|CAPS offers a low income spay/neuter program.
So far, as of June 2005, we have helped our community spay or
neuter over 1700 dogs and cats, greatly reducing the need for
unnecessary euthanasia due to there not being enough homes for
these pets born unwanted.
Call the shelter at 423-7500 for more information.
No need to bring your pet, just yourself and the required
paperwork to determine your eligibility.
The Qualifications to Receive This Benefit
- You must be a resident of Churchill County/Fallon with a
picture ID (a bill with your address is not acceptable);
- You must have one of the following cards or form:
A child enrolled in the Nevada Checkup
A Quest card for food stamps (issued by the
State of Nevada)
Veterans Administration card that notes a service-
A copy of a signed 2011 (up to April 15, 2013) or
2012 1040 tax return submitted
to the IRS with adjusted gross income
(as given on page 1, line 37, of the return) to
be $30,000 or less.
- This program is for family pets only, with a limit of six
pets per household. We do not offer this program to
- If you have participated in any of the low-income
spay/neuter assistance programs in the past and have
reached our six-pet limit, you are not eligible to
- There is a limit of one pet per month, and females must
be done first.
- Cryptorchid males are not covered.
- The pet must be at least four months of age, and females
cannot be in heat.
- Females must have weaned their puppies or kittens for at
least three weeks before being spayed. We will not make
the appointment in advance of this.
- Any person requesting the assistance must be the
person who comes to the shelter to fill out the forms.
- Co-pays for the surgeries are payable at the time the
forms are completed and the veterinary appointment is
made. Payment is by exact change or checks; we do not
have plastic capabilities. Co-pays are not refundable for
- It is the responsibility of the pet owner to have the dog or
cat at the veterinary clinic the morning of the surgery by
the designated time. The only time an appointment can
be changed is if the designated veterinarian deems it
- CAPS makes the appointment for you the day that the
voucher is purchased. APPOINTMENTS FOR SURGERIES
ALREADY MADE BY THE INDIVIDUAL ARE NOT
Office Hours for vouchers:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (Winter Hours)