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. Neuter surgeries for male cats can cost around $50 and spay surgeries for female cats less than $150 barring complications. For dogs the surgery prices are dependent on weight, but for a small dog (0-20 pounds) prices start around $80 for a male, and $90 for a female, barring complications.
If you feel you still cannot cover the cost of the surgery, you can apply for one of our discount vouchers using one of the options below. Our discount vouchers:
- Are accepted at hospitals with which we have contracts
- Generally cover 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 extra costs associated with conditions which complicate the surgery such as the pet is in heat, has an undescended testicle or is obese.
- Do NOT cover extra items which may be required or recommended by the veterinarian. These may include, but are not limited to, pain injections, antibiotic injections, blood tests for older pets, IV catheter, take home pain medications and/or an e-collar.
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 the overwhelming demand for affordable spay / neuter options, and numerous veterinary clinic limits and reductions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have already reached our limit of applications. We are currently out of vouchers for September and have already begun our waiting list for October.
As such, we will not be accepting applications for our discount spay/neuter vouchers again until mid October, 2020. Please note, 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.
CatPAWS: http://www.helensanderscatpaws.com/catpawsspayneuterfund.html. Offers cat vouchers for residents of North Orange County that can be redeemed at one of 2 hospitals. One is in Los Alamitos, and the other is in Long Beach.
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
Orange County Animal Care (OCAC) – Feral FREE program (TEMPORARILY CLOSED) You are welcome to contact Orange County Animal Care at 714-935-6848 or visit their website to see when they will resume this taxpayer funded service. You are also urged to ask questions as to why they cannot provide this essential service to the cities with whom they are contracted to do so. Visit (http://www.ocpetinfo.com/involve/commedu/feralcats) if you would like more information about the program but the general guidelines are as follows:
Their “Feral FREE” program is recommended for healthy, adult cats. We do not recommend that feral kittens be brought to OCAC. It is free to residents of the cities in the OCAC service area: Anaheim, Brea, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Orange, Placentia, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda.
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 SpayCalifornia’s site here: http://spaycalifornia.org/home.htm.