Last year, on World Spay Day, APS-FH officially announced the launch of the “APS-FH Spay/Neuter Clinic.”

According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “Cost is the reason most often cited by owners for not having their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. People with low incomes are nearly as likely to own pets as are people with high incomes, indicating that many animals live in households that simply cannot afford full-service veterinary care.” On San Juan Island, 10.2 percent of people live in poverty.

To address this need, APS-FH has expanded our current services to provide in-house, high-quality spaying and neutering of dogs and cats to qualifying low-income residents. (Please note, we no longer offer vouchers for low-income discounts, as we are able to provide spay/neuter services at our APS-FH Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic located at the animal shelter – 938 Cattle Point Road in Friday Harbor.)

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from our services, here is some additional information:


You must be a current resident of San Juan County and qualify as a low-income household per the guidelines below:

  • 1 Person $43,900 or below
  • 2 Person $50,200 or below
  • 3 Person $56,450 or below
  • 4 Person $62,700 or below
  • 5 Person $67,750 or below

Proof of income may be required to receive services.

If you, or someone you know, need additional financial assistance to afford these services, please call 360-378-2158 or email us at prior to scheduling your appointment. If your request for financial assistance is approved, fees will be adjusted at the time of payment.

Clinic Services & Costs

APS-FH offers spay/neuter services with additional add-ons of microchipping, basic vaccinations, and flea treatment. (These additional services are currently only available to spay/neuter surgical patients.)

Spay – Neuter 0 – 59 lbs $70
Spay – Neuter over 60 lbs $90
Vaccinations: Distemper (DA2PPV), Rabies, Bordetella $15/each

Spay (female) $45
Neuter (male) $30
Vaccinations: Distemper (FVRCP), Rabies $15/each

Additional Services:
Microchipping $20
E-Collar (dogs only) $10
Revolution Flea Treatment (per dose) $15


If animals are 4 months old, we require rabies vaccination prior to surgery (rabies vaccinations are available through our clinic for an additional fee).
If your pet has been seen by a vet, providing vet records is preferred upon arrival for surgery (if needed, we can also call to obtain vet records).
Request for services will be put on a waitlist, someone from the Medical Team will call to schedule your pet’s surgery when space becomes available.
All surgeries are done on Tuesday’s. Drop off time is 8:30am, pick up time is around 4pm.
Canine surgeries are the 2nd Tuesday of every month, felines are the 4th Tuesday of every month. We may have additional availability on other surgery days. We will reach out to those on the waitlist if a sooner date becomes available.

Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) cats are accepted any Tuesday, but please call in advance if you are planning to start trapping.

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from our services, please call the shelter. More information can be found on our website at

We at APS-FH are dedicated to support our community in the spay/neuter effort. To further assist our low-income residents, APS-FH is actively raising funds for those who need additional financial assistance.

If you would like to help us in our efforts, please donate via the button below.