Free & Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs & Clinics

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many veterinary practices are operating at reduced capacity in order to ensure the health and safety of the community, the animals they care for, and their staff, while continuing to provide much-needed services. Before making an appointment, please check with the facility to verify what services are available.

Free & Low-Cost Spay/Neuter 

The ASPCA, The Humane Society of New York, The Toby Project, and several other local and national organizations are strong supporters of our efforts to bring the feral and stray cat population under control in New York City. These organizations offer free or low-cost spay/neuter services (and related treatment) for NYC’s feral and stray community cats and kittens.

You must be a Certified TNR Caretaker to qualify for the free and low-cost clinic services offered by the ASPCA, The Toby Project, and The Humane Society of New York. If you are not yet certified, please register for an upcoming Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care workshop.

Please note that all three of these nonprofit spay/neuter providers also offer low-cost spay/neuter services for the public through their subsidized spay/neuter programs.

Learn more about the services offered by these nonprofit spay/neuter providers here.

Other Spay/Neuter Programs & Clinics

Depending on appointment availability at the ASPCA, The Toby Project, and The Humane Society of New York, you might have occasion to seek out alternate low cost spay/neuter resources such as certificate programs and other low-cost spay/neuter providers.

Certificate Programs

Please note that there may be additional clinic costs when using spay/neuter certificates. Be sure to ask about what is included and what extra charges there will be (if any) when you make the appointment. The certificates cover routine spay/neuter surgeries, including a cursory surgical pre-exam, anesthesia, the surgical procedure, waste disposal, and day-of-surgery post-operative care and pain relief. The veterinarian may charge extra for vaccinations, pregnancies, cats in heat, blood work if needed for older cats, undescended testicles, and any take-home medications.

Friends of Animals

Friends of Animals offers low-cost Cat Spay Certificates for $65 and Cat Neuter Certificates for $51. Please refer to our Feral-Friendly Veterinarians page to cross-reference the clinics that accept these certificates if you are making an appointment for a feral cat. It’s very important that the clinic you choose is experienced in working with feral cats.
Phone: 1-800-321-PETS
Website: friendsofanimals.org

Private Practice Veterinarians and Other Clinics

Park Slope Veterinary Center (Dr. Yvonne Szacki)

Low cost spay/neuter and related services for feral and stray cats are available at a discount for Certified TNR Caretakers only. Neuter and eartip is $50. Spay and eartip is $70. The rabies vaccine (required) is an additional $15. Optional services such as SNAP tests, FVRCP, flea treatments, preventatives, and deworming are available at special rates. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment.
639 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone: (718) 369-7387
Website: parkslopeveterinarycenter.com

Faithful Friends

Low cost spay/neuter and related services for feral and stray cats are available at a discount for Certified TNR Caretakers only. A neuter surgery is $55 and includes the rabies vaccine and eartipping. A spay surgery is $65, and includes rabies vaccine and eartipping. There is a nominal surcharge for pregnant cats. Optional services such as SNAP tests, FVRCP, flea treatments and preventatives, and deworming are available at special rates. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment.
2455 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Phone: (718) 339-7387
Website: faithfulfriendsny.com

North Shore Animal League America

To support TNR efforts in NYC, North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) offers a feral cat clinic package of spay or neuter, rabies vaccination, FVRCP, penicillin injection, and mandatory eartipping for $40 per cat. Optional services, which include FeLV/FIV test combo and flea preventatives, are also available at a discount. All surgeries are performed Monday–Saturday and are by appointment only. You may drop the cat off the night before the appointment between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Pick up the following day is between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. One cat per trap or carrier, please. Carriers must be of a hard casing (no fabric carriers or milk crates). Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

The Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center
16 Lewyt Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: (516) 883-7900 x268
Website: animalleague.org

Save-A-Pet: C.L.I.F.F.S. Clinic (Creating Long Island’s Feral Feline Solution)

The C.L.I.F.F.S. Clinic offers spay/neuter and vaccination services for feral cats. The $80 fee includes rabies and distemper vaccines. Additional services such as SNAP tests, trap rentals and overnight boarding are also available. Appointments are available Monday–Friday. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
608 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: (631) 473-6333 x 204
Website: saveapetny.org

Helping PAW

Helping PAW offers low-cost spay/neuter services on Long Island on a fully equipped mobile clinic. Spay/neuter for feral cats is $80 and also includes a full physical exam, rabies vaccine and tag, feline distemper (3-in-1 vaccine – FVRCP), pain management, and eartip. Please call or visit the website for more information, to check current pricing, view the clinic location calendar, and make an appointment.
Phone: (888) 738-3497
Website: helping-paw.org

Long Island Animal Surgery (Dr. Mary Harrison)

Long Island Animal Surgery provides low-cost spay/neuter, other general and major surgery, and in-house blood work for cats and dogs (friendly and feral). No extra charge for cats that are pregnant or in heat. The $65 fee covers the spay or neuter, eartip, rabies and FVRCP vaccines, injection for ear mites and intestinal parasites, and topical flea treatment. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment.
305 Roe Boulevard, Patchogue, NY 11782
Phone: (631) 627-6900
Website: longislandanimalsurgery.com

People for Animals

People for Animals offers low-cost spay/neuter packages for feral cats at their three locations. Please visit the website for more information or call to schedule an appointment.

Hillside Clinic
401 Hillside Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205
Phone: (973) 282-0890
Website: pfaonline.org/hillside-nj

Robbinsville Clinic
1 Sharon Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: (609) 208-3252
Website: pfaonline.org/robbinsville-nj

Clayton Clinic
1200 North Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ 08312
Phone: (856) 243-5211
Website: pfaonline.org/clayton-nj

The Spay & Neuter Center of New Jersey

The Spay & Neuter Center for New Jersey offers special prices for feral cat spay/neuter for the TNR community. Please visit the website for more information or to schedule an appointment.
2094 Route 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Phone: (732) 796-0900
E-mail: info@spayneuternewjersey.com
Website: spayneuternewjersey.com

 

Feral Veterinary Care

Find a listing of full-service veterinary practices in New York City that have experience working with community cats.

Emergency Vet Care

These veterinary hospitals are able to provide emergency treatment for sick or injured stray and feral cats.