Spay And Neuter Discount Vouchers
Please note that there are many low cost animal hospitals and clinics in and around Orange County that offer spay or neuter surgeries at very affordable prices. Complete Neuter surgeries for male cats start at around $150 and spay surgeries for female cats less than $175 barring complications. For dogs the surgery prices are largely dependent on weight and age. For a small dog (5-20 pounds) prices start around $175 for a male, and $210 for a female, excluding complications and required additions such as pain medications, blood tests, etc. Veterinary pricing has been increasing steadily and may change without notice. You should always call to confirm current prices and any additional expenses to make sure you are getting the “out the door” or total complete cost of the procedure. Please keep in mind that there may be additional items that are required by the veterinarian and may not be declined. Optional items such as microchipping, nail trim, fecal exam, etc. are not required and may be declined.
If you feel you still cannot cover the cost of the surgery, you may apply for assistance with our discount vouchers using one of the options below.
Please note that our discount vouchers:
- Are ONLY accepted at approved hospitals where we have contracts and are non-transferrable
- Generally cover most of the cost of a basic spay or neuter surgery. A basic spay surgery involves removing the reproductive organs while the pet is under anesthesia.
- Do NOT cover any additional costs associated with conditions which complicate the surgery such as the pet is in heat, has tumors or an undescended testicle, or is obese.
- Larger dogs, especially at and over 50 pounds will incur additional charges for anesthesia and surgery.
- Brachycephalic dogs, and some breeds of cats such as Boxers, Pugs, Bulldogs, Persian Cats, Himalayan or Burmese Cats will be charged additional fees for anesthesia.
- Do NOT cover extra services, procedures or tests which may be required or recommended by the veterinarian. These may include, but are not limited to, office exams and deposits, pain and antibiotic injections, IV catheter, take home pain medications and/or an e-collar.
- Pre Surgical Blood Tests or Senior CBC bloodwork are strongly recommended and may be required by the hospital to ensure your pet is healthy and able to have surgery. These tests are not covered by our voucher and if required, may not be declined.
Applications for vouchers are filled on a first come, first served basis for qualified applicants. Vouchers are limited to a maximum of 2 per household, and are not issued to rescue groups, fostered pets or animals you have adopted through shelters or rescue organizations. Not all applicants will be approved.
If you have received an unaltered pet from a rescue or shelter, please go back to them for assistance – it is not only their responsibility, it is their legal and moral obligation!
NOTICE: Surgical appointments for spay or neuter surgeries, particularly at lower cost hospitals are often booked out a minimum of 6-8 weeks, with some hospitals not having available appointments for 3 to 4 months.
If you are in need of an immediate surgical appointment, you will very likely have to pay a much higher cost at another hospital as our voucher will not be able to assist you. Be patient and respectful with the hospitals and make your appointment as soon as you receive your voucher.
If you are a Veterinary Clinic in Orange County and are interested in partnering with OC Animal Allies to help grow our Spay & Neuter programs, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at (714) 964-4445 or email us at Info@OCAnimalAllies.org
Due to unprecedented demand for affordable spay / neuter options, we have already reached our limit of vouchers for the month in less than one business day.
We will not be accepting applications for our discount spay/neuter vouchers again until the first Friday of April, 2023. Please be patient as we work to process applications before accepting any new application requests.
We do not have a waiting list, all applicants must apply on a first come first served basis once the application becomes available online.
Veterinary Hospitals we contract with are backlogged, causing a reduction in the number of vouchers available.
Pease remember that we are a small and local nonprofit organization that is not funded by any government agency or national organization (we are not affiliated with the ASPCA).
In the meantime, you may try contacting these other animal welfare organizations in the area that also have a voucher program. If you are willing to travel a bit outside of Orange County, there are other options available.
Animal Assistance League of Orange County: to request a spay/neuter voucher: http://www.aaloc.org/spay_and_neuter. You can call them at 714.891.PETS (7387) or email them at email@example.com.
Save our Strays: (Huntington Beach residents only) offers low-cost spay/neuter services for residents in financial need. You can find their application and program details here: http://saveourstrayshb.org/
Coastal Animal Services Authority: (for residents of San Clemente, Dana Point, or Capistrano Beach) offers free spay/neuter services for residents in financial need. You can find their application and program details here: https://www.san-clemente.org/departments-services/animal-services-casa/shelter-questions/spay-neuter-program
Also note that prices at discount veterinary practices and spay/neuter clinics may be considerably less than prices you may have been quoted. You can find a list of low cost options on the Spay California site here: http://spaycalifornia.org/home.htm.
Additionally, if you are willing to drive, several locations within reasonable distance of Orange County offer very reasonable and affordable pricing.
The non-profit organization SNP Los Angeles (SNPLA) offers very affordable pricing for spay and neuter and vaccination services. They have several clinic locations in Los Angeles County, including one in San Pedro, a short drive from most locations in Orange County. For more information and pricing, visit their website at SNPLA
Ontario Spay and Neuter is a lower cost option as well, they are located in the city of Ontario. For information and pricing, visit them at Ontario Spay & Neuter
Other low cost spay and neuter resources outside of Orange County may be found by visiting the Spay California Website: http://spaycalifornia.org/home.htm
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