Spay & Neuter Help

The Calaveras Humane Society can help defray some of the expense of spay/neuter surgery on dogs and catsCalaveras County and Bear Valley residents who cannot otherwise afford to have their pets altered are eligible for Spay/Neuter Vouchers. The vouchers can be used at any participating veterinary office, inside or outside of Calaveras County.

Requesting A Voucher

spay1)  Pets need to have an appointment with a Veterinary office BEFORE a voucher can be issued.

2)  A REQUEST FORM must be completed and submitted to the Humane Society office to receive a voucher. Vouchers are only generated at the office.

3)  The voucher will be mailed or delivered directly to the Veterinary office unless the pet owner picks up the voucher at the Humane Society office. Vouchers are embossed and cannot be copied.

Voucher values: 

$45 for a female dog
$30 for a male dog

$30 for a female cat
$20 for a male cat

Voucher Request Forms may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. You may call the Humane Society office at 736-9417 and supply the necessary information over the phone.
  2. Pick up a request form at one of the Humane Society Thrift Stores/Adoption Centers, or at the Humane Society Office (see sidebar for hours and locations).
  3. CLICK HERE to print and complete a request form. You may either hand deliver the form to our office during business hours, Fax it to 736-2134, or mail it to:

Calaveras Humane Society
P.O. Box 1390
San Andreas, CA  95249

Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

  • BabiesSpaying and neutering prevents pet population explosion and the needless suffering of strays and unwanted pets. A roaming male dog or cat can impregnate several females in heat in a single day!
  • Neutered/spayed pets are less aggressive and less likely to bite and fight.
  • Neutered/spayed pets (especially males) are less territorial and less likely to roam. 80% of dogs and cats hit by cars are unaltered.
  • Neutered males are less likely to mark territory.
  • Spayed females will not have heat cycles.
  • Neutered males can’t develop testicular tumors (the most common malignancy in males) and have a lower incidence of prostate cancer.
  • Spayed females typically stay healthier and live longer. They have a lower incidence of mammary tumors and do not develop uterine or ovarian cancers.
  • Spaying and neutering removes the urge to mate, so your pet has less stress, is generally more content, and his or her attention is focused more on you.