- Surrendering an Animal
- Lost Pet Recovery
- Spay & Neuter
- Animal Rescue & Control
- Dog Licensing
- Humane Education
How You Can Help!
PLANNED PetHood Fees
Base Price: Spay or Neuter*
PIT BULLS & CHIHUAHUAS
Special Discount Program!
|Approximately 33% of dogs that enter the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter locations are either Pit Bulls or Chihuahuas. Our “special” price for spay/neuter for these animals reflects our commitment to their welfare and the welfare of our community.|
|* Animals over 100 lbs., in heat, pregnant or cryptorchid – add $20. Animals over 7 years of age are required to receive a blood panel for an additional $55. Late drop-off fee (more than 20 minutes) is $20.|
Fees for Additional Required Services
|Microchip ID including registration||$25|
|License for altered dog||$29|
|Rabies vaccination (dogs and cats)||$10|
These fee rates above are available to any resident of Santa Cruz County who chooses to use our PLANNED PetHood program.
Supplementing our PLANNED PetHood program, there are two nonprofit organizations that provide spay/neuter assistance in the form of vouchers to qualifying low-income residents. The Friends of Santa Cruz County Animals (FOSCCA) provides services to all of Santa Cruz County, including the unincorporated areas around Watsonville. There are limited numbers of these vouchers availible monthly. This program does NOT serve residents within the city limits of the incorporated City of Watsonville or the City of Freedom. The Friends of the Watsonville Animal Shelter (FOWAS) serves residents of the incorporated City of Watsonville and the City of Freedom.