Low Income Spay and Neuter – SPOT Program

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Program for low-cost dog and cat spay/neuter


 What is  SPOT?

SPOT is a low-cost dog and cat Spay/Neuter program for low-income residents of  Pierce and King Counties. The Community SPOT Program was developed by Auburn Valley Humane Society to address our community’s pet overpopulation  problem and  to provide Spay/Neuter services to pet owners who otherwise can not afford it.

  • Complete our 2018 SPOT Application for each animal you with to receive services.
  • Bring your application to AVHS Shelter, 4910 A St SE, Auburn along with proof of income or financial assistance and your co-payment for services. Do not bring your animal(s) when you turn in your application.
  • You may select additional services like microchip, rabies, and vaccinations. Payment is due with your application.
  • SPOT surgeries are scheduled appointments. A voucher will be issued with your scheduled appointment date.
  • SPOT spay/neuter surgeries are scheduled on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Drop off your animal(s) at Fridays at 9:00 am and drop off your animal on Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
  • Pick-up your animal(s) at 5:30 pm.

Who qualifies?

If you are receiving federal or state financial assistance or otherwise meet the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Low Income Requirements

Region 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person
King County $59,920 $68,480 $77,040 $85,600 $92,480
Pierce County $41,840 $47,760 $53,760 $59,680 $64,480

 How do I apply?

Download and print or pick up an application and fill out one application for each pet you wish to receive services. Bring your completed application to the Auburn Valley Humane Society at 4910 A Street SE in Auburn along with  proof of  income or financial assistance and your co-payment.

Complete the form online 2018 SPOT Application and print it.  Bring the form to the shelter

How much does it cost?

*New prices and services effective January 24, 2018


  • Cat Neuter – $35
  • Cat Spay – $55
  • Cat Feral S/N Package – $ 25
  • Dog Neuter under 50 pounds – $75
  • Dog Neuter between 51-75 pounds – $85
  • Dog Neuter between 76-100 pounds – $95
  • Dog Neuter over 100 pounds – $115
  • Dog Spay under 50 pounds – $85
  • Dog Spay between 51-75 pounds – $95
  • Dog Spay between 76-100 pounds – $115
  • Dog Spay over 100 pounds – $130



  • Cat Vaccine – FVRCP – $10
  • Cat Vaccine – Rabies – $10
  • Cat Vaccine – FELV – $15
  • Cat Vaccine – FVRCP/FELV/Rabies Combo – $30
  • Cat Vaccine –  FIV/FELV Test – $20
  • Dog Vaccine – DA2PPV – $10
  • Dog Vaccine – Bordetella – $10
  • Dog Vaccine – Rabies – $10
  • Dog Vaccine – DA2PPV/Bordetella/Rabies Combo- $30


Other Services

  • Cat FIV/FELV Test – $20
  • Cat & Small Dog Flea Treatment – $5
  • Medium and Large Dog Flea Treatment – $10
  • Nail trim – $10
  • E-collar – $6.50
  • Microchip w/Registration – $25

** Must live in King County to receive Microchip fee waived with SPOT Cat Spay or Neuter

** Must live in King County to receive a discount on SPOT Cat Spay or Neuter


Please Note… Vaccines and Other Services are only performed on the day of surgery.

Why Spay & Neuter?

Allowing your pets to breed contributes to the pet overpopulation problem in Pierce and King Counties. ONE female cat and her offspring can produce over 400,000 unwanted   kittens in seven years! ONE female dog and her offspring can produce 65,000 unwanted puppies in seven years! Spaying and neutering your pet is a part of being a responsible owner. Having your pet spayed or neutered will not make it fat, lazy, or less protective. Having your pet sterilized benefits you, your pet, and the community. Most importantly, spaying or neutering your pet reduces the number of homeless animals unnecessarily killed in our local communities.

 What are the benefits?

  • Your pet will not produce litters of unwanted puppies or kittens
  • Your pet is less likely to roam  or run away
  • Your pet is less likely to bite and show aggression
  • Your pet is less likely to fight with other animals
  • Your pet will be more calm, affectionate and overall healthy
  • Your pet will be less likely to spray or mark their  territory



If you have questions, please contact us for details


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