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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2009, 08:11:25 AM »

California-Santa Cruz-

Friends of Santa Cruz County Animals
P.O. Box 703
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

FREE Spay/Neuter Certificates
The John S. Strauss Spay/Neuter program provides FREE SPAYING AND NEUTERING of pets owned by qualifying low-income Santa Cruz County residents. It was made possible through the generous legacy of John Strauss in 2006.

The program is sponsored by The Friends of Santa Cruz County Animals and administered by Santa Cruz County Animal Services at two locations:
• Santa Cruz — 2200 7th Ave.
• Watsonville* — 580 Airport Blvd. (*NOTE: Residents of Santa Cruz County who live WITHIN THE WATSONVILLE CITY LIMITS are not eligible for this program because they are covered by the program administered by FOWAS.

 To obtain your FREE CERTIFICATE, please bring the following materials to either Santa Cruz or Watsonville:
1. PROOF OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY RESIDENCE (Driver’s license or government-issued photo ID)
2. PROOF OF INCOME at the following levels*
1 person home — Maximum of $25,000 yearly
2 person home — Maximum of $30,000 yearly
3 person home — Maximum of $35,000 yearly
4 person home — Maximum of $40,000 yearly
*Income levels are adjusted quarterly to reflect availability of funds.

Examples of acceptable proof of income documents include the following: pay stub, proof of public assistance, unemployment check or W2 form.

For additional information, call 831.454.7303 ext. 0
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2009, 08:11:53 AM »


Friends of Watsonville Animal Shelter-FOWAS
P.O. Box 1438
Freedom, CA  95019

Low-Cost Certificate

For Spaying or Neutering Your Dog, Cat or Rabbit

This certificate program is for low-income Watsonville and Freedom residents. Please bring a driver’s license or government ID and tax return to the Watsonville Animal Shelter. Certificates are $40.00 per animal. Proof of income must be in the form of a tax return. Sponsored by: Watsonville Animal Shelter and “Friends of Watsonville Animal Shelter" 580 Airport Blvd., Watsonville, 95706. For information call the Watsonville Animal Shelter:  831-454-7303.

For the purposes of this program, you are considered to be low income if your annual income is:

up to $25,000 (for 1 person household)

up to $30,000 (for 2 person household)

up to $35,000 (for 3 person household)

up to $40,000 (for 4 person household)
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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2009, 08:12:20 AM »

California-Southern California-

Cats In Need

Cats in Need is a non-profit/no-kill animal rescue group with chapters located in Southern California. We hold adoption shows every weekend at area PetSmart and Petco stores plus other locations.

For low-cost spay or neuter, call Cats In Need at their hotline.
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2009, 08:12:49 AM »


Spay and Neuter Online
110 A&B North Olive Street, Ventura, CA
Office/Thrift Shop Hours (year round): 10:00-4:30
Store/Office phone-805-641-1170
24 hour answering machine-805-646-1919

Please note that we only serve Ventura County and the Antelope Valley.

Low cost spay and neuter information.

The Harley Fund

SPAN believes that every animal deserves to be looked at medically if they are sick or hurt.

Money from the Harley Fund is used to pay for veterinary office visits.

The Harley Fund is named after Harley, a dog whose owners both died from acute alcoholism.

Harley had been in a fight and the damage to his cheek had never been repaired. He also had a tear duct leak that needed repair. We paid for the medical work to be done as well as had him neutered.
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2009, 08:13:43 AM »

California-San Bernadino Valley-

The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley
374 West Orange Show Road,
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909) 386-1400
Fax: (909) 386-1443

For over thirty years we have helped decrease the number of dogs and cats being born by providing low cost spay/neuter services to pets of San Bernardino and surrounding communities. Our full-time veterinarian and support staff perform over 10,000 surgeries annually. To make an appointment please call (909) 386-1400.

Umbilical hernia, dentals and vaccinations also done at clinic.
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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2009, 08:14:27 AM »

California-San Diego area-

P.A.W.S. San Diego County, Inc.
4455 Euclid Avenue
San Diego CA 92115
619-297-PAWS (7297)
Fax: 619-393-0322
Toll free: 1-866-348-7297

Here's what a client receives:

Pet food & Supplies
P.A.W.S. clients and their companion animals receive free pet food, cat litter and other supplies.  Each month friendly volunteer drivers deliver food right to the doorstep.  Clients may also opt to pick up food at the Euclid office on designated days.

Veterinary assistance
Clients receive $200 in vet vouchers for veterinary services per pet each year. All appointments and estimates are approved by P.A.W.S. prior to being sent to the vet.  Services are limited as we do not provide for spay/neuter, vaccines, on-going medications, teeth cleaning or nail trimming.

Animal transportation
Clients may request assistance with transportation of their companion animals to and from veterinarian and grooming appointments.

Recipients of PAWS assistance must be:

A resident of San Diego County
Low income (less than $1,200 a month income) and
Either elderly, chronically ill or disabled
Your companion animal must be:

Spayed or neutered
Licensed (dogs only)
Current with all their vaccinations and shots.
I qualify.  What next?

There is currently a 4 month waiting list to become a client.

Please CALL the P.A.W.S. office Monday-Friday between 10am-2pm to reserve your place on the list.

619-297-7297 or 1-866-348-7297
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2009, 08:14:56 AM »

California-San Diego County-

P.O. BOX 264 
San Diego, CA 91944-0264
phone: (619) 544-1222

The Pet Assistance Foundation of San Diego refers pet owners to veterinarians offering low-cost spay and neuter services for cats, dogs, and rabbits. Please call (619) 544-1222 Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a referral to a veterinarian in your area of San Diego County.
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2009, 08:15:32 AM »

California-San Francisco-

Pets Are Wonderful Support
645 Harrison St, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107
Telephone: 415.979.9550
Fax: 415.979.9269

Services Available to PAWS Clients

• Preventative veterinary care
• Emergency veterinary care (up to $200)

• Dog walking (for clients not ambulatory or very ill)
• Cat litter box changing
• Transportation to/from vet or grooming appointments
• Grooming
• Emergency foster care
• Food delivery for homebound or ill clients
• Pet Food Bank

Please call our main phone line (415.979.9550) anytime to verify whether or not you are eligible to begin the client intake process. Social Workers, Case Managers, or other representatives may call on behalf of a prospective client. We accept clients throughout the month depending on availability of space. We maintain a waiting list and are able to inform prospective clients of the month that his/her intake process can resume.

San Francisco residents
Gross income no greater than $1850 per month
Diagnosis of disabling HIV, AIDS, other disabling illness, or
Age 60 or older
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2009, 08:16:12 AM »

California-San Francisco-

San Francisco SPCA

2500 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94103


2500 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94103

Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center
201 Alabama Street (free client parking; free WiFi access in the hospital lobby)
San Francisco CA 94103

Open seven days a week (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.), our Veterinary Hospital provides a full range of services, such as:

Routine check-ups
Vaccinations and prescriptions
Spay/neuter procedures
Common surgeries
Dental care
Travel certificates
Outpatient services
Emergency care
Boarding services
Cat Claw Clipping
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, call 415.554.3030. We also can refer you to a variety of Bay Area specialists for any procedures we do not perform.

Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center
201 Alabama Street (view map)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Open Seven Days a Week
8 a.m. - 6 p.m (except holidays)

With the support of our donors and full-paying clients, we offer a number of comprehensive assistance programs for the San Francisco community. These programs allow us to provide spay/neuter surgeries for shelter animals, feral cats and pets of low-income San Francisco residents. We also provide care to all acutely ill or seriously injured animals by:

Fully funding their treatment while in our shelter.
Offering financial assistance and payment arrangement options for pet owners with limited means.

Pet-a-Care Senior Discount Program
The Pet-A-Care Program is the most comprehensive charitable program in the nation for spayed/neutered pets of low-income, San Francisco seniors over the age of 65, providing 50% off all veterinary services for the lifetime of qualifying animals.

Owners can apply on behalf of pets that are already spayed/neutered and are over one year of age. Two pets may qualify for the program for the lifetime of the guardian.

Emergency Veterinary Care Fund
We provide urgent care to acutely ill or seriously injured animals. Financing is available for qualifying San Francisco residents with spayed/neutered pets, or those who agree to spay/neuter their cat or dog during or after treatment.

Spay/Neuter Incentives & Free and Sliding Scale Spay/Neuter
We provide free spay/neuter surgeries for:

Pets of homeless San Franciscans. We also offer these services through our work with Vet SOS (Veterinary Street Outreach Services.) Visit their website to learn more:
Pets of qualifying low-income individuals.
Feral cats, through our Feral Fix Program.
We also offer a variety of spay/neuter surgery discounts for owned cats and dogs in our community:

25% - 100% off for low-income San Francisco residents, determined by the number of people in the household and average monthly income for all household members.

10% off for San Francisco residents, regardless of income
10% off for existing SF/SPCA Veterinary Hospital clients, regardless of income and residency
20% off for San Francisco full-time students, regardless of income
20% off for San Francisco senior citizens over the age of 65, regardless of income
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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2009, 08:16:41 AM »

California-San Francisco-

San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
1550 Bryant Street Suite 450 
San Francisco  CA  94103   

A volunteer-based project providing free veterinary care for the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans

The eight objectives of VET SOS are to:

Provide on-site veterinary wellness exams
Administer vaccinations
Administer canine and feline flea/tick/mosquito preventative
Provide on-site testing for heartworm disease, Felv, FIV, Parvo virus
Administer anti-parasitic medications
Distribute donated supplies such as pet food, leashes, collars, muzzles, ID tags, animal sweaters, beds, and carriers
Provide education about responsible pet ownership
Provide referrals and transportation for urgent care and for spay-neutering surgeries
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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2009, 08:17:20 AM »


Napa Humane
Post Office Box 695
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707.255.8118
Fax: 707.255.8166

Spay/Neuter Clinic
3265 California Boulevard
Napa, California 94558

Just need vaccinations or a microchip?  Come to our drop-in vaccination/microchipping clinic any Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Low-cost spay and neuter clinic that also offers vaccinations and microchipping.
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« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2009, 08:17:52 AM »

California-Oceanside-San Diego area-

North County Humane Society
2905 San Luis Rey Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: 760-757-HELP (4357)
Fax: 760-757-3547

Project KEPPT (Keeping Every Person and Pet Together)

Project KEPPT offers help with:

Pet food
Pet friendly housing
behavior problems

Project KEPPT is designed to provide resources, education, and services to assist pet owners in need who reside in the cities of Oceanside and Vista. This will help stretch resources and keep families and their pets together during times of crisis; thereby preventing the pets from being turned into an animal shelter.

Low cost spay and neuter information.

Low cost vaccination and deworming information.
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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2009, 08:18:19 AM »

California-Ventura County-

Mercy Crusade's
Spay & Neuter Clinic
2252 Craig Dr.
Oxnard, Ca 93036
Phone: (805) 278-4433
Fax: (805) 278-4436

We provide the following services:

Spaying & Neutering
Vaccine Clinic
InfoPet Microchip ID System
Advantage®, Advantix®, and Frontline® Flea Control Products
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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2009, 08:18:52 AM »

California-Palo Alto-

Palo Alto Humane Society
P.O. Box 60715
Palo Alto, California 94306
p. (650) 424-1901
f.  (650) 462-0306

Medical assistance programs:

Animal Rescue Fund is for rescuers who face major veterinary rehabilitation costs for homeless animals. Cases are assessed on an individual basis. Contact PAHS to discuss.

Experienced volunteers and staff can give you advice on how to proceed in situations involving pets, rescued animals or emergencies.
Contact PAHS with your questions. For emergencies between 5:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M. contact the animal control agency or police in your area. For Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View contact (650) 329-2413. For nighttime emergency veterinary care, call South Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic at (650) 494-1461.

PET Help
Pet Emergency Treatment (PET) Help is financial assistance for people on limited fixed incomes who experience major veterinary expenses for their pets. Cases are assessed individually, and financial assistance is offered on a loan basis. Expect to demonstrate financial need. Before seeking PET Help, PAHS requests that you first seek Care Credit assistance. Care Credit is a nationwide financial assistance program offered to help the public with health expenses, including veterinary care for pets in need. Click here to apply and proceed. If you are denied Care Credit and need further assistance with veterinary expenses for your pet, please contact PAHS to discuss application procedures.

Spay and Neuter Fund
Spay and Neuter Fund provides funding of spay and neuter surgeries at Palo Alto Animal Services via free “vouchers”. These vouchers are for pets of owners in financial need.
Because spaying and neutering is vital to humane work - controlling pet overpopulations and the resultant euthanasias which often follow at shelters - PAHS is happy to help you get your dog, cat, rabbit or other pet spayed or neutered. One spay or neuter surgery provides a lifetime of peace and prevents many lifetimes of suffering. Vouchers are provided to Palo Alto Animal Services. They assess financial need, disseminate the vouchers, and will schedule your pet’s appointment. Palo Alto Animal Services is located at 3281 E. Bayshore Rd. in Palo Alto. For further information, please contact either PAHS at (650) 424-1901 or Palo Alto Animal Services directly at (650) 496-5971.

Spay and neuter program for feral cats.
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« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2009, 08:19:22 AM »

California-Pasadena-Los Angeles area-

Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA
361 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105   
Phone 626-792-7151   
Fax 626-792-3810

To stop the tragedy of pet overpopulation, PHS offers low cost spay/neuter surgery to the residents of Arcadia, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena, our service cities. This program is by appointment only on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Residents of our service area may have their pet microchipped for a cost of $20. This is by appointment only and done on Sunday afternoons.

We offer free spay/neuter surgery and microchips to Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes for animals in our service cities and Altadena, by appointment only.

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