Congratulations on making the decision to spay or neuter your companion animal! By making sure that they can't have puppies or kittens, you'll have peace of mind that their offspring won't be killed in an animal shelter.
Many people are surprised to learn that more than 3 million cats and dogs are killed in shelters each year, including more than 10,000 per year in Philadelphia. You might think that these are animals born in the streets or that have something "wrong" with them, but often they are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds.
Maybe someone's dog or cat got out just that one time and mated, or maybe the litter was intentional but efforts to find enough good homes failed. Even if you do find homes for your animal's puppies or kittens, that means there are fewer homes available to take in other dogs and cats that face death in shelters.
Millions of companion animal deaths each year is a tragedy - but it can be solved. By spaying and neutering your companion animal, you can be an important part of the solution. Please browse our directory to find low-cost spay and neuter services near you.
PLEASE NOTE that while browsing the directory, the initial price quoted for each veterinary office or clinic is the lowest possible price for a spay or neuter procedure. The quoted price usually requires you to acquire a spay/neuter certificate from one of the participating certificate programs and in some cases requires you to be under certain income levels. Those at higher income levels and those who have not acquired a spay/neuter certificate may be charged more. Full details are available for each veterinary office, so please read them before contacting a particular office to schedule a spay or neuter procedure.