Community Spay/Neuter Program

Providing low-cost surgeries to qualified limited-income, full-time residents of Truckee, Sierra County, Eastern Placer County or Eastern Nevada County. (Sierra County residents can use Plumas Veterinary Services in Beckwourth if unable to transport pets to Truckee.)

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the Town of Truckee Animal Services have combined forces to provide a low-cost Community Spay and Neuter Program. Through this program, local residents who require financial assistance can obtain low-cost spay or neuter surgeries for their dogs and cats at our public animal shelter.*

In addition, our Community Spay/Neuter Program offers all US veterans (active or retired) from any branch of the military to spay/neuter their dog or cat FREE of charge, with a valid military ID.

CSN surgery appointments are scheduled every Tuesday and one Thursday per month and are performed by HSTT's Vet, Dr. Mike Ryan, DVM. Our public animal shelter is located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee.

These spots fill up quickly so there will be a wait. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY. If your pet is in heat or pregnant, the additional costs associated with the surgery will be the owner's responsibility. Please speak with our veterinarian about these fees and your options.

Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Spayed or neutered dogs and cats help prevent unwanted puppies and kittens, which may become future homeless animals.

Also, spayed or neutered dogs and cats...

  • Make better companions.
  • Are less likely to roam.
  • Have reduced risk of illness.
  • Pet pregnancy, birthing, and raising litters can be expensive.

How to apply:
Fill out and submit an online application. We will call you to schedule an appointment and accept payment of fees.

Please download the Spay and Neuter Application Form for more information and instructions.

Active and retired US veterans may download the Spay/Neuter Application form HERE for more information and instructions.

Pit Bull and Chihuahua owners may learn more about our FREE clinic requirements HERE.

*Because the program’s funds are limited, we ask that only pet owners who cannot afford the surgery without assistance use the voucher. Residents of Sierra County can have their CSN surgeries completed at Plumas Vet in Beckwourth if unable to transport their pet to Truckee.

For more information on our CSN Program, please call HSTT at (530) 587-5948.

We wish to thank The BISSELL Pet Foundation for helping us fund this valuable program.