Assistance Options

H.O.P.E. for Animals believes spay/neuter should be affordable for all pets.
That’s why we opened in the first place. We realize that even our low prices may be a challenge for some pet owners who want to do the right thing, that is why our corporate staff are constantly looking for grant opportunities and other ways to help further subsidize our services. Thanks to our animal welfare partners and committed donors, we have various programs available.

Low-Cost Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)
Limited income pet owners pay $20 per surgery in SNSIs statewide network after meeting eligibility requirements. The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) targets Indiana residents with:

  1. Household income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty guidelines
  2. Indiana residents that have been accepted in certain needs-based public assistance programs (see table of Qualifying Household Income brackets below)
  3. Download the SNAP App and mail it into SNSI to receive a $20 surgery that can be redeemed at HOPE. Click here to download.

About the assistance H.O.P.E. offers:
Fill out our H.O.P.E. for Animals Assistance Application and return it to our office along with proof of income. You can drop it off in person or mail it to our office at 1333 Maycrest Drive in Fort Wayne. You can also email it to us at

Owned Pet Assistance Application – Click here

Community Cat Assistance Application – Download here

If I am approved, how much will my services cost?
Since we have many programs and offer various services, the cost to you may vary depending on type of animals, services needs and ability to pay. Most programs require a small co-pay, but a few do cover all costs.
I receive state or federal assistance, do I automatically qualify? Most people who are currently receiving government assistance based on income will probably qualify, but it is not guaranteed.
I do not qualify for federal or state assistance, can I still qualify for financial help from H.O.P.E.? Possibly, we take all circumstances into account. If you would not normally qualify for assistance based on income alone, but you have a specific hardship situation, tell us about it, we want to help.
How long will it take to hear back? You should receive a response within one to two weeks. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please call us, your application may not have reached us, or we may be having trouble reaching you.