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, cats and rabbits on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 7:00 A.M, until full
- 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 serve—In 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:
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.
- 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
- Microchip (optional)
Note: We do not provide services to animals who are not undergoing spay/neuter procedures.
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
- Adult rabbits who are at least 6 months old (any weight), or
- Male rabbits at least 2 months old and weigh 2 lb or more with both testicles descended
- Female rabbits at least 4 months old and weigh 2 lb or more
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
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.
- 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
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).
When your dog or cat is discharged from the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic, we’ll provide you with instructions for post-operative care.
If you have questions about spay/neuter, please contact us at 844-MY-ASPCA.