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Spay Neuter Financial Assistance


Who can get spay and neuter financial assistance?
Citizens of Ashe County that have a low household income with personal financial assistance or have extraordinary situations can apply for financial assistance for all or part of the spay/neuter surgery.  (We do not have financial assistance for medical at this time)

What types of personal financial assistance will be considered?
Household income lower than $30,000 for their household, that get disability payments, food stamps, Medicaid, TANF (Federal program: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), AFDC (Federal program: Aid to Families with Dependent Children), etc. We also take in to consideration citizens with incomes $30,000 to $50,000 per household with hardships that can get reduced costs on spay and neuter surgeries for their beloved pets.

How do I apply for financial assistance?
Click on the application at the bottom of this page and click submit. We will contact you within 72 hours to let you know if you application will be considered.

If I am approved, how do I get an appointment?
After you are approved, we will put you on the waiting list 
for an appointment(s) on the Foothills Spay Transport Clinic. On the day of the appointment you will be given time and location to drop off your pet. The pets with appointments are picked up at a location in West Jefferson by the Foothills Transport Van and taken to the Humane Society of Catawba in Hickory for their surgery. The van returns in late afternoon for the owners to pick up.

If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, please fill out the application below and upload your photos of your financial assistance (Food Stamps card, letter from government agency with your name printed on it, etc) or email your proof to


(Link is disabled and application is unavailable until June 1st for editing of application)

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