El Monte Spay/Neuter Services
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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
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.
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 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
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 1 testicle
- Animals between 6-7 years old
- Short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, such as Bulldogs, Pugs or Persian cats
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.
- 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
- Always allow your pet access to fresh water; do not withhold water at any time
- Bring cats in 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.