Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for Spay and Neuter

State and Local resources in Maine

Spay Maine / Help Fix ME!

A low income spay/neuter program for dogs and cats. Offered by the State of Maine Animal Welfare Program. You must be enrolled in either Maine Care, Food Stamps, SSI, SSD or TANF.

The Help Fix ME program asks that you call 1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621 and leave your name and phone number and a volunteer will get back to you.

1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621 or

Save Our Strays Spay/Neuter Voucher program

Vouchers are issued to qualified applicants and must be applied to the cost of a spay/neuter surgery only.  SOS vouchers will only pay a portion of the procedure and the remaining balance is the financial responsibility of the animal guardian. 

We consider many factors for voucher approval, not just family income.  Our mission is to reduce companion animal overpopulation and to help animals in need. 

Due to funding, our voucher program is currently limited to families living in either Somerset, Kennebec, or Penobscot counties.  We may consider some applications from Waldo county, depending on the situation and location.

FMI:  call 1-888-772-3162, press 2 for the Spay/neuter voucher program, and leave a message with your name and mailing addresss.  An application and more information will be mailed to you. 

Download the Save Our Strays Spay & Neuter voucher application.

Download a list of participating Veterinarians.

Bangor Humane Society

FMI:  Click on “General Info”

Humane Society – Waterville Area

If you live in one of the towns that is served by the Humane Society-Waterville Area, inquire at the shelter about their spay/neuter program. They offer $50.00 in assistance for a female cat or dog or $25 for a male dog or cat. This is for surgery only, not vaccines or other medical expenses.  These funds are available through the Dr. Joseph Geisen Spay/Neuter Assistance Fund.

100 Webb Road
Waterville, ME 04901


National resources

Friends of Animals
A nationwide program that offers assistance via certificates. These certificates are available for any income level.
FMI:  1-800-321-7387 or
National resources (not limited to Spay and Neuter)

RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grantsand additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animalswho need urgent veterinary care.

Visit for eligibility requirements and application.  RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violenceand their pets. To learn more about this program, visit


In Memory of Magic (IMOM) “Helping people help pets”


Client Payment Plans
CareCredit is a flexible patient/client payment program, specifically designed for healthcare expenses, that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need. CareCredit is ideal for co-payments, deductibles, treatment and procedures not covered by insurance, and can be used at over 45,000 practices nationwide.  This includes many veterinarians in the eastern/central Maine area.
With CareCredit you can:
  • -get the care your pet needs immediately, including preventive, emergency and surgical treatment
  • -benefit from low minimum monthly payments
  • -finance up to 100% of the treatment cost (subject to credit approval)
  • -save your credit cards for household and unplanned expenses
  • -choose between several payment plans
  • -no annual fees
FMI:   or (800) 365-8295   or ask your veterinarian