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Income Based Low Cost Spay/Neuter Services
The City of Fayetteville is pleased to be able to provide low cost spay/neuter services for $20 to qualifying families, and we make sure all adoptable pets are sterilized upon adoption. Fayetteville Animal Services is one of only a few municipalities in the state of Arkansas to employ a full-time veterinarian. This program helps combat animal overpopulation in our community.
The Shelter's Spay/Neuter Program is available for animals of low to moderate income families who are Fayetteville residents. To participate in the program, individuals must meet the federal housing and urban development criteria for income. The HUD Income Guidelines can be found here.
To be eligible for the program, persons must complete a spay/neuter application and provide the shelter with proof of income and a photo I.D. You may download a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Application on the right hand side of this page.
Acceptable items to document proof of income are:
- Last years W-2 statement
- Income tax statement
- Social Security statement
- Disability reimbursement statement
- Pay check stub
Bring your application, proof of income, and a copy of your driver's license or other photo I.D. to the City of Fayetteville Animal Shelter to apply. If you cannot make a copy of these items before you arrive, we can make a copy of your application documents for you when you arrive. After the income verification process is complete, qualifying individuals will be notified and a time will be scheduled for your animal to be spayed/neutered by the shelter veterinarian. Surgery appointments usually occur within two weeks of the application being turned in.
If you do not have proof of current vaccinations by a licensed veterinarian we will rabies vaccinate your pet for $5. Booster shots will be available for $5 as well. We can only accept cash and payment must be paid when the pet is dropped off for surgery.