Important Update for 9/25: There are NO SNAP Certificates available this week. Please check back next Monday (October 2) at 9:00 AM EST.
Income-qualified pet owners pay $25 per surgery, utilizing vets in Pet Friendly Services’ statewide network. SNAP certificate applications open Mondays at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. There is a limit of 3 SNAP certificates per client.
NOTE: You must be a resident of the State of Indiana to request a SNAP application. Pet Friendly Services of Indiana utilizes veterinarians in surrounding states, but limits the program to Indiana residents.
Important: There is a nationwide veterinarian shortage, resulting in some vets limiting surgery numbers and/or not accepting new clients. Please consult our vet list and ensure a vet is available in your area prior to applying for SNAP.
Step 1 - Do You Qualify
If you receive any of the below-listed benefits or fall below the income requirements listed in the table, you qualify for a SNAP certificate. You must upload a document to prove you are income qualified (e.g., upload a photo of your HIP card, Hoosier Works card, pay stub, cover page of federal tax return, etc. ) You must be an Indiana resident to apply.
Note that using the SNAP program will not reduce the amount of government assistance that you receive.
- Energy Assistance Program
- Food Stamps (Hoosier Works)
- HIP (Healthy Indiana Plan)
- Major VA Disability
- Medicaid (not Medicare)
- Public School Free Lunch Program
- Section 8 Housing
- Social Security Disability (SSD) – (not Social Security Retirement Income)
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
|Household Size||Gross Annual Income||Monthly||Weekly|
|For each additional person||add $9,440||$787||$182|
Step 2 - How SNAP Works (Must Read)
The online SNAP request form opens each Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. Before applying, read this entire page so you fully understand the program and how it works. Due to a tight budget and high demand, Pet Friendly Services issues 100 certificates per week, once all certificates have been issued for the week the form will close.
After you submit your online request form, you will receive a confirmation message. Pet Friendly Services will mail a spay/neuter certificate(s) to you. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the certificate to arrive due to the US Postal Service*.
Step 3 - Participating Vets
Be sure to check our Vet List at the bottom of the page for participating vets in your area. Note that most vets participate in the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP.) Please review the list carefully to determine program participation.
State law requires that your pet has a current rabies vaccine. Either check with the vet of your choice regarding the price of the vaccines, or Google “low cost pet vaccines near me” to find options in your area. Be sure to bring your pet’s rabies vaccination paperwork to your spay/neuter appointment.
Do not schedule an appointment with a participating vet until you have received your gold-colored spay/neuter certificate. When you do receive your certificate, be sure to schedule your appointment right away. Certificates expire four months from the date of issue, and vet offices can be extremely busy.
Please do not lose your goldenrod certificate or allow it to expire. Lost and expired certificates may be reissued at Pet Friendly Services’ discretion. There will be a $10 reissue fee, payable by money order.
Step 4 - Request a SNAP Certificate
Please note: If you do not receive a “submit” option with the application, SNAP certificates are sold out for the week.
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