Better Business Bureau Report for
Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.
Address: 7155 Old Katy Rd., Suite N290
  Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 713-862-3863
Web Address:
Also known as:SNAP
Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1999, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: SNAP's mission is to prevent the suffering and death of cats and dogs due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, especially in low-income areas.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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SNAP currently has 5 ongoing projects in Houston, Pasadena, and San Antonio, Texas: Houston Mobile Clinic Project, Houston Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic, Pasadena Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic, San Antonio Mobile Clinic Project, and San Antonio Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic. In FY 2013, the Houston Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic sterilized 13,835 dogs and cats, the Pasadena Spay-Neuter and Wellness Clinic did 3,538, and the San Antonio Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic did 9,534. In addition, the San Antonio clinic saw 3,894 wellness patients, the Houston clinic treated 12,775, and the Pasadena clinic had 1,319 wellness visits. SNAP offers services free to indigent families on need-based public assistance programs—the homeless, the disabled, the elderly, the poor—as well as at reduced cost to the general public, which most often means the working poor. SNAP does this because the problem of animal overpopulation has been documented to be the worst in low-income neighborhoods, where people lack the means and often the awareness of the problem necessary to help with the solution. SNAP's approach to the animal overpopulation problem is through sterilization and education. No birth is the first step to no kill. This strategy includes affordability, accessibility, and public education about the need for and availability of programs to spay-neuter animals for the health of the animals and for the elimination of dog and cat overpopulation and the consequent euthanasia of healthy, socialized animals. SNAP also helps the economically disadvantaged to become part of the solution to the animal overpopulation crisis.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : David L. Smith, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Neil Sackheim, Board President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Carter & Cooley's Delicatessen, Restaurant Proprietor

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 75

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 22% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,688,224, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Clinic fees 3,625,772
Contributions 1,671,846
Product sales 1,185,612
Special events 16,378
Other income 3,193
Direct donor benefits from special events -9,114
Cost of product sold -621,926
Total Income $5,871,761


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $5,871,761
Program expenses $4,939,144
Fund raising expenses 373,952
Administrative expenses 331,992
Total expenses $5,645,088
Income in Excess of Expenses 226,673
Beginning net assets 1,278,831
Ending net assets 1,505,504
Total liabilities 516,490
Total assets $2,021,994

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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