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To have MAPA help, the pet owner must certify that he/she lives in Montrose County or in the Norwood area, and that he/she makes less than $40,000 annually.

Billing is between the pet owner and the veterinarian. The veterinarian sends the completed voucher to MAPA for payment of MAPA's share of the bill. MAPA's voucher payments vary with dog or cat and the animal's gender. The voucher program depends on grants and donations and is only possible if funds are available.

Also, please note: Spay/neuter clinics are held by our participating veterinarians throughout the year. Please check our calendar to see their schedules. Prices to pet owners during these clinics are reduced. Final costs to owners reflect these reduced costs. They vary by veterinarian and can represent significant savings. Check with the vets beforeyou schedule to see what those savings are.

How to get financial help for spay/neuter of your dog or cat

MAPA also focuses on providing financial aid to help lower-income families have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. Animals without the ability to reproduce live healtier, longer, and happier lives. Spaying and neutering cuts down on the number of unwanted and abandoned animals, thereby helping to eliminatepotential community problems.

MAPA aid is funded by personal and business donations, community fund-raising events and monies from granting organizations that support animal well-being. We supply only partial payments for payments for spay/neuter surgeries:

CatDogAll other charges are paid by the pet owner directly to the veterinarian.
Neuter (Male)$30$60
Spay (Female)$60$70

Who can qualify for financial aid to spay or neuter a pet

Our granting agencies demand that MAPA clients meet and attest to two requirements:

1. That they live in Montrose County or near Norwood in San Miguel County and

2. Have a family annual income that is less than $40,000 a year

How to apply for financial aid if you qualify

1. Choose a veterinary clinic that meets your needs. MAPA pays only a part of the surgical cost. You are responsible for some of the surgery cost and all other costs, so it pays to comparison shop and ask just what is included in the services, what the costs will be for all services, and when the bills will have to be paid.

2. MAPA supplies vouchers to area veterinarians. The vet you select will help you fill out the demographic data, your pet's data, and the surgical financial data, including MAPA's contribution. You will have to initial that you meet the income and residency requirements.

3. When the surgery is completed, you will pay the vet directly for our part of all costs less the MAPA portion. The veterinarian will send our voucher to MAPA and we will reimburse our portion of the surgical cost directly to the vet.

Veterinarians that currently use MAPA vouchers  

Alta Vista Animal Hospital1845 E. Main, Montrose 81401249-8185
Montrose Veterinary Clinic2260 S. Townsend, Montrose 81401249-5469
Morningstar Veterinary Clinic717 N. Cascade, Montrose 81401249-8022
San Juan Veterinary Clinic822 Spring Creek, Montrose 81401249-4490

Western Slope Animal Hospital7478 6075 Road, Olathe 81425323-0444
Norwood Area

San Miguel Veterinary ClinicPO Box 960
40775 Hwy. 145 Norwood, 81423

North Fork Veterinary Clinic761 Stahl Road, Paonia 81428527-3577

Houseweart Veterinary Clinc9224 3200 Road, Hotchkiss 81419872-3592

Voucher Report

Available soon!

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