SNIPPP (Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement)
PO Box 223
McArthur, CA 96056
(530) 336-6006

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Who we are :

Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement, or SNIPPP, is a no-kill animal welfare organization based in Northeastern California whose mission is to address the issues related to companion animal overpopulation through:

  • funding a spay/neuter assistance program
  • community education
  • rescue & placement of at-risk animals

We serve the communities of the Intermountain Area including Northeastern Shasta County and adjoining areas in Modoc and Lassen Counties. We are a California non-profit organization, staffed exclusively by volunteers, and governed by a Board of Directors. Our meetings are public, and we encourage community members to join us in our mission. SNIPPP makes sure that rescued animals receive appropriate vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention, and medical treatment, if needed. SNIPPP pets are spayed or neutered before being available for adoption, unless they are still too young.  In that case we charge a $50 refundable deposit and require that proof of being altered be sent to SNIPPP. Most of our animals are microchipped. SNIPPP volunteers place companion animals in temporary foster homes and seek permanent homes for them through various means, like the online listings on our website. SNIPPP outreach provides spay and neuter help for community members in our service area who need assistance to alter their companion animals.


What YOU can do :

Join us! SNIPPP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (federal tax ID #20-7288696), is supported entirely by tax-deductible donations from the public and run entirely by volunteers. You can:

  • Donate funds needed for the veterinary care, housing, and publicizing of rescued pets 
  • Contribute to our spay/neuter program.
  • Provide a foster home for a rescued animal until a permanent home is found. OUR ABILITY TO RESCUE ANIMALS DEPENDS ON HAVING FOSTER HOMES AVAILABLE; THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT, ONGOING NEEDS!
  • Transport animals to Pet Adoption events or to cooperating rescue groups.
  • Join our speakers' team to help publicize SNIPPP's efforts through community outreach.
  • Help with fundraising.
  • Use your computer skills to help publicize our adoptable animals.
  • Volunteer your time, skills, or materials for the building of fenced enclosures for foster homes when needed.

Please contact us to volunteer; if you would like to help in some way we haven't mentioned, we'd love to hear your ideas!   

Adopting a Friend :

SNIPPP requires an adoption contract, a home check, veterinary references, and an adoption fee. (As of June 1, 2019, our adoption fee for most dogs is $100.) Completing an adoption application does not guarantee that you will be able to adopt a particular animal from SNIPPP; our primary concern is with finding the most appropriate homes for the animals in our care. 

Please note: adoption requirements for COURTESY LISTINGS may be different; contact the email address or phone number in the Courtesy Listing to find out details.


Meeting our pets available for adoption "in person" is usually arranged on a case by case basis. We look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in one of the dogs or cats we have available on our website. It is helpful if you are able to complete an online application beforehand.


Spay/Neuter Voucher Program:

Please note: Our Spay/Neuter Voucher Program is only available if funding is sufficient!  Please consider donating today to keep this important program viable!


SNIPPP will help you pay for Spay/Neuter if you live in the Intermountain Area (Adin, Bartle, Bieber, Big Bend, Burney, Cassel, Dana, Day, Fall River Mills, Glenburn, Hat Creek, Johnson Park, Little Valley, Lookout, McArthur, Montgomery Creek, Nubieber, Oak Run, Old Station, Pittville, Pondosa, or Round Mountain).

Effective June 1, 2020, our basic spay/neuter assistance vouchers pay $40 toward each male dog neuter, and $60 toward each female dog spay; these vouchers are available to anyone in our service area, regardless of income level.

If you qualify for our low-income programs, additional assistance for your dog may be available . Please call 530 336-6006 for additional details.

We have a program that allows you to get your cat spayed or neutered with some assistance from SNIPPP, at one of 3 local cooperating veterinary clinics, which are Burney Veterinary Hospital, Fall River Veterinary Hospital and Modoc Veterinary Center. Effective June 1, 2020, we'll pay $30 of a male cat's neuter cost or $70 of a female cat's spay cost. We don't like to make things difficult, we just want to get your pets "fixed"!

We also have a Feral Cat Fund that, as funding allows, will pay 100% of the spay or neuter cost.  The Feral cat must arrive to the veterinarian in a trap.  It will be spayed or neutered, it's ear will be tipped (to allow for future visual confirmation that it has been altered), and it will be returned in a trap.  This program is for FERAL cats only! 

*If you live in our area, but choose to go to a non-participating vet clinic to have your cat spayed or neutered, SNIPPP may help with the cost. 

Please call 530-336-6006 for additional details.
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Possible resources outside of SNIPPP's service area:

           Residents of the cities of Anderson, Redding, and unincorporated Shasta County, contact Haven Humane Society, 530-241-2550, for information on their spay/neuter voucher assistance programs.     

For assistance with cat spay/neuter throughout Shasta County, contact SNAP (Spay, Neuter & Protect), 530-547-2050.

For Shingletown area residents, cat spay/neuter assistance may be available from R.A.I.N. at 530 474-5885. 

Residents of the City of Shasta Lake, contact the Shasta Lake Animal Control Facility, 530-275-7480.

Shingletown & Northern Tehama County residents, contact the Mt. Lassen Animal Group, 530-474-1503.

Igo/Ono/Trinity Alps Preserve residents, contact the Raney Katie Fund, 530-396-2207 or 530-396-2250.

If you live in Lassen County, Lassen Humane Society may reimburse you for part of your spay/neuter costs (amounts vary based on available funding), or if you are low-income, contact them for more information to see if you qualify for additional help.  Call (530) 257-4555 - or write to PO Box 1575 Susanville CA 96130 -

      If you live in Modoc County, High Plateau Humane Society may be able to help you with spay/neuter costs.   Call (530) 233-9277 - or write to PO Box 1383 Alturas CA 96101 -

Contact SNIPPP :

PO Box 223 McArthur CA 96056

(530) 336-6006

or join our Facebook group.