Free Spay or Neuter Clinics

First, I’m glad you’re here.  Having your pet spayed or neutered is an important step in being a responsible pet owner.  Millions of perfectly healthy dogs and cats are euthanized every year because there just aren’t enough homes for them.  Your pet will benefit from being spayed or neutered because of the many health and medical benefits of spaying and neutering, and YOU will benefit from all of the behavioral issues you’ll be preventing!

We’ll talk about these benefits in more detail at the end of this article. Spaying typically costs between $100 and $200 and neutering typically costs between $50 and $100. Let’s talk about some ways to find free spay or neuter clinics near you.

free spay or neuter clinicsFinding Free Spay Neuter Programs

Here are some of the easiest ways to find low-cost or free spay or neuter clinics in your area.

1.  Google “free spay neuter near me”.  If any clinics are available in your area, they’ll show up.

2.  Ask your veterinarian.  You should call your veterinarian and also several other local veterinarians to ask for a recommendation for low-cost or free spaying or neutering.  My veterinarian works with a local feral-cat rescue program and provides spaying and neutering for them.  I was able to get my new kitten, Whiskers, neutered plus all of his first shots for $100 through that feral-cat program.  It’s worth asking.

3.  Check with local pet stores like Petco and PetSmart.  They may have a spay neuter clinic themselves, or they may be able to refer you to a spay neuter program in your area.

4.  Call your local SPCA.  They may know of programs in your area.

Free Spay or Neuter ClinicsNorth Shore Animal League

They have a program called, North Shore Animal League America’s SpayUSA.®  It’s a nationwide referral network for affordable spay and neuter services.  They’ve been helping thousands of people nationwide to obtain low cost spay and neutering services for their pets for more than 20 years.  You can get information about their program, along with tons of information about spaying and neutering your pet HERE.

You can receive a free flyer from North Shore Animal League about the benefits of spaying and neutering by clicking one or both of these links:

Why Your Cat Should Be Spayed/Neutered

Why Your Dog Should Be Spayed/Neutered

Free Spay or Neuter ClinicsCheck ASPCA’s Website

If you live in New York City, Los Angeles or Western North Carolina, you can take advantage of low cost spay neuter programs through the ASPCA HERE.

You can find additional free spay or neuter clinics available in New York City  HERE.

Care CreditFree Spay or Neuter Clinics

Care Credit is a credit card that is accepted by most vet’s offices.  They offer no-interest financing for certain promotional periods. This may make the cost of spaying or neutering your pet more manageable, and it’s also nice to have this card in case you ever need emergency medical care for your pet. You can check out their website HERE.


Free Spay or Neuter ClinicsBenefits of Spaying and Neutering Pets

Spaying or neutering your pets prevents unwanted pregnancies.  Millions of perfectly healthy dogs and cats are euthanized every year because there just aren’t enough homes for them.

Some of the medical benefits of spaying or neutering your pet include:

Female pets will live longer because spaying helps prevent certain infections, tumors and cancers, and also makes them content to stay indoors and out of danger.  Males will likely live longer because they won’t have the strong urge to go outside, and neutering male pets also helps prevent prostrate problems and testicular cancer.

pet suppliesSome of the behavioral benefits of spaying or neutering your pet include:

Your female pet will not go into heat.  If you’ve ever owned a cat in heat, you know what I’m talking about when I say it’s beyond frustrating.  Females in heat will howl or meow constantly, and sometimes spray or urinate all over the house.

stop cat sprayingPets who aren’t neutered or spayed are more likely urinate or spray around the house, are more likely to get into fights with other animals and sometimes show aggression.  They’re also in danger of getting hit by a car, being injured in a fight with other animals, getting lost outside, suffering from the dangers of bad weather, and are exposed to various diseases because they’re outdoors more often.

I hope this has helped, and again, I’m so glad you’ve made the decision to have your pet neutered or spayed.  If you’d like more information on how to get help paying for your pet’s medical expenses, read my article, Help with Vet Bills – Ways to Pay for What Your Pet Needs.

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24 thoughts on “Free Spay or Neuter Clinics”

      1. 96080 I have a dog that I want Neuter he just turned 1 year last month he had been getting out of the yard and doesn’t return for hours I’m low income and barely have enough money to live myself

        1. Hi Reah,
          Use the tips in this article to find free or low-cost neutering or call your vet or local SPCA for a recommendation. You might also ask friends if they know of any local places for this. Debra

  1. I’m looking for a place to have my mom’s dog neutered. She is on a fixed income, so if anyone knows a free clinic or low cost fee, please let me know. She lives in Houston Texas 77029.

  2. Hi I’m trying to get my rescue pup,girl,3 years old spayed. My zip is 01475. I’m on fuel assistance and can travel up to 45 minutes away.

  3. I have 2 female rabbits,I need to get spayed very badly, I had no idea how expensive it was,is there any help out there???? I can’t find any,🥲it’s $370.00 each here!

  4. please help!! our zip code is 95356 in Modesto Ca. we have many cats that need to be neutered and spayed …and our household is low income as it is and we love our babies so much but they need to stop having babies …is there any way there might be a few places in our area that will take these vouchers so that we can aide in helping our community.

  5. Hello, my name is Jeannine Tobias.
    I’m on disability with a low income. I need help finding a low cost vet to have my male chawinnie fixed. I live in Brownwood TX, & my zip is 76801.

    I would really appreciate any help you can give me!!! Thank you very much!!!!!

  6. I am on a low income and l was given two female kittens who need to be fixed one if them is peeing on my bed l need help

    1. Hi Felicia,
      Go to this link and put in your zip code so you’ll see any free or low cost spay/neuter clinics near you. You can also call your local animal shelter or SPCA or a local vet to ask for a recommendation for this. I hope this helps! Debra

      PS You might enjoy this article (includes video) I did about Pit Bulls. 🙂

      Also, I’m assuming these are babies, so here’s a link for a free puppy potty training video series. You may need this LOL

  7. I live in New Era Michigan zip code 49446. I am having trouble finding someplace to spay my 2 dogs. I have called 7 places and no one is taking new patients til after Jan 2023.
    Can you help me please. I would prefer low cost as I am retired & am on fixed income.
    Thanks for your help. Tammy.

    1. Hi Tammy, Try typing your zip code into the search box in this article. If none come up, try tip codes for the biggest cities near you.

      You may have already called these places, but here’s a list I found online:

      Here’s a link for the Michigan Humane Society. Looks like they may have some help available:

      You might also call your local SPCA or animal shelters if you haven’t already. They’re usually in the know about various spay/neuter programs in the area.

      I hope this helps! Please keep me posted!

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