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Friends of Madera Animal Shelter 


The Friends of Madera Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization that helps raise funds for the Madera County Department of Animal Services in Madera, California. 

As we are all aware, budget cuts across the state of California have had dire consequences for everyone – especially animals. We hope you can learn more about our work through our website at  or our Facebook page. Please consider donating to help the shelter and community animals if you are able.


Some of the programs offered by FMAS are:




DOGS - $40.00 CO-PAY        CATS- $30.00 CO-PAY

Requirements: Proof I.D. with current Madera County Address and
Both Medi-Cal & EBT card
Limits: 4 pets total per household per year.
Vouchers are Available Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at
14269 Road 28, Madera, Ca. 93638




Other Low Cost Spay & Neuter programs in our surrounding areas:


Hope Animal Foundation 

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H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation (Halt Overpopulation with Prevention and Education) was founded in 1998 in response to the growing concern over the vast numbers of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens put to death in shelters every day. In fact, California spends over $250 million each year to care for over 1 million unwanted and abandoned pets. Sadly, more than half of those animals are ultimately euthanized.

H.O.P.E. decided to build a clinic rather than a shelter because spay and neuter plays a key role in reducing pet overpopulation and, in turn, saving the lives of animals.

The state of the art H.O.P.E. Clinic is the largest in the Central Valley. Since our grand opening in June of 2006, we have altered over 200,000 dogs and cats. We work with over a dozen local agencies to spay and neuter dogs all over the Central Valley through regular transports. In addition, through the media and community outreach, we work to educate the public to be responsible pet owners.

Our mission is to help control the unwanted pet population through spaying and neutering, not killing, and to decrease the number of abandoned, injured, and abused dogs and cats through prevention and education. It is the Foundation’s belief that through prevention (spay and neuter) and public education, we can save lives.

Go to: for more information. 



Valley Animal Center                                                          

Valley Animal Center logoThere are many reasons to spay or neuter your pet. You are giving them a better chance at living a longer and healthier life. In female dogs and cats, spaying can help prevent certain types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and especially mammary cancer (breast cancer). By spaying your female dog, you are eliminating her heat cycle, therefore you will not have to contend with unwanted restless male suitors, bloody discharge, and restlessness from your female dog.

In male dogs and cats, neutering can help prevent testicular cancer and unwanted behavior such as roaming, spraying, being territorial, aggression, and fighting, which can lead to the possible transfer of diseases.

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Central California S.P.C.A                                                                CCSPCA Logo

At the CCSPCA, we understand that people realize the importance of altering their animals.  We also understand that many cannot afford the fees. Snip N Chip is a low-cost spay and neuter program is for those people who want to prevent the cycle of unwanted animals, yet simply don’t have the means.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are between six and eight million cats and dogs entering American shelters every year. Three to four million of these animals are euthanized.  This crisis is a direct result of animals left unaltered in our communities.

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Eastern Madera County S.P.C.A

emcspca logoEastern Madera County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Eastern Madera County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The EMCSPCA is a non-profit charitable organization supported entirely by donations. We receive no tax dollars or national subsidies of any kind. Our mission is to promote the humane treatment of and maintain the quality of life for all animals whether they be domestic, exotic, wild, or livestock. It is the purpose of this care and gentleness toward animals and an awareness of the importance they have in our environment and daily lives.

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital in Oakhurst, Ca is currently working in conjunction with the Eastern Madera County SPCA to reduce the population of feral cats in our area. With a $50.00 refundable deposit, our clients may borrow feral traps from our hospital. The Eastern Madera County SPCA will give a feral cat number and pay for the cost of spay and alter all captured feral cats.

Please call our office for more information at (559) 777-6777.