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Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Animal Services

Love Me Fix Me Voucher Program

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Our Love Me, Fix Me (LMFM) Voucher Program offers low-cost spay/neuter vouchers for qualifying low-income pet owners in Santa Rosa and Unincorporated Sonoma County. This program aims to remove barriers to spaying and neutering pets and includes: spay or neuter surgery, microchip (if needed), and vaccinations (if needed).

Please note that fees for this program will be changing as of July 1, 2024.

We are currently working on program improvements.  During this time, please expect longer than normal application processing times.

We issue up to two vouchers per household per year and do not accept applications for dogs over six years old. If you need additional spay/neuter assistance, please call (707) 565-7100 or send an email to theanimalshelter@sonoma-county.org to see if you qualify for one of our other programs. 


    How to qualify

    Proof of low income status can be provided in two ways:

    1. You or another person in your household is participating in one of the following assistance programs (documentation required): CalFresh/Food Stamps, SonomaWorks/CalWorks/TANF, WIC, Free or Reduced Lunch, Medi-CAL (Any of these documents with your name & address can be used for both proof of residence and proof of low income status).

    -OR-

    2. The combined gross income of all household members does not exceed the limitations by household size below:

    This will be proven by the first page of your last year's Tax Return (please note that a W2, Social Security Letter, or pay stubs do not provide valid for proof of low income status).

    2024 State "Very Low Income" Limits

    1 Person 2 Persons  3 Persons 4 Persons
    $48,450 $55,350 $62,250 $69,150
         5 Persons      6 Persons     7 Persons     8 Persons
    $74,700 $80,250 $85,750 $91,300

    Proof of residency at the address listed on the application can be a copy of a current utility bill or if your identification shows your current address.  Proof of government issued ID, such as driver's license, passport or permanent resident card must be provided.


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    How to Apply

    • Review the qualification requirements above
    • Fill out the Love Me, Fix Me Application in English or Spanish
    • Before submitting, upload all qualifying documents by scanning or taking a photo on your phone 
    • All qualifying documents listed above must be received in order for your application to be reviewed 
    • If you are unable to fill out the application and upload documentation online, send an email to LMFM@sonoma-county.org or call (707) 565-7100 to receive an application by mail

    APPLY IN ENGLISH APPLY IN SPANISH


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    After You Apply

    • Applications will be assigned a status of: Approved, Denied or Pending

    • Approved applicants will receive the voucher(s) by email or mail and a list of our participating local veterinarians to call to schedule an appointment 

    • Pending applicants will be contacted by email or phone if more information is needed or if any requirements are missing

      • If there is no response within 30-days, the application will be denied

      • If you still wish to receive a voucher, you will need to reapply with the appropriate documentation

      • If vouchers are issued due to fraudulent information, you will no longer be eligible for this program

    Co-pay Fees Per Voucher

    Cat Spay/Neuter Surgery: $50

    Dog Spay/Neuter Surgery: $60 + license fee (if applicable)

    Please note that fees for this program will be changing as of July 1, 2024.

      Co-pays are due at the time of surgery. Dog license fee must be paid by the day surgery is performed. 

      APPLY IN ENGLISH APPLY IN SPANISH