Spay-Neuter Assistance

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Friends of the Shelter subsidizes spay/neuter costs for those in Northern Kentucky communities who would otherwise be unable to afford this important service. We offer services to individuals with pets in Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton counties only.

Help us continue to offer this program


The Economic Veterinary Initiative is now partnering with Friends of the Shelter. Northern Kentucky residents in our supported counties will pay $35 for Spay and $20 for Neuter. Proof of residence is required and it covers owned cats only. They are at 8018 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati. Visit the EVI Website for more information and to schedule: We will pay $30 for your spay/neuter and will be billed directly. You do not need a voucher.

Companion cats who have access to the outside can be fixed through OAR (Ohio Alleycat Resource) or UCAN (United Coalition for Animals). This is now being subsidized by a grant from the Joanie Bernard Foundation, not Friends of the Shelter, so please contact OAR or UCAN with questions or to schedule. Do not contact us.

Outdoor or community cats, can be fixed for free through the OAR or UCAN grant. They will be ear-notched and returned to their outdoor community at no cost to you. Just call your local shelter, OAR or UCAN.

Sarena, a Siamese cat


Low cost spay neuter for dogs remains available at UCAN but they have temporarily suspended their transports. Apply for a $60 voucher below. You will need to transport your animal to UCAN to use their services. Make an appointment as soon as possible as there may be a long wait for an appointment. If you have an unaltered male and female living together in your home, tell the scheduler and they will get the male in quickly. Dogs over 100 lbs may have an extra fee. Rabies vaccines (required by law) can be purchased for $10 from UCAN.

You will need to apply to FOTS for one of our vouchers if you need financial assistance. See below for procedures. Please allow enough time for processing before your appointment with the facility. We do not make the appointments.

Sebastian small dog, white long fur


You may be eligible for a $60 voucher for a dog or cat that can be used at Northern Kentucky vets or UCAN (dogs only). Print the application available here, Spay Neuter Form, complete it and email to [email protected] or mail to:

Friends of the Shelter
PO Box 93
Union, KY 41091-0093
Someone will be in touch with you to help you access low cost spay/neuter services. Check prices directly with your vet. Please allow two weeks for processing.