Spay And Neuter

Income Based Services for Owned Pets

PCAS offers two low-cost options for our Spay and Neuter in Pasco (SNIP) program. The first is an income-based service for owned pets, and the second is Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return (TNVR) for feral and community cats.

  • Pasco County residents may have up to 3 pets spayed or neutered per household per year.
  • To qualify, you must meet one or more of the following criteria:

You can also complete an application through your online Pet Licensing account.

Please note: Social Security, Disability, Unemployment or Worker's Compensation are not automatic qualifications.

Dog and cat playing outdoors

Surgery Information

SNIP surgeries are completed at participating vet offices in Pasco County. View a list of participating vets here

Pricing is as follows:

  • Cats — $10
  • Dogs — $20
  • Additional cat — $50
  • Additional dog — $80
Fees include pre-operative exam, rabies vaccination, and spay or neuter surgery. Pet owners must also purchase a county license at an additional charge at the time of surgery. 

Funding for this program is provided by the sale of Pasco County Animal Licenses.

The cost for TNVR is $5 per cat. This includes rabies and FVRCP vaccines and spay/neuter surgery.

Cats will have their ears tipped while under anesthesia so they may be easily identified as part of this program.

TNVR surgeries are completed at participating vet offices in Pasco County. View a list of participating vets here

PCAS also offers TNVR surgeries at our shelter in Land O’ Lakes from Tuesday through Friday. Please call 813-929-1212 to schedule an appointment.

Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return (TNVR)

TNVR is widely accepted as the most effective, humane method of tackling feral and community cat overpopulation. When cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated, they no longer contribute to overpopulation or pose a threat to public health. By being returned to the area where they were found, they help to keep other cats from entering that territory.

For information on humane deterrents for community cats, check out this article from Best Friends Animal Society.


There is no income requirement for TNVR. However, cats must:

  • Come from Pasco County.
  • Appear healthy and weigh at least 3 pounds.
  • Arrive at the vet office or shelter in a feral cat trap. Only one cat is allowed per trap.
Participants are asked to provide their own traps and transportation to and from surgery.