Another benefit of spaying and neutering your pet is lower dog license fees.
To be eligible, an applicant must be over 18 years old and reside in Costa Mesa. The applicant must show proof of income below $35,000/year OR provide proof of current assistance from the following programs:
- Food Stamp program
- Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, or Medi-Cade programs
- Women, Infants and Children Programs (WIC)
- Supplementary Security Income Program (SSI)
- Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI)
- Other government-subsidized financial assistance programs
- Program is subject to funding. If no funding is available, no vouchers can be issued. Vouchers are issued on a first come, first served basis, and we cannot issue rainchecks.
- This program is not intended for feral cats (untamed, stray, alley cats). Ultimately, increasing the number of altered and owned cats will help prevent unwanted kittens, which are vulnerable to abandonment and becoming feral.
- Dogs and cats (except ferals) between four months and five years are eligible for this program.
- There is a limit of two vouchers per household per year. Vouchers are void after 60 days. Lose, stolen, or expired vouchers will not be replaced. Vouchers are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
- All dogs at the residence must be in compliance with Costa Mesa Dog Licensing Laws.
- Pregnant cats can usually be spayed. The veterinarian will determine if it is safe for the animal's health.
- The voucher must be presented to the receptionist at the time your pet is checked in for surgery and is only valid for the pet and owner listed on it.
- Dogs must be currently vaccinated for Distemper/Parvo/Corona (DHPPC), Bordetella (Kennel Couch), and rabies. Cats must be current on Distemper (FELV), and rabies.
- If you cannot submit proof of vaccinations to the hospital staff at the time your pet is brought in for surgery, they will be administered and you will be responsible for that cost.
Costa Mesa Animal Control
PO Box 1200
Costa Mesa, CA 92628