Low Cost Spay Neuter in Maine, LOTS of programs! (Alphabetical list below.) updated 3/10/17
Remember to fix your cats between 12 weeks and 5 months!
Special grants/time sensitive section here (also see full alphabetical list below):
Augusta: $10 cat spay/neuters. See Augusta below.
Oxford County: special Cleo Fund grant. Cats $20, feral cats free. Call 773-6221
York County: For York County residents cats only $12 to $20, includes rabies vaccine. Cats from anywhere else only $50. Call: 985-3244 ext. 120. See West Kennebunk below.
Several towns: Free spay/neuter including rabies vaccine for stray, barn and feral cats from Bath, West Bath, Phippsburg, Georgetown, Richmond, Waldoboro, Monmouth, Benton, Clinton and Burnham. Call 721-8395
Help Fix ME is open. Maine's state-wide low-income spay/neuter program: call 1-800-367-1317 or email: ACF.HelpFixMe@maine.gov $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 (some exceptions) 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. If you are unable to pay the copay, discuss this with the administrator on the telephone. The copay can be waived in some cases.
Help Fix ME vouchers can take a few to several weeks to obtain so apply early.
If your cat is in heat or pregnant, please look to see if there is another program near you as Help Fix ME vouchers can take too long to get. If you need help finding another program, email email@example.com or call The Cleo Fund at 773-6221.
Cleo Fund: 773-6221. Piscataquis, Penobscot, Aroostook, Oxford, Franklin, Kennebec, Lincoln, Washington Counties and the areas reached by The Community Spay/Neuter Clinic (see Topsham about their transport areas). SPECIAL NOTE: If you live in York or Cumberland Counties call the Animal Welfare Society clinic at: 985-3244 ext. 120 or the Animal Refuge League clinic at: 854-9771 extension 400. The Cleo Fund vouchers are not for York and Cumberland Counties because there are these two very good spay/neuter clinics nearby (some exceptions for hardship).
Cleo vouchers are $20 for cats in Aroostook and the northern counties, $33 for cats elsewhere and $50 for dogs less than 75 lbs. $60 for dogs over 75 lbs. (No purebreds, designer or purchased dogs. Exception: pit bulls are eligible.) Includes rabies vaccine. Low income including working low income. No income requirements for feral cats.
Feral cats: see bottom of page
Financial Assistance for veterans, domestic abuse victims, homeless:
Confused? Want a phone call? Email your phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will call you to help you find a spay/neuter program. (For a Help Fix ME application call 1-800-367-1317.)
Complete Program List (look for your town, county or area):
Aroostook County: See the Cleo Fund above. 773-6221
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 and cats (not limited to low-income): Dr. Steve Kinney's Auburn Animal Center 784-2000. Price depends on weight so please call the clinic. Prices are very reasonable.
Auburn: Pit bull and pit bull mixes $10. Cats, male or female FREE. All include rabies vaccines. See The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society below, under Lewiston/Auburn. 783-2311
Augusta: $10 cat spay/neuters. Apply by email (no calls) to email@example.com. This is the "Let's Fix This" program run by the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. To be eligible you must live in Augusta, Chelsea, China, Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Litchfield, Livermore Falls, Manchester, Monmouth, Mt. Vernon, Palermo, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Vassalboro, Wayne, West Gardiner, Windsor or Winthrop.
Augusta: East Coast Shelter Clinic. Low cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats. Dog spay or neuter $125 (one price, any size dog). Cat spay or neuter $75. Rabies vaccine $15. Call for appointments and details: 626-2893. Some other services in addition to spay/neuter available. Clinic does not take vouchers.
Augusta: Free transport to and from the Community-Spay/Neuter Clinic. Call for details: 721-8395
Bar Harbor: See Trenton below.
Biddeford: Very low cost cat spay/neuter. Low cost dog spay/neuter available also. 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
Brunswick: Cats only. Cats are FREE. For low-income residents of Coastal Humane Society's contract towns: Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Cumberland, Durham, Falmouth, Freeport, Harpswell, Lisbon, Phippsburg, Pownal, Sabattus, Topsham, Woolwich, Yarmouth. Will receive a certificate to use at the Community Spay-Neuter Clinic. For info, call the shelter at: 725-5051 ask for Darlene.
Caribou area: Halfway Home Pet Rescue spay/neuter assistance. 999-1075. Cats only. For low income residents of the Caribou area who do not qualify for Help Fix ME (see Help Fix ME above).
Caribou: See The Cleo Fund above under "statewide" (773-6221).
Cherryfield: See Washington and Hancock counties below.
Corinna: see Skowhegan below.
Cumberland and York Counties: call the Animal Welfare Society clinic at: 985-3244 ext. 120 or the Animal Refuge League clinic at: 854-9771 extension 400.
Dexter: see Dover-Foxcroft
Dover-Foxcroft area: Cleo Fund vouchers available for cats. 773-6221. Low-income and working low-income.
Dover-Foxcroft/Milo/Exeter area: P.E.T.S. low cost spay/neuter assistance for both cats and dogs. Call 564-8092. Also, monthly cat spay/neuter transport van to and from spay/neuter clinic. Cat spay or neuter fee: $60 (but call as there is often grant money to lower this price). Free transport but any donation welcome. Transport pick ups between Dover-Foxcroft and Newport. Also ask about Cleo Fund vouchers.
Ellsworth: See Trenton below.
Farmington area: Call the Franklin County Animal Shelter at 778-2638. Assistance available when the shelter has grants.
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.
Fort 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: Community Spay Neuter Clinic has moved to 321 Lewiston Road, Topsham. Call 721-8395. Very easy to get to from Route 295.
Fryeburg: Low-income cat spay/neuter clinic once per month. Call the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter at 935-4358.
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
Houlton Area: Call The Cleo Fund. 773-6221 or Help Fix ME at 1-800-367-1317
Lewiston-Auburn Area: Greater Androscoggin Humane Society: 783-2311. Cats, male or female FREE, pit bulls and pit bull mixes $10. Includes rabies vaccine. 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, Leeds, Lewiston, Lisbon, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Minot , New Gloucester, Poland, Turner, Wales Shelter’s phone number: 783-2311
Milo: see Dover-Foxcroft
Mount Desert Island: See Trenton below.
Newport: see Dover-Foxcroft
Norway: Well Point Veterinary Service: low cost cat spaying and neutering (cats only) on the first Wed. of every month. No income requirements. Call: 743-6441. 86 Roberts Rd. in Norway. Female cats: $60, $66 if pregnant or in heat. Males $40. A current rabies vaccine is not required but can be purchased at an additional charge of $15.
Norway: Kind Animal Care. Don McLean, DVM 743-8346 or 890-4987
Cats: $60 female, $70 if pregnant. $30 male. Dogs: neuters only--prices range from $120-$150 depending on weight. Dog spays not available. No additional fees required for spay/neuter surgery but other services are available. A current rabies vaccine is not required but can be purchased at an additional charge of $6.
Oxford County: Special Cleo Fund grant. Cats $20, feral cats free. Call 773-6221. Also, see Norway and South Paris.
Portland area: See Westbrook below, Animal Refuge League.
Rockland/Thomaston area: Free transport for cats, small and medium dogs from the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County to the Community Spay/Neuter Clinic. The shelter has a voucher program for the 20 towns the shelter serves: $25 off a neuter and $50 off a spay. Call Community Spay/Neuter Clinic: 721-8395 to book the appointment. Call the shelter for vouchers to use at the spay/neuter clinic: 594-2200.
Rockland area: Margo Maloney, DVM Cats only. Call 557-5669
Sanford/Springvale: Very low cost cat spay/neuter. Low cost dog spay/neuter available also. 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.
Skowhegan area: Somerset Humane Society has a $25 cat voucher program for low-income residents in their contract towns: Athens, Bingham, Brighton Plantation, Cambridge, Corinna, Cornville, Forks/Forks West, Harmony, Hartland, Jackman, Madison, Moscow, Newport, Parkman, Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Ripley, Skowhegan, St. Albans, Wellington and Caratunk. Call 474-6493.
South Paris: Call 743-8679, Responsible Pet Care, for spay/neuter assistance. Also, if you qualify for Help Fix ME (see above) they can help you with the paperwork and help pay the copays.
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.
Topsham: Low cost dog and cat spays and neuters at the Humane Alliance model Community Spay/Neuter Clinic in Topsham. 721-8395.
Regular prices (not counting grant specials): Cats, male or female: $60
Dogs: up to 30 lbs $130; 31 - 75 lbs $170; over 75 lbs $210.
Rabies vaccine $15
Transport areas: Augusta and Waterville.
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.
Washington County: Call The Cleo Fund: 773-6221 or Help Fix ME at 1-800-367-1317
Waterville: Free transports to and from Community Spay/Neuter Clinic every Monday. Call 721-8395. 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 be low-income. 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: 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: $50. Dogs, less than 50 lbs $110, dogs 50-75 lbs $160, dogs over 75 lbs $210. Rabbits $90. Male and female prices are the same. Rabies vaccine: $8. Distemper: $10. Call for exact income guidelines and to make an appointment.
West Kennebunk: Animal Welfare Society (AWS) Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic. Cats/kittens from York County $20. Feral cats from York County, free. Stray cats from the Berwicks, Lebanon and Sanford: free. Cats from anywhere else $60, rabies vaccine additional $10. Dogs: must be less than 50 lbs, male: $150, female: $200. Call: 985-3244 ext. 120. See poster below.
Special Cleo Fund grant for cats from Oxford County. $20, ferals free: Call The Cleo Fund: 773-6221
York County: See West Kennebunk. Lots of programs at The Animal Welfare Society.
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: 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.
3) Feral cats: Rockland area, specific towns: Free feral cat spays and neuters and free humane trapping. call 594-2200
4) Feral cats: Call The Cleo Fund.. 773-6221. No income requirements for feral cats.
5) Feral cats: Community Spay-Neuter Clinic in Topsham. FREE spay/neuter & rabies vaccines for ferals, strays or barn cats from Bath, West Bath, Phippsburg & Georgetown in Sagadahoc County. Monmouth, Benton & Clinton in Kennebec County. Burham in Waldo County and Waldoboro in Lincoln County. Also, assistance with trapping and transportation for cats from Bath, West Bath, Phippsburg, Georgetown & Richmond. call: 721-8395
We wish to thank all the compassionate veterinarians who participate in Help Fix ME and The Cleo Fund. You do a great public service. Thank you!