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Pet Resource Specials for February 2023

Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare (PAAW), an initiative of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, is working to ensure all Pima County companion animals have a loving home and humane care.  Through its Human-Animal Bond Subcommittee, PAAW helps identify, establish, and share services that will help community members better care for their pets. One of the ways the Human-Animal Bond Subcommittee supports this goal is by sharing a monthly list of free and reduced-cost resources compiled by No Kill Pima County.

Click here to download a printable PDF with February’s pet resource specials, including eligibility and pricing.

Pet Resource Specials for February 2023

Snip ‘N’ Tip Event at Pima Animal Care Center:

Pima Animal Care Center is holding a free spay and neuter event called Snip ‘N’ Tip for community cats February 24-26 in PACC’s Multi-Purpose Room, 4000 North Silverbell Road.

The Snip ‘N’ Tip event is one of several programs in the Community Cat TNR Program in Pima County. TNR is the humane and effective way to reduce the number of cats living on the streets in Pima County. It improves the overall health of the cats and prevents future generations of kittens from being born outside.

The event is only for outdoor community cats and kittens living in Pima County. Kittens should weigh at least 1.5 pounds and have a committed caretaker to monitor them after surgery. Anyone can participate by bringing in an outdoor cat in a secure cat carrier or trap. People who bring cats will be responsible for returning them back to their neighborhood.

By bringing in cats, people can support a participating 501c3 shelter, rescue, or TNR organization.

If people need a trap or carrier, they can contact PACC’s Community Cat Program by emailing

Sign up to get cats fixed at the event at

All cats will receive:

  • Brief exam by licensed veterinarian
  • FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia) vaccines
  • Rabies vaccines
  • Parasite treatment as needed
  • Minor medical care as needed
  • Microchip implantation
  • An eartip (humanely conducted under anesthesia)
  • Female cats will also receive a green tattoo next to spay site (humanely conducted under anesthesia)

Drop-off hours are:

  • Friday, March 18, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 19, 7 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, March 19, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 20, 7 a.m. to noon

When signing up through the link, trappers will be notified when the cats are ready for pick up.

Community cat supporters can purchase merchandise to support the program here:

Asavet Free or Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinics:

  • Asavet Low-Cost Spay/Neuter | February 8th | 8:00 AM check-in | The Animal League of Green Valley | 1600 W Dural Mine Rd, Green Valley, AZ | $40 COPAY | Free Vaccines for surgery patients only (not a vaccine clinic) | Litters under 5 months – $10/per animal (if Mom is spayed at the same time) | Annual limit 3 pets per household.

For all Asavet Spay/Neuter Events:

  • No food after 12 am (the morning of surgery)
  • Pets under 5 months of age do not need to have fasted
  • All dogs must be on a lease or in the pet carrier
  • All cats must be in a pet carrier
  • All pets must be a minimum of 2 months old and weigh 2 pounds
  • No appointments, only first come, first served.

Other Spay and Neuter Services

  • Spay and Neuter Solutions Testicle Festival | $5 Spay and neuter surgeries for dogs/cats | Feral cats are free | Now thru March 31st, 2023 | The application is available here.
  • Smiling Dog Rescue Snip-A-Pit | FREE spay & neuter for pit bulls and pit bull mixes owned by low-income residents of Pima County, AZ | Call 520-745-4564, ask for Liz or Tammi to set up your appointment.

TNR Services:

  • Monday – Friday Throughout February | Santa Cruz Veterinary Clinic | 5408 S. 12th Free Community Cat Trap Neuter Return | Check-in is from 9 am to 11 am | Blackout Dates – Call 520-889-9643 for info/updates.


  • February 8th and 22nd | Drive thru 4:00 to 5:00 pm| Pathways For Paws | Free Parvo/Distemper vaccines and $15 microchips | 2035 E. 17th St. | Microchip includes free registration, rabies not available (required for licensing). First come, first serve.

Pet Food Assistance:

  • Cody’s Friends offers free food for pets and community cats year-round. See the full list of pet food resources and programs here.
  • Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona Pet Food Program provides clients enrolled in this service with one delivery of pet food each month. Contact Mobile Meals to learn more here.

Additional Outreach and Support: