Community Spay/Neuter Programs

Providing low-cost and FREE surgeries to qualified limited-income, full-time residents of Truckee, Sierra County, Eastern Placer County and Eastern Nevada County.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Town of Truckee Animal Services, Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation, Placer County, and several local veterinarians 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.

**Because the program’s funds are limited, we ask that only pet owners who cannot afford the surgery without assistance use the voucher. This program was not established to act as a discount program, but as a financial assistance program to those in true financial need. W-2 proof of income will be required upon request. If spay/neuter surgery is not in your budget, please consider adoption from our shelter for your next pet, as every pet adopted out is already altered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations! 

Only owned pets qualify for the community spay/neuter program. No rescue groups, foster organizations, strays, or shelter pets will be allowed to participate. If you have a contract for your pet with another rescue or shelter organization to provide spay/neuter assistance, please contact them for your appointment.

CSN surgery appointments completed at our shelter are scheduled once per week and are performed by HSTT's Vet, Dr. Mike Ryan, DVM. Our public animal shelter is located at 10961 Stevens Lane in TruckeeResidents of Sierra County can have their pets' spay/neuter surgeries completed at Plumas Vet in Beckwourth if unable to transport their pet to 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 accidental and unwanted puppies and kittens, which often become homeless pets. Altering your pets SAVES LIVES.

Also, spayed or neutered dogs and cats...

  • Make better companions.
  • Are less likely to roam.
  • Have reduced risk of certain illnesses.
  • Save you money, as pet pregnancy, birthing, and raising litters is expensive.

For more information on the critical benefits of Spay/Neuter click here, or en español.

How to apply:

1) Fill out and submit an online application. An application must be completed for each pet, by the pet's owner. The fastest way to determine eligibility is to complete the online application!

2) Truckee residents MUST email your pets' vaccination records to or fax to 530-582-1103 ATTN: CSN PROGRAM. Once we receive your pets' vaccination records we will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an appointment and accept payment of fees. Your application is not complete until we receive current vaccination records.

3) Residents of Eastern Placer County may be required to provide vaccination information to the hospital honoring the approved voucher. These requirements will be determined by the individual Veterinary Hospital to which your voucher is sent.

Alternatively, you may download the Spay and Neuter Application Form (en español) and return it to HSTT with vaccination records and 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 (The fastest way to determine eligibility is to complete the online application!)

We wish to thank The BISSELL Pet Foundation and Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation for helping us fund these valuable programs.