Income Qualifications

Our services are only provided to clients that meet our eligibility requirements and can't afford spay/neuter services at a full-service veterinarian.  

 Please check our eligibility requirements before calling for an appointment.

Do I Qualify?

Minn-Kota PAAWS clients must meet ONE of the following requirements:

1. You participate in a needs-based public assistance program 

  • Food Support
  • HUD Section 8 Housing
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance (MA, MA-EPD), MinnesotaCare
  • Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
  • Social Security Disability (SSDI)
  • State Unemployment Benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • VA Disability

2. You earned less than $23,760 as an individual or less than $48,600 as a family in the past year.

3. You are the caretaker of feral or free-roaming cats.

4.  You live in the [Pets for Life] program target area (call for details).

Accepted Payment Methods


Credit or Debit


Scratchpay provides simple and affordable payment plans for pet parents. Checking to see which plan is best for you does not affect your credit, takes just a couple of minutes and can be done from your mobile phone, tablet or computer. See which of our three plans you qualify for below!