Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

Cost

This table shows what the County will pay toward your pets surgery, as well as what you can expect to pay. 


One of the most important health decisions you'll make for your animal is to spay or neuter. Mono County Animal Services would like to offer assistance by providing qualifying pet owners the opportunity to lower the cost of these surgeries. 

This program is a shared cost program, Mono County will pay a portion of your pet's surgery. (Remember that complications from pregnancy and cryptorchidism may apply, causing the cost for the owner to alter)

Mono County’s portion of the bill is fixed, any adjustments in the cost are at the owner's expense.  

 To qualify you must possess a valid dog license, if applicable, and be a resident of Mono County (Including Mammoth Lakes).

If you are interested in receiving a voucher, please fill the following form out. 

When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

For dogs: While the traditional age for neutering is six to nine months, puppies as young as eight weeks old can be neutered as long as they’re healthy. Dogs can be neutered as adults as well, although there’s a slightly higher risk of post-operative complications in older dogs, dogs that are overweight or dogs that have health problems.

For cats: It is generally considered safe for kittens as young as eight weeks old to be spayed or neutered. In animal shelters, surgery is often performed at this time so that kittens can be sterilized prior to adoption. In an effort to avoid the start of urine spraying and eliminate the chance for pregnancy, it’s advisable to schedule the surgery before your own cat reaches five months of age. It’s possible to spay a female cat while she’s in heat.

Talk to your veterinarian to determine the best time to spay or neuter your pet.