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  Spay/Neuter resources were researched and compiled by B. Haftorson. Please read our disclaimer below.

Picture of Jade


Jade was born outside after someone moved away and left their cat behind in an apartment complex. She has tested positive for FIV. All of her litter mates died.

Help End Animal Abandonment Now!

Each year, approximately ten thousand healthy cats are euthanized in Portland alone. For cats in particular, the reason is most often overpopulation. There simply isn't enough space in our shelters to accommodate the thousands of cats that are found "stray" or surrendered by their owners when no longer convenient. Pregnant stray cats are dumped in neighborhoods or in the country, and euthanized at shelters during kitten season because the resources are not available to accommodate the kittens. The list of tragic reasons why healthy animals are killed goes on and on, but the core problem remains overpopulation. The cost to the community is staggering. Millions of dollars are spent each year euthanizing and disposing of our unwanted pet population, in addition to responding to constant complaints of nuisance, strays or dead animals.

Please be a responsible guardian of your pets (and your neighbor's pets, if necessary) and have them spayed or neutered. Cats and dogs should be spayed or neutered prior to sexual maturity which typically occurs around six months of age.

Oregon Spay/Neuter Assistance and Information

Area Code 503
  • Clatsop Animal Assistance, Inc.
    Astoria OR
    Clatsop County residents in lower income bracket can get a discount certificate on the cost of spaying or neutering surgery, useable at vets in Astoria, Warrenton and Seaside.
  • Columbia Humane Society
    St Helens OR
    Call for information on low-cost spay/neuter services.
  • Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
    Holds spay/neuter clinics throughout Oregon and SW Washington for feral cats
  • Humane Society of the Willamette Valley
    Salem OR
    503-585-5900 ext 308
    Save the Felines annual spay/neuter campaign. Participating vets provide low-cost spay/neuter. Spay/Neuter educational programs.
  • Oregon Humane Society
    Portland OR
    503-285-7722 ext. 215
    Spay/neuter assistance program and spay/neuter loan program.
  • Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund
    7425 N Leavitt
    Portland OR 97203
    Send SASE to receive coupon for low-cost spay/neuter at participating Portland-area vets.
  • POPPA, Inc. (Pet Over-Population Prevention Advocacy, Inc.)
    PO Box 5721
    Beaverton OR 97006-5721
    Recycled Gardens
    6995 NW Cornelius Pass Road
    Hillsboro OR 97124
    A non-profit organization funding spay/neuters through sales of donated plants at Recycled Gardens in Hillsboro. Winter hours are 10-5 Saturdays ONLY.
  • Spay & Neuter Humane Assn
    Astoria OR 97103
    No Kill Shelter that actively promotes spay/neuter and work with 2 vets who provide 20% off spay/neuter.
  • Tri City Spay and Neuter
    Seaside OR
    Providing spay/neuter subsidies since 1975! Thrift Shop located at 600 Broadway #6.
Area Code 541
  • Animal Birth Control Society
    Jackson County OR
    Discount Spay/Neuter Program. Can also contact the following for information:
    Southern Oregon Humane Society (SOHS): 541-779-3215 Medford
  • Blue Mountain Humane Association
    La Grande OR
    The local vets rotate one free spay or neuter each month. Occasionally a donation is made to the Blue Mountain Humane association on behalf of spay and neuter certificates.
  • Central Coast Humane Society
    Newport OR
    offers $10 spay-neuter certificates, medical emergency money and also assistance to seniors and those on public assistance.
  • Central Coast Spay-Neuter Clinic
    Newport OR 97364
    888-574-SPAY (7729)
    Low Cost Spay-Neuter and shots.
  • Committed Alliance to Strays (CATS)
    Medford OR
  • Coos County Animal Control
    Coos Bay OR
    Free spay/neuter for pets, in exchange for the human volunteering some time.
  • Eugene, City of
    Department of Animal Regulation Authority
    Eugene OR
    Low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic
  • Florence Area Humane Society
    Florence OR
    Ongoing Spay/Neuter Campaign. Low-cost spay and neuter services.
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS)
    541-772-5600 Ashland
    Ashland, OR
    Provides information on low cost spay/neuter
  • Greenhill Humane Society
    Eugene OR
    Low-cost spay/neuter assistance for low/fixed-income people.
  • Heartland Humane Society
    Corvallis OR
    Low-cost spay/neuter for pets of people with low income.
  • Humane Society of Central Oregon
    Bend OR
    Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) provides low-cost certificate to individuals on financial assistance.
  • Klamath Humane Society
    Klamath Falls OR
    Assist with low-cost spay/neuter service for qualified individuals and families.
  • Pet Population Control & Well-Being Society
    Eugene OR
    Helps Oregon or Washington residents defray cost of spaying/neutering a dog or cat.
  • Planned Pethood Inc
    Lagrande OR
    541-963-2395 or 541-562-6125
    Offer spay/neuter assistance when there is a serious financial need.
  • Dr. Bill Powell ~ Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for Coos County
    Bandon/Coos Bay OR
    Located at Pony Village Mall. Call for appointment.
  • SafeHaven Humane Society
    Albany OR
    Provide a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for the community, with the help of cooperating veterinarians. Appointments are made through their office. Open to the public, regardless of income.
  • SNYP (Spay/Neuter Your Pet)
    Medford OR
    Provide Jackson County community info on all known low-cost spay/neuter programs. Subsidized spay/neuter program for people who cannot afford to have pets altered
  • Stop Pet Overpopulation Today (SPOT)
    Eugene OR
    Dedicated to eliminating pet overpopulation. SPOT provides financial assistance to people who can't afford the cost to spay or neuter their pets.
  • United Paws of America
    Lincoln County
    Neotsu OR 97364
    Provides assistance to caregivers in trapping, neutering, and returning feral cats.

Washington Spay/Neuter Assistance and Information

Area Code 206
  • Bellevue Neuter & Vaccination Clinic
    Bellevue WA
    Low-cost spay/neuter for pets of Seattle residents.
  • Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project
    Seattle/Lynnwood WA
    Free testing, vaccinations, and spay/neuter for feral cats brought by caretakers.
  • Seattle, City of
    Municipal Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Seattle WA
    206-386-4260 ext 4
    Low-cost spay/neuter for all.
  • Spay/Neuter Clinic
    Seattle WA
  • Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP)
    Vashon WA
    Provide funds for low-cost spay/neuter through Fair Isle Animal Clinic.
Area Code 253 Area Code 360
  • Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals
    HAVA HEART Sanctuary
    Westport WA
    Low-income spay/neuter assistance.
  • Justice For Animal Welfare Society (JAWS)
    Vancouver WA
    360-693-6809 or 360-693-8521
    Promotes, and has grants and loans for, spaying/neutering.
  • Kitsap Humane Society
    Silverdale WA
    Pet overpopulation, spay/neuter education.
  • Pasado's Safe Haven
    Sultan WA
    Operate "The Spay Station" mobile clinic serving King, Snohomish & Skagit counties. Free for low-income individuals, modest fee to all others.
  • Peninsula Spay & Neuter Clinic
    Port Orchard WA
    Low-cost spay/neuter.
  • Second Chance Companions
    Battle Ground WA
    Currently developing a new spay/neuter program.
  • Southwest Washington Humane Society
    Vancouver WA
    Refer to area vets for low-cost spay/neuter.
  • Thurston County Animal Shelter
    Olympia WA
    Reduces pet overpopulation through education and spay/neuter programs. Mandatory spay/neuter for adopted shelter pets.
  • Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF)
    Coupeville WA 98239
    360-678-5816 north
    360-331-2818 south
    Free spay/neuter for ferals plus low-cost spay/neuter for qualified low-income pets. Team with PAWS for Spay Day USA.
Area Code 425
  • Hooterville Safehaus and Pets
    Bothell WA
    425 488-4444
    Surrendered pets must be spayed or neutered to be included in their referral adoption service.
  • Humane Society of Seattle/King County
    Bellevue WA
    Public Spay/Neuter Clinic. Low-cost spay/neuter for pets.
  • PAWS Spay/Neuter Clinic
    Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Animal Shelter
    Lynnwood WA
    425-787-2500 ext. 849
    Low-cost spay/neuter for pets and ferals. Regional sponsor of Spay Day USA since launched. Campaign grew from 17 to 42 participating vets since 95. Teams with WAIF.
  • People for Abandoned Pets
    Bellevue WA
    Low-cost spay and neuter certificates.
Area Code 509
  • Partners for Pets
    Veradale WA
    Offer low or no cost sterilization surgeries for dogs and cats to reduce the number of animals born each year.
  • Pet OverPopulation Prevention (POPP)
    Tri-Cities (Kennewick) WA
    $15 Spay & Neuter Discount Program
  • Spokane Humane Society
    Spokane WA
    S.A.F.E. (Save Animals From Euthanasia) Spay/Neuter program has been responsible for over 2,000 animals being sterilized.
  • SpokAnimals C.A.R.E.
    Spokane WA
    Spay/neuter clinic which performs around 300 sterilizations per month. Also contract with 12 other veterinary clinics to fulfill a sterilization contract with the City for free sterilization. Annual funds raised through the sale of licenses.
    For children online: "Spay Now" - The Game of Taking Care of Your Pets

Nationwide Spay/Neuter Assistance

  • Spay/USA
    Port Washington NY
    Call Spay/USA to get the names, phone numbers, and prices of services that have agreed to provide lower cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs in your local area. Private veterinarians, community programs, and special clinics participate nationwide. If your area needs additional spay/neuter services, request Spay/USA's packet of materials to distribute to local vets and organizations.
  • Friends of Animals
    Darien CT
    Will send an order form and a directory of participating veterinarians nationwide. Pay FoA for a certificate to take to the vet. Veterinarians are invited to call for information about participating.

Nationwide Spay/Neuter Information

  • Alley Cat Allies
    Washington DC 
    Reduces the number of feral and stray cats through sterilization programs.
  • The Dog Hause
    Links to Spay/Neuter Information.
  • Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF)
    Washington DC
    202-546-1761 x31
    Annual Spay Day USA, a national campaign sponsored by PETsMART Charities.
  • Low-cost & Free Spay/Neuter Programs in US
  • Pawprints and Purrs
    Home of the Bachman Kiddens
    "Stop Abuse - Don't Litter! Spay and Neuter"
  • Pets 911 - A Partnership for Pets
    Enter your zip code and select spay/neuter for info in your area. Sponsored by PETsMART Charities.
  • Pet Population Control Resources
    Articles and information to help eliminate the need to kill healthy animals through active Animal Birth Control programs.
  • Prevent-A-Litter Coalition (PALC)
    Centreville and Alexandria VA
    Dedicated to ending the tragedy of homeless and abandoned pets. Campaigns include Spay/Neuter Your Pet Stamp Out! Postage Stamp, and animal-friendly license plates to generate state, county or city spay/neuter funds.
  • Save a Stray Today
    The first "click to donate" Web site to save homeless dogs and cats. Sponsors fund spay and neuter operations provided by Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) operating in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. See
  • Save Our Strays (SOS)
    Napa CA
    Publications and services on how we can end pet overpopulation, save our strays, and improve community animal management.

Disclaimer: Various S/N programs operate with different guidelines, some working only with the pets of people who have low incomes, others serving only pet cats or only feral (untamed, free roaming) cats - without regard to the income level of the owner or caretaker, and yet others serving all kinds of people and cats.

While every effort has been made to check that the listings below are correct and up to date, you are advised to contact the program to be certain. If, when you contact one of the programs listed, you obtain updated information, or, if you know about other low cost or free spay/neuter programs, please do contact us with the information so we can keep this resource timely and accurate.

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