PAL+ provides financial assistance for spay/neuter to those who can prove need. Before you schedule an appointment,
please print and return the PAL+ application.
Funding is dependent on monies available in the PAL+ fund.
Funds for PAL+ are provided by donations from people like you! Which means that making a donation to PAL+ would be a great way to help with the pet overpopulation problem. Donations of any size are helpful! A donation of $25 can significantly cut the cost of a cat neuter. $65 can pay for a cat spay! And $100 can make a difference to a couple dog owners!
The PAL+ Program is offered by the Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic to help low income community members spay (females) or neuter (males) their cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs. Funding from the PAL+ Program covers the cost of the spay/neuter surgery minus a $20 co-pay for cats and a $25 co-pay for dogs. These prices include post-surgery pain management for cats and dogs and e-collars (cones) for dogs. We are able to offer co-pay discounts for those with multi-pet households or those who may not be able to pay the full co-pay. Special pricing is offered for rabies vaccinations, distemper combo vaccinations, and microchipping.
Rabies vaccinations are required by law in Larimer County. Any animal having a spay/neuter surgery at our clinic must receive a rabies vaccination unless a current rabies certificate is provided.
Distemper combo vaccinations are important for keeping upper respiratory viruses in check and preventing deadly diseases such as parvo and distemper.
No. The latest statistics from Larimer Humane Society show that only 19% of cats/kittens and 86% of dogs/puppies brought into the shelter are reunited with their owners due to a lack of identification. When an animal is brought into a shelter or veterinary clinic, he/she is first scanned for a microchip. For an animal that has been microchipped, a quick phone call to the family will reunite them. An animal who is not microchipped may sit in the shelter for several days before his/her family locates their lost family member. Families may not be able to afford the fees charged by the shelter to reclaim their pet, and therefore in some instances end up having to surrender a beloved pet.
Microchipping helps to ensure your family member will be returned home when they become separated, especially when emergencies occur.
Funding for the program comes in large part from grants received from wonderful local foundations as well as national
organizations, and from Natural Balance Pet Foods' rebate program.
Banfield Foundation has provided grant funding specifically for veterinary medical services beyond spay/neuter. The Colorado
Pet Overpopulation Fund also has awarded us grants that were funded through tax check-off donations on Line 42 of the Colorado state income tax form.
We also receive funding from individual donors who recognize the importance of this program and keeping pets in homes. Donate Now!
An application must be completed and turned in along with a photocopy of your ID and proof of income
and/or government assistance. For example, a photocopy of your food stamp or Medicaid card or pay stub will suffice.
Applications may be picked up at our clinic and shelter facilities at 2321 E. Mulberry St., Unit 1 or 3 (near the southwest corner of Mulberry and Timberline) in Fort Collins, online, or by calling (970) 817-5952 to request one by mail.
You may apply for funding for all pets you own at the time that you submit your PAL+ application.
If you qualify, you will be a PAL+ client for the time that it takes to complete your pets' spays/neuters and take advantage of special PAL+ pricing for rabies vaccinations, distemper combo vaccinations, and microchipping.
The PAL+ program is meant to be a one-time opportunity per individual/family. If you add pets to your household or need yearly boosters for your current pets, you must complete a new PAL+ application and be reapproved.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact PAL+ Manager Judy Miotke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 817-5952.