ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

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Effective September 1, 2022: The ASPCA’s Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics in New York City are temporarily paused due to staffing shortages that prevent us from offering these services. We recognize the high demand for affordable spay/neuter and the ASPCA remains committed to providing these services to NYC residents. We will resume our mobile spay/neuter clinics as soon as possible. For other providers of low-cost spay/neuter services, please refer to organizations listed on the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals website.

FAQ

When will I be able to sign up for spay/neuter on an ASPCA mobile clinic? 

A: The ASPCA remains committed to providing spay/neuter services to NYC residents. We are working diligently to hire and train staff to provide high-quality surgeries at a high volume as soon as possible.  We thank you for your patience and commitment to your pets and will update this page when services resume.

Where can I access spay/neuter services for my pet if the ASPCA’s mobile clinics are not available?

A: We recognize the high demand for our services and are aware of how challenging it can be to access low-cost spay/neuter services. Pet parents can search for spay/neuter services in their area using the following resources:  

Why is the ASPCA experiencing a staffing shortage?

A: The current national veterinarian shortage is impacting more than just the ASPCA’s operations. Several factors are contributing to the shortage, including increased demand for veterinary care during the pandemic. The ASPCA is committed to identifying both short and long-term solutions to address this issue while we aggressively attempt to fill our open positions to increase our capacity. For a list of open positions, please visit the ASPCA Careers page.

Does the ASPCA receive government funding to provide spay/neuter surgeries for pets?

A: The ASPCA receives funds for some spay/neuter surgeries in NYC. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reimburses the ASPCA for surgeries performed for income-qualifying residents of the five boroughs. This funding allows us to help even more pet parents. The ASPCA does not receive DOH funding for any services we are not able to provide.  

When will I be able to sign up for spay/neuter on an ASPCA mobile clinic? 

A: The ASPCA remains committed to providing spay/neuter services to NYC residents. We are working diligently to hire and train staff to provide high-quality surgeries at a high volume as soon as possible.  We thank you for your patience and commitment to your pets and will update this page when services resume.

How can I care for my pet while I wait for a spay/neuter services to become available? 

A: We encourage you to contact one of the other low-cost spay/neuter providers in NYC while the ASPCA’s services are temporarily paused. Until your pet can be spayed or neutered, prevent accidental mating by keeping them under physical control at all times (for example, keeping dogs leashed and keeping cats indoors). Intact cats and dogs may be highly motivated to access a mate, which may make them more likely to attempt to roam, putting them at greater risk of injury from fighting or vehicle traffic. Female kittens may become pregnant as young as four months of age. For both cats and dogs, it is important to provide ample opportunities for enrichment, exercise and training.