Project PetSafe

Why Spay and Neuter

How does spaying and neutering help my pet?

  • Enhances your pet’s health and quality of life
  • The cost of licensing is considerably lower
  • You will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens
  • Decreases a pet’s desire to roam and mark their territory

What is the best age to spay or neuter my pet?

  • Consult with your veterinarian about the most appropriate time to spay or neuter your pet.
  • Considerations are the breed, age and physical condition.
  • It is NOT best to wait until your female dog or cat has gone through its first heat cycle.

What is the pet overpopulation problem?

  • In Santa Barbara County over 2,000 unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized each year.
  • County animal shelters are overflowing with cats and dogs resulting in longer shelter stays, stress, illness, disease, lowered adoptability of pets and ongoing need for euthanasia.

Overcrowded Dogs at Shelter JPEG

Where Can I Find Out about Affordable Spay-Neuter Surgery?

Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society
111 Commerce Drive, Buellton, CA
(805) 688-8224
Call for appointment
http://syvhumane.org/santa-ynez-humane-society-clinic

Project PetSafe, Santa Maria Animal Center

Santa Barbara County Animal Services
548 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 934-6968
Call for appointment
Please print and complete the appropriate form prior to your appointment:
DOG Veterinary Consent Form |  CAT Veterinary Consent Form

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
1687 W. Stowell, Santa Maria, CA

Spay & Neuter Clinic Hours:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Call for appointment
http://smvhs.org/spay-neuter

Santa Barbara Humane Society

5399 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 964-4777 x20
Call for appointment
http://sbhumanesociety.org/progserv.html#anchor_spayneut

C.A.R.E. 4Paws

Email: info@care4paws.org
805.968.CARE (2273)
http://care4paws.org/programsspayneuter.html

 

Where Can I Find Out about Spay-Neuter Services for Feral Cats?

Catalyst for Cats
(805) 685-1563
http://www.catalystforcats.net/

Volunteers for Inter-Valley Animals (VIVA)

(805) 735-6741
http://www.vivaonline.org/about_us.htm