Financial Assistance to Spay/Neuter your Pet
There is a pet overpopulation problem in Humboldt County, resulting in too many animals and not enough homes to place them in. However, we can prevent the birth of unwanted animals and work toward a day when there are no more homeless pets by spaying and neutering our own cats and dogs, as well as feral cats within our neighborhoods.
The Sequoia Humane Society offers financial assistance to low-income families with qualifying limited incomes for the spaying or neutering of their pets, and to feral cat caretakers.
Qualifications are based on the applicant's monthly/yearly gross income and the number of persons living in a household unit. A sliding scale, similar to those used by social service agencies & PG&E, is used to determine eligibility for financial assistance.
Funding for this program is provided by the Freeman Trust (through the Humboldt Area Foundation), SHS members and contributors, and proceeds of the Tailwaggers Thrift Shop.
How to Apply for Assistance
Call the shelter Tuesday-Saturday from 12-4 p.m. to find out how to complete a voucher application. Please note, funding is limited and resets on the 1st of every month.
Please bring proof of income* and photo ID.
*Source of income may include: employment (pay stub), social security, disability, unemployment, parents (bank statement), student aid, self-employed (tax records), etc.
*Medi-Cal recipients & individuals/families on public assistance require current acceptance letter stating eligibility. Copies of eligibility documents may be obtained at the Department of Social Services (929 Koster Street, Eureka, CA; Phone 707.269.3590), or for Medi-Cal call 707.268.3471.