Low Cost Spay Neuter Services
There are several low cost options available to low-income Valencia County residents.
If you would like more information about low cost spay neuter or have questions, please visit & like our Facebook page, Spay/Neuter Coalition of NM: www.facebook.com/spayneuternm.
If you have a bully-breed, see below. If you are in need of low cost shots, please visit Vetco’s website to learn more about their daily low-cost shot services.
We don’t have any clinics scheduled at this time, but we have a low-cost income voucher program.
We work in conjunction with the Los Lunas Vetco and other local veterinarians to provide low cost, spay neuter services for dogs. You will be responsible for $30-$60 of a copay; the remaining balance is paid for by our non-profit organization. Please click on the form button below if you would like more information or to sign up for a voucher to get your dog fixed.
In order to qualify for the program, you must be a Valencia County resident and have a household income of no more than $40,000 per year. We do require proof of income in order to provide you with a voucher. We accept anything that shows your annual household income. Some examples are: a copy of last year’s W-2, 3 consecutive paystubs, letter from your employer, Social Security Award letter or work force unemployment card. Please feel free to black out any personal information such as Social Security numbers or Tax ID numbers. We just need your name and address on the document. If the document is in another name, just please include a note with your relationship to the person. We will not share your personal information, it’s just used to qualify you for the program.
You will need to fill out an application for each dog you would like to have fixed. We can do up to 3 pets per family per year. Please be honest on the application, all questions are on there to either identify your pet for our records or ensure your pet’s safety. Please be aware that we only spay or neuter dogs, if you have a cat, see below.
We have a very experienced team and top notch vets. We value your pets safety above all else, but in order for us to keep your pet safe, we need all of the information you provide to be accurate. There are risks associated with any surgery, but if your pet has a health issue that we are unaware of or if your pet is much older than you tell us, it can be life threatening. So please be completely honest. We do not have age requirements other than pets need to be at least 14 weeks of age and 4 lbs in order to have the surgery.
Bully Breed Program
We have a $30.00 spay neuter voucher program for bully breeds and bully mixes in Valencia County.
In order to qualify for this, you will need to send us a picture of your bully breed(s) along with the requested information on the application & waiver (click on form below) and proof of income. This program ensures that you qualify for a $30 co-pay. If your pet is over 4 years of age or has additional health issues, additional costs may apply.
The Zimmer Feline Foundation covers spay neuter for owned & feral cats in Valencia County. Please contact 505-466-1676, or go to http://zimmer-foundation.org
Street Cat Hub covers trap neuter release for feral cats. Please contact 505-881-7297, option #3 or 505-681-4713.
VetCo Los Lunas has lower cost spay and neuter, 505-865-0662.
Homeless Animal Rescue Team offers spay and neuter for federal low income residents who have dogs age four or younger, contact 505-433-9869.
Click on the button below to fill out the spay neuter application:
Top 5 Reasons to Spay Neuter
The top five reasons to spay neuter your pet:
1. Live Longer. Intact pets have higher odds of getting certain cancers and urinary tract infections.
2. No More Roaming. Pets are less likely to go looking for a mate and be hit by a car.
3. Happier Pets. A fixed pet is not as stressed thus cutting down or eliminating behaviors such as marking, howling and aggression.
4. Happier Neighbors. Intact dogs that get loose are more likely to bite, spread disease, damage property and reproduce.
5. Stops Animal Overpopulation. County shelters are full of adoptable dogs and cats that are euthanized for space and this process costs taxpayers hundreds of thousands per year.
Spay Neuter FAQ
Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier. Many veterinarians now sterilize dogs and cats as young as eight weeks of age. Check with your veterinarian about the appropriate time for these procedures.
It is a dog’s natural instinct to protect home and family. A dog’s personality is formed more by genetics and environment than by sex hormones.
Pets don’t have any concept of sexual identity or ego. Neutering will not change a pet’s basic personality. He doesn’t suffer any kind of emotional reaction or identity crisis when neutered.
The truth is that most pets get fat and lazy because their owners feed them too much and don’t give them enough exercise.
Your pet’s puppies or kittens have an unlikely chance of being a carbon copy of your pet. Even professional breeders cannot make this guarantee. There are shelter pets waiting for homes who are just as cute, smart, sweet, and loving as your own.
You may find homes for your pet’s puppies and kittens. But you can only control what decisions you make with your own pet, not the decisions other people make with theirs. Your pet’s puppies and kittens, or their puppies or kittens, could end up in an animal shelter, as one of the many homeless pets in every community competing for a home. Will they be one of the lucky ones?
Spay neuter laws will actually benefit responsible breeders by increasing the amount they can charge for their puppies and helping to keep their bloodlines pure. The goal is to bring the laws up to the standards of a responsible breeder.
The above information has been acquired from http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/spay_neuter_myths_facts.html