Spay/Neuter Assistance Program

 

INTERESTED IN OUR SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER PROGRAM?

First and foremost, we would like to thank all of you that have been proactive, and have ensured that your pets are spayed/neutered to help eliminate pet overpopulation!

Our spay/neuter voucher program is designed to assist pet owners’ with the cost of a spay/neuter surgery for their pet(s).  It is a fantastic program, and serves to help eliminate pet overpopulation.  In offering this type of assistance to the public, we are able to prevent unwanted litters of both cats and dogs.

This program is funded by a grant, and all funds received are used to pay the veterinarians for every surgery that they perform.  We cover all costs associated with surgeries, including (but not limited to):  Anesthesia, spay/neuter surgery, injectable antibiotics, as well as additional costs that are associated with animals who are pregnant, in heat, or are considered cryptorchid. We cover all of the costs at no additional cost to you.

PLEASE NOTE THAT VOUCHERS WILL ONLY BE ISSUED ON WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS BEGINNING APRIL 1ST, 2017.

VOUCHER PROGRAM FAQ:

Q:           HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR A VOUCHER?

A:            You must be a current resident of Greenbrier County, Monroe County, Pocahontas County, or Summers County to qualify for a spay/neuter voucher.

Q:           HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING A VOUCHER?

A:            Simply come to our facility and fill out the spay/neuter voucher application.  If you would like to check with us to see what we currently have available before driving to our facility, please call our facility at (304) 645-4775.

Please note that beginning April 1st, 2017 vouchers will only be issued on WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS.

Q:           HOW MUCH OF A DONATION MUST I MAKE TO RECEIVE A DONATION-BASED VOUCHER?

A:            We do not require a maximum or minimum donation amount.  The amount you choose to

donate is completely up to you.  Please be sure to bring your donation with you when you fill out the spay/neuter application, as we require donations to be made at the time the voucher is issued.

Q:           WHAT IS THE FEE I MUST PAY TO RECEIVE A CO-PAY VOUCHER?

A:            The co-pay fees are as follows:

Female Cat         $65.00

Male Cat              $55.00

Female Dog        $85.00

Male Dog             $75.00

Q:           WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CO-PAY VOUCHER AND A DONATION-BASED VOUCHER?

A:            Donation-based vouchers can only be issued when we have spay/neuter clinics available with the veterinarians participating in our program.  All of the veterinarians that participate in our spay/neuter clinics agree to a set number of surgeries per clinic date, and typically offer at least one clinic per month.  Due to this, there is a limited quantity of donation-based vouchers that we can offer to the community.  Once all clinics are filled for the month, we are unable to issue any additional donation-based vouchers.  The number of donation-based vouchers that are available to the public varies from month-to-month, and is dependent on both veterinarian availability and the amount of funding we receive from the grant.

Co-pay vouchers are what we consider to be low-cost spay/neuter assistance.  These are a fantastic alternative to our donation-based vouchers.  The best part about this type of voucher is that you are able to make your own appointment, with a veterinarian of your choice (who must participate in our voucher program), and you have 30 days to do so.  Many people prefer this option, expecially when a spay/neuter clinic that they were interested in is already filled.  It is a more convenient option to those with limited time availability as well, since you are not restrained to specific dates as with the donation-based vouchers.  You are able to make your own appointment on a date that works best for you.

Q:           DO I HAVE TO MAKE A DONATION, OR PAY THE CO-PAY FEE ON THE DAY I APPLY FOR THE VOUCHER?

A:            Yes, we require that your donation/co-pay is collected at the time you receive your voucher.

Q:           IT’S HARD FOR ME TO GET TO YOUR FACILITY, CAN YOU MAIL/FAX A VOUCHER TO ME?

A:            Unfortunately, no we cannot mail vouchers.  You must come in person.  We require this not only because we must collect donation/co-pay fees prior to issuing the voucher, but because we also need the pet owner’s signature on our paperwork.

Q:           IT’S HARD FOR ME TO GET TO YOUR FACILITY, CAN A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER GET THE VOUCHER FOR ME?

A:            Unfortunately, no you cannot have someone else apply for a voucher for you.  We must have the pet owner at our facility, in person, so that we can have them sign paperwork.

Q:           CAN I GET A VOUCHER FOR WILD OR FERAL CATS/DOGS THAT SHOWED UP AT MY HOME?

A:            Unfortunately, no.  All animals must be socialized family pets.  We could potentially lose our grant funding if we issue a voucher for a feral/wild animal.

Q:           I THINK MY CAT/DOG IS PREGNANT, CAN I STILL GET HER SPAYED?

A:            Pregnant animals can be spayed as long as the owner is comfortable with it.  Please be sure to let us know that the animal is pregnant when you fill out the voucher application.

Q:           MY CAT/DOG JUST HAD BABIES; CAN I STILL GET HER SPAYED?

A:            You must wait until she is finished nursing before having her spayed.  If she is spayed too soon, she may stop producing milk for her offspring.

Q:           HOW OLD MUST MY PUPPY/KITTEN BE BEFORE HE/SHE CAN BE SPAYED/NEUTERED?

A:            All animals must be AT LEAST four (4) months old before they can be spayed/neutered.  Please wait until your pet is at least 4 months old before applying for a voucher.

Q:           HOW MANY VOUCHERS AM I ALLOWED TO GET?

A:            We allow two (2) animals per family, per visit as long as we have clinic availability.

 

If you have any further questions regarding our spay/neuter program, please give us a call at (304) 645-4775.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

 

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