LA Spay/Neuter Clinic

Updated 2/18/21

**The ASPCA is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of the community, the animals in our care and our staff, and we are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 (coronavirus) developments as they evolve.

Spay/Neuter: Effective immediately, all ASPCA spay/neuter services at our South LA Clinic are suspended to the general public due to COVID-19. Please check back on this website for updates .

The ASPCA is providing basic medical services by appointment only. Due to COVID, services are limited to animals who are sick, in distress and/or in immediate need of veterinary care. Healthy pet service such as vaccinations may be offered as space permits.  ASPCA services are available by appointment only by calling 844-MY-ASPCA.

Medical Emergencies: The ASPCA is not a medical emergency facility. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please call your nearest veterinary emergency hospital. 

Safety Notice: In order to help us continue to serve pets in need, we ask that clients who have recently traveled to a high-risk state or country, had any exposure to symptomatic or confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, are confirmed positive themselves, or are feeling ill, to please reschedule your appointment or have another caregiver/family member bring your pet in for their appointment.**

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LA Spay/Neuter Clinic

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 L.A. Animal Care Center at 1850 West 60th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90047.

  • Fees are fully subsidized for residents of the City in Los Angeles in the qualifying zip codes below
  • Our clinic operates Tuesday through Saturday
  • We accept dogs and cats on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 7:00 A.M, until full
  • Pet rabbits are accepted by appointment:
    Email [email protected] to request an appointment
    Include your name, telephone number, home address, preferred day of week and rabbit age and weight (if known)
  • Intake may take up to an hour, therefore please plan accordingly. Space is limited
  • Pick up is generally between 3-4PM on the same day

If you have questions, please call 844-MY-ASPCA.

Who we serveIn order to provide care for the city’s most underserved communities, our Los Angeles Spay/Neuter Clinic provides service exclusively for animals whose owners live within the following zip codes:


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ASPCA South Los Angeles Spay/Neuter Clinic
How much does the spay/neuter surgery cost?

All of our services are fully subsidized and are provided at no cost to residents in the City of Los Angeles.

Please obtain a spay/neuter certificate from the South Los Angeles Animal Services Care Center, which is located next to our clinic at 1850 W 60th St. You may pick up the certificate on the day of your appointment. If you live outside of the above zip codes, you may still qualify for a Free Spay/Neuter Certificate from L.A. Animal Services based on your income. Please visit L.A. Animal Services for more information. If you are unable to obtain a certificate from the city for any reason, please contact an ASPCA representative at the clinic for assistance.

What additional services are provided for pets at the L.A. Spay/Neuter Clinic?
  • Rabies vaccine If your pet is up to date, please bring vaccine records with you
  • FVRCP vaccine for cats/DA2PP vaccine for dogs
  • Nail trim
  • Small tattoo, placed close to the incision site to indicate the animal is spayed/neutered
  • E-collar
  • 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:

  • Cats and Dogs 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 and cats in heat
  • Pregnant cats and dogs, depending on the health of the animal and term of pregnancy
  • Male and female rabbits who are at least 4 months old
    • Male rabbits should have both testicles descended – if you are unsure, our staff can assist
Which animals may NOT be accepted for surgery?

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 between 6-7 years old
  • Short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, such as Bulldogs, Pugs or Persian cats

The ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic will NOT accept:

  • Ferrets, hamsters or any animal who is not a cat, dog or rabbit
  • Unhealthy animals or those with contagious illnesses (animals should not be coughing or sneezing, and should not have watery eyes, runny noses, or any other signs of illness)
  • Doberman Pinschers without proof of a normal blood work test for Von Willebrand factor, a blood clotting protein
  • Feral cats in traps
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).

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: Dog - English Version (PDF) | Cat - English Version (PDF) | Rabbit - English Version (PDF) | Spanish Version (PDF)

I manage a feral cat colony in Los Angeles. Where can I get help with TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return)?

Please consult or for information about TNR in Los Angeles.

If you have questions about spay/neuter, please contact us at 844-MY-ASPCA.