Spay/Neuter Program

Helping to control the pet population by providing assistance to low income families.

Complete an application for consideration for a spay and neuter certificate.

Participating Clinics

When you submit an application, you will be prompted to select one of the three participating veterinary clinics in Macon County where Spay or Neuter Certificates may be redeemed:

  • Animal Clinic of Decatur
  • Bel Aire Pet Clinic
  • Northgate Pet Clinic

What If I Find An Unaltered Cat or Dog?

This program is intended for residents of Macon County requiring a low cost solution to spaying and neutering. This helps to limit the number of homeless kittens and puppies in our community. Spay and neuter certificates are issued only for owned pets; not for found strays. If an owner cannot be identified, found stray animals should spend 7 days at Macon County Animal Control & Care Center on stray hold. This gives owned pets the best possibility of being reunited with their families.

In the event that a stray animal is not reclaimed from Macon County Animal Control & Care Center, the finder of said animal(s) can be considered for adoption first (pending an approved adoption application). When adopting an animal from Macon County Animal Control & Care Center, the animal will already be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

Participation Criteria

  • Owner must have a valid email address. *Please note, ALL communications will be done through email.
  • The applicant must be the owner of animal.
  • One application must be filled out per animal.
  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations: Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella.
  • Cats must be current on vaccinations: Distemper/Upper Respiratory and Rabies.
  • Dogs must have proof of a negative heartworm test within the past 12 months or owner will be responsible for the cost of a heartworm test prior to surgery conducted by the participating veterinary clinic, or will agree to sign a waiver acknowledging potentially deadly adverse effects if heartworms are present and surgery is performed.
  • Owner is responsible for the cost of flea treatment provided by the participating veterinary clinic prior to surgery if the animal is found to have fleas on the scheduled surgery date.
  • Owner must be a resident of Macon County (proof of residency may be required).
  • Failure to schedule surgery before the certificate‚Äôs expiration or failure to show up for scheduled appointments will result in revoked certificates with no possibility of renewal/replacement.
  • Feral cats do not qualify for this program. Please refer to the TNR program.

Spay or Neuter Program Application

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