Spay & Neuter

Make Sure Your Pet is Spayed or Neutered

Due to nationwide veterinary staff shortages and an increase in demand for spay and neuter appointments, our appointment calendar is full! We will resume accepting applications once we have more space. Please check this page for future updates.

Having your pet spayed or neutered is part of being a responsible pet owner and is critical to eliminating pet overpopulation within our community. Having your pet spayed or neutered benefits you, and your pet.

If you need financial assistance spaying or neutering a cat, dog, or rabbit, and are a low-income resident of Pierce County or the city of Federal Way, you can apply to the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County’s low-cost spay/neuter program.

How it Works

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County operates a once-weekly Community Clinic providing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs, as well as other services like vaccination, flea and tick prevention, and microchip at the time of surgery. At this time, we are unable to perform spay/neuter surgeries for rabbits in our Community Clinic, but pet owners of rabbits are welcome to apply through our program to receive a co-pay voucher for use at a partnering veterinary clinic that does perform these surgeries. Our program can cover up to five pets per household and separate applications are required for each pet in need of spay/neuter surgery.

If you or someone you know needs help with the cost of spay/neuter surgery for a pet, but don’t qualify for low-income assistance or are living outside Pierce County or the City of Federal Way, there are several options available. Please visit these low-cost spay/neuter providers for more information about their programs: