Fort Bend County Animal Services is offering an interim no-cost spay/neuter service to eligible residents of unincorporated Fort Bend County in the absence of available services from the SNAP mobile clinic.
"We are offering this opportunity to County residents by utilizing the funding previously committed to the SNAP mobile van for the last part of our 2018 budget year." says Rene Vasquez, FBCAS' Director. "If there is a need to continue this interim program into Fiscal Year 2019, due to the unavailability of SNAP, we will explore expanding the program. We know that the need is great in our County for these services and we are happy to be able to provide them at this time."
To participate in the program, residents will need to come to FBCAS during business hours to show the same proof of eligibility as used by the SNAP van: evidence of government program support (e.g. Medicaid, free school lunch program, CHIP, TANF, etc.) or identification of age of 65 years plus.
FBCAS will then issue a voucher to be presented to the veterinarians that are working with FBCAS for this program. With the help of FBCAS, the voucher recipient will schedule an appointment for the spay/neuter surgery at the veterinarian’s office. Procedures will include alteration surgery, insertion of microchip, rabies vaccination and issuing a county registration tag for the animal. The pet owner will be responsible for dropping off and picking up their pet from the veterinarian’s facility.
Appointments for this program may be made by contacting FBCAS at 281-342-1512.