The below resources assist with low-cost spay and neuter, basic care emergency funding and more. Please note that the Nashville Humane Association does not provide medical services to public animals and that our spay-neuter clinic is currently closed due to COVID-19 with no set date for reopening. As a result of COVID-19, resources shown may be offering reduced services at this time. Please call or visit the websites listed for further information.
The following counties offer low-cost spay and neuter for their residents’ pets.
The following counties offer low-cost spay and neuter for their residents’ community cats.
If outside of the counties above, utilize the Alley Cat’s Feral Friends Network to find colony caregivers in your area in addition to local TNR efforts and veterinary resources for community cats. Additional resources may be viewed via our comprehensive and topic-driven Directory of Resources.
For those in need – Spay and Neuter Certificates can be purchased directly through Friends of Animals and used at participating veterinary clinics. Please Note: Pet Community Center offers low-cost spay and neuter, prevention, testing and humane euthanasia services only. They do not offer diagnostics, x-ray, surgery beyond spay and neuter, etc.
Frankie’s Friends – This fund only applies to those being treated at Blue Pearl hospitals.
Friends and Vets Helping Pets – This fund primarily assists those with tumors, broken bones and those needing ambulatory care, expensive medication or post-surgical prosthetic devices.
Paws4Cure – This fund assists those with cancer, those who are heartworm positive and those needing wheelchair assist and/or non-routine care.
The Pet Fund – This fund assists those needing non-routine care but is well known for extended wait periods.
Lucy the Rescue Dog – This fund assist those who have a treatable disease or injury.
Diabetic Cats in Need – This grant provides long-term assistance to those below the poverty line and one-time assistance for those not below the poverty line.
Bow Wow Buddies – Grants may be up to $2500 but the average awarded is $1200. This may be used for amputation surgery, intestinal blockage, broken limb repair, cancer treatment or other life-altering procedures.
Tripawds – This fund grants small grants up to $500 to those below the poverty line to assist with amputation surgery.
The Mosby Foundation– This fund primarily assists the critically injured.
Lovie’s Legacy – This fund grants small grants only – typically less than $150.
Molly’s Hope – This fund grants small grants only – typically less than $400.
For the Love of Alex – This fund may only be used for life-threatening situations.
Hearts United for Animals – This fund may only be used by those who have been turned down from Care Credit.
STARelief – This fund grants small grants only – typically less than $500. This fund is available to those below the poverty line to assist with emergency medical, spay and neuter, routine care and end of life services.
The Brown Dog Foundation – This fund assists TN residents in covering the cost of their canine’s prescription medication.
Good RX – While your vet is needed to write a script, you can have this script filled elsewhere. Good Rx allows you to find the lowest cost!
Crowdfunding platforms have also proven successful for many. For this reason, we encourage you to post to Plumfund, Cofund My Pet and Waggle to maximize your funding efforts! A side note about Waggle – when posting, make sure to apply for their fund-matching grant! Don’t forget to utilize social media as well – Facebook and Instagram are fantastic tools to communicate your pet’s need and have a broad reach! You may also consider utilizing credit cards Care Credit, Wells Fargo Veterinary and Scratch Pay.
While euthanasia services are available via the low-cost clinics mentioned at the top of the page, in addition to your local veterinary office, in-home euthanasia is available via Pet Loss at Home and Lap of Love. So to determine if this pathway is best for your pet, please speak with a veterinary professional and review the resources below. To learn more about what to expect when humanely euthanizing your pet, click here.