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Spay/Neuter Voucher Program

Each and every day many healthy cats and kittens end up in shelters because they don’t have a safe place to call home! Sadly, countless numbers of these cats and kittens are euthanized. Peninsula CatWorks (PCW)would like to help decrease the number of homeless cats/kittens by offering spay/neuter assistance to eligible residents.

PCW Voucher Program

We understand that some cat owners cannot afford the one-time cost of spay/neuter surgery. If you do not have the financial means to spay/neuter your pet, PCW would like to help you by offering vouchers that will cover 100% of the cost of surgery. These vouchers will pay for surgery performed at Palo Alto Animal Services only and not at any other veterinary clinic.

PCW will NOT pay to have your cats tested, micro-chipped or vaccinated. This program covers the cost of spay/neuter only.

If you have stray cats in your neighborhood and/or you find a litter of kittens nearby, please contact us we might be able to help you.

Voucher Eligibility

Only those residents living in Redwood City, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale are eligible for vouchers through PCW. In order to qualify for a voucher, you must provide proof of address through photo ID with your address or a utility bill.

Need a Voucher?

To inquire about vouchers, contact PCW by email at vouchers@peninsulacatworks.org. Tell us your name, address and phone number and the best time we can reach you. We will follow up with you within 48 hours.

Once you have received a voucher, contact Palo Alto Animal Services at (650) 496-5933 to schedule a spay/neuter surgery appointment. They will want to know the age of the kitten/cat and whether it is a male or female. Follow all instructions given to you. DO NOT miss your appointment and be on time!

Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 E Bayshore Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303-3213 (map)

You will have 60 days from the time you are issued a voucher to have your cat spayed/neutered.

If you are able to make any donation to this program, we greatly appreciate your support!

NOTE: Your kitten/cat must be at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 2 pounds to be spayed/neutered. It is saf e and even recommended to have kittens spayed/neutered at 8 weeks old and at least 2 pounds. This creates less stress on the pet and less chance of getting pregnant. Kittens bounce back from spay/neutering much quicker than older cats. Kittens can get pregnant as early as 4 months of age.

We recommend that you spay/neuter all cats - even indoor-only! Cats can find ways to get outside. Whether they disappear for good (due to panic, accidents, or enemies) or they return home, kittens are the result.

Did you know?

  • That one unspayed female cat can produce more than 300 kittens in her lifetime?
  • That nursing mother cats can become pregnant again within 21 days of giving birth?
  • That an unaltered male cat can father hundreds of kittens a year?

Many Benefits to Spay/Neuter

  • Reduce overpopulation!
  • Spaying reduces the chances she’ll mark your home with urine when she’s in heat
  • Neutering lowers his urge to roam and to fight, and thus lowers chances of disease transmission and getting wounded
  • Neutering reduces his tendency to spray in the home.
  • Unaltered cats have urges that make them irritable and anxious. They yowl or whine frequently, fight with other cats, and/or destroy objects in the house.