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Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program
Why is Spay and Neuter So Important?
Many healthy adoptable pets are euthanized every day in Washington state because there are just too many animals and too few homes. The Kitsap Humane Society is dedicated to helping end this crisis by offering and promoting spaying and neutering. The single most important thing we can do for our pets is to spay and neuter them.
Just one unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce an estimated 420,000 cats in only seven years. In six years, a female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies. So every time we spay or neuter just one animal, we prevent the births of thousands of animals. Please realize these are sensational numbers that only would be true if every animal reached maturity and reproduced. Not likely.
Kitsap Humane Society offers a low-cost spay and neuter program.
How Do I Apply For Kitsap Humane Society Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Program?
If you are interested in applying for this program download the application at the top of the page. The Kitsap Humane Society does require proof of income to qualify. We use an annual income guideline of $51,750 or less to qualify for a 3-person family and $57,500 for a 4-person family. Please fill out the form and submit it either in person, by mail or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The typical wait time is 3 weeks after the application is received.
What Are the Fees:
|Canine Spay <40lbs
(we do not spay over 75lbs)
|Canine Neuter <40lbs
|Rabies Vaccine (Includes certificate and rabies tag)||$10.00|
Please note: We do charge an extra $20 for females in heat or pregnant and for cryptorchid male animals due to the extra time these surgeries require. Shelter low-cost does not spay dogs over 75 lbs.
Please note CASH or Credit Card ONLY (Exact Cash is Appreciated). Checks NOT accepted.
When Does Kitsap Humane Society Conduct Low-Cost Surgeries and What Can I Expect?
We will notify you once your application is approved. Pets are dropped off between 7:30 - 8 a.m. the day of surgery and picked up the same day between 3 and 5 p.m. (these times are for regular low-cost days. Times for Cat Fix Days are different). When you arrive you will be asked to complete an admission form and opt for any additional services listed above. Low-cost surgeries are performed Tuesdays and Thursdays of most weeks. Female animals must be under 75 pounds in weight and under 7 years of age. All pets must be free from known health problems. It is highly recommended that your pet wear an "e-collar" post surgery to keep them from bothering the incision site, which can be purchased at the front desk at the time of pick up.
Before and After Surgery
Animals participating in the low-cost spay neuter program are kept separate from the shelter animals. Our veterinarian will complete an exam before pets receive sedation. Any conditions that might adversely affect the pet during surgery will be reported to you before proceeding.