Spay and Neuter Programs

Mom and pups at the shelter

Spay & Neuter!
Stop the cycle & suffering.

Free or Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs (especially for feral cats/kittens). You can now help stop the vicious cycle of feral cat reproduction by trapping, spaying/neutering, and releasing feral cats in your area. Please contact the below listed agencies for assistence.

Animal Birth Control Assistance

408-244-8351 or 408-245-4949

Call for the name of a participating veterinarian in your area. They send you a voucher that is good for 60 days and you do the rest. The price is discounted, usually dependent on the animal's weight.

Note: This is a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing the number of unwanted animals born to suffer and die. Animal Birth Control is a low-cost spay/neuter referral service working with several veterinarians in the South Bay. They raise money by holding garage sales with merchandise donated by people who believe in their cause.

Campbell, Monte Sereno and Santa Clara Area - Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA)
3370 Thomas Road,
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 764-0344
Spay and Neuter

Santa Clara County Animal Shelter

Program page:
  • Santa Clara County Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program for Dogs & Cats
  • Free & low cost for Large Breed Dogs, Pit Bull & Pit Bull Mix

Pit Bull Type and Large Breed Dogs

  • Spay/neuter surgery plus a rabies vaccination.
  • The cost for all County residents is free for male dogs of any age and female dogs age six months or younger. For female dogs over the age of six months, the cost is the veterinary clinic's regular price less $100.

Feral Cats

  • Spay/neuter surgery plus rabies and FVRCP vaccinations.
  • The cat's ear will be notched for easy identification as one already "fixed." The cost is $10 for residents of unincorporated Santa Clara County and the cities of Gilroy, Sunnyvale or Mountain View. The cost to all other County residents is $25.

Santa Clara County

Hayward Area - Free Spay/Neuter

Free Spay/Neuter - Feral Cats - Hayward Area
Hayward Friends of Animals
(510) 886-7546

Napa Area - Low cost Spay and Neuter

Spay/Neuter Clinic
3265 California Boulevard
Napa, CA 94558
[email protected]

Oakland Area - Free or Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program
Oakland, CA

Spay They Bay - Low Cost Spay & Neuter
Berkley, CA

Redwood City Area - Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Pet's in Need Spay & Neuter clinic

Palo Alto Area - Low Cost Spay/Neuter

The Nine Lives Foundation (Cats)

San Jose Area - Low Cost Spay/Neuter for Cats


Angelo, rescued 2007

$10 spay/neuter for Cats - please call for appointment

Animal Medical Clinic
1405 N. Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA

Bay Cities Veterinary Clinic
16 Corning Ave. #136
Milpitas, CA

San Jose Animal Care & Services
Spay/Neuter Program Info

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV)
Spay & Neuter Services
901 Ames Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-2133

San Jose Animal Hospital
940 Berryessa Rd
San Jose, CA 95133

Santa Clara Area - Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Human Society of Silicon Valley
Spay & Neuter, Medical Center
901 Ames Ave
Milpitas, CA
408-262-2133, x108

HSSV Free sp/n for Dogs (40 lbs & under)
Call: 408-262-2133, X108

To qualify for this FREE service, the owner must:

  • be a resident of San Jose and reside in one of these zip codes: 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122, 95127; and
  • present identification that proves residency at time of service (e.g. utility bill, driver's license).
  • read more detail about this program.

Fremont Area - Low Cost Spay/Neuter

ForPaws Spay & Neuter
40501 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 573-4660

Free Spay/Neuter for Pit Bull and Pit Bull Mix Dogs


Frankie, rescued 2011

More of these dogs are killed in shelters than any other breed! In 2002, 38% of surrendered Pit Bulls were killed.

Spay/Neuter - Feral Cats

Fix Our Ferals

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV)
Spay & Neuter Services
901 Ames Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-2133

Other Resources

  • Pets in Need, Redwood City - 650-367-1405
  • Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo - (650) 340-7015 - offers low cost spay/neuter. Free for Pits and Pit-Mix dogs. They will actually pay you $10 if you get your Pit/Pit-Mix spayed/neutered at their clinic!
  • Feral Animal Spay/Neuter Assistance, (650) 363-4840 - Free spay/neuter for feral cats.
  • Silicon Valley Friends of Feral, (650) 592-1390 - Trap and spay/neuter for feral cats.
  • Fix Our Ferals, Berkeley/East Bay - 510-433-9446
  • East Bay SPCA (EBSPCA) - Oakland 510-639-7387 Dublin 925-479-9674
  • The San Francisco SPCA -Feral Cat sp/n , 2500-16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-4213 Tel: 415-554-3000, [email protected]
  • ARF, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA - $25 for Pit Bulls, Pit Bull mixes, Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes!