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Overview

Our Spay and Neuter Voucher Program can help income-qualifying residents get this important surgery for their dogs and cats.

Eligibility

You must be a Hillsborough County resident and participate in one of the following public assistance programs or meet the low income guidelines: 
  • Food Stamps
  • Hillsborough Health Care Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Section 8 Housing
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • Women, Infants & Children
  • Low-income earnings, as defined by the Federal Poverty Income
    guideline and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Your income cannot be higher than 185 percent of the poverty level

Fees

  • A $10 co-pay is required and covers a rabies shot and an updated Hillsborough County pet registration tag

How To

Follow this step-by-step process:

  1. Download an application
  2. Gather a copy of your driver’s license and one of the following:
    • a copy of your benefit card
    • proof of public assistance
    • last year's tax filing form
  3. Mail or hand deliver the complete application, ID, and one of the items from the list in step number two to the PRC
    • The shelter is open daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What's Next

  1. We will review the application
  2. If approved, we will give you a list of participating veterinarians
  3. Choose a veterinarian and make an appointment within 45 days
    • Bring your voucher and a $10 co-pay for each animal to your vet when you bring the animal in for surgery
    • Do not bring your pet to the Pet Resource Center for surgery

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Department
Phone
(813) 744-5660

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