“So much of what has been accomplished is due to the ongoing efforts of [Palo Alto Animal Services'] Spay & Neuter Clinics and generously supported in word and action by the Humane Society's spay & neuter subsidy program. This valuable support fosters a bright future for all of us, enjoying the happy equilibrium that a balanced population provides. Good job Palo Alto Humane Society! Four Paws Up!”
- Voice of Roxane, Animal Control Officer William Warrior's heroic collie mix.
YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED
Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) is for rescuers who face major veterinary rehabilitation costs for homeless animals. Cases are assessed on an individual basis. Please contact PAHS to discuss.
Read about our ARF stories.
Volunteers and staff can give you advice on how to proceed with situations involving pets, rescued animals or emergencies between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M., Monday through Friday. For emergencies after hours, contact the animal control agency or police in your area. For Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View contact (650) 329-2413. For nighttime emergency veterinary care, call South Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic at (650) 494-1461 or 24-hour Adobe Animal Hospital at (650) 948-9661.
Pet Emergency Treatment (PET) Help is financial assistance consisting of grants capped at $200 per case for people on limited fixed incomes living in Redwood City, East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park, Mountain View, and Palo Alto who experience unforeseen veterinary expenses for their pets. Each case is assessed individually. Expect to demonstrate financial need. Before you seek PET Help, PAHS requests that you apply for Care Credit assistance. Care Credit is a nationwide financial assistance program offered to help the public with health expenses, including veterinary care for pets in need. Click here to apply for Care Credit.
If you qualify for a PAHS grant, the grant goes directly to the treating veterinarian. You may find that you will need to supplement the grant with other funds. Click here to obtain information about other veterinary financial aid programs.
Spay and Neuter Fund
Our Spay and Neuter Fund provides the critical funding necessary to underwrite spay/neuter surgeries for homeless animals and animals from low income homes. PAHS provides "vouchers" to rescuers and to low income pet owners. The vouchers can then be exchanged for a spay or neuter at any one of seven Bay Area animal clinic partners. One spay or neuter surgery provides a lifetime of peace and prevents many lifetimes of suffering. Each year, millions of animals are euthanized at shelters across the country due to accidental breeding by free-roaming, unaltered pets. Unbelievably, 2010 animals were spayed or neutered in 2010!
More about our Spay and Neuter Fund can be seen here.
- Local low-cost spay/neuter clinics:
- Palo Alto Animal Services: 3281 E. Bayshore Road in Palo Alto, (650) 496-5933
- Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA: 12 Airport Boulevard in San Mateo, (650) 340-8200
- Humane Society of Silicon Valley: 901 Ames Avenue in Milpitas, (408) 262-2133
- Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority: 3370 Thomas Road in Santa Clara, (408) 764-0344