Low Income Spay & Neuter info below:
Available for households with incomes less than $40,000
If you have a household annual income of $40,000 or less, you qualify for our low income spay/neuter program funded by a TLL Temple Grant. All you need to do is:
1. Stop by the shelter located at 1102 John Redditt Drive in Lufkin, Texas Monday through Saturday from 10 AM until 5 PM. You will need to bring: proof of income, a driver's license, and a utility bill.
2. You will need to fill out some forms. We will calculate the cost of the surgery based on your income:
Annual income of $12,499 or less, your cost will be $35 for a cat or dog;
Annual income of $12,500-19,999, your cost will e $40 for a male cat, $45 for a female cat, and $45 for a dog(male or female);
Annual income of $20,000-$29,999, your cost will be $45 for a male cat, $50 for a female cat, or $50 for a dog(male or female).
Annual income of $30,000- $40,000, your cost will be $50 for male cats, $55 for female cats, and $55 for dogs (male or female).
An additional fee of $10 will be charged to you if your pet does not have a current rabies vaccination.
3. Our staff will book your surgery date and calculate the cost.
4. You may pay with cash, check, or a credit card.
5. Our staff will give you a receipt, copy of the forms, and explain the needs of your pet before and after the surgery.
For more information about our program, please call the shelter at (936)639-1880
Keep in mind...
Many of us likely remember watching Bob Barker on The Price is Right. Growing us it was always pretty excited is I managed to catch it before school, or not waking up too late in the morning. And if you watched it more than once, you’ll probably remember at the end of every show, Barker would remind you to spay or neuter your pet so as to do your part in controlling the pet population.
It’s definitely very important that people do care enough to spay or neuter their pets. Here at the shelter we see so many amazing dogs and cats, desperate for a loving forever home. There is something you can do to keep so many animals from ever having to live in a shelter. Getting your dog or cat spayed or neutered as soon as possible is the best way to help.
Puppies are so cute, but they’re also a handful to care for on a long term basis. Adopting or purchasing a dog or cat should be thought of as a forever, long term commitment. If you’ve ever had a pet, you can likely agree that they’re a lot like having and caring for a child. And if you ask someone who thinks of their pet as a furry child apart of their family, it seems pretty obvious that they would never want to give up their child!
Pets are great companions, but they are a financial and emotional investment. We all pray our pets never get sick or injured, but animals do need regular checkups at the Vet just like you likely get checkups from your own doctor. Vet bills can be expensive, but also there’s the cost of food and toys, bedding, etc. Please keep these factors in mind and be sure you can afford your future furry friend.