Local Program Criteria to Qualify Cost Services Covered

Spay & Neuter Assistance


  • Des Moines metro area residents
  • Receive financial assistance or be low-income
  • Male & Female pets in same households will take priority



  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • FVRCP/DA2PPV vaccinations
  • Rabies vaccinations

Operation CatSnip (TNR)


What is TNR?

  • Des Moines resident
  • Outdoor/feral cat only


  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • FVRCP vaccinations
  • Rabies
  • Eartipping required*
  • Microchip


The Spay Clinic

Value Vet

Furry Friends

Animal Protection & Education

Iowa Humane Alliance

Panora Pets

  • All cities and neighborhoods
  • Cats or dogs
Cost varies Services vary

**Eartipping is required for Operation Catsnip and Purr Project spay/neuter programs. Eartipping is an effective and universally accepted method to identify a spayed or neutered and vaccinated community cat. Eartipping is the removal of the top quarter of one of the cat’s ears. This procedure is performed under sterile conditions while the cat is already anesthetized for the spay/neuter surgery. There is little or no bleeding, it is relatively painless to the cat, and the eartip does not significantly alter the appearance or beauty of the cat. Eartipping protocol from Alley Cat Allies: