Free & Low Cost Spay/Neuter in NYC
There are a number of veterinary providers in New York City who offer free or low cost spay/neuter for feral cats. Many require TNR certification to qualify, which can be obtained by attending a Neighborhood Cats TNR Workshop. Check with the clinic you're interested in for pricing, how to schedule appointments and eligibility requirements.
No Cost Provider
ASPCA Stationary Spay/Neuter Clinics
Free spay/neuter, rabies vaccinations and eartipping are offered for community cats at the ASPCA's stationary clinics in Glendale, Queens, and on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Other veterinary services are available at a low cost. Feral cats may be brought directly to one of the clinics or you may be able to use the ASPCA's transport service.
To access these services, you must attend a TNR certification workshop and become a registered rescuer with the ASPCA. Registering as a rescuer and making appointments for spay/neuter and transport can be done online. If you do not have Internet access, call (877) 772-9692. For more information, go to ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic for Rescue Professionals.
NOTE: Free spay/neuter from the ASPCA is available only to individuals who reside in NYC and had a rescuer account on the ASPCA platform as of September 13, 2021.
Low Cost Providers
Faithful Friends Animal Hospital
2455 McDonald Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11223
Discount spay/neuter and other veterinary services are offered to TNR-certified individuals. By appointment only. Call (718) 339-7387.
North Shore Animal League Pet Health Center (located just outside NYC, near Queens)
16 Lewyt St.
Port Washington, NY 11050
Discount spay/neuter at $50 includes rabies and FVRCP vaccines, and eartip; Revolution $18 to $19. Maximum 2 cats in traps per client
Spay/Neuter Certificate Programs
With a spay/neuter certificate program, you purchase a voucher or certificate at a pre-set price and then redeem it for a surgery at a participating veterinarian. When you purchase a certificate, be sure to request a referral to a veterinary clinic which treats ferals (not all of them do). Also, sometimes a clinic will add charges for services not included in the certificate. Always request a complete estimate of all charges prior to surgery and do not assume your voucher will cover everything.
There are two national certificate programs which include veterinarians in NYC:
Call 1-800-248-SPAY or purchase a certificate online.
Friends of Animals
Call 1-800-321-PETS or purchase a certificate online.
Check our national and state listings to find a low cost spay/neuter clinic outside New York City.