Snip Snip

What is it

The Snip-Snip Program provides subsidised desexing for companion animals in the ACT and surrounding region. Desexing has many benefits including:
  • reduces the financial burden of unwanted pet pregnancies
  • desexing female dogs and cats reduces unwanted pregnancies that can result in thousands of unwanted puppies & kittens ending up in shelters. This in turn reduces the burden on rescues and shelters.
  • desexing improves the quality of life for pets and reduce the risk of diseases. Research indicates that desexed animals can live longer and have a better quality of life, as they are less likely to get diseases and certain illnesses such as mammary cancer, ovarian tumours and uterine infections in females, and testicular cancer and prostate problems in males.
  • desexing can also reduce behaviour problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males
  • under ACT law, cats must be desexed if they are over 3 months old and dogs when they are over 6 months old.
  • who can access it

    The Snip Snip program is available to concession card holders. The applicant must also be the registered owner for the pet. This program is subsidised only. All clients will be required to pay a small proportion of any costs incurred. The client is responsible for booking their pet into the vet and arranging transport to and from the vet clinic.

    how to apply

    To apply for the program applicants can either use the online application form or email a copy of their concession card, and proof of pet ownership (such as registration papers or microchip papers). Please note: applications will not be processed until all paperwork is received.