Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program
Millions of adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year in America due to overcrowding in animal shelters. At the AAC, we are committed to solving the problem of pet overpopulation. We believe that spaying and neutering is the most effective way to exponentially reduce the number of homeless pets. The goal of the AAC Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program is to make sterilization services available to those who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
In 2009, the AAC began to attack the root of the pet overpopulation problem by launching our Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program, a low-cost, mobile, spay and neuter effort spearheaded by former AAC board member Dr. Heather Carleton.
The AAC mobile spay/neuter team targets the Wind River Indian Reservation with an emphasis on visiting the Arapaho and Shoshone tribes twice yearly. These services are provided to enrolled tribal members at no cost.
- Appointments are made prior to the clinic date.
- Your pet will be well cared for by licensed veterinarians, veterinary technicians and animal lovers from your community who have kindly volunteered their time to ensure that your pet is safe and comfortable.
- Cats, dogs, kittens and puppies must be over the age of 8 weeks and weigh more than 2 pounds.
- Feral cats from managed colonies are welcome, if you can catch them!
Wind River Reservation November – Arapaho Elementary School
For questions related to upcoming clinics or if you are interested in volunteering at a clinic please call 307-739-1881.
In 2013, Dr. Heather Carleton established the Spay/Neuter Wyoming Voucher Program to provide Wyoming residents with another spay/neuter option. Wyoming residents who make under $30,000/year can apply for a voucher at a participating veterinarian to receive a low-cost spay or neuter for their pet year-round.
Step 1: Call a participating clinic to make an appointment for you animal
Step 2: Bring your animal in on the day of the appointment along with a W2 form or a copy of your last year’s taxes showing that you make under $30,000/year
Step 3: Pay for the surgery in cash when you drop off your pet
Step 4: If your dog is in heat or pregnant, there will be an additional $25 fee. If you can’t afford this, please wait until your dog is out of heat (or pregnancy is finished) before making the appointment
Step 5: Pick your dog up after surgery and follow the take home instructions on how to care for your pet post-surgery
Cost of Vouchers:
Dog Spay: $75
Dog Neuter: $60
Cat Spay $50
Cat Neuter $25
Participating Veterinary Clinics:
- Dr. Stockton, The Stock Doc- Riverton 307-856-7764
- Dr. Hamilton, Hamilton Veterinary Services- Lander 307-332-5856
- Dr. Chris and Dr. Chuck Powell, Ten Sleep Veterinary Services- Ten Sleep 307-366-2122
- Dr. Wallendorff, Desert View Animal Hospital- Rock Springs 307-362-3184
- Dr. White, Uinta Veterinary Hospital – Fort Bridger 307-782-6566
- Dr. Mares, Crossroads Veterinary Clinic- Rock Springs 307-362-5242
- Dr. Jones, Riverside Vet Clinic-Kemmerer 307-386-2063
- Dr. Schwan, Altitude Veterinary Hospital – Casper 307-234-7333
- Dr. Mohr, Rocky Mountain Animal Hospital – Casper 307-472-5105
If your veterinary practice would like to participate please contact Carrie Boynton at 307-739-1881.
As a result of the program’s progressive efforts, many Wyoming communities have benefited greatly from decreased intake at their local shelters. These benefits have been demonstrated by a decrease in the euthanasia rate of up to 48% in some of the participating shelters. While we cannot pinpoint the Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program as the sole contributing factor to this dramatic decrease, we share the belief held by participating shelters and municipalities that this program has been a major driving force behind these massive reductions in euthanasia and overall animal intake at shelters.
Since 2009 we have provided high-volume, targeted free and low-cost spay/neuter services to owners throughout Wyoming. We have performed more than 4,000 surgeries and held 38 clinics. In 2013 we launched our spay/neuter voucher program, which will allow year-round low cost spay/neuter surgeries at participating veterinary clinics.