Operation Nip and Tuck

Beartooth Humane Alliance began Operation Nip and Tuck in 2003, providing annual spay/neuter clinics for residents of Carbon County, Mont. Since Operation Nip and Tuck started, BHA has sterilized more than 4,500 dogs and cats. The annual clinic model worked well, but we wondered if there might be more we could do for folks who were unable to make it to the annual clinics. So we gave Operation Nip and Tuck a “face-lift.”

These days, Operation Nip & Tuck is offered year-round with free spay/neuter services offered by appointment. Appointments are available every month at several convenient locations. Operation Nip and Tuck is only for barn cats or other unsupervised outdoor cat populations in Carbon and Stillwater Counties. For all other animals, please consider our Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program. The link is provided in the box on the left.

Call 406-446-3500 or email info@beartoothhumane.org to make an appointment today.

Operation Nip & Tuck is made possible with generous support from the Golden Heart Charitable Fund.


The Beartooth Humane Alliance (BHA) provides vouchers to qualified Carbon and Stillwater County residents for low-cost spay-neuter services for dogs and cats. Qualification information may be found here.

The vouchers will be honored at Grizzly Peak Animal Hospital (Red Lodge), Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic (Red Lodge), Shiloh Veterinary Hospital (Billings), Absarokee Animal Hospital (Absarokee), and Dr. Diana Scollard (Absarokee) until available grant funding is exhausted. In addition to presenting the voucher to the veterinarian, residents must make a co-payment of $9 for a male cat, $33 for a female cat, $42-$56 for a male dog (depending on weight) and $59-$99 for a female dog (depending on weight).

If you are in a low-income situation and wish to have your pet sterilized, you can obtain a voucher application by calling 406-446-3500 or printing the application found here. Fill out the application and return it with your co-payment to BHA at P.O. Box 2333, Red Lodge, MT 59068. When your application is approved, BHA will mail you a voucher with program details.

Upon receiving your voucher, you can make an appointment for surgery with your choice of participating veterinary clinics. You will present the voucher to the clinic at the time of surgery. Each voucher is valid for one routine spay-neuter surgical procedure. Any surgical complications or other services are not covered by the voucher. The veterinarian may refuse to perform surgery for any reason at their discretion.

There is limited funding for the vouchers so please don’t delay – spay or neuter your pet today! If you have questions, please call 406-446-3500. Funding for this important community service is made possible through the Golden Heart Charitable Fund.