You must permanently reside in Truckee, Sierra County, Eastern Placer County or Eastern Nevada County. (Sierra County residents can use Plumas Vet in Beckwourth, CA if unable to transport pets to Truckee.)
Your total household income level must be at or below the Nevada County median income level for your household size.
If you are a Truckee resident, 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 out is already altered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations!
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 or illness, some animals may not be appropriate candidates for spaying or neutering. You should consult with a veterinarian about the suitability of your pet for surgery. All animals 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 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.
Optional Microchipping (strongly recommended): $15
*FREE spay/neuter services are available for qualifiers listed on application
How to Participate:
1) Complete the online form here. *For multiple pets, separate forms must be completed.
2) Truckee residents must email your pets' vaccination records to email@example.com or fax to 530-582-1103 ATTN: CSN PROGRAM
**CSN surgery appointments for qualifying Truckee and Sierra County residents 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 Humane Society staff about these fees and your options.
This program is partially funded through a grant from The BISSELL Pet Foundation.