El Monte Spay/Neuter Services

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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 zip codes 91731, 91732 and 91733, by appointment only. 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 are located in the City of El Monte.

Eligibility: City of El Monte residents living within the zip codes 91731, 91732 and 91733

Not eligible? Search for a spay/neuter clinic near you on PetSmart Charities.

Location: Exact location will be provided via text message prior to appointment.

  • Intake begins at 7:30 A.M. - prepare to wait approximately 1 hour to check in your pet.
  • Discharge is same day, typically between 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Our staff will tell you what time to return at check in.

Contact: Call 844-MY-ASPCA (692-7722) to inquire about an appointment. Call lines are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. PST.

Pricing: All spay/neuter services are fully subsidized if you meet the ASPCA’s eligibility criteria.

What to Bring:
  • Photo identification showing you are 18 years of age or older
  • Proof of residence in one of the zip codes serviced by our clinic (this may be a utility bill or other piece of mail)
  • Proof of Public Assistance (if applicable)

Additional Services Available: 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 undergoing a spay/neuter surgery.
  • Rabies vaccine (If your pet is up to date, please bring vaccine records with you)
  • 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 (plastic pet cone to prevent your pet from licking their incision)
  • Microchip

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

In order to help us continue to serve pets in need, we ask that clients who have recently traveled to an area or country with high community level transmission of COVID-19, had any exposure to symptomatic or confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, are confirmed positive themselves, or are feeling ill, to please have another caregiver/family member bring your pet or wait until a later date. 


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 mobile clinics generally accept:

  • Healthy dogs and cats between the ages of eight weeks old and nine years old
  • Puppies and kittens who are at least eight weeks old and weigh at least two lb.
  • 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 mobile clinics will NOT accept:

  • Ferrets, hamsters, rabbits or any species of animal who are 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
  • Community 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
  • Short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, such as Bulldogs, Pugs or Persian cats
How many pets can I bring for spay/neuter surgery?

The ASPCA encourages El Monte residents to spay/neuter all household cats and dogs. 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 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
  • 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
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 community cat colony in Los Angeles. Where can I get help with TNRM (Trap-Neuter-Return-Monitor)?

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