Do you live within Thurston County and have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered? Are you a little short on funds to pay for the surgery? We can help.
Dogs and cats can be safely spayed or neutered at 3 months of age, which is recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the National Humane Education Society. If you have a dog or cat needing this service, please select one of the following:
The SNAP program is limited to people with dogs and cats who are financially unable to pay for spay or neuter. SNAP may Request documentation of your financial status. Download the SNAP application and then call Animal Services at (360) 352-2510 to check on voucher availability. If a voucher is available, you can come to the Shelter to pick up your voucher.
SNAP Vouchers can be used at the following participating clinics.
- Scatter Creek Animal Clinic – existing customer only.
- Keepers Animal Clinic – Cats only
- The NOAH Center – Dogs and Cats
- Northwest Spay Neuter Center – Dogs and Cats
- For any questions on this Spay/Neuter voucher program, please contact SNAP.
Thurston County Humane Society
This voucher is for Thurston County residents who are low-income. If this applies to you, here are the steps to take:
- Make an appointment at a participating vet. The list of vets is can be found on the Thurston County Humane Society’s website. Their website also lists the details of the voucher.
- Once you have an appointment, call Animal Services at 360-352-2510 to check on voucher availability. If a voucher is available, you can come to the Shelter to pick up your voucher.
For any questions on this Spay/Neuter voucher, please call the Thurston County Humane Society at 360-866-8986.
Concern for Animals
Please contact them directly for assistance.
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center
Tacoma area low-cost spay/neuter program (not limited to Tacoma residents.)
If you have questions, please call us at the Shelter at (360) 352-2510.
Spaying or neutering your pet:
- Prevents unwanted pregnancies and litters;
- Prevents uterine cancer and pyometra in females and testicular cancer in dogs, since it completely removes the reproductive organs;
- Prevents pets from roaming to look for a “mate;”
- Prevents unwanted pets from being euthanized in overcrowded shelters.
10 Myths about Spaying and Neutering your Pet
MYTH #1: My pet will get fat and lazy.
MYTH #2: It's too expensive to have my pet spayed or neutered.
MYTH #3: But my pet is a purebred.
MYTH #4: I'll find good homes for all the puppies and kittens.
MYTH #5: It's better to have one litter first.
MYTH #6: I don't want my male dog or cat to feel like less of a male.
MYTH #7: But my dog (or cat) is so special, I want a puppy (or kitten) just like her.
MYTH #8: It's not right to neuter a male. Only females should be sterilized because they're the ones that have litters.
MYTH #9: My children should experience the miracle of birth.
MYTH #10: I want my dog to be protective.