Spay/Neuter Assistance Program

We help spay-neuter your pets!

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) recently received an awarded 2 year grant from PetSmart Charities.  This grant focuses on dog and cat spay/neuters.  The grant offers the opportunity for very low cost spay-neuter animal surgeries for pet owners residing within particular local zip codes. The grant also offers free spay-neuter animal surgeries to free-roaming/feral cats under the "Po-kitties" program.

Beginning in August, FHS is offering $10 spay-neuter surgeries for dogs and cats living in the 28782, 28722, 28756, 28773, 29356, 29322 zip code areas, thanks to this grant from PetSmart Charities®. Residents living in these areas can call FHS at (828) 863-4444 for more information.  For free-roaming cat spay/neuters at no cost or for more information on “Po-Kitties” program, call Dana Mayer at 828-894-2088.

Foothills Humane Society partners with local veterinarians to offer a Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides vouchers for spay and neuter surgeries for residents of Polk County, NC and Landrum, Gowansville, Campobello, SC, who meet certain low-income eligibility criteria. These surgeries are not free to Foothills, but are paid by Foothills from funds donated by our generous community, in order to assist those families who otherwise could not afford the surgeries for their pets.

Please request a SNAP Voucher only if you cannot afford the surgery and you are willing to provide proof of residency and low-income as noted below. When scheduling your surgery with the veterinary office, you must notify them that this is SNAP Voucher surgery or the Voucher may not be accepted. Current rabies vaccinations or other vaccinations or procedures may be required and must be paid at your expense. Any additional charges by the veterinarian are your responsibility.

RESIDENCY ELIGIBILITY INCOME ELIGIBILITY

Examples for residency verification:

  • Driver’s License
  • Photo ID Card
  • Military ID Card
  • Property Tax Statement
  • Medicaid ID Card
  • Bank Statement

Verification of Low-Income:

  • Income Tax Form
  • W-2
  • EBT Card (Food Stamp Program)
  • Medicaid Card
  • SSA-Retirement
  • Other N.C. Public Assistance Documentation

Voucher Program 1:  

  • $25 Snap Voucher
  • Residency Requirement:  Requires residency in Polk County, NC and Campobello, Landrum, Gowansville, SC
  • Low-Income Requirement: Proof requested; Income must be lower than $31.500 annually or proof of participation in Public Assistance Program

Discount Program 2:  

  • $ 20 Coupon (Cats)
  • $ 30 Coupon (Dogs)
  • Residency Requirement:  Requires residency in Polk County, NC and Campobello, Landrum, Gowansville, SC
  • Low-Income Requirement: Proof requested; Income must be lower than $31.500 annually or proof of participation in Public Assistance Program

'Fix your Pittie for Free' Program:

  • Free spay-neuter vouchers for pit bulls in our service area
  • Residency Requirement:  Requires residency in Polk County, NC and Campobello, Landrum, Gowansville, SC

Call the shelter at (828) 863-4444 and ask about Spay Neuter Assistance Program if you need more info.