Spay Neuter Incentive Program of West Virginia, located in Morgantown, is the area’s first low cost, high volume spay and neuter clinic. The mission of SNIP WV is to reduce the large number of feral and homeless cats and shelter animals through low cost and no cost spay and neuter surgeries that are accessible to the public, local rescues, voucher programs, and county shelters. It is also our mission to reduce the euthanasia rates in north central West Virginia county shelters.
The Spay Neuter Incentive Program of West Virginia (dba SNIP WV) is the first high volume, low cost spay and neuter clinic in Morgantown. We aim to make spay and neuter procedures more accessible and affordable for the region. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the homeless pet population in West Virginia through affordable spay and neuter procedures.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is SNIP WV located?
SNIP WV is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. From I-68, take exit 4 onto WV 7 toward Sabraton. Our address is 1470 Earl L Core Road, Morgantown, WV 26505.
How can I donate?
Individuals and businesses can donate via card below,
Through the donation button on our Facebook Page or
Checks can be mailed to:
1470 Earl L Core Road
Morgantown WV, 26505
Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated!
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Spay Neuter Incentive Program of West Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible for certain filers. Consult your tax advisor for more information.
Why does Morgantown need a low cost, high volume spay and neuter clinic?
West Virginia has one of the worst track records for humanely caring for homeless and neglected animals. There are currently 793,579 dogs and cats in West Virginia households, and of those, 144,114 are not spayed or neutered. In 2021, 14.4% of animals admitted into West Virginia Shelters were euthanized according to the West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine (only 24 counties reported). In the chart below from 2021, 1,976 animals were euthanized in North Central West Virginia. 52% of the cats that entered the shelters in North Central West Virginia were euthanized.
Currently, the closest spay and neuter clinics offering reduced pricing and appointments are located nearly two hours away. Private Practice veterinarians are important for our communities as they offer general checkups and annual health services like routine dental cleanings, they can perform diagnostic testing such as X-rays and blood tests, and they are medically equipped to treat complex medical cases. With such a heavy load, it takes much longer to get an appointment and few openings are available for spay and neuter surgeries (higher expense).
SNIP WV plans to see 20-35 patients per day and will offer reduced rates for surgeries so that animals can be seen as soon as they are eligible for surgery to prevent “accidents.” If you bring your pet in for surgery but don’t have a regular veterinarian to monitor your pets health and ongoing care, we would advise you to find and establish a relationship with a veterinarian practice that is local to you. SNIP WV does not perform any other veterinary services at this time and we do not accept emergencies.