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 | 78210 | 78211 | 78214 | 78220 | 78221 | 78223 | 78225 | 78227 | 78228 | 78237 | 78242 |

*Qualifying zip codes are at the discretion of San Antonio Animal Care Services.

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.

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 2022 sponsors, H-E-B and San Antonio ACS, who helped us spay, neuter, microchip and vaccinate over 400 animals at our most recent Big Fix on May 7th.


Big Fixin’ Into 2022

To-date we have sterilized over 19,500 dogs and cats in our Big Fix clinics. What started as spaying and neutering just over 100 animals at our first Big Fix has evolved into sterilizing up to 489 in one long but amazing event.

It costs roughly $15,000 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.



February 2020 Fix

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

Photos by Steven Wheeler, Eric Ramos, Aila Paxton, Michelle Sanchez, and Nathan Hitchcock

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This Shepherd mix is simply b-e-a-UTIFUL! 💗👁 Meet Iris, a saucy southern gal from Central Texas. Unfortunately, Iris’ family was no longer able to care for her and she was left behind in the parking lot of Animal Care Services. While we don’t condone this kind of behavior towards a pet, we are glad that we were there to scoop her up. 🚐 Since coming into our program, Iris has settled in great at her foster home. She plays well with the 3 other dogs in the house and thoroughly enjoys their company. She is also very trusting and loving towards people of all sizes. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Iris will sit beside her foster dad all day and roll over for belly rubs when given the chance. She is fully potty trained, too, and will even go out through the doggy door. Iris still has that puppy energy so she would love a canine companion in her new home or an owner with an active lifestyle. If Iris seems like your perfect match, apply to meet her! 😋

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And the winner is… MILO! 😻✨ Congratulations to our feline friend for winning the 2022 title of Face of the Race. 🐈 This special kitty raised $2,420 alone, and collectively our contestants raised over twelve thousand dollars to further SNIPSA’s mission of saving lives. Thank you to everyone who entered their pets this year. Your support means the world to us, and we hope to see you on RACE DAY! 🏃‍♀️

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