Subsidised Neutering and Microchipping Campaigns
Dogs Trust offer a Subsidised Neutering and Microchipping Campaign for people in receipt of means tested Social Welfare payments. The scheme is offered through a number of participating* vets around Ireland.
At the beginning of each year, Dogs Trust issue these practices with a small allocation of vouchers to offer the campaign to the people of their area.
As Dogs Trust is a charity, the number of vouchers issued each year are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, providing the client qualifies for the campaign.
Each voucher enables a person to have their dog neutered and microchipped for €35 and Dogs Trust will meet the balance of the cost with the vet.
The qualifying payments for the campaign are as follows:
- State Pension Non Contributory
- Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner Non Contributory Pension
- Carer's Allowance
- One Parent Family Payment
- Deserted Wives Allowance
- Jobseekers Allowance (Not Benefit)
- Supplementary Welfare Allowance
- Disability Allowance
- Blind Pension
- Farm Assistance
- Guardian’s Payment Non Contributory
- Pre Retirement Allowance
These are the only payments which qualify to use the campaign.
We have a list of vets taking part in this scheme and their details are available from our Neutering Hotline on 1890 946 336.
You will need to bring photographic ID and proof of Social Welfare payment to the vet with you before they will carry out the surgery. If you are having your dog microchipped, you will also need to bring along a utility bill that shows your address and has been issued within the last 3 months. Some vets may ask to see your dog licence.
FARM DOG NEUTERING CAMPAIGN
The Farm Dogs Neutering and Microchipping campaign is a new campaign that was launched by Dogs Trust in 2015.
If you are a farmer with a valid herd or flock number, this scheme enables you to have your dog neutered and microchipped for free. Give our neutering hotline on a call on 1890 946 336 to find a participating veterinary practice.
Both of these campaigns are limited, and are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
*As a charity that receives no Government funding and relies solely on donations, unfortunately Dogs Trust is not in a position to offer all veterinary practices a voucher book for our neutering campaigns.