Low cost Spay and Neuter
Here are a few of the low cost spay and neuter resources in the area.
Why is spay/neuter important?
A female cat can start reproducing at 4 months of age. In five (5) years her and her off spring can reproduce 88,573. Over the course of six (6) years, one female dog and her offspring (puppies) can produce 67,000 dogs. Many of these animals end up in the shelters or on the street, which meet terrible fates.
Removing a female dog or cat’s ovaries eliminates heat cycles and generally reduces the unwanted behaviors that may lead to owner frustration. Removing the testes from male dogs and cats reduces the breeding instinct and can have a calming effect, making them less inclined to roam and more content to stay at home.
Early spaying of female dogs and cats can help protect them from some serious health problems later in life such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Neutering your male pet can also lessen its risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland) and testicular cancer.
The procedure has no effect on a pet’s intelligence or ability to learn, play, work or hunt. Most pets tend to be better behaved following surgical removal of their ovaries or testes, making them more desirable companions.
ARF – Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (Walnut Creek)
Contra Costa County Animal Services (Martinez)
Please click her for current fees ( as of July 2015).
Contra Costa Humane Society (Pleasant Hill)
(925) 279-2247, ext. 305
East Bay SPCA (Dublin and Oakland)
Feral Cat Foundation (Alamo)
Fix Our Ferals (Berkeley)
HALO – Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization
Feral cats and domestic cats for low-income residents
Oakley, Antioch, Brentwood
HARP – Homeless Animals Rescue Program
Hopalong Animal Rescue
Hopalong operates a spay/neuter assistance program for low-income pet owners. They provide a voucher for spay/neuter surgery at their partner veterinary clinic to qualified low-income pet owners at a cost ranging from $20-$100, depending on income.
Solano Feral TNR Task Force (Solano County)
Feral/stray cats only – in traps – suggested $20 donation per cat
Tail Wag Inn Veterinary Hospital (Oakley)
Dogs, feral and domestic cats
Tri-Valley Fix Our Ferals (Danville)
Provides free spay/neuter services for feral cats (three months of age and older) living in the greater Tri-Valley area of northern California.
For more information on spaying and neutering, you can contact Spay California, http://www.spaycalifornia.org/spaycalifornia_readfirst.htm.
Community Concern for Cats
Bad Rap also has a list of Spay Neuter options all over the Bay.
Antioch Animal Services (Public)
Contra Costa Animal Services – Martinez (Public)
Contra Costa Humane Society (Public)
171 Mayhew Way #101, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Marin Humane Society (Public/Private)
Peninsula Humane Society (Public/Private)
San Mateo, CA
San Francisco Animal Care & Control (Public)
San Francisco, CA
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (Public)
Berkeley Animal Care Services (Public)
East County Animal Shelter (Public)
Hayward Animal Services (Public)
Oakland Animal Services (Public)
Tri-City Animal Shelter – Fremont (Public)