Sammie’s Friends

Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

You can also take a look at the pet grants from all the other states.

The mission is to provide medical treatment for animals at the shelter as well as other animals in need in the community. During this time with many unemployed and facing other economic hardships, the animals are often at the bottom of the priority list. The organization is able to continue providing service to animals thanks to your support. They have helped many animals in dire need. With your help and the expertise of the veterinarians, they were able to give them a chance to be adopted by someone or a family. Sammie’s Friends has been doing this for 21 years, and it is still thrilling to see an animal get better and find a loving home as if it was the first time.

Community Programs

Spay and Neuter

Sammie’s Friends offers Spay/Neuter Discount Coupons for families with low income.

If you’re a Nevada County resident with low income and require help to spay/neuter any breed of dog (with the exception of those covered by the Pound Puppy Rescue), please schedule an appointment for spay/neuter FIRST at any Nevada County veterinarian, and the two nonprofit low cost spay/neuter clinics: AnimalSave and Animal S/N Clinic. Then, contact the Sammie’s Friends at Nevada County Animal Shelter at (530-471-5041), and tell them where you are able to make an appointment. The voucher expires 2 weeks after the date it was issued.

Cost of Spay/Neuter 

  • Female Dog $80
  • Male Dog $60
  • Female Cat $50
  • Male Cat $40

The vouchers will only cover the amount listed above. But, if you bring your pet to Animal S/N Clinic Auburn, most of the bill will still be covered. AnimalSave will give you the next lowest price. Keep in mind that the voucher will cover less than half the cost if you take your pet to a private vet clinic.

Non-Profit Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics:

Animal Spay and Neuter Clinic – Auburn

(530) 889-8800



Its also worth taking a look at Shakespeare Animal Fund and San Diego Humane Society.