The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs administers a variety of programs to assist with the spaying and neutering of pet animals in the community. All sterilization procedures are performed by local private veterinarians. To participate in any of these programs, contact the Humane Society.
There are two Spay/Neuter voucher programs: Fix-It-Free and Spay Aid. Have your Driver's License or Archuleta County ID (and utility bill with name and address on it for a Fix-It-Free voucher), and have cash or credit card if purchasing a Spay Aid voucher.
Fix-It-Free - The Humane Society is able to give out a limited number of FREE spay/neuter vouchers each month to qualifying residents of Archuleta County. The vouchers are given out on the first day of the month on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:00 a.m. There is a limited amount of money for Fix-It-Free vouchers each month. Once the total dollar amount of the vouchers equals the monthly allocation, no more vouchers can be issued that month.
If you are on any assistance or have a limited income, you may qualify for this program. The income limitations are as follows:
- Household of 1 = <$20,000
- Household of 2 = <$25,000
- Household of 3 = <$30,000
- Household of 4+ = <$35,000
You may also qualify if you have Mediaid, Welfare, AFDC, or Food Stamps. If you do not and still qualify under the above income brackets, you must provide proof of income with income tax return and proof of residency with a Colorado State identification card or Driver's License along with a utility bill with your name and physical address. No Fix-It-Free vouchers will be issued without verification of income under any circumstances unless you can prove you are on assistance. One per year per household.
If you are a resident of Archuleta County and own a pure bred Staffordshire bull terrier (Pit Bull) or a Staffordshire bull terrier mix, we will provide you with a Fix-it-Free voucher with no pre-qualifying.
Spay Aid - Is a non-qualifying spay/neuter program. A limited number of vouchers are given out on the first of each month on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:00 a.m. This program is to help the Pet Owner with the cost of spaying or neutering their pet, encouraging them to have their pet altered. The coupon is good for the amount noted on the voucher you receive and must be used within thirty days. You may take the voucher to any Veterinarian in our area. It is up to you, the Pet Owner to set up your appointment with the Veterinarian of your choice. There is a limited amount of money for Spay-Aid vouchers each month. Once the total dollar amount of the vouchers equals the monthly allocation, no more vouchers can be issued that month. Voucher coupons are as follows:
If you receive a voucher for your animal whom you say is 50 lbs. or less and the animal is actually over 50 lbs., you will have to pay the difference at the veterinarian's office. You must also provide a Driver's License or an Archuleta County ID at the time of purchase. Only Archuleta County residents are allowed to receive vouchers from our facility, and the animal to be fixed must reside in Archuleta County. You are only allowed one voucher per household per year. No exceptions!!
- Female Cat - $50.00
- Male Cat - $40.00
- Female Dog (under 50 lbs.) - $130.00
- Male Dog (under 50 lbs.) - $80.00
- Female Dog (over 50 lbs.) - $140.00
- Male Dog (over 50 lbs.) - $90.00
Mother's Aid - The Humane Society will provide a free spay voucher to any pet owner with a female dog or cat that has had a litter. The Humane Society will also accept the litter, have the offspring sterilized and find adoptive homes for them.
Feral Cat Program - This program pays for the sterilization and inoculation of feral cats. Feral cats are not stray domestic cats; they are cats that grow up with limited human contact, are very wary of people, and have effectively become part of the local wildlife. Feral cats make a significant contribution to the number of unwanted litters of kittens each year. To help control cat overpopulation, the Humane Society initiated a feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in 2011. The TNR program traps entire colonies of feral cats for inoculations and spay/neuter surgery. While sedated, each sterilized feral cat has its left ear notched. The ear notching is a visible way to identify a cat that has already been through the feral cat TNR program. The sterilized cats are returned to their colony location so that no new, unsterilized feral cats will move in to reoccupy that particular locale. If you have information on the location of a feral cat colony, need assistance with feral cats, or have questions about the TNR program please Contact the Humane Society.