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Low Cost or Free Spay - Neuter
Programs in the United States
(For other states, click here)


For cats in California, listed below are low cost or free spay and neuter programs, plus local information sources who may be able to tell you about other programs. Some programs serve only low income people, but most are open to all, regardless of income. Some work only with pet cats, or only feral (untame) cats, but other programs work with both pets and ferals. We believe the listings here are correct at this writing, but call the programs to be sure.

If you know about other low cost or free spay/neuter programs or if you have updates to our listings, please click here to tell us.

If you don't find a relevant listing for your area, don't give up. First, call Spay/USA and Friends of Animals (see Nationwide), who have programs for discount spay/neuter services in many towns across the country. Also, call local humane societies, SPCAs, animal welfare groups, and cat rescue groups in your area. And call those in nearby towns and bordering counties because these groups often know about spay/neuter services in neighboring areas. If you have rescued a cat or you take care of ferals, ask local vet clinics whether they offer some kind of good-Samaritan discount.

Prices can vary widely even in the same city. Also, when discussing prices, be sure to ask whether there are any other charges or fees in addition to the price of the spay/neuter. For example, sometimes a clinic will require that a cat receive a rabies vaccination if he has not already had one. (Rabies vaccinations are required by law in many areas of the U.S.)

About vaccinations. Based on recent research about vaccine safety, effectiveness, and duration of effect, most veterinarians are not giving as many vaccinations as in the past. (Rabies vaccinations, however, are required by law in many localities). For the latest recommendations about what vaccinations to give and when, see the American Association of Feline Practitioners' Feline Vaccination Guidelines and related info at the Winn Foundation's web site.

Feral cats. If you are caring for a group of feral cats outdoors, check the useful points about caring for ferals, at the Alley Cat Allies web site and also read the article "The Truth About Cats & FIV" by Richard Allen, DVM. Alley Cat Allies is the national organization teaching local governments, organizations, animal control agencies, and the public about feral cats and about reducing feral cat populations through trap/neuter/release (TNR). Cats are released back to their original home site (as long as it's safe), with daily food and water and caretaker supervision. If you're trying to help feral cats in your area, ACA has a nationwide network of volunteers who provide advice about caretaking, TNR, local feral spay/neuter services, etc. Click here to visit ACA's web site.

Also, the Feral Cat Coalition of San Diego has worked wonders in reducing feral cat populations in their city through humane methods, and they have lots of information about ferals from their experiences.

Kitten care. Also check the Alley Cat Allies' web site under 'Health' for useful information about early-age spay/neuter. For veterinarians and others involved with spay/neuter programs, the American Humane Association (Englewood, CO 800-227-4645) has a 30-page brochure and accompanying video for $14 about early-age spay/neuter, titled "The Case for Early Neutering" by veterinarians Alicia Faggella, Patricia Olson, and Mark Bloomberg.

CALIFORNIA...Low cost or free spay/neuter info and programs: ARRANGED BY AREA CODE:

Eastern Madera SPCA
Oakhurst, CA

Discount certificates for s/n of cats of qualifying low income people.

Los Angeles Animal Services
Los Angeles, CA

Free spay/neuter to pets of low income residents 62 or older.

Animal Birth Control
11314 W. Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Animal Birth Control
1950 Pacific Coast Highway
Lomita, CA 90717

For Pets' Sake - R.E.A.L.
PO Box 1079
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
Low cost spay/neuter.

SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program)
Los Angeles CA

Free s/n in Los Angeles.

Pet Assistance Foundation
South Bay Chapter
PO Box 1506
Hawthorne, CA 90251

Low cost spay/neuter for all pet cats.

North Figueroa Animal Hospital
5550 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA

Animal Birth Control
San Jose CA

Humane Society of Santa Clara Valley
2530 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA

Low cost spay/neuter, testing, and vaccinations for ferals and pets.

City of San Jose
801 N. 1st Street, Box A
San Jose, CA 95110

For any cat residing in San Jose.

St. Francis of Assisi Spay Clinic
12000 Murphy Ave
San Martin, CA

Open two days a week for free spay/neuter and low cost vaccinations.

Animal Birth Control Clinic
738 A Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Low cost clinic for spaying, neutering, and vaccinations.

San Francisco SPCA
2500 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Low cost spay/neuter for pets and ferals.

Marin Humane Society
Novato, CA

Low cost spay/neuter clinic and low cost exams and vaccines.

Fix Our Ferals
Berkeley/Oakland CA
Please visit their web site for important information about their great s-n clinic for ferals, which operates on Sunday.

Oakland SPCA
Spay/Neuter Clinic
410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA

Animal Save
Grass Valley CA

Low cost s/n clinic and free s/n for pets of low income people. To determine if you qualify for the free s/n of pets, call 530-271-0220.

Pet Adoption League
Grass Valley CA

For pets and ferals.

Nevada County Sheriff's Office Animal Control
Grass Valley Ca

Provides discount coupons for s/n a few times a year.

Butte County Humane Society
2379 Fair Street
Chico, CA

Low cost or free spay/neuter in exchange for a specific number of hours volunteer work for the humane society in advance. Since there's usually a two-month waiting list for spay/neuter appointments, it's best to start work at least two months before your cat needs spay/neuter.

Yuba Sutter SPCA
Yuba City

Animal Spay and Neuter Clinic
11458 C Avenue (DeWitt Center)
Auburn, CA 95603

Low cost spay/neuter for pets and ferals, including cats as young as 8 weeks. Also offers low cost testing and vaccinations.

Siskiyou Humane Society
PO Box 1437
Mount Shasta CA 96067

Certificates for low cost spay/neuter.

CCSPCA Education Office
103 S. Hughes
Fresno, CA 93706

Free spay/neuter for cats of qualifying low income people.

California Feline Foundation Spay/Neuter Clinic
Fresno, CA

Very low cost s/n for all feral cats and also low cost s/n for the pet cats of qualifying low income people.

Valley Oak SPCA
Visalia, CA

Animal Care Center
Golden State Humane Society
Long Beach CA

For residents of a particular area, low cost s-n. Call for information.

Coalition for Pet Population Control
San Diego, CA

Feral Cat Coalition
San Diego, CA

Free spay/neuter for feral cats.

Spay/Neuter Action Project
San Diego, CA

Pet Assistance
San Diego, CA

Referrals to low cost spay/neuter.

Palo Alto Low Cost Pet Clinic
3281 East Bayshore Road
Near 101 & San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA

Low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations for all pets.

Peninsula Humane Society
Near 101 & Peninsula Avenue
Burglingame, CA

Silicon Valley Animal Rescue
Animal Medical Center
Redwood City CA

Bouquet Veterinary Clinic
Canyon Country CA

Kern Humane Society
900 21st Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Provides discount certificates for all Kern County residents.

Tehachapi Humane
707 Valley Blvd
Tehachapi, CA 93561

Several services for low cost s/n and vaccinations.

Morgantown WV

Low cost s/n for feral or stray cats.

Humane Society of Napa County
3265 California Boulevard
Napa, CA

Very low cost spay/neuter for all.

Sequoia Humane Society
Eureka, CA

Low cost or free spay/neuter for pets of qualified low income people.

Friends of the Animals in the Redwood Empire
Rohnert Park, Cotati, CA

Provides discount certificates for s/n for residents of Rohnert Park, Penngrove or Cotati.

Sonoma County Animal Regulation
1247 Century Ct
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Provides discount certificates for s/n for low income residents of the county.

Animal Discount Clinic
13252 Euclid Avenue
Garden Grove, CA

Humane Society of Sonoma County
PO Box 1296
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
707-542-0882 ext 204
Low cost spay/neuter programs for qualifying low income households and annual spayathons.

Humane Society of Sonoma County
"Strawberry Fund"

For pets of qualifying low income people.

Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County
1275 Fourth Street, #366
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Low cost spay/neuter for ferals.

Larkfield Veterinary Hospital
Santa Rose CA

Pet Population Control Fund
Sonoma CA

Low cost s/n vouchers for cats and dogs of low income residents of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley.

Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital
Santa Rosa CA

Petaluma Pet Pals

Assistance with feral cats -- and also low cost s-n vouchers for cats and dogs of low income residents of Petaluma.

Petaluma Animal Shelter
Petaluma CA

Depending on whether funds are available, the shelter provides lower cost s/n surgeries for cats and dogs.

LaPlaza Veterinary Hospital
Cotati CA

Animal Hospital of Sebastopol
Sebastopol CA

Analy Veterinary Hospital
Sebastopol CA

Guerneville Veterinary Clinic
Guerneville CA

Upvalley Spay/Neuter Network
PO Box 841
Calistoga, CA 94515

For pets and ferals in the upper Napa Valley area. <

Mendocino County Care-A-Van
Operates a mobile clinic in a van for low cost s/n in rural Mendocino County towns.

Pet Partners of Victor Valley
PO Box 1241
Apple Valley, CA 92307

No collect calls, please. Provides help for spay/neutering of cats and dogs in the Victor Valley area of the Mojave Desert.

Victor Valley Animal Protective League
Apple Valley, CA

Low cost spay/neuter clinic.

Animal Samaritans SPCA Inc
Thousand Palms CA

Animal Birth Control Clinic
Thousand Palms, CA

Inyo County Animal Reserouces and Education (ICARE)
PO Box 76
Bishop CA 93515
Low cost s/n for residents of Inyo County.

Spay/Neuter Clinic of Ventura
Oxnard CA

Santa Maria Humane Society
Santa Maria CA

Central Coast Spay Shuttle
Mobile Spay/Neuter clinic
Arroyo Grande, CA
Toll free 866-PET-SPAY
Travels the central coast, providing low cost s/n in areas ranging from Paso Robles to Santa Maria.

San Luis Obispo, CA

Feline Network Information Line
San Luis Obispo CA

Call here to hear a recording listing the low cost s/n services in the local area.

Concerned People for Animals, Inc.
PO Box 632
Somis, CA 93066

Helps with low cost s/n for feral and pet cats living in Ventura County.

PO Box 622
Ojai CA 93023
answering machine
Thrift and Gift Shop (Tue-Sat 10-5) 805-641-1170
Offers information and/or financial assistance for local resources for spaying/neutering for companion animals.

Humane Society of Ventura County
Spay/Neuter Clinic
402 Bryant Street
Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-6505 or 805-656-5031

Low cost s/n for all pet cats plus low cost vaccinations and microchips during s/n surgery.

Greyfoot Rescue
PO Box 310
Ventura, CA 93002

This group may have information about low cost or free s/n for cats in Ventura.

Santa Barbara Humane Society
5399 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Best Friends Catnippers
Los Angeles, CA

Free spay/neuter clinics for feral cats at various clinic locations in Los Angeles County.

Spay For Life
9909 Topanga Cyn Blvd #178
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Helps people find low cost s/n vets and clinics in Los Angeles County.

Pet Family Planning
8256 Louise Ave
Northridge, CA

Pets and ferals.

Cat Crossing
PO Box 3696
Winnetka, CA 91396

Gives information about Los Angeles area low cost or free spay/neuter for ferals and pets.

Actors & Others

Information about discount certificates and low cost s/n clinics.

Living Free
PO Box 5
Mountain Center, CA 92561

Low cost spay/neuter clinic.

Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley
763 West Highland Ave
San Bernardino CA 92405
909-882-2934 or 909-886-5026

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin-Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
916-383-7387 ext 9111

Low cost spay/neuter pet clinic for members of the SSPCA, or low-income people, or senior citizens.


If you know about other low cost or free spay/neuter programs
or if you have updates to our listings, please
click here to tell us the details.



Friends of Animals
777 Post Road, Suite 205
Darien, CT 06820

Friends of Animals provides discount certificates for spaying and neutering. They'll send you an order form and a directory of participating veterinarians nationwide. You pay Friends of Animals for a certificate which you then take to the vet. Veterinarians are invited to call for information about participating.

2261 Broadbridge Ave
Stratford, CT 06614

Call Spay/USA to get the names, phone numbers, and prices of services that have agreed to provide lower cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs in your local area. Private veterinarians, community programs, and special clinics participate nationwide. If your area needs additional spay/neuter services, request Spay/USA's packet of materials to distribute to local vets and organizations.