The PAWS Spay/Neuter Program, along with other programs in the area, provide a range of services for people seeking help with spaying or neutering their own animals or stray/feral animals they are caring for.
Our low-cost clinics are open to all Pennsylvania residents. We ask people to only apply if they really cannot afford the surgery otherwise so that we can help as many truly needy families as we can. Clinics are announced on this website, on our Facebook page and in local media.
To participate in a clinic, you must pre-register and pre-pay. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins are not accepted at the clinics.
Upcoming clinic dates:
These clinics are at Centre County PAWS.
The cost of a clinic is $40 for each cat and $50 for each dog. Large female dog spays are not done at the clinics; small female dog spays are extremely limited. All animals will be vaccinated for rabies and distemper the day of the clinic unless a current rabies vaccine and proof of distemper vaccination are provided to PAWS.
Please call (814) 237-8722, line 5 to register, or download and complete the clinic application form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The application deadline is 10 days prior to a clinic. Applicants will be contacted the week of the clinic with more information.
Our voucher program is designed to reduce the cost of managing a feral/stray colony or getting your cat/dog altered by providing you with a coupon that can be used at your vet's office at the time of surgery. Unlike the PAWS clinics, the voucher program is available every day of the year and is open to residents of Centre County and those who work or attend school full time in Centre County. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide vouchers to other rescue organizations for use with their animals.
A maximum of 6 vouchers are available per calendar year for owned dogs and non-feral cats. There is not a limit on the number of feral vouchers available per year. However, these cats must have their ear tipped while sedated to easily identify them as altered. Feral cats are “wild” cats who cannot be easily touched, and therefore the sex may not be determined until sedated. They are most often cats who will be released outdoors after being spayed/neutered (though some participants work with socializing feral kittens and ultimately find them indoor homes).
We operate the voucher program on the "honor" system and ask people to only apply if they really cannot afford the surgery otherwise so that we can help as many truly needy families as we can.
Vouchers can only be used at veterinarians in Centre County or the Alleghency Spay/Neuter Clinic in Clearfield.
The Animal Medical Hospital in State College in State College accepts our vouchers as the full cost of a spay/neuter for all cats. Animal Medical Hospital Clients are required to pay for flea treatment for any animal with a flea infestation and for a rabies vaccination if your animal is not yet vaccinated per PA law. Pre-operative bloodwork, vaccines, de-worming medication, etc. are available for additional charges and SNAP participants are encouraged to follow their veterinarian's suggested wellness plan in addition to having the spay/neuter procedure done.
*NOTE: the above link is to the SNAP Voucher Application and is NOT the voucher which should be turned in to your veterinarian. Please complete the application online and allow at least 2 weeks for approval.
Phone: (814) 237-8722 extension 5