Community Spay/Neuter Programs

Providing low-cost and FREE 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, Town of Truckee Animal Services and Placer County have combined forces to provide low-cost and FREE Community Spay and Neuter options. Through these programs, local residents who require financial assistance can obtain FREE or low-cost spay or neuter surgeries for their dogs and cats at our public animal shelter, or at participating Veterinary Hospitals.

Our Community Spay/Neuter Program offers FREE spay and neuter services to all local Pitbulls and Chihuahuas, we welcome US military to spay/neuter their dog or cat FREE of charge, with a valid military ID or proof of service, and qualifying residents of Eastern Placer County can have their dog or cat spayed/neutered FREE of charge.

CSN surgery appointments completed at our shelter are scheduled every Tuesday 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 certain illnesses.
  • Pet pregnancy, birthing, and raising litters is expensive.

How to apply:

**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.

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

Or, download the Spay and Neuter Application Form and return it to HSTT with payment by mail or in person.

Active and retired US military 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.

For questions or more information about HSTT's Community Spay/Neuter Programs, please contact Kara at 530.582.2463 or

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