Why do you provide spay and neuter vouchers?
Our goal is to end pet overpopulation. Unwanted pets end up as strays or in shelters, and many are euthanized. Together we end this tragic cycle by preventing unwanted litters simply by getting our pets “fixed.”
Who can get a spay and neuter voucher?
Anyone that lives in Tallahassee, Crawfordville, Havana, Quincy or Monticello can receive a Spay/Neuter voucher. You do not have to be on public assistance to qualify.
Is this program needs based?
Yes. If you can afford to pay for your pet’s spay and neuter surgery, please do so that we can provide the vouchers who others who cannot. However, if you need help, we are here for you.
Are the vouchers free?
No, the vouchers are paid for by contributions from our partner veterinarians, Be the Solution donations and the client co-pays.
Here’s how it works:
Our partner veterinarians in the community donate the bulk of the surgery cost. Each month, they spend their time, staff time and resources to provide spay and neuter surgeries for a fraction of what they normally charge because they, too, are committed to ending pet overpopulation. Please join us in thanking them every chance you get. Without their help, our program would not be possible. The next biggest part is paid by Be the Solution and the smallest piece is paid for by our clients who receive the vouchers.
How much does it cost?
As of January 1, 2015, we have two co-pay structures. For residents who can provide proof of need, the co-pay is $5 for a voucher to spay or neuter a dog or cat.
For residents who cannot provide proof of need, the spay/neuter voucher co-pay is $30 for a dog and $20 for a cat
In both cases, the client co-pay cost is significantly less than the normal cost to spay and neuter a pet.
How do I qualify for a “Proof of Need” voucher?
To qualify for a PON voucher, you must also bring one of the following items:
- EBT Food Stamp Card
- Medicaid Card
- Unemployment Check Stub
- Disability Check Stub
- Previous year tax return demonstrating a one adult household with income less than $25,000 per year.
- Previous year tax return demonstrating a two adult household with income less than $40,000 per year.
When and where do I get a voucher? Do I need to bring anything?
BTS spay and neuter vouchers are distributed at The Fix Thrift Store at 1210 Capital Circle SE in Tallahassee on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am – 1 pm and on Saturday from Noon until 3:00 pm.
The store is located at the corner of Capital Circle and Apalachee Parkway in the Cross Creek Shopping Plaza in between the Tax Collector’s office and the Dollar Tree.
Vouchers must be for your personal companion pet and you must bring your Driver’s License or be able to provide an alternate photo identification card.
Which veterinarians participate in the program?
A list of our partner veterinarians can be found here. Please be sure to thank them for their help. Without their time, experience and resources, this program could not exist.
What should I keep in mind when I call the vet to set up the spay/neuter appointment?
There are other services that our vets may require that are the responsibility of the pet owner:
- Rabies shot – All vets require rabies vaccinations. The price varies depending on which Vet you choose.
- Pain Meds – The price depends of whether it’s a cat or dog, the weight and sex and which Vet you choose.
- Capstar for fleas – If your pet has a lot of fleas at the time of surgery, the Vet will administer Capstar.
- E-Collar (Cone of Shame) – If your pet is a stitch puller, an E-collar may need to be purchased to protect the surgery site.
Be sure to talk to your vet about any fees for additional services so that you each have the same expectation.
For questions about the voucher program, please call (850) 545-2043.
BTS Spay/Neuter programs are limited to residents of Tallahassee, Monticello, Havana, Crawfordville & Quincy.
While you may need help now, we would appreciate your support in the future when you could help another to spay or neuter their pet. Your gift goes towards funding spay and neuter surgeries in the Tallahassee area. Please make a donation when you can.