New Animal Spay & Neuter Clinic in Sacramento
Citrus Heights residents have a new option for spay and neuter services! Animal Spay and Neuter Clinic, located at 3839 Bradshaw Road, is now open next door to Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation. They are very excited to be in the Sacramento area offering low cost surgery for your dogs and cats.

Affordable spay and neuter surgery prices and vaccinations are available to the general public starting at $30 / $40 for neuter / spay of puppies and $15 / $25 for neuter / spay of kittens. Prices for dogs increase by the animal's weight according to their price sheet.

Call Animal Spay and Neuter Clinic at 916-368-7314 to schedule an appointment, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Surgery days are Tuesday through Friday. They are currently scheduling appointments for low cost spay and neuter. There are plenty of appointments open for cats right now, and dogs are scheduled within a 2-3 week period.

Free Spay & Neuter Vouchers
Every year, thousands of unwanted cats go to shelter and end up euthanized. Spaying and neutering cats prevents overpopulation problems. Concerned and responsible Citrus Heights cat owners may apply for free spay and neuter vouchers at the following locations:
Voucher programs are subject to limited funding during the fiscal year. Get your voucher while supplies last! (AUG 2015 republish date)

Disaster Preparedness
Are you ready for anything? Are your pets? Flooding, power outages, earthquakes are things we are used to preparing for, but the most often overlooked part of preparation is preparing for our animals. The American Red Cross has provided these handy checklists for preparing ahead:
Pet Poison Helpline - 800-213-6680
Holidays are joyous times to welcome our family, our friends, and celebrate with colorful decorations and delicious treats! Some of us include our pets in our homes during the parties and present exchanges, but forget that some of our beverages, decor, plants, and foods can be toxic for them. The Pet Poison Helpline has some wonderful information on their website for the seasonal temptations your pets may face:
POOCH Dog Park
POOCH Dog Park is maintained by POOCH (Pet Owners Organization of Citrus Heights, a 501c3 non-profit organization), and it is the only off-leash community dog park in Citrus Heights. It is located at Sunrise Recreation and Park District's C-Bar-C Park at 8275 Oak Avenue. Read the latest POOCH newsletter (May-June 2014) for more information on upcoming events, how to make donations, or become a member!
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Emergency Veterinary Situations can be costly

Fortunately there are several non-profits willing to assist with care and financing options available for Sudden Illness or Injury, Chronic Illnesses such as cancer and Fire/Natural Disasters. Options for Low Income households and Seniors are also available.

The Humane Society ( has put together a resource list per state. 

California Veterinary Aid

The ACME Foundation: Clearlake (veterinary care assistance for senior and disabled pet owners)

Actors and Others for Animals: Greater Los Angeles area (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Animal Assistance League of Orange County: Orange County (pet food, transportation and veterinary care assistance)

Animal Health Foundation: Los Angeles and Orange Counties (veterinary care assistance)

AnimalSave: Green Valley (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Bad Rap: San Francisco (pit bull-specific assistance for finding rental housing and insurance)

California Department of Social Services Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) Program: Statewide (provides monthly stipend to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog)

Cat People: Bakersfield (cat food/litter, spay/neuter assistance, vaccination assistance) 661-327-4706

Cats in Need (of Human Care): Southern California, multiple locations (spay/neuter assistance)

The Chester Foundation: Sacramento region (veterinary care assistance)

FACE Foundation: San Diego (grant assistance for pets in need of emergency or critical care)

FixNation: Los Angeles (spay/neuter assistance for cats)

Friends of Long Beach Animals: Long Beach (spay/neuter assistance)

Haven Humane Society: Redding (low-cost spay/neuter, pet food assistance, emergency veterinary grants for residents receiving Medi-Cal or Medicare) Clinic: 530-241-1658; Shelter: 530-241-1653

Helen Woodward Animal Center: Rancho Santa Fe (pet food) Helen Woodward Animal Center

Animeals program: San Diego County (free pet food for the dogs and cats of elderly or disabled people)

Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley: San Bernardino (low-cost spay/neuter)

Keep Your Pet: Sacramento (behavior assistance, veterinary care assistance, services for seniors)

LA Animal Services: Los Angeles (spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip assistance)

Marin Humane Society: Novato (pet care assistance to low-income seniors, persons living with HIV/AIDS and those receiving hospice services; please see website for complete list of services)

Mercy Crusade's Spay and Neuter Clinic: Oxnard (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Mojave Desert Animal Rescue: Western Mojave Desert (pet food & supplies and veterinary assistance for homeless, unemployed, disabled, and senior pet guardians)

Mountains' Humane Society: Lake Arrowhead (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Napa Humane: Napa (spay/neuter assistance)

Ohlone Humane Society Special Assistance Program: Fremont, Union City, and Newark (veterinary care assistance, pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Orange County SPCA Animal Rescue Fund: Orange County (assistance for veterinary care including spay/neuter)

Palo Alto Humane Society: Palo Alto (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for emergency veterinary care)

PALS: Pets Are Loving Support (veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)

Pasadena Humane Society: Pasadena (spay/neuter assistance)

PAWS/LA: Hollywood (pet food and supplies, veterinary medical care assistance, grooming, spay/neuter, veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners, and other services)

PAWS San Francisco: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners

Peninsula CatWorks: veterinary care assistance for cats only

Pet Assistance Foundation: Multiple Locations, Southern California (spay/neuter assistance for dogs, cats, and rabbits)

Pet Orphans of Southern California: Van Nuys (veterinary care assistance)

The Pet Rescue Center's Pet Pantry: Orange County (pet food, litter, and flea treatments for unemployed, senior, or disabled pet owners)

Pets Are Wonderful Support: San Diego (pet food/litter, pet supplies, veterinary assistance, animal transport, temporary foster program, veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)

Placer SPCA SOS Program: Placer County (rental deposits, temporary boarding, pet food and veterinary care assistance)

Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends (RUFF): Laguna Beach (pet food)

Riverside County Department of Animal Services: Riverside (spay/neuter assistance)

Sacramento SPCA: Sacramento (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

The Sam Simon Foundation: Los Angeles (free surgery for non-orthopedic procedures; free spay/neuter operations, including vaccinations, flea control, deworming, nail trims, and antibiotics)

Sammie's Friends: Grass Valley (veterinary care assistance)

San Francisco SPCA Animal Hospital: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners, spay/neuter assistance

Santa Cruz SPCA: Santa Cruz (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society: Santa Maria (spay/neuter assistance, microchips, pet food bank)

SEAACA: Downey (veterinary medical care assistance, spay/neuter, vaccination assistance) Sequoia Humane Society: Eureka (spay/neuter assistance)

SHARE Marin Humane Society: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners

Spay Neuter Animal Network (SPAN): Ventura (spay/neuter assistance)

SPCA for Monterey County: Monterey (pet food, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation: Walnut Creek (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, emergency veterinary assistance)

VET SOS: San Francisco (free veterinary care and supplies for pets of the homeless)

Voice for the Animals Foundation: Santa Monica (veterinary care assistance)

The Big Hearts Fund: financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease

Brown Dog Foundation: prescription medications  

Canine Cancer Awareness

Cats In Crisis

The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund

God's Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity


Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation: Under the JLACF's bylaws as approved by the IRS, grants can only be provided for pets under the care of a board-certified veterinary oncologist.

Magic Bullet Fund: cancer-specific

The Mosby Fund

The Onyx & Breezy Foundation

Paws 4 A Cure

The Pet Fund

Pets of the Homeless: pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless

The Riedel & Cody Fund: support for pets suffering with cancer

RedRover Relief Rose's Fund

Shakespeare Animal Fund

Top Dog Foundation "Bentley Grant": for senior dogs (age 10 and over; breed taken into consideration when determining what is "senior")