Koths, one of our founding members/Board member who passed away in February 2013. Valerie was passionate about animal welfare issues, particularly the importance of spaying and neutering, and saved thousands of lives through her involvement in our spay/neuter and adoption programs.
The V-SNAP is not a general low-cost spay/neuter program. It is designed to help only people who have a demonstrated need.
Surgeries through the V-SNAP are performed at The PAWS Clinic in Taylor, Michigan. Assistance is available only if the V-SNAP has available funding. Funding is through directed donations and grants.
$60 for dogs up to 75 pounds (slightly higher fee for larger dogs)
$25 for cats
(Vaccines available for an additional charge)
Additional subsidy may be available on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of P.A.W.S. and based on the availability of funds.
Qualifications for V-SNAP Assistance
Proof of need must be provided. This includes:
- Low income: $10,830/year or less for a single person or $18,310/year or less for a family of three). Most show last year’s IRS 1040 form.
- Currently unemployed. Must show a recent unemployment check.
- Government assistance: Social security, Welfare, Medicaid, Bridge card. Must show proof of assistance.
To make an appointment, please contact
The V-SNAP is funded through directed donations and grants. We are only able to help families and animals in need with reduced cost spaying and neutering services if the program has funding. If you would like to make a contribution to V-SNAP, please send your tax-deductible donation to
P.A.W.S. of Michigan
P.O. Box 2184
Riverview, MI 48193
You can also donate online on our Donate page. Regardless of how you donate, please indicate that you want your donation used for V-SNAP.
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Thank you very much for your support!!