DRAFT - ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic
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. We serve approximately 20-25 dogs and cats per day. Space is limited and we accommodate as many animals as possible. However, we cannot guarantee service on any mobile clinic.
To facilitate physical distancing during intake, all potential clients are required to sign into a virtual waitlist starting at 5:30 AM prior to arriving at the clinic location. Our mobile spay/neuter clinics are no longer first-come, first serve. Please do not arrive at the clinic location if your name is not on the waitlist.
Add your name and pet information to the waitlist starting at 5:30 AM that morning at the clinic you wish to attend.
- After you sign up, you will receive an automated text confirming that you are on the waitlist; please do not reply to that message.
- As we work through the intake process, you will receive a second message letting you know that we can see you or that we are full for the day.
- 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 at 7:30 AM.
- ASPCA staff will admit pets in the order of the waitlist and will send a text to the number you provided in the app a few minutes before they are ready to admit your pet.
- Please stay close by but do not congregate around the clinic and stay at least 6-feet apart from others.
- Our staff will be wearing masks, we require that the public wear masks when interacting with our staff.
- We cannot bring clients onto the mobile clinics at this time, staff will answer all questions and explain processes to you outside.
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.
- 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
- A Photo ID: Drivers license, NYC ID, Passport, Benefit card with photo
- Proof of NYC address: NYS Drivers 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, Medicare, 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.
Safety measures and social distancing guidelines are in place. Masks are required for the duration of your appointment. In order to help us continue to serve pets in need, we ask that pet parents who have recently traveled to a high-risk state or country, 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 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.
- Feral cats or animals 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:
- 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
- Animals over five years of age
- Short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, such as bulldogs, pugs and Persian cats
- 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.
These are the additional services provided for your pet. Please remember we do not provide any of these services to animals who are NOT being spayed/neutered.
- 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
- 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 food removed at midnight prior to surgery.
- Do not withhold water from any animal at any time.
- Bring cats in carriers with one cat per carrier.
- Bring dogs on leashes.
- 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 at 7:30 AM.
- You will receive a text from an ASPCA staff member on site, please only approach the clinic when you get that text.
- 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 9:30 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.
- While waiting, please be courteous and considerate of neighbors, fellow clients and private property.
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)
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.
Spay/neuter surgery and transport services provided are available to animal rescuers through our Stationary Spay/Neuter Clinic in Queens and ASPCA Community Veterinary Center 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