Resources - Spay/Neuter & Vaccination Clinics
Animal Spay Neuter Clinic in Sacramento
Citrus Heights residents have another option for spay and neuter services!
Animal Spay Neuter Clinic, located at 3839 Bradshaw Road, is next door to Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation is offering low cost surgery for your dogs & cats.
Affordable spay and neuter surgery prices and vaccinations are available to the general public starting at $30 / $40 for neuter/spay of puppies and $15 / $25 for neuter/spay of kittens. Additionally, they offer Low Cost Vaccinations & microchips.
Call 916-368-7314 to schedule an appointment, Monday - Friday, 10 am to 2 pm. There are plenty of appointments open for cats right now, and dogs are scheduled within a 2-3 week period.
Free Spay & Neuter Vouchers for Cats by PetSmart Charities Grant!
Annually, thousands of unwanted cats go to shelter and end up euthanized. Reduce cat overpopulation! Every cat in Citrus Heights is being fixed for FREE! Cat owners may apply for free spay and neuter vouchers from the following locations:
- River City Cat Rescue - Email RCCR to request a free voucher
- Sacramento Area Animal Coalition - Apply online for free voucher
Sacramento SPCA Clinics
Sacramento SPCA has several programs for vaccination and spay/neuter. There are income based and senior discounts in addition to a breed specific program for pit bulls.
We Pay to Spay program offers free spay/neuter surgery for pit bulls and pit bull mixes by appointment only.
◦You must be a resident of Sacramento County. Proof of residency is required.
◦Applications for appointments are only accepted on the fifth of the month.
◦To be considered, you must call on that day and leave a voicemail (916) 504-2817 on the 5th of the month, regardless if it’s a weekend or holiday. More information is available on their website.
Sacramento County Animal Care - Bradshaw Shelter
Shelter Clinics - at 3839 Bradshaw Road
Low Cost Vaccinations - Sacramento Region
Disaster Preparedness - Sacramento Region
Are you ready for anything? Are your pets? Flooding, power outages, earthquakes are things we are used to preparing for, but the most often overlooked part of preparation is preparing for our animals. The American Red Cross has provided these handy checklists for preparing ahead:
Pet Poison Helpline 800-213-6680
Holidays are joyous times to welcome our family, our friends, and celebrate with colorful decorations and delicious treats! Some of us include our pets in our homes during the parties and present exchanges, but forget that some of our beverages, decor, plants, and foods can be toxic for them. The Pet Poison Helpline has some wonderful information on their website for the seasonal temptations your pets may face:
POOCH Dog Park is maintained by POOCH (Pet Owners Organization of Citrus Heights, a 501c3 non-profit organization), and it is the only off-leash community dog park in Citrus Heights. It is located at Sunrise Recreation and Park District's C-Bar-C Park at 8275 Oak Avenue. Read the latest POOCH newsletter (May-June 2014) for more information on upcoming events, how to make donations, or become a member!
Emergency Veterinary Situations can be costly
Fortunately there are several non-profits willing to assist with care and financing options available for Sudden Illness or Injury, Chronic Illnesses such as cancer and Fire/Natural Disasters. Options for Low Income households and Seniors are also available.
The Humane Society (HumaneSociety.org) has put together a resource list per state.
California Veterinary Aid
The ACME Foundation: Clearlake (veterinary care assistance for senior and disabled pet owners)
Actors and Others for Animals: Greater Los Angeles area (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)
Animal Assistance League of Orange County: Orange County (pet food, transportation and veterinary care assistance)
Animal Health Foundation: Los Angeles and Orange Counties (veterinary care assistance)
AnimalSave: Green Valley (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
Bad Rap: San Francisco (pit bull-specific assistance for finding rental housing and insurance)
California Department of Social Services Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) Program: Statewide (provides monthly stipend to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog)
Cat People: Bakersfield (cat food/litter, spay/neuter assistance, vaccination assistance) 661-327-4706
Cats in Need (of Human Care): Southern California, multiple locations (spay/neuter assistance)
The Chester Foundation: Sacramento region (veterinary care assistance)
FACE Foundation: San Diego (grant assistance for pets in need of emergency or critical care)
FixNation: Los Angeles (spay/neuter assistance for cats)
Friends of Long Beach Animals: Long Beach (spay/neuter assistance)
Haven Humane Society: Redding (low-cost spay/neuter, pet food assistance, emergency veterinary grants for residents receiving Medi-Cal or Medicare) Clinic: 530-241-1658; Shelter: 530-241-1653
Helen Woodward Animal Center: Rancho Santa Fe (pet food) Helen Woodward Animal Center
Animeals program: San Diego County (free pet food for the dogs and cats of elderly or disabled people)
Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley: San Bernardino (low-cost spay/neuter)
Keep Your Pet: Sacramento (behavior assistance, veterinary care assistance, services for seniors)
LA Animal Services: Los Angeles (spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip assistance)
Marin Humane Society: Novato (pet care assistance to low-income seniors, persons living with HIV/AIDS and those receiving hospice services; please see website for complete list of services)
Mercy Crusade's Spay and Neuter Clinic: Oxnard (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)
Mojave Desert Animal Rescue: Western Mojave Desert (pet food & supplies and veterinary assistance for homeless, unemployed, disabled, and senior pet guardians)
Mountains' Humane Society: Lake Arrowhead (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
Napa Humane: Napa (spay/neuter assistance)
Ohlone Humane Society Special Assistance Program: Fremont, Union City, and Newark (veterinary care assistance, pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
Orange County SPCA Animal Rescue Fund: Orange County (assistance for veterinary care including spay/neuter)
Palo Alto Humane Society: Palo Alto (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for emergency veterinary care)
PALS: Pets Are Loving Support (veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)
Pasadena Humane Society: Pasadena (spay/neuter assistance)
PAWS/LA: Hollywood (pet food and supplies, veterinary medical care assistance, grooming, spay/neuter, veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners, and other services)
PAWS San Francisco: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners
Peninsula CatWorks: veterinary care assistance for cats only
Pet Assistance Foundation: Multiple Locations, Southern California (spay/neuter assistance for dogs, cats, and rabbits)
Pet Orphans of Southern California: Van Nuys (veterinary care assistance)
The Pet Rescue Center's Pet Pantry: Orange County (pet food, litter, and flea treatments for unemployed, senior, or disabled pet owners)
Pets Are Wonderful Support: San Diego (pet food/litter, pet supplies, veterinary assistance, animal transport, temporary foster program, veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)
Placer SPCA SOS Program: Placer County (rental deposits, temporary boarding, pet food and veterinary care assistance)
Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends (RUFF): Laguna Beach (pet food)
Riverside County Department of Animal Services: Riverside (spay/neuter assistance)
Sacramento SPCA: Sacramento (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
The Sam Simon Foundation: Los Angeles (free surgery for non-orthopedic procedures; free spay/neuter operations, including vaccinations, flea control, deworming, nail trims, and antibiotics)
Sammie's Friends: Grass Valley (veterinary care assistance)
San Francisco SPCA Animal Hospital: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners, spay/neuter assistance
Santa Cruz SPCA: Santa Cruz (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
Santa Maria Valley Humane Society: Santa Maria (spay/neuter assistance, microchips, pet food bank)
SEAACA: Downey (veterinary medical care assistance, spay/neuter, vaccination assistance) Sequoia Humane Society: Eureka (spay/neuter assistance)
SHARE Marin Humane Society: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners
Spay Neuter Animal Network (SPAN): Ventura (spay/neuter assistance)
SPCA for Monterey County: Monterey (pet food, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation: Walnut Creek (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, emergency veterinary assistance)
VET SOS: San Francisco (free veterinary care and supplies for pets of the homeless)
Voice for the Animals Foundation: Santa Monica (veterinary care assistance)
The Big Hearts Fund: financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease
Brown Dog Foundation: prescription medications
Canine Cancer Awareness
Cats In Crisis
The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund
God's Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity
Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation: Under the JLACF's bylaws as approved by the IRS, grants can only be provided for pets under the care of a board-certified veterinary oncologist.
Magic Bullet Fund: cancer-specific
The Mosby Fund
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
Paws 4 A Cure
The Pet Fund
Pets of the Homeless: pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless
The Riedel & Cody Fund: support for pets suffering with cancer
RedRover Relief Rose's Fund
Shakespeare Animal Fund
Top Dog Foundation "Bentley Grant": for senior dogs (age 10 and over; breed taken into consideration when determining what is "senior")