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
$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.
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
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
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.
306 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 752-4840
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.
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.)
305 Roe Boulevard, Patchogue, NY 11782
Phone: (631) 627-6900
Phone: (718) 833-7988
Fax: (718) 921-6327
Phone: (914) 632-2925
Phone: (718) 227-0553
9229 Queens Boulevard, Suite CD, Rego Park, Queens, NY 11374
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
by Morieka Johnson, Mother Nature Network
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
by The Humane Society of the United States
Wednesday, August 18, 2010