Since 1978, A-PAL Humane Society has worked with Amador County Animal Control and countless volunteers to reduce shelter intakes and increase shelter save rates by advocating for spay/neuter of shelter animals. In 1988, the Amador County shelter took in approximately 2,400 animals annually with a save rate of just 15 percent. In 2021, our local shelter had an intake of 961 animals with a save rate of 88 percent. In 2021, A-PAL Humane Society was able to adopt out 300+ cats and kittens, with age-appropriate vaccines and spay/neuter surgery. Over the years, A-PAL has developed several programs to help our feral cat colonies and Amador County residents' pets. These programs have helped lower shelter intake numbers and reduce the number of feral cats and otherwise homeless animals in our county. In 2021, 835 Amador County felines and canines were spayed or neutered through A-PAL programs.
FREE FERAL CAT SPAY OR NEUTER Call your local veterinarian to make an appointment for your feral cat spay/ neuter. Please call before trapping.
FREE DOG & CAT SPAY/NEUTER for Medi-Cal recipients (limit 2 per household per lifetime) Contact Social Services at 209-223-6550 to obtain proof of current Medi-Cal coverage. Participants must be Amador County residents and must present their passport to services to the clinic at the time of surgery. Call a participating veterinarian and inform them that you wish to participate in this program. Be prepared to show proof of eligibility and to pay for any additional services they require.
ANIMAL SHELTER MOM DOG or MOM CAT FREE SPAY Customers who surrender a litter of kittens or puppies at the animal shelter will be given a free spay certificate for the mother cat or dog. You will be asked to call a participating veterinarian to make an appointment to spay your pet. Participants must be Amador County residents and must present their certificate to the clinic at the time of surgery.
SPAY/NEUTER CERTIFICATE Our certificate program allows Amador County residents who need ﬁnancial assistance to spay or neuter their cat or dog at a local veterinarian for a reduced price. Certificates in hard copy may be obtained at Amador County Animal Control or the Feed Barn. You can also download and print the forms and give them to the participating veterinarian of your choice at the time of surgery.
PARTICIPATING VETERINARIANS (Please ask the vet if they participate in your chosen program when making your appointment.) Acorn Hills Veterinary Clinic 267-5554 Blue Oak Veterinary Hospital 223-3131 Jackson Creek Veterinary Clinic 223-3504 Pine Grove Veterinary Clinic 296-8530 Shenandoah Valley Veterinary Clinic 245-6211 Upper Ridge Road Veterinary Care 296-1300
When you call to make your appointment, please inform the participating clinic of your chosen program. The Certificate program and Medi-Cal program require that you first obtain the certificate or passport to present at the time of service. Be prepared to show proof of Amador County residency and Medi-Cal card, if applicable. Feral cats must be taken to the clinic in a trap and their ear will be clipped to prevent re-trapping and unnecessary surgeries. Please call A-PAL if you have any questions: 209-223-0410.