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Spay/Neuter Assistance
Prevent a Litter Plus (PAL+)

 

PAL+ provides financial assistance for spay/neuter to those who can prove need. To be eligible for the PAL+ program pricing, the PAL+ Application must be completed and approved before an appointment can be scheduled. Due to the high demand of this program and limited surgery spots, the average wait time before getting an animal scheduled is 1-2 months. If you are needing services sooner than this, please look at the following low cost spay/neuter options that may be able to assist you faster.

Funding is dependent on monies available in the PAL+ fund and appointments will be scheduled accordingly. You can learn more about our PAL+ guidelines here or see our FAQs here.

If you are unable to apply online, please call is at (970) 484-8516 ext. 5133.

¿Necesitas ayuda en español? Por favor llámenos al (970) 484-8516 ext 1146.

Applications are opened the 1st of every month. If you are unable to submit an application, try again at the beginning of the following month. 

Funds for PAL+ are provided by donations from people like you! Which means that making a donation to PAL+ would be a great way to help with the pet overpopulation problem. Donations of any size are helpful! A donation of $25 can significantly cut the cost of a cat neuter. $65 can pay for a cat spay! And $100 can make a difference to a couple dog owners!

For other resources including spay and neuter or transport assistance check out our resource guide

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the PAL+ Program?
PAL+ is an acronym for Prevent-A-Litter Plus. Soon after Animal Friends Alliance opened the subsidized spay/neuter clinic in 2007, it became clear that some of the most at-risk animals in our community were not being served due to the financial constraints of their owners. The PAL program was created to help cover the cost of the spay/neuter surgeries for qualifying community members and eventually it became the PAL+ program to include vaccinations and microchipping. The PAL+ Program is to be a one-time, six-month long subsidy program covering the animals listed on the original application, with the requirement that all listed animals be altered.
Do I qualify for PAL+?
To be eligible for our PAL+ program, you must meet our low income qualifications based on acceptance into government assistance programs or household income requirements. Please click here to learn more about what those are.
Pet owners agree to spay/neuter ALL animals on the application to be in compliance with our PAL+ Program. Rare exceptions can be made for medical concerns at the discretion of our veterinarian or PAL+ Program Coordinator.
New animals not listed on the original application will not be automatically accepted into the program.
How much does the PAL+ Program cost?

PAL+ clients pay a copay for spay/neuter surgery which on average is $30 per cat, and $60 per dog. PAL+ also offers discounted comprehensive vaccinations at $10 each, and microchipping for $15 per animal. PAL+ may also help pay for rare emergency pyometra surgery and overnight care for qualifying community members.

What is the no-show policy?

The need for this program is very high in our community, therefore we have a zero-tolerance policy if a client’s animal is a “no-show” for its appointment. A “No show” is defined as a client that has provided no communication about an animal missing its appointment at least two business days before the day of the scheduled service. It is the responsibility of the client to re-establish communication with the PAL+ Coordinator within one week of the missed appointment date in order to remain compliant with the program.

What are alternative payment options?
Our clinic accepts Care Credit and ScratchPay as alternative payment options. If you are concerned with paying for your veterinary pet care services, please look into these plans or email our PAL+ Coordinator.
Why are these services crucial for your pet?
Rabies vaccinations are required by law in Larimer County. Any animal having a spay/neuter surgery at our clinic must receive a rabies vaccination unless a current rabies certificate is provided.

Distemper combo vaccinations are important for keeping upper respiratory viruses in check and preventing deadly diseases such as parvo and distemper.

  • About 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs – about one every 13 seconds – are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them.
  • Pyometra is an infection of the uterus (womb). It is a common condition in female dogs that have not been spayed, and it can occur in un-spayed (intact) dogs of any age. Occasionally we see cases occurring in cats. This results in a trip to the emergency hospital, where it can cost thousands to save the animal’s life. This life threatening condition is completely preventable by spaying your pet.
  • In addition, there are many behavioral and medical benefits to having your pet altered, including preventing certain forms of cancer and preventing “marking”. For more information on these benefits you can visit: www.ASPCA.org.
Where does funding for the PAL+ Program come from?

Funding for the program comes in large part from grants received from wonderful local foundations as well as national organizations like Petco Love, and from Natural Balance Pet Foods’ rebate program.

Banfield Foundation has provided grant funding specifically for veterinary medical services beyond spay/neuter. The Colorado
Pet Overpopulation Fund
 also has awarded
us grants that were funded through tax
check-off donations on Line 42 of the Colorado state income tax form.

A local, annual collaboration with NOCO Humane will help us serve even more at-risk pets.

We also receive funding from individual donors who recognize the importance of this program and keeping pets in homes. Donate Now!