In 2013, FOWAS established a clinic in Watsonville to provide low-cost spay and neuter services for dogs, cats and rabbits within Santa Cruz County. Our clinic is a joint venture with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS). In this arrangement,
Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic in Watsonville
Extending hours in 2015!
As of January 6th, 2015 our clinic will be open an extra day - Tuesdays
The costs currently covered by FOWAS amount to approximately $72,000 annually (estimated costs). In addition, FOWAS spent $90,000 to make the rented facility operational.
- FOWAS pays the rent, all utility bills, and procures surgical supplies.
- SCCAS (SC County Animal Shelter, the sponsor of the PLANNED PetHood program) provides veterinarians for the surgeries, provides scheduling of surgeries and volunteers, and helps secure grants for our joint services. All patient fees go to SCCAS to help offset these costs.
Initially, the clinic was opened one day a week - Wednesdays. Due to increased demand, the clinic will also be open on Tuesdays effective January 6th, 2015.
Thank you for helping make FOWAS a success!
FOWAS relies on donations to keep the clinic open long term.
Find out more about our clinic and programs here.
To receive the FREE spay/neuter surgery, cat owners are required to purchase:
FREE spay/neuter for cats residing in zip code 95076.
- a microchip (includes registration),
- rabies and FVRCP vaccinations,
all for a total of $5!
Cat owners should not bring their animals to register and must bring proof of residence in zip code 95076.
Find out more: at SCCAS | see press release on the FOWAS site.