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Spay and Neuter Clinic

To reduce pet overpopulation and improve animal health, the Maryland SPCA provides high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter surgery for cats and dogs.

Altering dogs and cats can dramatically reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers. Additionally, altered dogs and cats are less likely to wander and become lost while searching for a mate. Neutered and spayed pets are less likely to bite or become aggressive. These are all great reasons to spay or neuter your pet while helping to reduce pet overpopulation. To this end, all cats and dogs adopted from the MD SPCA are spayed or neutered before they are released to their new owners.

Who Qualifies?

While anyone can get their cat or dog spayed or neutered with us, we have some programs geared specifically to certain income levels and/or zip codes. To participate in an income-based program, you must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • A Baltimore City resident earning less than $25,000 annually or a household earning less than $42,000 a year. 
  • EBT Card/independence card holder
  • SS/VA Disability
  • WIC Program Member
  • Medicaid 
  • AFDC

 


COST:

Pricing: $40-$100  

THE ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE THE SPAY OR NEUTER SURGERY, RABIES AND DISTEMPER VACCINATIONS, AND NAIL TRIM.


ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Your pet must be 8 weeks to 7 years of age. Only pets over 12 weeks of age are eligible for a rabies vaccination. Dogs must weigh 5 to 85 pounds. Some breed restrictions exist.
  • Appointments for dogs require a $25 deposit which will be deducted from your total on the day of surgery. If your pet is cryptorchid, there is an additional fee of $20 per retained testicle.

RESTRICTIONS:

  • NO DOGS UNDER 5 POUNDS OR OVER 85 POUNDS.
  • NO FELINES UNDER 8 WEEKS OF AGE OR OVER 7 YEARS OF AGE.
  • NO DOGS UNDER 12 WEEKS OF AGE OR OVER 7 YEARS OF AGE.
  • SOME BREED RESTRICTIONS EXIST.

*Owners whose pets do not meet these requirements can have their pet spay/neutered at our Maryland SPCA Wellness Clinic.

 Go to Maryland SPCA Wellness Clinic Page 

Appointments: To make or cancel an appointment, go to our Spay and Neuter Clinic appointments page.

More Information:

 

The Maryland SPCA strongly promotes spay/neuter programs to reduce pet overpopulation. Each year we spay/neuter more than 6,000 animals! The Maryland SPCA continues to be the state leader in providing spay/neuter services. Our spay/neuter clinic can be reached at 410-889-SPAY(7729) or fixem@mdspca.org. Due to high demand we may take longer than 3 days to get back to you.