Cat Allies (For Feral
Alley Cat Allies, is a national nonprofit clearinghouse for information
on feral and stray cats. For more than a decade Alley Cat Allies has
advocated trap-neuter-return (TNR) - the most humane and effective method
to reduce feral cat populations.
Alley Cat Allies is located in the vibrant
and eclectic Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, DC. See our Contact
Info page for our address
and phone/fax information.
Founded in 1990, Alley Cat Allies is part of
an international effort working to promote, foster, and develop humane
nonlethal control programs
for feral and stray cats through sterilization programs that effectively
reduce their numbers over a period of time. Alley Cat Allies respects
the sanctity of life and the rights of individual animals and embraces
proactive preventative control methods, i.e. trap-neuter-return.
Metro Ferals, an all-volunteer organization established
in 1997, was established to reduce the suffering of feral cats and kittens
by promoting a non-lethal alternative to the feral cat population, specifically “TNR”,
Trap-Neuter-Return, in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.
Young kittens are socialized and adopted through their adoption program. Feral
cats are returned to their “home”, where they are managed
by their caretaker. They run a low cost spay/neuter clinic for
feral cats and provide assistance to people wishing to trap, neuter,
and return the cats they feed and maintain.
Fairfax County Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Program
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter coordinates its
spay/neuter program in partnership with the Shenandoah
Valley Spay/Neuter Center, operated in Harrisonburg,
Virginia. Surgery appointments are available on Mondays
only. Only animals with an appointment previously scheduled
by a Fairfax County Animal Shelter staff member will be
eligible for spay/neuter at the clinic. Cats are dropped off
at the shelter in Fairfax Monday morning at 5 a.m. and dogs
are dropped off at 5:30 a.m. They are then transported to
the clinic. Animals are picked up by their owners at the
Fairfax County Animal Shelter on Tuesday – the day
immediately after surgery—at 7 a.m. Animals between the ages
of 10 weeks and 8 years are eligible for spay/neuter through
the program. Animals must be a minimum of 2 pounds for
If you are interested in setting up an appointment, please
call (703) 830-1100.
Spay Inc. is a thirty-sixth year old
organization endeavoring to reduce the number of uncared-for
animals. They offer a
low cost spay/neuter
solution for Virginia and the Washington, DC area.
twelve months, they
have helped over four thousand callers wishing to spay or
neuter their pets.
Free spay and neuter services for anyone living in the Washington
area (defined as living within the Capital beltway) may have their
pet(s) spayed or neutered at the League's Medical Center,
regardless of income. In addition, the procedure will include a
routine medical examination.
League of Alexandria
Offers reduced cost spay/neuter
- Visit the Animal Welfare
League of Alexandria during regular business hours to purchase
your spay/neuter certificate.
- After you have purchased your
certificate, you schedule your appointment with the selected
veterinarian. Present the certificate when you take your animal
- Depending on the size and sex
of the animal, and the veterinarian you choose, fees are
generally $50 - $150. The certificate covers only the spay or
neuter surgery. Vaccinations and other medical treatment you
authorize will be done at additional cost.
- Reduced-cost spay/neuter is
available to everyone. There are no income restrictions.
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter has altered its 1000th
feral cat marking the success of its two-year-old trap,
neuter and return (TNR) program, which includes humanely
trapping, spaying, neutering and vaccinating feral cats and
then returning them to their outdoor homes. The goals of the
program are to decrease the number of unwanted kittens born
each year to outdoor cats; to decrease the intake of cats
and kittens at the shelter; and to decrease the euthanasia
of cats in Fairfax County.
As part of the TNR program, the Fairfax County Animal
Shelter provides free spay/neuter and vaccinations for feral
cats who reside in Fairfax County. The program is funded by
private donations from the sale of the Virginia Department
of Motor Vehicles Animal Friendly License Plates. For each
plate purchased by a Fairfax County resident, $15 is donated
back to the shelter, which is using the money, in part, for
To be eligible for the shelter’s TRN program, citizens must
first attend the Helping Community Cats Workshops held twice
monthly in Fairfax County. For more information about
attending an upcoming class or about TNR, please contact the
shelter at 703-830-1100.
Potomac Spay Neuter Clinic - located in Manassas
The Potomac Spay/Neuter Clinic is operated by the Shenandoah
Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic and serves Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington
Metropolitan area. The Clinic, a non-profit organization, is
open to everyone regardless of income or place of residence.
Important: the Potomac Spay/Neuter
Clinic and the Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic will
become Anicira Veterinary Center effective December 15,
This new name is a combination of the word animal and the
Latin word for surgery. It stems from our strong
commitment to animals and our focus on surgery.
The name reflects our expansion of affordable services
beyond spay/neuter procedures. Each year, we provide care to
thousands of patients. Our goal is to take an active,
more supportive role in helping them live healthier lives by
providing affordable outpatient surgical services.
While we have a new name, our commitment to providing high
quality and compassionate care remains the same. With
the expansion of services, we will improve access to
patient-centered veterinary care and promote the well-being
of all cats and dogs.
We value our partnership and look forward to continuing to
work with you as Anicira Veterinary Center.
Spa & Neuter Nook - located in Davidson, MD
To help people who help animals by providing high quality,
low-cost spay/neuter services and relevant advice to help
people better afford to help animals. The goal is to work
towards a day when we no longer need to euthanize companion
animals because of pet over population.
Now - located in Laurel, MD
Spay Now is committed to doing its part to combat animal
overpopulation by providing low cost, high quality, spay and
neuter services. We adhere to the highest standards and use
state-of-the-art veterinary anesthesia and monitoring
equipment to ensure the safety and comfort of your pet
during his or her stay with us.
We offer affordable vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm
testing, and Feline Leukemia/FIV testing. In addition, we
perform a wide range of other surgical procedures, including
entropion surgery, enucleation, mass removal, and dental
SPAY/USA, a program of North Shore Animal League America, is a
nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter
mission is to end the suffering of innocent dogs and cats by reducing
the number of unwanted births. Anyone who needs assistance finding
affordable spay/neuter services can benefit by using the SPAY/USA
SPAY/USA has over 1,000 sterilization programs and clinics nationwide
with 7,000 veterinarians in the network as of 2003. Their goal
is to make spay/neuter services affordable to those who might not
otherwise spay/neuter their pets. By working together, they hope to
popularize and facilitate spay/neuter services throughout the country
and end pet overpopulation.
Richmond Loving Spay & Neuter Clinic
Richmond Animal League
offers low cost spay and neuter services for owned pets,
rescue organizations, and municipal shelters with no
geographical restrictions. RAL also provides some reduced
vaccinations and tests, if done at the time of the surgery.
Their staff of veterinary professionals can also microchip
pets to make identification easier should your pet get
lost and end up in a shelter.
Pets Ltd. provides low-cost (and in hardship cases free)
spay/neuter surgeries for qualified rescue groups and individuals
they sponsor. This service is provided Saturdays and/or Sundays.
To date Pets Ltd. has provided over 1,100 surgeries, diminishing
the unwanted pet population by many thousands.
Love That Cat
Website that lists Low Cost or Free Spay - Neuter Programs in
the United States by state.
Shenandoah Valley Spay Neuter Clinic - Low cost spay/neuter clinic
in Harrisonburg, VA. Call (540)437-1980 or email
Also has low cost rabies shots. Their mission is to
eliminate the euthanasia of healthy adoptable dogs and cats in the
The Doris Day Animal League is a nonprofit, national, citizen's lobbying
organization formed to focus attention on issues involving the humane
treatment of animals. Working with members of the U.S. Congress,
government agencies, and state and local officials, they aim to pass
laws, and enforce existing laws, that reduce the suffering of animals
anywhere they're mistreated. Numerous states and cities have benefited
from their assistance in drafting legislation, organizing support
and actual lobbying.
A websited dedicated to assisting disabled pets and studying
the phsychological bonds between people and their disabled
four legged friends.