YOU WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR YOUR PET, AND WE WANT TO HELP

PCHS offers financial assistance to help you spay or neuter your pets.

There are not enough homes for all the puppies and kittens born here every year.

The best answer to the tragedy of unwanted, neglected, and homeless pets is spay and neuter.

 

Free spay/neuter may be available for low income families in Preston County, made possible in part by a grant from the Peterman Foundation, Inc.

 

To learn more, call the Preston County Humane Society at 304-435-1808

If you leave a message, please speak clearly and repeat your phone number

so we can contact you. Thank you.

 

OR download to view and print the PCHS Spay/Neuter Assistance Application and the help with filling out the application form (pdf).

 

    TIPS FOR FILLING OUT THE PCHS SPAY/NEUTER APPLICATION

 

SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

 

 

HELPFUL TIPS FOR COMPLETING THE PCHS SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

 

Preston County Humane Society (PCHS} is happy to help with payment for spay (for females) and neuter (for males). Thank you for completing our application. Applicants who meet income guidelines may qualify for full payment; others may qualify for partial payment. Full payment includes services directly related to spay/neuter surgery. We do not pay for an examination fee, laboratory blood tests, vaccinations, worm medicine, or flea treatments. All payments are made directly to the veterinarian after surgery is done.

 

Download the pdf files below to view and print "Helpful Tips for Completing the PCHS Spay/Neuter Application" and the Application for Assistance .

 

Tips for filling out the PCHS Spay/Neuter Application

 

spay/neuter assistance application

 

 

Please complete all information on the top section of the form and write carefully so it is readable.

 

Signature

It is ok to. have someone help you fill out the application, but the signature of the pet owner requesting assistance is required.

 

Date

This is the day you fill out the application. We will keep your request on file for up to six months from this date. Most applications are approved within one or two weeks.

 

Home phone and cell phone numbers, Address

We will call you to let you know if your application is approved or if we have questions. Please provide a number, or numbers, where we can reach you. Let us know if your number changes. We will leave a message if your answering machine is working. Include your complete mailing address.

 

Household income

Our income limits are generous, but assistance is based on how many people live in your home and income for your entire household. We need a document to verify income. This is because some grant money is set aside only for low income families. Proof of income could be: Last year's W2 form or 1040 tax return, Food Stamp eligibility letter, Emergency Heating Assistance eligibility letter, recent bank statement showing income, pay stub(s), Social Security benefits statement. We take care to protect the privacy of your information and all documents are shredded after they are reviewed. We do not return your documents, so please only send copies.

 

Pet Name, Sex, Age, and Breed

Most veterinarians' bills are in the name of your pet and include the sex, age, and breed, so this helps us link the bill to your application.

 

Dog tag number

We encourage all residents of Preston County to pay their required "dog tax" fee. This money helps fund the county animal shelter and other services for animals. The number is not required for assistance.

 

What veterinarian will you be using?

You can choose any veterinarian in the area. The vet does not have to be in West Virginia. After you get our call saying your application is approved, you must call to make an appointment as soon as possible. We will let your vet know that PCHS will pay some  or all of the bill.

 

How did you learn about our program?

We want to know if we are doing a good job spreading the word about assistance we offer so we can help more families. If you saw an ad in the paper, heard about PCHS from a neighbor, saw it on the website, or from your vet, please let us know.

 

 


HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

  • You must be a resident of Preston County.
  • We can help pay for dogs, cats, and rabbits.
  • Depending on your family income, Preston County Humane Society may pay all or part of the cost of the procedure. You may be responsible to pay part of the bill or for additional services not covered.
  • We will ask for documents showing your income.
  • You may select any veterinarian to do the surgery, does not have to be in West Virginia.
  •  Your pet may require rabies vaccination. Other vaccinations and tests may be suggested or required. Please check with your vet.