The ASPCA offers free, high quality spay/neuter surgery at our clinic exclusively for South Los Angeles cats and dogs!
The ASPCA Los Angeles Spay/Neuter Clinic is located at the South LA Animal Care Center at 1850 West 60th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90047, and fees are fully subsidized for residents of South LA.
Our clinic operates Tuesday through Saturday and accepts dogs and cats on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 7:00 A.M PT.
Does my cat or dog qualify for surgery at the LA Spay/Neuter Clinic?
Pet parents with proof of residence in the following zip codes qualify for fully subsidized (free) spay/neuter services: 90001, 90002, 90003, 90011, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90047, 90058, 90059, 90061, 90062. We ask that you obtain a spay/neutercertificate from the South Los Angeles Animal ServicesCare Center, which is located next to our clinic at 1850 W 60th St. You may pick up the certificate on the day ofyour appointment. If you live outside of the above zip codes, you may still qualify for free services by qualifying for a Free Spay/Neuter Certificate from LA Animal Services based on your income. Please visit LA Animal Services for more information.
How much does it cost?
All of our services are fully subsidized and are provided at no cost to residents of South Los Angeles.
What services are provided for pets at the LA Spay/Neuter Clinic?
- Spay or neuter surgery
- Rabies vaccine
- FVRCP vaccine for cats/DA2PPV vaccine for dogs
- Nail trim
- Small tattoo, placed close to the incision site to indicate the animal is spayed/neutered
- Microchip (optional)
Note: We do not provide services to animals who are not undergoing spay/neuter procedures.
Which animals will be accepted for surgery?
All animals will be examined by a veterinarian to determine if they appear healthy and can undergo surgery. The ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic generally accepts:
- Healthy dogs and cats between 8 weeks and five years old
- Puppies and kittens who are at least eight weeks old and weigh at least two pounds
- Female dogs in heat
- Female cats in heat
- Pregnant cats and dogs, depending on the health of the animal and term of pregnancy
Which animals will NOT be accepted for surgery?
The ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic will NOT accept:
- Ferrets, rabbits, or any animal who is not a cat or dog
- Unhealthy animals or those with contagious illnesses (animals should not be coughing or sneezing, and should not have watery eyes, runny noses, mange, or ringworm)
- Doberman Pinschers without proof of a normal blood work test for von Willebrand factor, a blood clotting protein
- Feral cats in traps
Certain animals may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, depending on the outcome of the veterinary examination:
- Female dogs and cats who are nursing puppies and kittens (it is ideal to wait to spay a mother until one month after she weans her litter)
- Male animals with only one testicle
- Animals over five years of age
- Short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, such as bulldogs, pugs or Persian cats
How many pets can I bring for spay/neuter surgery?
- The ASPCA encourages Los Angeles residents to spay/neuter all household cats and dogs
- Residents are welcome to bring all pets in the household to the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic, but due to high demand for services, a policy of two pets maximum per household per clinic day MAY be applied
How should I prepare my pet(s) for spay/neuter surgery?
- Animals younger than four months old should eat a small meal at about 6:00 A.M. on the morning of surgery.
- Animals older than four months should have food removed at midnight prior to surgery.
- Do not withhold water at any time.
- Bring cats in carriers with one cat per carrier.
- Bring dogs on leashes.
- If you do not have a leash or carrier, please leave your pet in the car and request one from our greeter.
What should I bring with me when my pet is admitted to the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic?
- Bring photo identification showing you are 18 years of age or older
- Bring proof of residence in one of the zip codes serviced by our clinic (this may be a utility bill or other piece of mail)
- If you are transporting a pet for someone who is disabled or elderly, bring that person's photo identification and proof of residency
What can I expect when I arrive at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic?
- We suggest clients arrive at the location by 7:00 A.M. The ASPCA serves 10-15 animals per day on a first-come, first-served basis, filled to capacity.
- An ASPCA representative will arrive at 7:00 A.M. to assist with check-in.
- Be prepared to wait approximately one hour for intake of animals.
- Please be prepared to pick up your pet at approximately 3:00 pm. Pickup times vary, so check with the onsite ASPCA representative for actual time at check-in.
How should I care for my pet after surgery?
When your dog or cat is discharged from the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic, we’ll provide you with instructions for post-operative care. You can also download them here:
If you have questions about spay/neuter, please contact us at 855-SPAY-SLA Monday through Friday, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
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