Animal related

Spay-Neuter Services, Inc.

Get Them Fixed

aka SNSI or Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

Mission

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) is leading the effort to make every Indiana shelter a zero-kill shelter. SNSI does this by providing free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to address the root cause of shelter overpopulation. Our support helps ensure that every cat and dog is fixed prior to being adopted into a loving home. Our support allows rescue groups and shelters to serve more animals than they'd otherwise be able to afford. Spay/neuter is both strategic and cost effective, with an average surgery cost of $55. Compare this to sheltering animals, with a price tag of $176-$450 per animal.

Ruling Year

1978

Executive Director

Cheri Storms

Main Address

1100 W. 42nd Street, Suite 205

Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA

Keywords

spay, neuter, assistance, indianapolis, indiana, dog, cat, pet, fix, sterilize, pet overpopulation

EIN

31-0922223

 Number

6570645546

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

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Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

February/October Campaigns

Pet Friendly Group Grant (PFGG)

Community Cat

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Number of spay/neuter surgeries facilitated each year

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Population(s) served

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These metrics are for all programs combined.

Number of veterinarians participating in our statewide program

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SNSI has a network of 125 veterinarians who perform the surgeries for our clients.

Average spay/neuter surgery cost

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The vets in SNSI's program discount their prices, allowing SNSI to stretch our dollars and facilitate as many surgeries as possible.

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SNSI provides free surgery certificates to rescue groups and shelters across the state. Our support helps ensure that animals are spayed/neutered before going to their forever homes.

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The goal of SNSI is to fund spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs to continually reduce their numbers. Once numbers are at manageable levels, shelters and rescue groups will be able to find permanent homes for all animals, and ZERO healthy and treatable animals be euthanized in Indiana.

Other states (and localities) have achieved this goal, and Indiana can do it, too.

SNSI runs two highly strategic programs. The first is the Spay-Neuter Assistance (SNAP) Program. SNAP offers $20 surgeries to limited-income pet owners and caretakers. Because limited-income people bring a disproportionate number of animals to shelters, ensuring that they can afford to spay/neuter their pets, is key to bringing Indiana to "zero".

The second strategic program is the Community Cat program, which provides free surgery certificates for groups that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) feral and free roaming cats. Once community cats are fixed, vaccinated and ear-tipped, they are returned to the neighborhoods where they had previously lived, and Colony Caretakers provide food, water and shelter for the remainder of their lives. This strategic program ensures that feral and free roaming cats are kept out of shelters, saving not only the lives of these cats, but boosting adoption numbers for both dogs and shelter cats. The increased adoption rates are due to the shelter staff being able to focus on adoptable animals, rather than being burdened by housing and euthanizing community cats, many of which are unsocialized.

SNSI partners with more than 120 vets and low-cost clinics throughout the state of Indiana. They agree to discount their rates for our clients. In turn, we issue spay/neuter certificates to our clients, who take the certificates and their animals to these vets for surgeries. From there, we pay the bills.

Indicators of our success are the number of surgeries we facilitate each year, the number of rescue groups we assist, and the average cost per surgery.

The number of groups we assist has continued to climb each year, while our average surgery cost has been below $60.

SNSI was formed in 1977, and has continued to increase the number of surgeries we facilitate each year. To date, SNSI has facilitated more than 150,000 surgeries.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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