Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Resources in the Baltimore Metro Area


Below are some resources for affordable spay/neuter in Central Maryland.  If you have a pregnant cat that needs an emergency spay, please don't hesitate to contact the Feline Rescue Association for help at baltimorecats@gmail.com.  We may also have financial assistance available for those who cannot afford the full cost.

Maryland SPCA

3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

410-889-SPAY  |  pumphouse@mdspca.org

Low-cost programs for cats, pit bulls and large breed dogs.  Also has feral cat program.  (If you do not meet income requirements, please contact FRA at baltimorecats@gmail.com for help)


Animal Advocates of Howard County

410-880-2488; application online

Free or low-cost for dogs and cats, depending on income. 

Not limited to Howard County.


Baltimore Humane Society

1601 Nicodemus Road

Reisterstown, MD 21136

410-833-4480  |  fixmypet@bmorehumane.org

Low-cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs


Animal Rescue

Maryland Line, MD

Contact Michelle at 717-246-8842 Tuesday or Thursday evening between 6 8 PM

Low-cost spay/neuter for cats


Metro Ferals

Eldersburg, MD

Ruth Johnson:  443-255-4489  |  ruth@metroferals.org

Low-cost spay/neuter for cats


Community Cats, Maryland

P.O. Box 3637

Baltimore, MD, 21214

info@communitycatsmd.org  |  (410) 753-9000

Low-cost spay/neuter for feral cats only!


Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County

Gaithersburg, MD


Montgomery County Residents only, low-cost spay/neuter for cats


Spay Now

125 Pullman Crossing, Suite 101, Grasonville, MD 21638



7401 Van Dusen Road, Laurel, MD 20707
(301) 483-7080

Low-cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats


Washington Humane Society

1001 L Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

202-88-ALTER (202-882-5837)  |  snc@washhumane.org

Low-cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs


The Educated Cat

Anne Arundel County only
Rose Bauman:  410-760-4244  |  410-760-2512

Low-cost/subsidized spay/neuter for cats


Alley Cat Rescue

Brentwood, MD


Low-cost spay/neuter for cats


Prince George's Animal Management Division

Spay Spot Spay/Neuter Clinic
Animal Services Facility
3750 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

(301) 254-8151 - Please call for hours and fees


Animal Birth Control, LLC

8424 Veterans Highway, Suite 7, Millersville, MD 21108


Rats, Rabbits, Cats & Dogs!


Spay Spa & Neuter Nook

1251 West Central Ave, Unit H, Davidsonville, MD 20135


Cats & Dogs


If there's one thing that's crucial to the end of the crisis of homeless pets and the killing of healthy, adoptable animals it's spay and neuter.  Spaying is the sterilization process for a female and neutering is the sterilization process for a male.  Both procedures are extremely common and quite safe.  Any responsible pet parent will sterilize their pet before they contribute to the pet overpopulation problem.  Legitimate adoption agencies will do the same. 


Fix them or kill them is not exaggerated.  One breeding pair of cats or dogs and their offspring can produce thousands upon thousands of kittens and puppies in their lifetime.


Not only does spay/neuter prevent litters of kittens and puppies whose placement would take homes from kittens, cats, dogs and puppies who are facing euthanasia in shelters or short and miserable lives on the streets, but it also has many benefits to the cat or dog and its family.


Cats and dogs who are altered are less likely to engage in territorial or aggressive behavior, are less likely to try to get out of the house, are less likely to be hit by cars or get into fights with other animals, and are less likely to engage in inappropriate elimination behaviors.  Spaying and neutering also decreases or eliminates certain diseases and types of cancer, and increases the longevity and quality of your pet's life. 



  • Cats and kittens can be safely spayed or neutered at 2 lbs, which is usually attained at 8 - 9 weeks of age.  Click here for more information on pediatric spay/neuter.  Many veterinarians are not educated about this.

  • A female kitten can go into heat and become pregnant as early as 4 - 5 months.  Spay your cat early to avoid unwanted litters.

  • Female cats can be safely spayed at any stage of pregnancy.  The risks of spaying a pregnant cat are negligible and must be balanced against the risks of complications during labor and delivery and the lives of homeless cats and kittens.

  • Spaying your female dog or cat can literally save her life.  Pyometra is a serious condition which all unaltered female animals who go into heat are at risk of.  The only way to prevent it is to spay your cat or dog.

  • Unaltered cats are more likely to contract FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FLV (Feline Leukemia Virus) due to fighting and mating behaviors.


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