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Los Angeles County Mobile Spay/Neuter Services

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The ASPCA offers free, high quality spay/neuter surgery at our clinic 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's Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics are staffed with professionally trained, fully-licensed veterinarians and technicians. Our teams follow best practices established by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

The clinic serves approximately 20-25 animals per day. Although we welcome walk-ins, please understand that we will do our best to accommodate as many animals as we can

Who do we serve?
We are available to low income county residents. This includes the following areas:

Baldwin Park
Downey
Glendale
Compton

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How much does the spay/neuter surgery cost?

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

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

  • Rabies vaccine

  • FVRCP vaccine for cats/DA2PPV vaccine for dogs (We do not provide vaccinations or any

    other services to animals who are NOT being spayed/neutered.)

  • Nail trim

  • 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.)

  • E-collar

  • Microchip, offered for an additional $20 per animal

How much does the spay/neuter surgery cost?

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


What additional services are provided for pets at the L.A. Spay/Neuter Clinic?
  • Rabies vaccine (You MUST show proof of a previous rabies vaccine, or your pet WILL receive a rabies vaccine if he or she is three months of age or older.)
  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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.

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: 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 and StrayCatAlliance.org for information about TNR in Los Angeles.

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