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desex & microchip your animals

We offer Snip 'n' Chip and other discounted desexing vouchers across Aotearoa New Zealand at different times of the year.

Desexing and microchipping are key ways to improve animal welfare in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It reduces the number of unwanted litters and lost animals, improves welfare for these animals, and positively impacts the environment. Microchipping is also a great way to help owners be reunited with their lost pets.

This website includes helpful resources for you to view and download, including some in different languages.

  • 33,120
    Animals desexed through National Desexing Projects
  • 970
    Animals treated at our Mobile Desexing Clinic
  • 230
    Participating vets nationwide

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Auckland
13 March - 30 June 2024
Vouchers available
More info
Book now

UPDATE: 15 APRIL 2024
There are still a small number of vouchers available for some areas in the Rodney District (all other suburbs in the Auckland region are now sold out).  To check if vouchers are available in your area, click "Book Now" or head to https://book.spcadesexing.nz/

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SNIP ‘N’ CHIP COMES TO AUCKLAND!

We are excited to be launching a new Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign for cat owners in the Auckland region.

From 13 March 2024, we are working with local participating veterinary clinics to offer this service to cat owners who need a helping hand with desexing and microchipping.  Vouchers help those in need get their cat desexed and microchipped for $30.

Bookings are now OPEN! Click "Book Now" to check if you’re eligible and register for your Snip ‘n’ Chip voucher. If your cat is already desexed, you can use your voucher to have your cat microchipped and registered on the NZCAR database.

Snip ‘n’ Chip availability is dependent on vet clinic capacity, is limited to targeted postcodes and only available until vouchers sell out. If know someone who is not able to access the internet, or needs help with the online system, you can register on their behalf (using their details).

Thank you to our participating vet clinics, as well as Auckland Council and the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Puketapapa and Rodney Local Boards, for helping us make this important campaign possible.

Please remember: This is campaign is for cats only. A limited number of vouchers are available to help those who require financial assistance. Please, only get a voucher if you need one and intend to use it. In the past, we have noticed some vouchers were never used, or bookings were made with vet clinics and never attended. When this happens, it prevents someone else from using the voucher who might really need it.

For voucher Terms and Conditions please click here.

Gisborne
6 March - 30 June 2024
Vouchers available
More info
Book now

UPDATE: 15 MARCH 2024
Vouchers still available for Wairoa, other Gisborne postcodes now sold out.
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SNIP ‘N’ CHIP COMES TO GISBORNE!

We are excited to be launching a new Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign for cat owners in Gisborne, Wairoa, and other areas in the region.

From 6 March we are working with local participating veterinary clinics to offer this service to cat owners who need a helping hand with desexing and microchipping. Vouchers help those in need get their cat desexed and microchipped for $30.

Bookings are now OPEN! Click "Book Now" to check if you’re eligible and register for your Snip ‘n’ Chip voucher. If your cat is already desexed, you can use your voucher to have your cat microchipped and registered on the NZCAR database.

Snip ‘n’ Chip availability is dependent on vet clinic capacity, is limited to targeted postcodes and only available until vouchers sell out. If know someone who is not able to access the internet, or needs help with the online system, you can register on their behalf (using their details).

Thank you to our participating vet clinics for helping us make this important campaign possible.

Please remember: This is campaign is for cats only. A limited number of vouchers are available to help those who require financial assistance. Please, only get a voucher if you need one and intend to use it. In the past, we have noticed some vouchers were never used, or bookings were made with vet clinics and never attended. When this happens, it prevents someone else from using the voucher who might really need it.

For voucher Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Northland (Kaitaia Vet Partnership)
27 December 2023 - 30 June 2024
Vouchers available
More info
Book now

We are excited to announce that we are launching a new desexing campaign for cat and dog owners in Kaitaia.

Making desexing services accessible to everyone is important to us and from 27 December 2023 we are working with TopVets, Far North Vets, Phoenix Animal Wellness and Donna Doolittle's Animal Rescue to offer this FREE service to cat and dog owners in Kaitaia who need a helping hand with the cost of desexing and microchipping.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of cats and dogs in the Kaitaia area.

Bookings are now OPEN.

Donna Doolittle's Animal Rescue is organising the bookings for this campaign.
Please email desex@ddar.org.nz for more information and to book your spot.  If you know someone who is not able to access the internet, or needs help with booking their animal in, you can register on their behalf.

Please note there is a limit of 250 cat vouchers and 250 dog vouchers for this campaign and are only available until vouchers sell out.  Booking dates are dependent on each vet clinic's own capacity.

Thank you to the participating vet clinics and Donna Doolittle's Animal Rescue for making this campaign possible.

For answers to general desexing questions, please see the FAQ section on our website.

Palmerston North (Massey-SPCA Desexing Clinic)
Ongoing
Vouchers available
More info
Book now

Low-cost cat desexing at Massey University (Palmerston North) is available to cat owners who hold a Community Services Card, Gold Card, or Massey Student ID.

The Desexing Clinic is entirely run by Massey staff and students who volunteer to provide these valuable services to the community. All procedures are performed in the surgical training facilities at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital under the supervision of a teaching veterinarian registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.

The Massey-SPCA Desexing Clinic offers cat neutering (males) for $15 and cat spaying (females) for $25. All cats desexed through the programme will also receive free microchipping and NZCAR registration.

All bookings must be made through https://masseyspcadesexing.org/

Dates are usually released 3 months in advanced, with further appoinments announced on the Clinic Facebook page (facebook.com/MasseySPCADesexingClinic).

The Desexing Clinic opened in July 2017 and provides desexing and microchipping services to those owners who need a hand with the costs of desexing their cat, while also giving veterinary students more hands-on clinical experience.

For more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please head over to https://masseyspcadesexing.org/

West Coast (Reefton)
June 2024
Coming soon
More info
Book now

Snip 'n' Chip is not currently in your area. We aim to run a Snip 'n' Chip campaign in every region of the country at least once a year. Our Snip 'n' Chip campaigns are only available for cats, not dogs or other animals.

We do not offer a wait list for Snip 'n' Chip, but we have compiled some other options that may help you with desexing your animal:

Compare vet clinic prices
The cost for desexing surgery can vary between veterinary clinics and we recommend calling around to compare their prices. There are a number of vet clinics across the country that provide low cost desexing, as well as payment plans. Each vet clinic will be able discuss their individual processes and requirements, and answer any questions you may have, but generally kittens will need to be at least 1kg or approximately 8-12 weeks old before they can be desexed.

Look into other services
Other organisations or social services may be able to offer desexing services or provide financial assistance. Most of these can be found online through Google.

Check in regularly at “Help Someone Desex Their Pet”
Help Someone Desex Their Pet is a great resource page on Facebook that lists desexing options around the country and is updated regularly.

If needed, please contact your closest SPCA Centre as they may be able to offer local advice or assistance.

For voucher Terms and Conditions please click here.

Napier/Hastings
6 March - 30 June 2024
Sold out
More info
Book now

OUR SNIP 'N' CHIP VOUCHERS HAVE SOLD OUT!

Thank you for all your awesome work in helping us to spread the word and thank you to everyone who took part in our Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign in this region.

We're sorry to disappoint anyone who missed out on making an appointment. If your cat needs desexing and/or microchipping, please contact your local vet clinics and have a chat about their desexing options. You can also click hereto see questions and answers about desexing, including advice on what to do if Snip ‘n’ Chip is not in your area.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of the thousands of unwanted cats born each year.

Thank you so much to our participating vet clinics for helping us make this important campaign possible.

For voucher Terms and Conditions please click here.

Please remember: This is campaign is for cats only. A limited number of vouchers are available to help those who require financial assistance. Please, only get a voucher if you need one and intend to use it. In the past, we have noticed some vouchers were never used, or bookings were made with vet clinics and never attended. When this happens, it prevents someone else from using the voucher who might really need it.

For more information on desexing, check out our FAQ section or see the resource page on our website.

Northland
6 March - 30 June 2024
Sold out
More info
Book now

OUR SNIP 'N' CHIP VOUCHERS HAVE SOLD OUT!

Thank you for all your awesome work in helping us to spread the word and thank you to everyone who took part in our Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign in this region.

We're sorry to disappoint anyone who missed out on making an appointment.  If your cat needs desexing and/or microchipping, please contact your local vet clinics and have a chat about their desexing options.  You can also click hereto see questions and answers about desexing, including advice on what to do if Snip ‘n’ Chip is not in your area.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of the thousands of unwanted cats born each year.

Thank you so much to our participating vet clinics and Whangarei District Council for helping us make this important campaign possible.

For voucher Terms and Conditions please click here.

Please remember: This is campaign is for cats only. A limited number of vouchers are available to help those who require financial assistance. Please, only get a voucher if you need one and intend to use it. In the past, we have noticed some vouchers were never used, or bookings were made with vet clinics and never attended. When this happens, it prevents someone else from using the voucher who might really need it.

For more information on desexing, check out our FAQ section or see the resource page on our website.