Pierce County Spay Station

Pierce County Spay Station

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Pasado’s Safe Haven’s 2nd state-of-the-art mobile spay/neuter station is currently located in the Pierce County area, but you do not have to be a Pierce County resident to qualify. This service is made possible by Pasado’s Safe Haven and a generous Family Foundation.

Because we have more space for cats than dogs, we are currently accepting appointment for cats through our online booking system.  (We are not offering appointments for dogs at this time.  Simply bring your dog to our location at 6:45am.  Our staff works hard to get on as many pets as possible, but if we can’t get your pet on board, we will then get you a guaranteed appointment for a future date.)

Cost/Fees
  • The spay or neuter surgery for dogs and cats is currently free to income qualified while funding lasts.
  • Additional services and fees are available at reduced rates. These services are only available in combination with spay or neuter surgery. The exception is Flea treatment which can be purchased prior to intake in the morning.
    • Vaccines (Rabies, Distemper combo): $10 ea.
    • Vaccines (Bordetella, FeLV):  $15 ea.
    • Microchip: $10
    • Roundworm: $5
    • Tapeworm: $5
    • Cat Carriers: $5
    • E-collars: $5 (required for dogs)
    • Take home pain meds (required for dogs)
    • FELV text: $15
    • Flea treatment: $10
Qualifications

All you need to qualify for the program is your “proof of income” and your photo ID. This could consist of a pay stub, an unemployment document, or any other documentation that is relevant to your income. Bring what you can and we will honor it. If you aren’t sure if you qualify, please come to the Spay Station on the day of service and we will let you know.

  • Household income level(s): 1 person:$40,500, 2 people: $46,300, 3 people: $52,100, 4 people: $57,850

Just Some of the Public Assistance Programs that we accept:

SSD/SSI: Award letters, pay stubs, or tax paperwork

Food Stamps: Award letters or current paperwork

Major VA Disability: Award letters, pay stubs, or tax paperwork

WIC: WIC folder and a current check

Section 8 Housing: Award letters or current paperwork

TANF: Award letters or current paperwork

Medicaid: Your Medicaid card

Unemployment: The most current paperwork from unemployment that you have received that includes your name

Social Security: The most current paperwork from the Social Security office that you have received that includes your name.

Other state/federal public assistance: Award letters or current paperwork.

Easy Tip: Call 877-501-2233 for letter of verification from DSHS if you do not have one.

Check-In & Pick-Up
  • You must be at the location by 6:45 am. It is NOT first come, first serve. We fill the spaces based on size, sex, species, and priority. Due to space limitations, we cannot guarantee that your pet will be admitted that day.
  • You can bring a filled out and signed consent form with you. Click PCSS Consent Form for a PDF printable form. Additional copies can be provided at the spay station.
  • NOTE: Pregnant and in-heat pets take priority.
  • Pick up times for that afternoon will be announced once you check in.
Day of Surgery
  • No food after 10pm the night before surgery, unless your animal is under 5lbs. Animals less than 5 pounds may have a very small amount of wet food early morning. Bring 2 bath towels per animal and any medical records if you have them.
  • Please leave your animal in the car (temperature permitting) when you first arrive; staff will provide further instructions.
  • Dogs must be wearing a secure collar and be on a leash.  You may bring your cat in any secure and safe vessel. Or we have cardboard carriers that you can purchase for $5.  Unfortunately, if a cat escapes a carrier/box, or a dog slips out of a collar/leash, we cannot be held responsible.
Requirements
  • Blood work is recommended for animals over six years of age and required for pets eight years or older. If this applies to you, please bring in blood results that are no more than two weeks old. We do not provide this service - please ask your vet for a geriatric panel for a spay/neuter surgery. Please call 206-300-7217 if you have questions.
  • Dogs must be at least 3 months old (4 months old for small breed dogs), arrive wearing a well-fitting collar and be on a leash.
  • Cats must be at least 2 lbs and arrive in their own secure carrier or box (PLEASE…one cat per carrier). A small litter of kittens may come together in one carrier. You may be asked to purchase cardboard carriers for their ride home.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept dogs over 70 pounds, due to space limitations.
  • Cats who arrive in humane live traps need to go home in a secure carrier, not a trap. Please provide a carrier if you bring a cat in a trap.
  • Pets do not need to be vaccinated.
  • We are able to perform cryptorchid surgeries for pets over 6 months of age.
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