ASPCA Spay/Neuter Same Day Waitlist

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Want to save time? Sign up online.

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Add a maximum of two pets to the online waitlist starting at 6:00 A.M., Tuesday to Saturday. This is not an appointment or guarantee for services but helps keep you and your pet safe and comfortable while you wait.

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We ask that you arrive at 7:00 A.M. so we can prompltly start intake at 7:10 A.M. We will send you a message around 7:00 A.M. so you can check-in, which lets us know you are nearby. 

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We will send a text message notification when we are ready for you and your pet to approach the clinic. At that time, you will be provided with paperwork and asked questions about your pet's health. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of the notification, your name may be removed from the list.

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You will receive confirmation that your pet's intake is complete and notified what time to return for discharge that afternoon.

What to Bring:

  • Your Free Spay/Neuter Certificate (voucher) 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)

Don’t have a smartphone?

This process does take longer than the online sign up, but you can join the waitlist by texting "EN" for English or "ES" for Español to (323)-366-3392. Then wait to receive a call from the on-site ASPCA employee to confirm your eligibility for our services. Once your eligibility is confirmed, you are added to the waitlist. Please note this is still not an appointment or guarantee.

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 safe and secure 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
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 eight weeks old 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 four 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 six and seven 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