CSN Guidelines for Online Application

Qualification Guidelines:

You must permanently reside in Truckee, Eastern El Dorado County, Eastern Nevada County, Eastern Placer County, Incline Village, Sierra County, or South Lake Tahoe from Glenbrook to Meyers.

Your total household income level must be at or below the median income level for your household size.

If you are a Truckee or North Lake Tahoe resident (Eastern Placer County, Eastern Nevada County andIncline Village) your pet MUST be current on all required vaccinations at LEAST 10-14 days prior to surgery. Required vaccinations for dogs are RABIES, DAPP & BORDETELLA. Required vaccinations for cats are RABIES & FVRCP. Please plan accordingly.

Only owned pets qualify for the community spay/neuter program. No rescue groups, foster organizations, strays, or shelter pets will be allowed to participate.

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 and 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 through HSTT is already altered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations!

Additional Information:

Each fee is good for one spay or neuter surgery only. Fees for additional procedures, tests or other administrative costs are your responsibility. You must check with our medical team regarding additional expenses when you make your appointment.

Because of age, illness, size, or other factors, some animals may not be appropriate candidates for spaying or neutering through this clinic. You should consult with a veterinarian about the suitability of your pet for surgery, but your pet's eligibility will be determined by the shelter medical team.

All animals seen for surgery at the Truckee shelter must be current on required vaccinations (listed on the application) prior to surgery.

All surgery, including spay/neuter surgery, can have risks. Complications, including injury or death of the animal can occur. It is your responsibility to talk to our veterinarian about this prior to your appointment.

Low cost and free microchip implantation is offered during surgery to help increase your chances of finding your pet should s/he get lost without their collar or identification.

How to Participate:

1) Complete the online form here. *For multiple pets, separate forms must be completed.

2) Residents who have their surgery at the Truckee Animal Shelter must email your pets' vaccination records to kara@hstt.org or fax to 530-582-1103 ATTN: CSN PROGRAM

3) Please review the qualification guidelines and additional information provided on this webpage for any questions about where you will be seen, and what requirements must be met in order to participate.

4) South Lake Tahoe residents will be contacted by HSTT's South Lake Tahoe Manager, Mariel Berei, in the order that your completed application is received.

**CSN surgery appointments at the Truckee Animal Shelter are scheduled on Tuesday's. 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 staff about these fees and your options.

Your Fees:

Cats: $40

Dogs: $60

Optional Microchipping (strongly recommended): $15

*FREE spay/neuter and microchipping services are available for qualifiers listed on application.