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An ASPCA veterinary staff member returnes a dog to her family after spay surgery and vaccinations at the Fall Fiesta event in Central Park. (Photo by Stephanie Norris, ASPCA)

An ASPCA veterinary staff member returnes a dog to her family after spay surgery and vaccinations at the Fall Fiesta event in Central Park.

Photo by Stephanie Norris, ASPCA

Free & Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs & Clinics

Spaying or neutering helps your pet live a longer, healthier life, saves you money, and fights pet overpopulation and euthanasia. These free or low-cost clinics and programs can make this important surgery more affordable. Learn more about spay/neuter.

Upcoming Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

Visit our NYC Spay/Neuter & Microchipping Events page for a list of upcoming spay/neuter clinics in New York City.

Featured Free & Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics

$5 spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccination, nail trim, and e-collar on a mobile clinic in all five boroughs with proof of public assistance. $125 per animal if you are not on public assistance.

Phone: (877) SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692)

If you are the owner of a Pit Bull, Pit mix, or large mixed breed dog, you are eligible for free spay/neuter surgery and rabies and distemper vaccinations, regardless of your financial need.

Phone: (877) SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692), press 1 for English, then 6 for an appointment. Monday–Friday, 3:00–8:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

The Toby Project

Dogs: Spay/neuter free for all Pitbulls and any dog whose owner receives public assistance (please bring photo ID/proof of public assistance); $50 for mixed-breed dogs; $250 for purebreed and designer (two purebreed parents) dogs. Low-cost vaccines and other treatments are also available with spay/neuter.

Cats: Neuter is free for male cats. Spay is free for female cats whose owners receive public assistance (please bring photo ID/proof of public assistance) or $60 for female cats owned by NYC residents not receiving public assistance.

Phone: (212) 799-1120


The Toby Project also offers free spay/neuter and low-cost vaccines and other treatments in all five boroughs for feral cats. TNR caretakers can call to schedule a spay/neuter clinic.


Brooklyn/Staten Island: Contact Ferals In Peril at (347) 816-2899

Helping PAW

Low-cost spay/neuter on Long Island on a mobile clinic. Spay/neuter also includes a physical exam and pain management. No additional charge for pregnancy or heat. Check website for prices. Vaccinations and other tests and treatments are available for an additional low fee.

Phone: (888) 738-3497


Other Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

Friends of Animals – Spay and Neuter Certificate Program

Phone: 1-800-321-7387


Healthy Pets Project of NYC

Headquartered in Upper East Side

Offering free spay/neuter services, pet food, and supplies for low-income pet owners, and assistance to those facing financial hardship due to a veterinary emergency, with the goal of keeping pets in their homes. Applicants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must meet certain criteria.


The Humane Society of New York – Animal Clinic

306 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 752-4840

HSUS Spay Day

Each year on the last Tuesday of February, veterinarians and their staff, animal welfare professionals, business owners, and concerned citizens join forces nationwide to spay or neuter as many animals as possible.

Kent Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic

2259 River Road, Calverton, NY 11933

The Kent Spay/Neuter Clinic offers one of the lowest prices on Long Island to the public for dog and cat spaying and neutering. Over 3,000 animal are sterilized each year at the clinic. Three licensed veterinarians perform the surgery assisted by a professional staff. Appointments must be made in advance.

Phone: (631) 727-7797 (10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.)

Long Island Animal Surgery

305 Roe Boulevard, Patchogue, NY 11782

Phone: (631) 627-6900


Muffin's Pet Connection – Spay/Neuter Certificate Program

Phone: (718) 833-7988

Fax: (718) 921-6327


New Rochelle Humane Society Low Cost Spay/Neuter Certificates

Phone: (914) 632-2925


P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County

Phone: (718) 227-0553


Rego Park and Forest Hills Animal Clinic

9229 Queens Boulevard, Suite CD, Rego Park, Queens, NY 11374

Phone: 718-606-6102


Spay/Neuter for Feral Cats

If you are a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) colony caretaker, visit the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Programs & Clinics page of the NYC Feral Cat Initiative website for more information on affordable spay/neuter options for feral cats.

More Information & Articles

Need help caring for your pet? Resources for tough economic times

by Morieka Johnson, Mother Nature Network

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care?

by The Humane Society of the United States

Wednesday, August 18, 2010