The Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter spay/neuter certificate program allows you to have your animal spayed/neutered and it also includes an optional microchip for the cost of a certificate ($20). The program is in partnership with the ALspay clinic in Birmingham. The program targets individuals we consider in need due to financial or physical constraints. Qualifying information is listed below. Metro Animal Shelter is only providing the low cost certificates and is not involved with any medical procedure or treatment. We will alter up to 6 animals per household (3 dogs & 3 cats). Certificates will be issued as long as we have funds for the program.

How do I qualify?

We are using economic factors to gauge qualifications at this time. We may expand the program later if funds and interest permit. For the moment you must prove need.

Government Assistance Criteria

– Alabama EBT
*Card for food assistance or temporary assistance.
– Low Income Housing
 *Documents regarding low income rental or rental assistance.
– SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
 *Annual letter of benefits or monthly benefit card.
– Medicaid
 *Medicaid benefit card.
– Unemployment
 *Unemployment benefit letter or check stub.

Household Income Criteria

The below table lists the household income criteria we are currently using.

Number in Household
Annual Income
Monthly Income
1
$17,820
$1,485
2
$24,030
$2,003
3
$30,240
$2,520
4
$36,450
$3,038

*Based on %150 of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2015-2016.  For each additional household member add $6,000.
*To verify income we require the applicant’s W-2 form for the previous year.

How do I get a certificate?

If you meet one of the criteria listed above simply come to the shelter with the appropriate proof and fill out an application. If you would also like your pet microchipped (included in the $20 for free!) please bring your pet to the shelter at the same time to you come to fill out an application. Once you receive a certificate YOU will need to contact ALSpay to set up the appointment to have your animal altered,