Subsidised neutering is available from Dogs Trust for people on means-tested benefits within certain areas.
Our scheme is available to anyone on a means-tested benefit (Income support; Jobseeker’s Allowance; Working tax credit; Housing Benefit; Council Tax Benefit; Pension Credit or a tenant of the NI Housing Executive) in any of our campaign regions; these are the North of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We have a list of vets that are taking part in this scheme in each of these regions, and their details are available from our hotline on 0845 606 3036.
If you are on one of the benefits listed you simply take along some proof of your benefit when taking the dog in to be neutered, and the vet will only charge £30 in UK regions or £15 in Northern Ireland; the rest of the cost will be settled with us directly by the vet.
People who are living in one of our campaign regions but are not in receipt of one of these benefits, but are in need of help, need to write us a letter applying for assistance, showing proof of any other benefits they receive so we can decide whether to allow them to use the scheme or not. We consider each case on its own merits and will reply to all letters within a few days. If we can help, the applicant will be sent a letter to show the vet confirming that they are allowed to use the subsidised neutering scheme.
The address to write to is:
17 Wakley Street