Low-cost Spay/Neuter

 

World Spay Week (FEBRUARY 21-23, 26-27, 2024)

This year, KHS will be dedicating 5 days (February 21-23rd, and February 26-27th) toward low cost/spay neuter efforts for pets in qualifying Kitsap households, in celebration of World Spay Day!

Available appointment packages will open up for qualifying owned pets (cats only)  via our Surgery Scheduler, on February 14th-17th. Appointments are first-come, first-served with limited space.

Appointments will be $60 for pet cats and $28 for TNR cats! Microchips can be added to service for an additional $20.

Thanks to those who’ve generously supported our fundraising efforts, those in need  of financial assistance  can reach out by sending us a message!

 

Did you know that just one unaltered female cat and her offspring could produce 420,000 cats in only seven years? Did you know that in six years, a female dog and her offspring could produce 67,000 puppies?

To help reduce pet overpopulation in our community, Kitsap Humane Society spays and neuters thousands of dogs and cats in Kitsap and Mason counties every year. We do this through:

  • Low-cost spay/neuter services for owned pets
  • Spay/neuter services for Community Cats
  • Last Litter program for owned mother cats and dogs

Spay/Neuter for Owned Cats and Dogs

Kitsap Humane Society offers low-cost spay/neuter surgery for cats and dogs to Kitsap County pet owners (and some Mason County pet owners) that meet our annual income guidelines.

Surgeries are performed on weekdays, by appointment only, and must be scheduled online. Click here for the Surgery Scheduler.

Low-cost Spay/Neuter Deposit

A small deposit will be required when you make an appointment to reserve your pet’s surgery ($15 for cats, $30 for dogs).  Your deposit will be deducted from your balance due on the day of surgery. If you have a voucher for the surgery, your deposit will be refunded when you present your voucher on the day of surgery.

Cancellations – If you need to cancel your pet’s appointment, please notify us no later than 24 hours before the surgery date and your deposit will be refunded.  Late cancellations or no-shows will forfeit their deposit.

Does my pet qualify?
  • Owners must be residents of Kitsap County or a Mason County resident who has been the recipient of a Mason County Certificate from a partnering organization.
  • Owners must meet annual income guidelines of $74,100 or less for a three-person family and $82,300 for a four-person family.
  • Your pet must be at least 8 weeks of age, over 2 lbs., and not older than 7 years of age.
  • All dogs must be under 75 pounds.
  • All pets must be free from known health problems.
Surgery Information
  • You will drop off your pet between 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. on the day of surgery at the Russ and Linda Young Veterinary Lifesaving Center
    • All dogs over 6 months must have a leash and collar (no harnesses please).
    • All cats/kittens must be in hard-sided carriers.
    • NO wire crates will be accepted as kennels for cats.
    • One cat per kennel.
    • If an inappropriate kennel is brought, there will be a $30 rental fee to use one of KHS’ crates (refundable upon return).
  • You will be given a pick-up time between 3 and 5 p.m.
  • Do not feed your pet anything after midnight the night before surgery (water is OK)
  • Low-cost vaccinations and microchipping can be added to your pet’s visit
  • You will receive more detailed instructions about our drop off and pick up protocols to protect you and our staff during COVID 19 when your appointment is confirmed.
  • Surgery is scheduled online here.

How Much Does it Cost?

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Canine Spay/Neuter <40lbs $100
Canine Spay/Neuter 41-75lbs $130
(we do not spay or neuter over 75lbs)

Prices Effective Jan. 1, 2023

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Feline Spay $60
Feline Neuter $60

Other services

Rabies Vaccine (Includes certificate and rabies tag) $15
Other Vaccines FREE
Microchip $20

Please note: We charge extra for cryptorchid male animals, pregnant females, and other findings under sedation but will inform you of the cost prior to services being performed. Shelter low-cost does not spay or neuter dogs over 75 lbs.  

We are here to help! If you are experiencing financial difficulty in affording to have your pet spayed or neutered through our low-cost program, please contact us to find out about programs you may qualify for.

*Payment is due at time of pick-up but you can pay day of surgery prior to pick up via email for your convenience and ease. All surgery costs must be paid in full day of surgery.  Cash and credit cards accepted. No checks please.

Last Litter Program

Has your pet had a new litter of puppies or kittens? Make it their last litter!

Kitsap Humane Society works to reduce pet overpopulation, help prevent unplanned litters, and ensure that every animal in our community has a home. Through the Last Litter program, KHS offers FREE spay surgery for any female dog or cat whose offspring (puppies or kittens) is surrendered to the shelter for our adoption program! How it works:

  • Work with our Admissions staff to schedule a rehoming appointment for your pet’s offspring.
  • Puppies and kittens must be weaned.
  • There is no rehoming fee for puppies or kittens.
  • When you bring the babies in for rehoming, you will be provided with a voucher for a free spay surgery for your pet through our Low-Cost Spay/Neuter program.
  • Schedule your pet for free spay surgery through our online Spay/Neuter scheduling website (and provide the voucher at time of payment).
  • KHS will get your pet’s babies vaccinated, treated for worms and fleas, spay/neutered, microchipped, and will find them great homes!
  • The Last Litter program is open to residents of Kitsap and Mason Counties.

For more information, or to sign up for the Last Litter program, contact admissions@kitsap-humane.org.