The low-cost Spay & Neuter Certificate program assists qualified residents of Kern County with the sterilization of their dogs and cats. The low-cost Spay and Neuter Certificate covers the spay/neuter surgical procedure, rabies vaccination (if not current), and microchip for $20 per animal. The $20 fee per animal is due upon approval. The Spay or Neuter Voucher is valid for 60 days from approval date.

Low-cost Spay and Neuter Certificates are available to use at Critters without Litters. 2 spay or neuter certificates per household maximum. Please be sure to include qualifying documentation with your application when applying for the certificate.


  • Must be a resident of Kern County who is 18 years of age or older, have a valid Photo ID and meet the following requirements:
    • Earn $30,000 or less annually or;
    • Be on a Government Subsidy including;
      • SSI, Disability, Unemployment, Veteran’s Benefits, Food Stamps, WIC, TANF, Medi-cal, etc.
    • Consideration will be given to applicants with other forms of financial hardships.
  • Required Documentation
    • Valid Photo ID
    • Proof of Income
      • Tax Return or paycheck stub
      • Statement or award letter from Government Subsidy
    • Proof of Address
      • Utility bill
      • Rental contract or mortgage statement
  • Pet Requirements
    • No dogs or cats over 8 years old
    • Must be able to pass a pre-surgery exam the day of the surgery
    • Certain restrictions may apply
  • Must be the legal owner of the animal (rescue groups do not qualify for this program).
  • Feral cats and stray dogs do not qualify for these programs.
  • Pet owner is responsible for all costs over those allowed by the program. Any additional charges incurred at Critters without Litters are not the financial responsibility of S&N Foundation. The I-Collar ($5) and take home pain medications ($10) are an added cost to the pet owner.
  • Critters without Litters reserves the right to deny surgery for aggressive animals that cannot be safely handled by staff.
  • An appointment is necessary for all surgical services.

S & N Foundation Application
  •   Dog
  •   Male
  •   Yes


Pets should be up to date on their vaccinations. Those pets that are not up to date are at risk of coming
down with common dog and cat diseases. Rabies vaccination is included with spay or neuter.
? I waive any and all claims against S&N Foundation which may result from my pet’s surgery and/or stay.
? I have read and understand the guidelines of this form.
? I understand that, if approved, a $20 fee per pet will be due upon reciept of voucher.
? All of my answers are correct to the best of my knowledge.