Due to the coronavirus restrictions currently in place for veterinarians and a current shortage of funds, no new spay/neuter certificates will be issued at this time. If you would like to be on a waiting list, you can file an application. We will begin issuing certificates again as soon as we can.
JoCoPETS is a voucher-based program that reduces the cost to get your cats and dogs spayed or neutered. The owner is responsible for the co-payment of $50.00 for cats or dogs with the balance covered through grants and donations. There are no financial or geographical restrictions.
The program can only fund surgeries when funds are available. We are currently open to applications, but response time will depend on availability of funds. It is the program’s priority to help as many animals and owners as possible so we will send certificates as soon as we can. A certificate, valid for 3 months from issue date, is sent to the applicant. The pet owner sets up an appointment that suits his/her schedule once the voucher is received.
How do I apply for the JoCoPETS program?
The downloaded application form, once filled in, can be emailed to spayneuter@JCAPL.org. You can also mail it to JCAPL – JoCoPETS, PO BOX 607 Smithfield, NC 27577. Please allow 5 business days for an online application; mailed applications will take longer. If you have not gotten a response within a week, please check your spam folder.
What Else Should I Know?
- All spay/neuter procedures are performed at Quality Care Animal Hospital at Four Oaks.
- The co-payment is due on the morning of surgery and includes rabies vaccination.
- Pets that do not bring proof of current rabies vaccination will be required to receive a one-year rabies vaccination. Pets that are current and bring proof of previous vaccination will receive a three-year vaccine.
- Pets must be deemed healthy enough for the procedure by the participating veterinarian, and extra charges apply for aged, overweight, in heat, pregnant or lactating females and cryptorchid males.
Many Thanks to our wonderful sponsors who make this program possible: