Ready for a four-legged addition to the family, or looking to take better care of the one you have? Find low-cost to no-cost spay/neuter services for taking care of your furry friend, or check out nearby dog and cat shelters to see how you may volunteer — and who you might bring home!


Friends of Felines; serving all upper CA counties. Organizes low-cost cat spay/neuter. Feral trap loans. (530) 824-9100.


Butte Humane Society/Spay & Neuter Clinic; Chico. Animal adoptions, foster program, volunteer opportunities for ages 12+, spay & neuter assistance, rehoming, Humane Heroes education program for ages 6-12, outreach program, shelter tours & presentations for schools & youth groups. 2579 Fair St. (Dog Adoption Center) & 587 Country Dr. (Cat Adoption Center). (530) 343-7917.

Chico Cat Coalition. The Chico Cat Coalition is a no-kill, non-profit, volunteer-run shelter working to rescue, house, heal, love & rehome adoptable cats in the greater Chico area. Always welcomes new volunteers. 629 Entler Ave., Ste. 13. (530) 894-1365.

Paradise Animal Shelter. Animal adoptions, education program for schools & organizations, volunteer opportunities. Open to the public Tue-Sat, 11am-3pm. 925 American Way. (530) 872-6275.

PAWS Mike Chestnut Spay Neuter Clinic; Oroville. Offers low-cost spay/neuter procedures &  vaccines. Dental work & small medical procedures on dogs & cats. 3557 Oro Dam Blvd. E. (530) 534-0900.

PAWS of Chico Spay & Neuter Program; Chico. Provides assistance with the cost of spaying or neutering cats & dogs for pet owners who are struggling financially. Also provides traps on loan for feral cats for spay/neuter & release. (530) 895-2109.


Walker Street Veterinary Clinic; Orland. Offers low rates for spay/neuter procedures for dogs & cats. Treats all animal pets, livestock & exotics. Also offers monthly low-cost vaccination clinics. 512 Walker St. (530) 865-3630.


Another Chance Animal Welfare League; Palo Cedro. Animal adoptions, foster program, educational program, volunteer opportunities. Offers spay/neuter vouchers through Safe in the North State to assist with payment. 9384 Deschutes Rd. (530) 547-7387.

Haven Humane Society; Redding/Anderson. Haven Humane Society supports the community by promoting humane treatment of animals through shelter, spay/neuter, adoption, community education, outreach, rescue & animal regulations. Low-cost spay & neuter program. Vaccine program for qualifying low-income families’ pets. 7449 Eastside Rd. (530) 241-1653.

Raining Cats ‘n’ Dogs Animal Rescue; Redding. A nonprofit animal rescue organization dedicated to finding adoptive homes for companion animals. Monthly adoption days as well as appointments. (530) 232-6299.

S.A.F.E. in the North State; Shasta County. Our mission is to foster responsible pet ownership & solve pet overpopulation through collaborative, community-based programs, including spay/neuter assistance, education & public awareness campaigns. The primary focus of S.A.F.E. is to provide spay/neuter financial assistance to pet owners who cannot afford to sterilize their companion animals due to limited finances combined with limited access to low/no-cost spay/neuter services in far northern California. (530) 410-6303.

Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement (SNIPPP); Intermountain area. A no-kill animal welfare organization based in Northeastern California whose mission is to address the issues related to companion animal overpopulation through funding a spay/neuter assistance program, community education, rescue & placement of at-risk animals. (530) 336-6006.


Goliath Mountain Rescue; Yreka. Dog rescue organization brings in huskies and shepherds from high-kill shelters & unfit homes. Together with the help of special volunteer foster homes, provides our four legged friends the time to heal & find new loving homes. Foster homes & supplies always needed. (530) 598-0227.

Humanity For Horses; Mt. Shasta. See Equine: Rescues & Sanctuaries.

PURR-ANGELS; Yreka. To provide compassionate care & population control of feral/homeless felines through colony management programs, abandoned or abused cat & kitten foster/adoption programs & spay/neuter/vaccinate clinics. 100 Payne Ln. (530) 841-0717.

Rescue Ranch, Inc.; Yreka. Rescue Ranch is a non-profit organization whose only purpose is to rescue dogs of all breeds. Dedicated to helping each dog find his/her forever home. Classes for canines, boarding & volunteer opportunities. Open daily from 12-4pm. 2216 Oberlin Rd. (530) 842-0829.

Shasta Sanctuary; Weed. A nonprofit animal rescue that specializes in rehabilitating and finding forever homes for animals. (530) 925-5547 or (530) 925-5563.

Siskiyou County Animal Care Shelter; Yreka. Animal adoptions, fostering opportunities. Open Mon-Fri, 12-4pm. 550 Foothill Dr. (530) 841-4028.

Siskiyou Humane Society; Mt. Shasta. The Siskiyou Humane Society exists to improve the lives of companion animals by sheltering, rehabilitating, reducing pet overpopulation & finding permanent homes. Animal adoptions, volunteer opportunities, classroom visits & educational opportunities. 1208 N. Mount Shasta Blvd. (530) 926-4052.

Siskiyou Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP); Mt. Shasta. Provides financial assistance to qualifying low-income families. For general information: (541) 531-1086. Dogs: (530) 938-4246. Cats: (530) 926-1196.

Siskiyou Trap, Alter & Release (STAR); Mt. Shasta. STAR is a volunteer, non-profit (501-(c) (3) group whose main purpose is to practice TNR (Trap, Neuter & Release) on feral cats. STAR also provides shelters for these cats to live in & currently maintains eight colonies, consisting of approximately forty cats who are fed daily. 1012 N. Old Stage Rd. (530) 926-6388.


P.E.T.S. (Providing Essentials For Tehama Shelter); Red Bluff. Non-profit group supporting Tehama County Animal Care Center animals by raising funds for medical care, supplies & transportation. Provides education & training for animals & their adopters, school education programs. Volunteers & support welcome. (530) 527-8702.

Second Chance Pet Rescue/Corning Animal Shelter; Corning. A sanctuary that provides a safe environment for homeless & abandoned pets, finds foster care for homeless & abandoned pets, & assists in placing such animals in safe, caring, permanent homes. Open Sat/Sun, 10am-3pm & by appointment. 4312 Rawson Rd. (530) 824-1985.

Tehama County Animal Care Center; Red Bluff. Animal shelter serving most of Tehama County. To practice and promote responsible, compassionate care of all animals, both in our care & in the community we serve. Foster & volunteer opportunities. Adoption walk-ins Mon-Sat 10am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm. 1830 Walnut St. (530) 527-3439.

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North State Parent is a free monthly publication that circulates within five California counties: Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Southern Siskiyou and Tehama. Our pages are filled with family-oriented places to go, services and products geared for women and things to do; a focus on parenting, community, health, education, teens, youth, and much more.

Updated: Jul 13, 2017 @ 1:50 pm