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Registration for the Big Fix is CLOSED.

Please note, that proof of residency must be provided for Big Fix appointments. Forms of proof may include the likes of utility bills, a driver’s license, voter registration cards, paycheck stubs, bank statements, residential lease agreements, automobile insurance etc. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Qualifying Zip Codes

The Big Fix package includes spay/neuter, DHPP/FVRCP and Rabies vaccines (if age appropriate) and microchipping for the qualifying zip codes below. While these services are free during our Big Fix Clinic, donations are appreciated.

78201 | 78202 | 78203 | 78204 | 78207 | 78208 | 78210 | 78211 | 78213 | 78214 | 78218 | 78219 | 78220 | 78221 | 78222 | 78223 | 78224 | 78225 | 78226 | 78227 | 78228 | 78229 | 78235 | 78237 | 78238 | 78242

*Qualifying zip codes are at the discretion of San Antonio Animal Care Services. An appointment request DOES NOT GUARANTEE a spot at The Big Fix. Please await a response from our SNIPSA staff to confirm a potential appointment.

What is it?

SNIPSA launched its Big Fix clinics in May 2009. With a significant number of animals being euthanized every day in the San Antonio area, we knew there had to be a better way. How could we target the pet-owning population and bring spay/neuter to one’s doorstep? We found that people were generally receptive to doing the “right thing”; we just needed to make it convenient and doable. Providing this service for FREE was also important to remove any barriers that might dissuade a pet owner from having his pet spayed/neutered. The more sterilized pets in our city, the less entering the doors of our shelters. It was simple.

 

Furthering Our Cause

SNIPSA depends on grants and private donations to host its Big Fix clinics. Amy Shelton McNutt Charitable Trust, City of San Antonio ACS, and the San Antonio Area Foundation have been critical in helping SNIPSA purchase medical equipment and necessary supplies for our MASH style operations. However, their support is not inclusive in keeping our Big Fix clinics running.

We are also indebted to the hundreds of volunteers and countless veterinary staff that spend hour upon hour ensuring each clinic is a success.

Additionally, we appreciate all the support we have received from our local community. Your donations are driving the change in San Antonio as we march onward as a No-Kill city. We send a huge THANK YOU to our 2023 sponsors, H-E-B and San Antonio ACS, who helped us spay, neuter, microchip and vaccinate 850+ animals. Thanks to these collective efforts, we’ve stopped hundreds of unwanted litters from being born into our homes, streets and city shelters.

Big Fixin' Into 2024

To-date, we have sterilized about 26,500 cats and dogs at SNIPSA. What started as spaying and neutering just over 100 animals at our first Big Fix has evolved into sterilizing 520+ in one long but amazing event.

It costs roughly $52,000 to host a Big Fix. It is well worth the investment when you consider it costs taxpayers upwards of $350 to impound, house, and ultimately euthanize a single animal at our city shelter. SNIPSA has definitely tapped into a well-received yet under-utilized service for animals in our community.

 

 

March 2024 Big Fix

Take a peek at our photo gallery to get a bird’s eye view into SNIPSA’s work. It is truly an amazing gathering of like-minded individuals giving their 100% to save homeless animals!


Photos by Dan Rosales, Marcos Pena and Shannon Espy

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It’s the first day of SUMMER☀️🌊🍉

So, why not splash in with a new best friend? Visit SNIPSA.org to check out our rescue animals available for adoption. 😎

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Vroom vroom, BARK BARK! 💚 That’s the sound of two puppies arriving at their forever home. If you can help them make it to Dallas this weekend, please text (210) 372-5995 for more info. 🙏

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Just a little something to brighten up your rainy day. 💗🌧️ Which rescue had the best post-adoption glow up? 🌈

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Just wanted to give a quick shout out to all of our donors and supporters! 🤩 We are almost to our Instagram goal of $5,000 to help cover Henry’s leg surgery. This boy is rocking a fresh bandage today, and eagerly awaits his operation.

To help SNIPSA reach our goal, please visit our pinned post and share/donate! Everything helps. 🫶❤️‍🩹

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Meet some of our charming contestants for SNIPSA’s Face of the Race! 🦸🐾 Enter your dog today to compete for this year’s title alongside these joyful faces. Tap the link in our bio to register, and may the happiest pup prevail! 👊

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Look at this big lug ❤️‍🩹🙁 Henry was on the euthanasia list last week due to his injuries. We scooped him up and gave him some good drugs and a temporary splint until he can have surgery. With a broken leg and multiple lacerations, we know that operating won’t be cheap. Please consider making a donation or sharing this post to help us raise the funds for his recovery journey.

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Trust us, you don’t want to sleep on this year’s competition! 💫 If you’ve got a Superdog in the making, we want YOU to enter them as a contestant in this year’s search for the Face of the Race. 🦸‍♀️

You may know how the story goes…The dog who races the most money for homeless animals will become our official mascot for our 17th Annual 5K Race for the Rescues! 👟💥🐕 They will receive a professional photoshoot, their picture on all Race merchandise, a ride in the pace car on Race day and HERO STATUS. Click the link in our bio to sign up and await further instructions… Your city awaits… 🌃

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No matter if it’s rain or shine, this sweet girl brings color wherever she goes. 🌈💞Tie Dye is a special rescue. She was brought to us with a litter of puppies after being impounded. She was a loving momma to her rainbow of pups, and now that they are all in good homes, she is patiently waiting to find her own family. 🏠🐾If you are lucky to meet her, she will let her true colors shine; she is happy, loyal, and well-mannered. She has all of the traits to make the perfect dog for anyone! With her small size, she is great for any size home. There is no doubt that this dog will make you happy when skies are gray. Add a little sunshine to your life- apply to meet her today! snipsa.org/tie-dye 🧡🩵

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How about a hand for our (dog) dads?! 👏 They may not be as social media savvy, but they show up time and time again. 😉 Happy Father’s Day! 💗🐾

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We’re at the Doseum today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on down and see us. We have kittens, puppies and dogs available for adoption! 💗🐾📚🐕‍🦺

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Jelly is haunting us. 👻 He is ever present with his watchful gaze. In every moment of silence, he taunts us with his barks and howls. Every corner we turn, we glimpse a wagging tail, a paw, a tuft of fur. 🤣 We have been trying to appease Jelly with hand-mixed food and jerky treats for weeks to no avail. Please…if there is someone out there who can help us expel this puptergeist from the SNIPSA office, step forward to foster or adopt him. We can’t take much more of this. ❤️‍🩹🙅‍♀️

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