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Program Information - Please Read!

This is an application to enter the lottery for a Low-Income Spay/Neuter Voucher from the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department. Before you apply, please note the following criteria to qualify for the lottery:
  1. The owner of the pet(s) MUST be at least 18 years old and live in the City limits of Albuquerque. Pet owners who live outside of the City of Albuquerque are not eligible to apply for this program.
  2. Pets 4 months old or younger are not eligible for the lottery. 
  3. Pets older than 8 years old are not eligible for the lottery because they are considered higher risk for anesthesia.
  4. Pets that weigh over 90lb are not eligible for this program.
  5. If your pet has a known medical condition, it is most likely that spay or neuter services will not be in your pets best interest.  Please contact a private veterinarian to determine if spay or neuter surgery is safe for your pet and please disclose all medical conditions at the time your pet is scheduled.
  6. All applicants must qualify as low-to-moderate-income, as demonstrated with one of the following as documentation:
  • Award letter for an EBT card issued by the State of New Mexico for Food Stamps
  • Either the annual letter regarding benefits or the monthly benefit card for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Award letter for an EBT card issued by the State of New Mexico for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program
  • Award letter for a Medicaid health benefit card, OR
  • Current income taxes
  • Current check stubs
  • Signing and submitting an affidavit swearing that your income is within the figures listed on the table above for Low Income
Before applying, please review program information and detailed requirements here.

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* 1. Pet Owner Information (Must be over 18 and reside in the City of Albuquerque)

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* 2. Please provide an alternate phone number for the pet owner (different from the number listed in the question above).

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* 3. Is the pet owner a resident in the City of Albuquerque? (Surrounding areas do not Qualify).

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