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. You 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 be billed directly for the difference in cost. 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 is available at UCAN by appointment. We can provide you with a $60 voucher toward the cost. Appointments are booked several months in advance so apply for the voucher as soon as you have the appointment.

You can also apply for a voucher and use it at a local vet or another that we recommend. Depending on the size of the dog and the vet, the voucher will be from $60 to $100. Fill out the form below and Jan will contact you about your voucher.

Sebastian small dog, white long fur


If you live in one of the Kentucky counties listed at the top of the page, you can apply for a voucher to subsidize the cost. (Not needed for cats taken to EVI). Complete the Online form or print the Spay Neuter Form (pdf) and email it to [email protected] or mail it 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.