ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

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The ASPCA offers free and low-cost spay/neuter surgery for cats and dogs in the five boroughs of New York City. The ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics are staffed with professionally trained, fully licensed veterinarians and technicians. While our wish is to be able to assist every animal possible, we receive hundreds of requests for appointments a day, and we cannot guarantee service on any mobile clinic.


Eligibility: All New York City residents, 18 years and older.

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


Hours & Locations: View Calendar and Map

Review the steps to sign up to our online waitlist system:

Same-Day Waitlist Instructions
Instructions in English   |   Instrucciones en español

  • No walk-ins are accepted
  • Patient intake begins at 7:00 A.M. and discharge is the same day between 2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. The intake process could take approximately an hour, so please plan accordingly.

To efficiently serve as many animals as possible, each pet must be signed up for the virtual waitlist starting at 6:00 A.M. prior to arriving to the clinic location. Please take the time to review the process. As we continue to experience high demand through the online waitlist system, you may need to attempt this process multiple times.

What to do if there is no room on the waitlist:

We continue to experience high demand for our services and capacity at our mobile spay/neuter clinics is limited at this time. For other facilities that provide low-cost spay/neuter services, please refer to organizations listed on the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals website.


Pricing:
  • Without proof of public assistance: $125 payable by cash, check or money order. Please make checks or money orders payable to "ASPCA."
  • With proof of public assistance: No Cost

As part of the Animal Population Control Program, the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene has partnered with the ASPCA to provide FREE spay/neuter for eligible residents on ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics in Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island.


What to Bring:
  • A Photo ID: Driver license, NYC ID, Passport, Benefit card with photo
  • Proof of NYC address: NYS Driver license/ID, NYC ID, Rent/Gas/Electric/Cable bill
  • Proof of Public Assistance (if applicable): Resident of public housing in (NYCHA rent bill or Section 8 voucher/letter), Medicaid, SSI, Disability/SSD, Welfare, TANF, Food Stamps, Senior Citizen or Disability reduced fare MetroCard
  • If transporting a pet for someone who is disabled or elderly, bring that person's proof of public assistance and photo identification.

Additional Services Available: 

Please note—we only provide additional services to animals who are undergoing spay/neuter procedures.

  • 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 pet cone to prevent your pet from licking their incision)
  • Microchip

COVID-19 Safety: 

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. 


FAQ

Will my pet be accepted for spay/neuter surgery?

All animals will be examined by a veterinarian to determine if they appear healthy and can undergo surgery aboard a Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic.

The animals generally accepted:

  • Healthy dogs and cats
  • Puppies and kittens who are at least eight weeks old and weigh at least two pounds
  • Female dogs in heat
  • Female cats in heat
  • Pregnant cats and dogs, depending on the health of the animal and term of pregnancy
  • Large dogs (Certain giant breeds may not be accepted.)

Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics will NOT accept:

  • Ferrets, rabbits, or any animal who is 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, mange, or ringworm.)
  • Doberman Pinschers without proof of a normal blood work test for von Willebrand factor, a blood clotting protein.
  • Cats and dogs in the care of an animal welfare or rescue organization. To learn more, visit our rescue professionals page.

Certain animals may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, depending on the outcome of the veterinary examination:

  • Animals over five years of age
  • Female dogs and cats who are nursing puppies and kittens (It is ideal to wait to spay until one month after she weans her litter.)
  • Male animals with only one testicle
  • Short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, such as bulldogs, pugs and Persian cats
How many pets can I bring for spay/neuter surgery?

Residents are welcome to bring all pets to a Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic location, but due to high demand for services, a policy of two pets maximum per household per clinic day is often applied.

What additional services are provided at the Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic?

These are the additional services provided for your pet while they are with us for spay/neuter surgery. Please note we only provide these services to animals who are being spayed/neutered.

  • E-collar
  • Nail trim
  • Rabies vaccine
  • FVRCP vaccine for cats/DA2PPV vaccine for dogs
  • Small tattoo placed close to the incision site when an animal is spayed/neutered (Tattoos let shelters and veterinarians easily identify that an animal has already been spayed/neutered. This is especially important for female animals, as presence of a tattoo can help the animal avoid undergoing an unnecessary surgery in the future.)
  • Microchip offered for an additional $10 per animal
  • Flea and tick treatment offered for an additional $10 per animal
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 AM on the morning of surgery.
  • Animals older than four months should have access to food or treats removed at around midnight prior to surgery
  • Always provide your pet access to fresh drinking water; do not withhold water from your pet prior to surgery
  • Bring cats in carriers – limit to one cat per carrier if possible
  • Bring dogs on leashes to prevent accidental escape or fighting with other dogs during intake and discharge
What occurs when I arrive at the site of a Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic?
  • An ASPCA representative will arrive no later than 7:00 AM to set up the clinic.
  • The first person on the waitlist will be seen by 7:30 AM.
  • You will receive a text message from an on-site ASPCA staff member, please only approach the clinic when you get that text message.
  • Please wait nearby, failure to arrive in a timely manner could mean that we will not be able to see your pet that day.
  • The waitlist will be closed when we are certain that we cannot serve any additional animals for the day. We hope to get to everyone on the waitlist but if we do not and you wish to come to another clinic, you must repeat the waitlist process on the morning of the next clinic you attend. Information will not be stored by the ASPCA and will not roll over to other clinic events.
  • We cannot take any pets after 9:00 AM or once we have reached maximum capacity of 20-25 dogs and cats.
  • Please note that there is no advantage to arriving onsite prior to 7:00 AM, we will see pets in the order of the electronic waitlist.
  • Be prepared to pick up your pet at approximately 3:30 PM. Pickup times vary, so check with the onsite ASPCA representative for actual time during check-in. Pets may be mildly unsteady from the anesthesia, but will be awake and able to walk a short distance home on a leash.
  • While waiting, please be courteous and considerate of neighbors, fellow clients and private property.
How should I care for my pet after surgery?

When your dog or cat is discharged from the Mobile 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)

Will the clinic be canceled if there’s inclement weather?

Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics may be canceled in the event of inclement weather. In the event of a clinic cancellation, our online calendar will be updated as early as possible. If you have already signed up for the waitlist and a clinic must be canceled, you will be notified via text message.

I run a local rescue group in New York City. Where can I bring my cats and dogs to be spayed/neutered?

Spay/neuter surgery and transport services provided are available to animal rescuers through our Stationary Spay/Neuter Clinic in Queens, ASPCA Community Veterinary Clinic in Brooklyn and ASPCA Community Veterinary Clinic in the Bronx. The ASPCA's two NYC clinic locations provide high-quality spay/neuter services to dogs and cats managed by local animal rescuers only. To learn more, visit our rescue professionals page.



ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic Calendar & Map