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Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Animal Services

Love Me, Fix Me

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Our Love Me, Fix Me (LMFM) program offers low-cost Spay & Neuter vouchers for qualifying low-income pet owners. This program aims to remove barriers to spaying and neutering pets and ensure that all Sonoma County residents have access to affordable spay/neuter services and includes: Spay or neuter surgery, Microchip (if needed), and Vaccinations (if needed).

Please note: we only issue up to two vouchers per household per year. 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

    LMFM Chart

    **Proof of 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, AT&T Lifeline, PG&E CARE (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 -OR- 

    3 months of pay stubs from all jobs for all wage earners in the household

    2022 State "Very Low Income" Limits

    1 Person 2 Persons  3 Persons 4 Persons
    $41,600 $47,550 $53,500 $59,400
         5 Persons      6 Persons     7 Persons     8 Persons
    $64,200 $68,950 $73,700 $78,450




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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 recieved 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)

      Co-pays are due at the time of surgery. License fee must be paid before voucher can be received. 

      APPLY IN ENGLISH APPLY IN SPANISH