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How You Can Help!
PLANNED PetHood Fees
Base Price: Spay or Neuter* (as of January 1, 2016)
PIT BULLS & CHIHUAHUAS
Special Discount Program!
Approximately 33% of dogs that enter the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter locations are either Pit Bulls or Chihuahuas. Our “special” price for spay/neuter for these animals reflects our commitment to their welfare and the welfare of our community.
Which animals qualify as a Pit Bull or a Chihuahua is at staff’s discretion. Please bring your pet, or a clear picture of your pet, when you make the appointment for their surgery.
|* Animals over 100 lbs., in heat, pregnant or cryptorchid – add $25. Animals over 7 years of age are required to receive a blood panel for an additional $55. Late drop-off fee (more than 20 minutes) is $20.|
Fees for Additional Required Services
|Microchip ID including registration||$10|
|License for altered dog||$29|
|Rabies vaccination (dogs and cats)||$10|
These fee rates above are available to any resident of Santa Cruz County who chooses to use our PLANNED PetHood program.
Planned Pethod Spay/Neuter for Limited Income*
|*Limited income eligibility determined through proof of receipt of government assistance** OR through a year-to-date pay stub or W2 tax form that proves the following:|
|1 person household—maximum of $35,350 annual income|
|2 person household—maximum of $40,350 annual income|
|3 person household—maximum of $45,400 annual income|
|4 person household—maximum of $50,400 annual income|
|**Some examples of documents include: Section 8 Housing, Food Stamps, Major VA Disability, Medicaid, Social Security Disability (SSD), etc.|