A pet adopted from a local shelter is eligible for spay/neuter assistance. An authorization form can be obtained by the shelter staff at time of adoption. There are many participating NH Veterinarians. The shelter can help you select a veterinarian near you.
A pet owner is eligible for this program if they are receiving benefits from the following programs:
- Food Stamp Program
- Supplemental Security Income Program
- Healthy Kids Golds Program
- Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program
- Needy Blind Program
- Senior Adult Assistance Program
- Air to the Permanently and Totally disable Program
Requests for applications can be made by calling the Program Administrator, NH Dept Of Agriculture at
Each animal requires a separate application.
Although there are an estimated 100 million cats and dogs kept by responsible and caring people in the United States, there is also a tragic number of these companion animals who suffer horrid cruelties associated with abandonment.
Animal shelters in the U.S. kill about 5.1 million such abandoned pets each year. And uncounted millions more suffer sickness, exposure, starvation and death on the streets of the nation’s cities and towns, and in the fields and forests of the countryside.
From its beginning in 1957, FoA has assumed a leadership role in advocating low-cost spaying and altering as the most effective means of preventing the births of unwanted dogs and cats, and their subsequent abandonment, suffering and mass killing. For more than five decades, we have operated the only nationwide breeding control program in the United States facilitating more than 2 million spay/neuter procedures.
Pet owners may purchase a certificate from Friends of Animals that can be used for a routine spay or neuter surgery at any of FoA’s participating veterinary hospitals.
Spaying and Neutering Certificates may be purchased on-line. Or to order by mail call 1-800-321-PETS (1-800-321-7387) and request an application
The recommended age for spay/neutering is 2-6 months of age.
Female animals should be spayed before their first heat (estrus cycle). They do not need to have a litter before spaying.
FoA certificates are not valid for a cat if the cat is to be declawed.
Cats need their claws for protection and for their physical and mental well-being. Declawing is painful, cruel and psychologically damaging.
To order a certificate online please go to http://friendsofanimals.org/cgi-bin/snrequest.cgi
|Female Cat Spay||$65.00|
|Male Cat Neuter||$51.00|
|Female Dog Spay||$90.00|
|Male Dog Neuter||$64.00|
If you do not qualify for the above plans, and cannot afford the cost of surgery because of unemployement or underemployment, an application can be requested by calling:
Barbara at 603-224-1361 before 2:00 pm.
Barbara will discuss the cost of spay/neutering with you and provide a list of participating Vets.