Low Cost Spay & Neutering Programs

Below is a list of contact information for obtaining low cost spaying or neutering certificates.

NJ Spay/Neuter Resource List

Passaic County Spay/Neuter Coalition passaiccountyspayneuter.org

The mobile clinic operates throughout Passaic County in areas such as Clifton, Pompton Lakes, Bloomingdale, Totowa, and Paterson. Contact (973) 454-1625 to make an appointment. Prices are below:

Cats:
Female: $55.00
Male: $40.00

Dogs:
Female: $75.00 (up to 50lbs) $90.00 (over 50lbs)
Male: $65.00 (up to 50 lbs) $80.00 (over 50 lbs)


Friends of Animals (FOA) Certificates
friendsofanimals.org

Cats:
Female: $65.00
Male: $51.00

Dogs:
Female: $90.00
Male: $65.00

Spaying and Neutering Certificates may be purchased on-line at www.friendsofanimals.org or to order by mail call 1-800-321-PETS (1-800-321-7387) and request an application. Accessing the FOA website, you can put your zip code in and see if there is a vet in your area that will accept the certificate.

  • Recommended age for spay/neutering is 2-6 months of age.
  • Female animals should be spayed BEFORE the first heat. They do not need to have a litter before spaying.
  • FOA certificates are not valid for a cat if the cat is to be declawed. Cats need their claws for protection and for their physical and mental well-being. Declawing is painful, cruel and psychologically damaging.

New Jersey's Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/spayneut.htm

Spay or Neuter your adopted dog or cat for $20.00 if you:

  • Are a New Jersey Resident
  • Adopted your pet from an eligible licensed NJ shelter; municipal, county, or regional pound; NJ holding or impoundment facility that contracts with NJ municipalities; or a non-profit NJ animal adoption referral agency and
  • Licensed the dog in your municipality (licensing of cats not required) Spay or Neuter your dog or cat for $10.00 if your receive any of the following:
  • Food Stamps*
  • Medicaid*
  • General Public Assistance*
  • Rental Assistance*
  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children*
  • Lifeline Utility Credit*
  • Tenants Lifeline Assistance*
  • Supplemental Security Income*
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged & Disabled* *Show the vet your ID card

For a list complete list of participating veterinarians in your area, appointment and additional program details call a participating veterinary hospital (listed below)


People for Animals (PFA), Hillsdale, NJ http://members.petfinder.org/~NJ17/index1.htm

Hours:
Tuesday’s – Friday’s from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Call (908) 964-6887 to schedule an appointment

Includes:

  • Pre-examination, rabies
  • Distemper vaccines
  • Spay/neuter by a licensed veterinarian

Fees are payable by cash or check at the time of the preoperative exam. (Credit cards not accepted at this time.)


SPAY USA
Call us toll-free at 1-800-248-SPAY (1-800-248-7729). Counselors available Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST


Prisoners of Greed
prisonersofgreed.org


Vets Participating in State of NJ Spay / Neuter Program

PASSAIC COUNTY

Blue Cross
Dog & Cat Hospital

470 Mclean Blvd
Paterson, NJ 07513
(973) 881-0430


Totowa Animal Hospital
819 Riverview Drive
Totowa, NJ 07512
(973) 256-3303

Clifton Dog & Cat Hospital
1315 Main Ave
Clifton, NJ 07011 Clifton, NJ 07013
(973) 772-6686
Veterinary Health Care Center
10 Samuel Ave
Clifton, NJ 07013
(973) 472-8883

Hawthorne Animal Hospital
1125 Goffle Rd
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
(973) 427-5554
Wayne Animal Hospital
2411 Hamburg Tpk
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 839-3737

Little Falls Animal Hospital
333 Main St
Little Falls, NJ 07424
(973) 785-8223
Wayne Hills Animal Hospital
61-A Berdan Ave
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 633-7550

Packanack Animal Hospital
455 Newark Pompton Tpke
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 305-3652

West Milford Animal Hospital
45 Oak Ridge Rd
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
(973) 697-8890

Ringwood Animal Hospital
72 Greenwood Lk. Tpk
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 835-1112


BERGEN COUNTY


Animal General
725 River Road
Edgewater, NJ 07020
(201) 313-7000

Meisels Animal Hospital
268 Broadway
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
(201) 797-5300

Cropper Vet Service
310 Newtown Road
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
(201) 444-6254
Ramapo Valley Animal Hospital
12 Terhune Road
Oakland, NJ 07436
(201) 337-4870
Emerson Animal Hospital
371 Kinderkamack Rd
Emerson, NJ 07630
(201) 262-2950
Ramsey Veterinary Hospital
3 Meadowbrook Rd
Ramsey, NJ 07446
(201) 825-4545

Englewood Animal Hospital
43 N Dean Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 568-1751

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
320 E. Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 445-0030
Fairlawn Animal Hospital
24-25 Maple Ave
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
(201) 796-2621
Rutherford Animal Hospital
755 Rutherford Ave.
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 933-4111

Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital
754 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Lks, NJ 07417
(201) 848-1991

Valley Brook Vet Hospital
3-21 Saddle River Rd
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
(201) 796-5833

Maywood Veterinary Clinic
138 W Pleasant Ave
Maywood, NJ 07607
(201) 368-0607

Waldwick Animal Hospital
68 Franklin Tpk
Waldwick, NJ 07463
(201) 652-3113

 

Myths

In New Jersey 47,979 dogs and cats died in our state last year. Don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution. Spay or Neuter your pet. It doesn't have to cost a small mortgage to do it and your pet will be healthier for it. Learn the facts and don't be taken in by the myths.

Myth 1: A female cat or dog should have a litter before she is spayed.
The sooner you spay your female, the better her health will be in the future. As long as a kitten or puppy weighs more than 2 pounds and is 2 months old, he or she can be neutered or spayed. Many veterinarians are practicing perfectly safe early sterilization. The likelihood of developing mammary tumors or uterine infections increases the longer a female goes unspayed. In fact, a female spayed before sexual maturity (6-9 months of age) has one seventh the risk of an intact female of developing mammary cancer.

Myth 2: Spaying or neutering will alter my pet personality.
Any slight changes will be positive. Regardless of the age when spayed or neutered, your pet will remain a caring, loving and protective companion. Neutering will reduce the need to breed, and that has a calming effect on many animals. Both neutered male canines and felines tend to stop roaming and fighting and lose the desire to mark their territory with urine.

Myth 3: Companion animals will be fat and lazy if the are neutered.
Absolutely not! Lack of exercise and overfeeding make pets fat and lazy, not neutering. Your pet will not gain weight if you provide exercise and monitor food intake. Neutering is good for your pet, since sterilized pets tend to live an average of two to three years longer than unsterilized pets.

Myth 4: Sterilization is a dangerous and painful surgery for my pet.
Spaying and neutering are the most common surgeries performed on animals. With a minimal amount of home care, your pet will resume normal behavior in a couple of days.

Myth 5: Children should witness the miracle of birth.
Countless books and videos are available to teach your children about birth in a responsible manner. Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is teaching your children irresponsibly: Anyone who has seen an animal euthanized in a shelter for lack of a home knows the truth behind this dangerous myth.

Myth 6: But my dog is a purebreed and I have homes for all the pups.
That dog has a lot of company in shelters around the country. According to the Humane Society of the United States, at least one-fourth of the millions of animals found in animal shelters each year are purebreds. Registration with the American Kennel Club or United Kennel Club is no guarantee that a dog is well bred. Only dogs free of hereditary defects, with good temperament and conformation should even be considered for breeding. And are you REALLY prepared to take back that now 8 month old puppy that one of your homes can no longer keep? Don't become a back yard breeder!

Myth 7: But My Dog is a male.
Perhaps your backyard won't be filled with puppies, but your neighbors might not be so lucky. Your dog may sire many litters, contributing to pet overpopulation. His urge to roam may also take him on dangerous adventures in the streets and yards of your neighborhood. Neutering your male will not make him feel like "less of a dog" - and will probably be a lot happier. Male dogs that are neutered no longer run the risk for prostate problems either!

Myth 8: But My Dog should be protective.
Don't worry, most dogs are instinctively protective of their homes and families, and this trait is not affected by sterilization. In addition, neutered animals are not distracted by turbulent hormonal influences and respond just as well, if not better, to training.

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