ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic
The ASPCA offers low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgery for cats and dogs exclusively in the five boroughs of New York City. Our mobile clinics provide subsidized services to tens of thousands of underserved pet owners each year, with the mission of decreasing the number of dogs and cats entering the city’s shelters, and contributing to the overall health and welfare of animals in communities that lack access to basic vet care. All of the ASPCA's Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics are staffed with professionally trained, fully-licensed veterinarians and technicians. Our teams follow best practices established by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics serve approximately 20-25 animals per day on a first-come, first-served basis until full. Space is limited and we accommodate as many animals as possible. Although the clinic arrives at 7:00 AM, it is highly recommended that pet owners arrive in advance for a greater chance of admittance. Please note that we cannot guarantee service on any mobile clinic.
The ASPCA strives to make spay/neuter accessible and affordable for all New York City residents. Low-income pet parents in New York City's five boroughs with proof of public assistance such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or public housing qualify for heavily subsidized spay/neuter services for their cat or dog. Those receiving unemployment benefits do not qualify.
Spay/Neuter Fees for Cats and Dogs:
- With proof of public assistance: No Cost
- Without proof of public assistance: $125 payable by cash, check or money order. Please make checks or money orders payable to “ASPCA."
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.
To qualify, bring each of the following:
- 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: 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
- Spay or neuter surgery
- Rabies vaccine (Under New York City law, we must provide this unless a pet parent presents a current rabies vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian. A rabies tag is not sufficient proof.)
- FVRCP vaccine for cats/DA2PPV vaccine for dogs (We do not provide vaccinations or any other services to animals who are NOT being spayed/neutered.)
- Nail trim
- 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
All animals will be examined by a veterinarian to determine if they appear healthy and can undergo surgery aboard a Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic. Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics generally accept:
- 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. Click here to learn more about our spay/neuter services for rescuers.
- 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
- animals over five years of age
- short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, such as bulldogs, pugs and Persian cats
- The ASPCA encourages New York City residents to spay/neuter all household cats and dogs.
- 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 MAY be applied.
Spay/neuter surgery and transport services are provided for animal rescuers through our Stationary Spay/Neuter Clinic. The ASPCA's two NYC clinic locations provide high-quality spay/neuter services to dogs and cats managed by local animal rescuers only. Click here to learn more.
- 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.
- Do not withhold water from any animal at any time.
- Bring cats in carriers with one cat per carrier.
- Bring dogs on leashes.
- Bring proof of public assistance (if applicable) and photo identification showing you are 18 years of age or older.
- If transporting a pet for someone who is disabled or elderly, bring that person's proof of public assistance and photo identification.
- We suggest clients arrive at the location before 7:00 A.M. The clinic serves approximately 20-25 animals per day on a first-come, first-served basis until full.
- An ASPCA representative will arrive by 7:00 A.M. to assist with animal sign-in.
- Be prepared to wait approximately two hours for intake of animals.
- Please be prepared to pick up your pet at approximately 3:30 P.M. 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)