If you have questions about a dog or cat’s eligibility to receive a voucher, please see our ANIMAL ELIGIBILITY CHART
Do you own a cat or dog that is not spayed or neutered? Is the cost of surgery a financial hardship for you or your family? The Mass Animal Fund dedicates a significant portion of its funds to helping low-income residents who receive assistance through state programs (TAFDC, SSI, VS, SNAP, WIC, etc.) obtain spay/neuter surgery for companion animals free of charge through the Spay/Neuter Voucher Program.
Massachusetts residents interested in participating in this program should contact their local animal control officer. Contact information for municipal animal control officers can be found ACO List Updated 12.10.18. NO REQUESTS MADE DIRECTLY FROM RESIDENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Residents who have already received a voucher from their animal control officer can visit our Spay/Neuter Provider page to find a participating provider.
FOR FERAL FEEDERS/TRAPPERS
Do you manage a feral colony? The Mass Animal Fund dedicates a portion of its funds to spaying/neutering feral cats. Eligible cats are those that are homeless, un-owned, free-roaming, unsocialized, and appear healthy. These cats must be released back into their home colony, which will be managed, and must receive a 3/8″ ear tip at the time of surgery.
Feeders/trappers interested in participating in this program should contact their local animal control officer. NO REQUESTS MADE DIRECTLY FROM FEEDERS/TRAPPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Vouchers must be in-hand prior to trapping and transporting the cat(s) to surgery.
Feeders/trappers who have already received a voucher from their animal control officer can visit our Spay/Neuter Provider page to find a participating provider.
FOR ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS
Animal control officers in Massachusetts may request vouchers for homeless animals being cared for in your municipal animal control shelter, for pets owned by residents who have demonstrated financial need, or for feral cats in your community. Look at our list of providers to see if there is a clinic in your area that has joined our program. (If you don’t see a clinic in your area, reach out to clinics known to you and ask them to sign up!)
Vouchers may only be requested by submitting a Voucher Request Form to Sheri Gustafson. Up to five vouchers may be requested on one form, and the requests must be made for specific identified animals; no general requests will be accepted.
If you have questions about an animal’s eligibility for the program, please review our Animal Eligibility Chart.
FOR PARTICIPATING SPAY/NEUTER PROVIDERS
Many of our Spay/Neuter Providers are low cost/high volume clinics that have identified residents who are unable to afford their reduced surgical rates. If you are a participating Spay/Neuter Provider and have identified unmet need in your service area, please submit a Voucher Request Form to Sheri Gustafson.