Low Cost Spay Neuter in Maine--an alphabetical list of low cost spay/neuter programs (updated 04/22/2014)
Statewide: Help Fix ME is open. Maine's state-wide low-income spay neuter program:
1-800-367-1317 $10 for a cat spay or neuter; $20 for a pit bull or pit bull mix. Currently, vouchers are limited to cats (including feral cats cared for by individuals not organizations), pit bulls and pit bull mixes because those are the animals that are filling up our shelters. Click on the "Contact Help Fix ME" tab to see if you qualify for this program.
Help Fix ME vouchers can take a few to several weeks to obtain so apply early. If you have applied or called and received no response, email Liam Hughes: Liam.Hughes@maine.gov
If your cat is in heat or pregnant, please look to see if there is another program near you. If you need help finding another program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confused? Want a phone call? Email your phone number to: email@example.com. We will call you to help you find a spay/neuter program. (For a Help Fix ME application call 1-800-367-1317.)
Special Notes (complete alphabetical listing below):
Feral cats: see list way below
1) West Kennebunk, Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic at The Animal Welfare Society: See poster way below. Cat spay or neuter only $5 if you live in Biddeford, Sanford or Springvale (low-income). If you live in York County, cats $20 (low-income). Cats from any other areas just $45. (The clinic accepts cats and dogs from anywhere. You do not need to live in the shelter's area.) Call 985-3244 ext 120.
2) Bangor: On Mondays, starting May 12th, there will be a free transport van for cats and dogs to and from Community Spay/Neuter Clinic. Call 865-0772 for an appointment. Meet in in front of Petco in the parking lot. 777Stillwater Ave.
3) Waterville: On Wednesdays, starting April 30th, the Community Spay/Neuter Clinic mobile clinic will be at Pet Quarters, 337 Main Street. Call 865-0772 to schedule.
4) There are free and almost free cat spay/neuter programs in Biddeford, Sanford, Springvale, Rockland area and Lewiston/Auburn. Free pit bull spay/neuter program in Lewiston/Auburn. Look for your town or nearby town below.
45 Portland area: Animal Refuge League--available to working low income as well as those on public assistance. Cats $35, dogs $90-$160, rabbits $90. See Westbrook below. Call: 854-9771 extension 400.
Statewide (in some areas):
Cleo Fund: 773-6221. Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Lincoln and York Counties. The Cleo Fund. $30 for cats and $50 for dogs. (No purebreds, designer or purchased dogs. Exception: pit bulls are eligible.) Includes rabies vaccine. Low income only. If you live close enough to use the Community Spay/Neuter Clinic free transport out of Waterville or Augusta, you can use the voucher with the transport or at the main clinic in Freeport.
Note: if you live near a low cost spay/neuter clinic please try that first so that these funds can be used for those who do not have low cost clinics nearby.
Complete Program List (look for your town, county or area):
Auburn: Dr. Steve Kinney's Low-Income Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic is located at Auburn Animal Center. Cat neuter: $30. Cat spay: $60. Vaccines $10 each. Call to schedule: 784-2000
Auburn: For dogs (not limited to low-income): Dr. Steve Kinney's Auburn Animal Center 784-2000. Price depends on weight: males $90-155, females $130-225. Cats (if not low-income): Female $115, male $65. If low-income female $60, male $30.
Auburn: FREE Cat, kitten, pit bull and pit bull mix spays and neuters. See The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society below, under Lewiston/Auburn. 783-2311
Augusta: East Coast Shelter Clinic. Low cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs. Cat spay $75, neuter $60. Rabies vaccine included if needed. Call for appointments and details: 626-2893. Some other services besides spay/neuter available. Clinic does not take vouchers.
Augusta, Thomaston and Waterville areas: Free transport for cats and dogs to and from the Community Spay-Neuter Clinic in Freeport. 865-0772
Bangor: On Mondays, starting May 12th, there will be a free transport van for cats and dogs to and from Community Spay/Neuter Clinic. Call 865-0772 for an appointment. Meet in in front of Petco in the parking lot. 777Stillwater Ave. Most vouchers accepted, such as Cleo Fund, Bangor Humane Society and Help Fix ME. Without vouchers, cats only $60, call for dog prices.
Bangor: Bangor Humane Society has a very good voucher program for both cats and dogs. Call 942-8902 for details.
Bar Harbor: See Trenton below.
Biddeford: Almost FREE: $5 cat spay/neuters. Includes health exam, rabies vaccine and flea treatment if needed. Call the Animal Welfare Society: 985-3244 ext 120
Bridgton: Affordable Spay & Neuter Clinic 583-2121. Call for prices.
Bridgton/Brownfield: see Western Maine below
Caribou area: Halfway Home Pet Rescue spay/neuter assistance. 492-1722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cats only. For low income residents of the Caribou area who do not qualify for Help Fix ME (see Help Fix ME above).
Cherryfield: See Washington and Hancock counties below.
Corinna: see Dover-Foxcroft
Cumberland and York Counties: The Cleo Fund. 773-6221. $30 for cats and $50 for dogs. (No purebreds, designer or purchased dogs. Exception: pit bulls are eligible.) Includes rabies vaccine. Low income only.
Dexter: see Dover-Foxcroft
Dover-Foxcroft/Milo/Exeter area: P.E.T.S. low cost spay/neuter assistance for both cats and dogs. Call 564-8092 or 278-2034. Also, monthly cat spay/neuter transport van to and from spay/neuter clinic. Cat spay or neuter fee: $45. $5 donation to help with transport.
Ellsworth: See Trenton below.
Farmington area: Cat spays $35, cat neuters $35. Call the Franklin County Animal Shelter at 778-2638. Book early as the shelter has limited grant money for these prices.
Farmington/Franklin County area and other areas: Maine Woods Mobile Vet: 491-5501. Low-income low cost spay/neuter clinics for cats and male dogs. Will do feral cat colonies and pediatric spay/neuter (8 weeks old). Individuals call for locations of clinics. Shelters and rescues call to schedule clinics. Will do clinics in the northern counties.
Ft. Kent area: Cat spay/neuter assistance. Call 543-7348. Call between 8 AM and 8 PM. Must be from one of these towns:
Ft. Kent, Frenchville, Madawaska, Eagle Lake, Wallagrass, St. John, St. Agatha, St. Francis, Soldier Pond, New Canada, Cross Lake, Allagash.
Freeport: Low cost dog and cat spays and neuters at the Humane Alliance model Community Spay/Neuter Clinic in Freeport. Transport to and from clinic for many parts of the state. 865-0772, best days to call Mon-Wed. Cats from some towns are at a lower price. There is some grant money to help with dogs. Call for details.
Regular prices (not counting grant specials): Cats, male or female: $60
Dogs: less than 40 lbs $110; over 40 lbs $160
Pit bull and pit bull mix SPECIAL: $50 male or female.
Fryeburg: Low-income cat spay/neuter clinic once per month. Call the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter at 935-4358.
Hancock County: See Trenton below.
Hancock and Washington counties only: The Ark in Cherryfield. A Stitch in Time Program. Low-income spay/neuter assistance only. Cats and dogs. Call 546-3484
Lewiston-Auburn Area: Greater Androscoggin Humane Society: 783-2311. FREE; cat, kitten, pit bull and pit bull mixes. Year round: Mother cat and dog programs and other assistance. Call the shelter for details.
These Greater Androscoggin Humane Society programs are open to citizens living in the following communities:
Auburn, Canton, Durham, Greene, Hebron, Lewiston, Lisbon, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Minot , New Gloucester, Poland, Sabattus, Turner, Wales Shelter’s phone number: 783-2311
Milo: see Dover-Foxcroft
Mount Desert Island: See Trenton below.
Newport: see Dover-Foxcroft
Norway: Low cost cat spaying and neutering. No income requirements. Call: 743-6441. Responsible Pet Care and Well Point Veterinary Service at 86 Roberts Rd. in Norway. Female cats: $50, males $30. A current rabies vaccine is required or one will be given to the cat at an additional charge of $12.
Norway: Kind Animal Care. Don McLean, DVM 890-4987 Cats: $60 female, $25 male. Dogs: neuters only. Prices range from $100-$150 depending on weight. Rabies vaccines available.
Portland area: See Westbrook below, Animal Refuge League.
Rockland area: Free transport for cats, small and medium dogs from the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County to the Community Spay/Neuter Clinic. Cats $10 if from Union, Thomaston, Rockland or Warren. Other cats $60. Call for dog prices. The shelter also has a voucher program for the 20 towns the shelter serves: $25 off a neuter and $50 off a spay. Free feral cat spay/neuter and humane trapping for several area towns. Call the shelter at 594-2200.
Rockland area: Margo Maloney, DVM Cats only. Call 557-5669 and leave message.
Sanford/Springvale: $5 cat spay/neuters. Includes health exam, rabies vaccine and flea treatment if needed. Call the Animal Welfare Society: 985-3244 ext 120
Scarborough/Gorham area: Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital. 839-7456. Groovy Tuesdays for cats: males: $55, females $95. Includes rabies and distemper vaccines. Precious Pits to spay/neuter pit bulls: males: $110, females $150, includes rabies and distemper vaccines.
South Portland: Cats and dogs--no income requirements. Cat spays and neuters: $60. Includes pediatric (8 weeks old), pregnant and feral spay/neuter. Dog spays and neuters-- must be equal to or less than 4 months of age: males: $85, females $120. Call So. Portland Veterinary Hospital at 767-7784.
Trenton: The SPCA of Hancock County has low-income assistance for cats and dogs. Call the SPCA PAL Program: 667-8088.
Washington and Hancock counties only. The Ark in Cherryfield. A Stitch in Time Program. Low-income spay/neuter assistance. Cats and dogs. Call 546-3484.
Waterville: On Wednesdays, starting April 30th, the Community Spay/Neuter Clinic mobile clinic will be at Pet Quarters, 337 Main Street. Call 865-0772 to schedule. Without vouchers cats only $60, call for dog prices. This clinic accepts several kinds of vouchers, ask for details.
Waterville area: The Humane Society Waterville Area provides vouchers to assist with the cost of spaying/neutering any cat or dog. You must live in one of the shelter's contracted towns and have a household income at 200% of the federal poverty level or below. Vouchers are $25 for neuters and $50 for spays. The vouchers can be used at veterinary hospital of your choice. For details and vouchers call: 207-873-2430
Westbrook: Clinic at the Animal Refuge League. Call 854-9771 extension 400 (you may have to leave a message). Low cost, low-income (including working low-income) spay/neuter clinic for cats, dogs and rabbits. Cats: $35. Dogs, less than 75 lbs $90, dogs over 75 lbs $160 and rabbits $90. Male and female prices are the same. Rabies vaccine an extra $8. Call for exact income guidelines and to make an appointment.
West Kennebunk: Animal Welfare Society (AWS) Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic. See poster below. Cats and dogs. 985-3244 ext. 120. This clinic is not restricted to cats or dogs from any geographical area. Note: if you are low-income from Biddeford, Sanford or Springvale, the price for a cat spay is just $5. If you live in York County, cats only $20. All other prices: Cats male or female $45, dogs must be less than 50 lbs, male: $90, female: $120.
Western Maine/Conway, NH area: Cat and dog spays and neuters through the Rozzie May Animal Alliance in Conway, NH. Mobile cat clinic for Maine (Brownfield and Bridgton) and for NH (Meredith, Dover, Berlin, Wakefield and North Conway). Call 603-447-1373. www.rozziemay.org
Feral/free roaming stray cat spay/neuter:
1) Feral cats: State-wide: If you are an individual feeding feral cats and you qualify for Help Fix ME (1-800-367-1317), remember Help Fix ME vouchers can be used for feral cats. Not all vets operate on feral cats so be sure to check with your vet to make sure he/she accepts Help Fix ME vouchers and will do feral cats. The Help Fix ME program is not for organizations or rescues--just for individuals.
2) Feral cats: Several areas: Free feral cat spays and neuters in April through the Community Spay/Neuter Clinic. No income requirements. Free transport from Waterville, Augusta and Rockland is available. Call: 865-0772
3) Feral cats: York County: Free feral cat spays for York County through the Shelter/Spay Neuter Clinic at the Animal Welfare Society: call 985-3244 ext 120.
84 Feral cats: Rockland area, specific towns: Free feral cat spays and neuters and free humane trapping. call 594-2200
We wish to thank all the compassionate veterinarians who participate in Help Fix ME. You do a great public service. Thank you!