Spay & Neuter Programs

Fix-It-Free | Spay Aid | Mother’s Aid | Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)
The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs offers several programs to assist with spaying and neutering pet dogs and cats in our community.

Fix-It-Free

smiling corgi dogThis program provides a voucher for one free spay/neuter of a pet dog or cat.
Residents of Archuleta County who own a Pit Bull Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier-mix may contact the shelter (970-731-4771) to inquire about additional spay/neuter assistance.

Qualifications:

  • Fix-It-Free is available only to pet owners who receive assistance (Medicaid, Welfare, AFDC, or SNAP food assistance), or have a limited income.
  • Proof of assistance or income is required. Income qualification is based on 150% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines for number of persons per household.
  • You must be an Archuleta County resident to participate. Proof of residency is required.

Details:

  • Vouchers for spay/neuter programs are distributed from a limited monthly allotment beginning on the first day of each month on a first-come, first-served basis at our Animal Shelter.
  • All vouchers must be used within thirty days of issue.
  • All sterilization procedures are performed by local private practice veterinarians.
  • Pet owners are responsible for making veterinary appointments for spay/neuter surgery.
  • Voucher covers only the cost of standard surgery. Cost of any additional veterinary services (bloodwork, fluids, vaccinations, post-surgical care, etc.) must be paid by the pet owner.
  • Vouchers are limited to one per household per calendar year, with some exceptions.

 

Spay Aid

lazy cat on scratching postThe Spay Aid program provides a discount coupon to be used toward the cost of one dog or cat spay/neuter performed by a local veterinarian. Coupon amounts:

Cat Spay………$100
Cat Neuter…….$50
Dog Spay ……..$135
Dog Neuter……$90

Qualifications:

  • Spay Aid is not based on income and is intended to help those pet owners who do not qualify for Fix-It-Free but cannot afford the full cost of pet sterilization.
  • Available funds for this program are limited. If you can afford the cost of your pet’s spay/neuter please do not apply for Spay Aid.

Details:

  • All coupons must be used within thirty days of issue.
  • All sterilization procedures are performed by local private practice veterinarians.
  • Pet owners are responsible for making veterinary appointments for spay/neuter surgery.
  • Spay/neuter coupons are limited to one per household per calendar year, with some exceptions.

 

Mother’s Aid

mother cat and kittenThis program provides a Fix-It-Free spay voucher to a pet owner with a female dog or cat that has recently had a litter. HSPS encourages Mother’s Aid recipients to surrender the litter to the shelter where the offspring will be socialized and well-cared for until an adoptive home is found.

 

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

Feral cats and stray domestic cats contribute significantly to unwanted litters of kittens each year. Our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program is a humane method of managing and limiting the growth of the free-roaming cat population (feral and stray domestic cats) through live-trapping and sterilization. Once sterilized, the feral cat is examined, vaccinated, and returned to its original location and cat colony.

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