Los Angeles County Mobile Spay/Neuter Services

** 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.
  • 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.
     
  • Spay/Neuter: Effective immediately, all ASPCA spay/neuter services are at reduced capacity due to COVID-19. Please check this website to see if you meet the qualifications for services.
     
    • The ASPCA prioritizes El Monte City residents within the zip code of 91732. To obtain an appointment, please call 844-MY-ASPCA (692-7722).
    • As space permits, we may provide services for low income residents of Los Angeles County with proof of Public Assistance.
       
  • 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 and spay/neuter surgery 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.**

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The ASPCA offers fully subsidized, high quality spay/neuter surgery exclusively for Los Angeles County cats and dogs. Recognizing that animal homelessness and many of the most serious animal health crises arise in neighborhoods with limited access to veterinary care, the ASPCA brings subsidized spay/neuter services directly to such communities. All of the ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics are staffed with professionally trained, fully licensed veterinarians and technicians. Our teams follow the practices established by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics serve approximately 25-30 animals per day located in El Monte.

  • Space is very limited.
  • All services are by appointment only and operate using strict COVID safety protocols.
  • Cats must be in secure carriers and dogs on leashes.
  • Check in begins at 8:00am for cats and 8:30am for dogs
  • Discharge is same day at 2pm (time subject to change).
  • COVID-19 instructions and exact location will be provided via text message prior to appointment.
     

Who do we serve?

The ASPCA prioritizes El Monte City residents within the zip code of 91732.

To obtain an appointment, please call 844-MY-ASPCA (692-7722). As space permits, we may provide services to low income residents of Los Angeles County with proof of Public Assistance. Acceptable forms of Public Assistance must be presented at time of appointment.

This includes one of the following:

  • General Relief (G.R.)
  • WIC
  • Healthy Family
  • MediCal,
  • CalWORKs
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Golden State Advantage Card

Don’t qualify for our services? Search by zip code for spay/neuter clinic near you.
 

How much does the spay/neuter surgery cost?

All spay/neuter services are fully subsidized if you meet the qualifications above.

What additional services are provided for pets at the L.A. Spay/Neuter Clinic?

You have the option to receive additional medical services during your pet’s spay/neuter surgery. These services are not provided to animals who are NOT being spayed/neutered.

  • E-collar to prevent them accessing their incision
  • Nail trim
  • Rabies vaccine
  • FVRCP vaccine for cats/DA2PPV vaccine for dogs
  • Small tattoo placed close to the incision site when an animal is spayed/neutered (Tattoos let shelters and veterinarians easily identify that an animal has already been spayed/neutered. This is especially important for female animals, as presence of a tattoo can help the animal avoid undergoing an unnecessary surgery in the future.)
  • Microchip
  • Flea and tick treatment
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 eight 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
Which animals may NOT be accepted for surgery?

The ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic will NOT accept:

  • Ferrets, hamsters, rabbits or any species of 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 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

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 5-7 years old
  • Short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, such as Bulldogs, Pugs or Persian cats
How many pets can I bring for spay/neuter surgery?

Residents are welcome to schedule an appointment for all cats and dogs living in their household, however, due to high demand for our services, a policy of two pets maximum per household per clinic day is often 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
  • Always allow your pet access to fresh water; do not withhold water at any time
  • Bring cats in carriers; only one cat per carrier if possible
  • 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) | Spanish Version (PDF)

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

Please consult FixNation.org or StrayCatAlliance.org for information about TNR in Los Angeles.

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