The PetFix stationary clinic does not have income qualifications and anyone — including but not limited to: pet owners, feral cat caregivers, animal shelters and rescues — is welcome to schedule an appointment. In order to qualify for the lower costs on our mobile unit, however, pet owners and caregivers are required to show proof of eligible income, as follows:

I. Owned cats and dogs are eligible for PetFix low-cost surgeries if:

  1. The owner, or the owner's children living in the home, demonstrates eligibility for one of the following government assistance programs identified through the PetsOhio grant program:
  • Low-income housing assistance under the "United States Housing Act of 1937," 42 U.S.C.A. 1437f, as amended, known as the federal section 8 housing program
  • The Ohio works first program established by Chapter 5107. of the Revised Code
  • Title XIX of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C.A. 301, as amended, known as the medical assistance program or Medicaid, provided by the department of job and family services under Chapter 5111. of the Revised Code
  • A program or law administered by the United States department of veterans' affairs or veterans' administration for any service-connected disability
  • The food stamp program established under the "Food Stamp Act of 1977," 91 Stat. 958, 7 U.S.C.A. 2011, as amended, administered by the department of job and family services under section 5101.54 of the Revised Code
  • The "special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children" established under the "Child Nutrition Act of 1966," 80 Stat. 885, 42 U.S.C. 1786, as amended, administered by the department of health under section 3701.132 of the Revised Code
  • Supplemental security income under Title XVI of the "Social Security Act," 86 Stat. 1475 (1972), 42 U.S.C.A. 1383, as amended
  1. The income of the owner's family does not exceed 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. Annual income should not exceed:

    Single Person 16,245 Family of Five 38,685
    Family of Two 21,855 Family of Six 44,295
    Family of Three 27,465 Family of Seven 49,905
    Family of Four 33,075 Family of Eight 55,515

Clients who cannot demonstrate proof of eligibility for public assistance and seek to qualify on the basis of income will be asked to complete a form stating total family income and present pay stubs or W-2 forms as documentation.

  1. C. They are recommended by a veterinarian in private practice (occasionally a good client may fall upon temporary hard times; if a veterinarian feels that their client is in need and does not yet have proof of need, PetFix will provide service to that client following communication from that client's veterinarian.)

II.  Feral cats in managed colonies are eligible for PetFix low-cost surgeries without regard to the income level of the caregiver.

Generally, the easiest ways for people to show proof are by showing a Medicaid Card or by obtaining a Letter of Eligibility from their local welfare office.


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