BARC Uvalde

Spay/Neuter Program

The primary goal of the BARC is to reduce the overpopulation of animals in Uvalde. This goal is being achieved through our spay and neuter voucher program.

Vouchers are intended to target low-income families who otherwise would not be able to afford the service. Low-income vouchers are awarded based on family income of the entire household. However, depending on the current grants awarded to BARC, income levels may not be a factor in distribution.  Please contact our office for current availability and qualification requirements.

Unsure if you want to spay or neuter your pet? Learn about the benefits below.

How do I get a voucher?

  1. Contact BARC to verify that you qualify to receive a voucher  830.591.9229
  2. Bring a valid ID
  3. Pick up your voucher the first Tuesday of every month at the following location:

BARC Uvalde
127 South Camp Street (Behind HEB)
Tuesday Hours: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Thank you so much for doing your part in decreasing animal suffering and euthanasia by preventing unwanted litters. Being a responsible pet owner is saving lives!

What if I don’t qualify for a low-cost spay/neuter voucher?

BARC understands there is a great need for low-cost services throughout Uvalde and surrounding areas and our program is desperately applying for grants and programs that will allow us to help other cities and counties. We’ve also developed a list of additional low-cost spay/neuter resources outside of Uvalde County that might be available to you. We encourage you to seek these out and possibly look for other friends, family, or neighbors who are also in need of services who can share the drive or the cost of the drive with you. We also provide many partial vouchers every month. These have no income restrictions – just discounted spay/neuter fees.

Other possibilities include:

  • Contact Southwest Texas Veterinary Medical Center regarding their “Wildcat Wednesdays.” They offer affordable spay/neuter services on Wednesdays.
  • Start your own “Spay Fund” and save a little money each month until you can afford the surgery.
  • Check with your veterinary clinic to see if they offer a payment plan.
  • If you can only afford to have one pet done at a time, spay the females first to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Additional Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Resources
For more information regarding low cost spay/neuter services outside of Uvalde County, please contact the following agencies:

Real County Humane Society
FB Humane Society Of Real County
Real County

Freeman Fritts
Kerr County

Hill Country Animal League
Greater Hill Country Area

Friends of Del Rio
Del Rio, TX

Laredo Animal Protective Society
Laredo, TX

San Antonio Humane Society
San Antonio, TX

What are the benefits to spaying/neutering my animal?     

  • Reduces the risk of cancer. Spaying a female cat or dog before her first heat protects her from the risks of uterine, ovarian, and mammary cancers. Neutering a male cat or dog reduces his risk of numerous health problems, including testicular cancer.
  • Minimizes negative behaviors. Unaltered cats and dogs can develop negative behaviors when they reach sexual maturity. These include aggression, irritability, vocalization, the desire to roam, the desire to fight with other animals, and inappropriate elimination.
  • Improves overall health. Spayed and neutered animals have longer lives, and fewer health complications than those who are not. They typically make calmer house pets, have fewer negative behaviors, require fewer trips to the veterinarian, and are generally more affordable to own over their lifetime.


Pet overpopulation is a reality. It’s every pet owners responsibility to help decrease the number of unwanted animals in their area by spaying and neutering their pets. You can make a difference!