The Humane Society of Nelson County has two programs designed to help owners who cannot afford regular prices for spay/neuter surgery. Our programs are intended for people on public assistance, disability, social security, or temporarily stressed financially. We also will help caretakers of feral cat colonies, or people who have out-of-control populations (“barn cats”), or other special circumstances.

Spay/neuter surgery is done at our weekly clinic in Bardstown. Surgery is generally done on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We request $65 for females and $45 for males, which is much less than the actual cost to us. This includes an FVCRP immunization, a rabies shot, flea and ear mite treatment, worming medication if indicated and a Nelson County license tag.  If you cannot afford these very low fees, please call and we may be able to arrange more assistance. Our first obligation is to Nelson County residents, but we will help owners in other counties when our schedule allows. To schedule surgery, call 502-349-2082, click the button below to apply online, or mail the downloaded application to 2391 New Haven Rd., Bardstown KY 40004.

Spay/Neuter Clinic Online Application FORM


Click here for a printable list of other low cost cat clinics that might help out of county owners.


At this time, we are unable to schedule owned dogs in our own clinic because of the increased number of shelter dogs needing surgery. Contact the many private vet clinics in Bardstown and other towns near you. All have slightly different prices and requirements.  Listed below are several non-profit organizations that might be able to help owners who need financial assistance.

  • SNIP/Kentucky Humane Society, Louisville, 502-636-3491, female $79, male $57
  • Hope S/N Clinic, Versailles, 859-873-4673, female $60, male $50 (+$10 over 100 lbs)


  • Hope S/N Clinic, Versailles, 859-873-4673
  • SNIP/KyHumane, Louisville, 502-636-3491 (Fix1)
  • Spay’s the Way, Lexington Humane Soc., 859-233-0044, Ext. 228 (free, but probably only for Fayette Co. residents)

If you are considering getting a dog or puppy, please plan for the expense of spay/neuter surgery for the health of your pet, and to prevent the births of unwanted companion animals which may end up in shelters.


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Spay/Neuter Clinic Online Application FORM




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