Low-Cost Spay / Neuter

Kern County Animal Services provides the program/service listed below only to residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Kern County (including the unincorporated municipalities of Frazier Park, Lamont, Mojave, Oildale, and Rosamond) or in the contracted cities of Arvin and Tehachapi. Residents of other incorporated cities should review the below Resources for Pet Owners or contact their city agency.

Which agency should I contact regarding spay/neuter resources?

KCAS promotes the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in order to prevent overpopulation of unwanted animals. Spaying and neutering is promoted by KCAS through education that encourages residents in the unincorporated areas of Kern County to spay or neuter their cats or dogs.

In the United States there is a tremendous overpopulation of unwanted animals, and this is also true in Kern County. Every year thousands of animals are brought to the shelters that are never redeemed by their owners or adopted to new homes. Our program, as most Animal Services service programs, has far more animals coming into the shelters than we can find homes for, and we don't have the space or funds to keep all these animals.


Note: This page provides resources to help people spay/neuter their pets.  If you need assistance with feral cats, see the Feral Cat Assistance page.

How many appointments or vouchers can a resident receive: A combination of 4 clinic appointments or vouchers per household, per lifetime.

 

Additional Lost Cost Spay/Neuter Options In Kern County:

Critters Without Litters

Together Spay It Forward

SNIP Bus

Simi Valley Spay/Neuter Clinics (in Bakersfield / Kern County)

 

KCAS Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics 

 Thank you for choosing to be a responsible pet owner and seeking to spay or neuter your pet!

Please check the upcoming events for signup dates and times.  

Sign up for one of our upcoming low-cost spay/neuter clinics HERE! New clinics added monthly! See the Upcoming Events. 

Must be an Unincorporated Kern County Resident.
Up to 4 animals per household
Animals 2 months - 7 years of age, weight 2 lbs - 109 lbs
Must be in good health.

Co-Pay:
Cats: 2 months to 7 years -$20 per appointment
Dogs 2 months to 7 years - $40 per appointment 

What does the Copay cover?

The Copay covers the cost of the general surgery

Rabies vaccination upon request 

FVRCP Vaccination for cats upon request 

DHPP vaccination for dogs upon request

*Sign up does not guarantee appointment*
Once appointment is confirmed you will receive a confirmation email. Application approval process is 1-3 days. Be sure to check your spam folder.
Payment is due within 72 hours of appointment confirmation email to secure the appointment and to avoid cancellation.

 

 What is the process to get a voucher? 

  • You must be an unincorporated Kern County resident and meet all requirements for the voucher you are applying for. 
  • Contact a veterinarian on the participating Veterinarian's list provided below to schedule your pet's appointment. Be sure to ask the while scheduling if there are any requirements for the appointment and let the Veterinarian know you will be using a voucher from the County. Some Veterinarians do require vaccinations or may have an office fee. It is your responsibility as the Pet owner to ask if there are any out-of-pocket expenses after the voucher. 
  • Once you have the appointment, go to any of the locations listed to obtain the voucher within 30 days of your pet's appointment. 

Vouchers are non transferable, we do not replace vouchers that have been lost, stolen damaged or expired. 

Low-Income Voucher Program $20 Copay per Voucher (vouchers are valid for 30 days)

Requirements: Must provide proof of address

                      Must provide proof of the household income. 

                      $20 Copay per voucher due at time of obtaining the voucher.

List of Participating Veterinarians for the Low-Income Voucher Program

Vouchers can only be used with the listed Participating Veterinarians; vouchers are not accepted at the S/N Clinics. Vouchers have an expiration date. We ask you have an appointment with a participating Veterinarian prior to obtaining a voucher. 

   

Save the Pitties Voucher Program $0 Copay (vouchers are valid for 45 days)

Requirements: Must provide proof of address

  List of Participating Veterinarians for the Save the Pitties Vouchers Program

Vouchers can only be used at a Participating Veterinarian; vouchers are not accepted at the S/N Clinics. Vouchers have an expiration date. We ask you have an appointment with a participating Veterinarian prior to obtaining a voucher. 

 Where do I get the voucher? 

Information For Pet Organizations

If your program or spay/neuter clinic would like to be included in our resource list, please email animalservices@kerncounty.com with your program and/or clinic information. 

For temporary programs or clinics, please provide us with your information at least 4 weeks in advance, along with the dates of your event.