Hartstone SNAP (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program)
Low Income Spay/Neuter and Vaccine Assistance
Each year millions of healthy, loving and lovable animals are euthanized just because there aren’t enough caring homes to go around. And yet, there’s such a simple way to keep this from happening: prevent it in the first place.
Spaying or neutering your cat or dog is the first step towards stopping the suffering caused by pet overpopulation. It’s a simple thing, and PAWS is here to make it even easier. Our volunteers are on the job, educating the public about the importance of spay/neutering and helping pet owners to walk step-by-step through our financial assistance process.
If you’d like to spay/neuter your pet but aren’t sure where to start, call us. We’ll get you pointed in the right direction and offer assistance if your finances are tight. The only thing we have to lose is a few million homeless pets. Let’s get started!
Can’t afford to spay or neuter your pet? PAWS can help!
To apply for financial assistance, pick up an application at:
North Kitsap Fishline - 18916 3rd Ave, Poulsbo
ShareNet - 26061 United Rd. NE, Kingston
Central Kitsap Food Bank - 3790 NW Anderson Hill Rd, Silverdale
Helpline House - 282 Knechtel Way NE Bainbridge Island
PAWS Adoption Center, 8820 Miller Rd Bainbridge Island
Apply by mail:
Print and complete our pdf application form and mail it to:
PAWS of Bainbridge Island
P.O. Box 10811
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Help spread the word- post a "Beat the Heat" Flyer in your neighborhood
"I just wanted to extend my gratitude for your wonderful and generous donation to our puppy, Hazel, whose recent spaying you paid in full. I never thought I'd be in a position to have to ask for assistance, but unfortunately, my business is down to levels I never dreamed it would fall. Add to it, Hazel got hit by a car a month prior, and thankfully will recover from a broken hind leg. But the cost will take years to pay off at this rate. (To think, I almost bought insurance.) And so it is your gesture of help that means so much, I'm grateful beyond words.
I do want to mention that in the past when life was "normal", I donated to PAWS often, particularly through the One Call For All campaign. You can bet, you'll be at the top of my list so I can "pay it forward", when I get back on my feet."
K. and Hazel
"Tigger has quickly settled into our home, has several "happy spots" and is gaining weight. He loves catnip and is learning to play with toys. Thank you for helping this stray cat have a loving home by helping with the start-up medical costs like neutering and vaccines."
J.& J. M
Support the Hartstone Fund
Judy Hartstone served PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap for 11 years as executive and program director and president of the board. She worked tirelessly to promote the spay/neuter cause and was instrumental in creating the PAWS organization that exists today. In recognition of her work as the driving force behind PAWS low income spay/neuter and vaccine program, this program has been renamed the "Hartstone Fund."
Honor Judy's long-term dedication to the pets and people of our community with your donation to the Hartstone Fund today.
Your donation of $40.88 will provide life saving core vaccines for a family pet in our community.
$74.53 will pay the complete costs of neutering a male cat, or $124.59 will spay a female cat, preventing many litters of unwanted kittens.