City of Los Angeles Spay/Neuter Clinic
Are you a Los Angeles resident seeking affordable spay/neuter surgery for your pets? The ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic offers free, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries for South Los Angeles cats, dogs and rabbits. Our clinic is staffed with professionally trained, fully licensed veterinarians and technicians.
Residents of the following zip codes are eligible for services, and are required to provide proof of residency:
Residents of the City of Los Angeles who do not reside in the above zip codes may still be eligible for services at our clinic with a spay/neuter voucher. A voucher can be obtained from the free or discounted spay & neuter certificate program.
1850 West 60th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90047
Located next door to the Chesterfield Square/South L.A. Animal Services Center.
How to Access Spay/Neuter Services:
For dogs and cats:
Our clinic uses an online waitlist system that opens each morning for same-day spay/neuter surgeries. Although we do our best to serve all clients that arrive at the clinic with a waitlist reservation, this is not a guarantee of services. Check-in begins at 7:00 AM and pick-up is between 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM on the same day.
Sign up on our online waitlist Monday through Friday, starting at 6:00 AM on the same day that you want to bring your dog or cat for spay/neuter.
- Take a brief survey to ensure you are eligible for ASPCA spay/neuter services.
- If you are eligible, you may add up to two pets to the waitlist. You must be on the waitlist to receive spay/neuter services. This is not an appointment or guarantee for services.
- Go to the clinic location and line up in front of the clinic. We will accept pets in the order that they arrive onsite, starting at 7:00 AM until full.
- If you receive a text message that we are ready for you, you must arrive within 10 minutes of receiving the notification, or your name may be removed from the list.
If you cannot access the system, we may be full for the day or we are not currently open.
Don’t have a smartphone?
This method takes a little longer than the online sign up, but you can join our waitlist by texting "EN" for English or "ES" for Español to (323) 366-3392. Wait to receive a call from the onsite ASPCA employee to confirm your eligibility. Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will be added to the waitlist. Please note this is not an appointment or guarantee of services.
For pet rabbits:
Due to the extra care required, space for rabbits is limited. Email [email protected] for information. We are not able to accept rabbits through the online waitlist system.
We request that all residents of the City of Los Angeles apply online for a Free or Discounted Spay/Neuter Certificate. Spay/neuter services are fully subsidized if you meet the ASPCA’s eligibility criteria above.
What to Bring:
- Your Free or Discounted Spay/Neuter Certificate from the City of Los Angeles.
- Photo identification showing you are 18 years of age or older.
- Proof of residence in one of the eligible zip codes serviced by our clinic (this may be a utility bill or other piece of mail).
- Most recent vaccine records, if applicable.
Optional Add-on Services:
Please note that these services are only available as add-ons to spay/neuter procedures. We do not offer them without a surgery appointment.
- 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 (plastic cone to prevent your pet from licking their incision)
COVID-19 Safety Measures:
In order to help us continue to serve pets in need, we ask that clients who have had any exposure to confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, are confirmed COVID-19 positive themselves or are feeling ill, to please have another caregiver/family member bring your pet or wait until a later date.
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 old and 5 years old
- Puppies and kittens who are at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 2 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
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 1 month after she weans her litter)
- Male animals with only one testicle
- Animals between 6 and 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 are 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
- Community 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 4 months old should eat a small meal at about 6:00 A.M. on the morning of surgery
- Animals older than 4 months should have food removed at midnight prior to surgery
- Do not withhold water at any time
- Bring cats in safe and secure carriers; only 1 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
When your dog or cat is discharged from the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic, we’ll provide you with instructions for post-operative care.
Please consult FixNation.org or StrayCatAlliance.org for information about TNRM in Los Angeles. The ASPCA currently offers free, high-quality spay/neuter for cats and dogs, including community cats, in the City of El Monte living within the 91732 zip code. For more information on the ASPCA’s services in El Monte, visit aspca.org/ElMonte.