Spay/Neuter Services

animal16The 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. We request $40 for females and $25 for males, which is less than the actual cost to us. A rabies shot is also given at no additional charge. 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, or mail the downloaded application to 2391 New Haven Rd., Bardstown KY 40004. Click here for a printable list of other low cost cat clinics that might help out of county owners.

We just received a small grant from the Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture for spay/neuter of dogs. It will cover 20 dogs at most, and must be used by June 30. Please do NOT apply if you can afford a private clinic. There are many owners who are desperate for help in our county.  Call 349-2082 between 10 and 2 to apply.Advice to owners we cannot help:

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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