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Low Cost Spay/Neuter Options for Maine Residents
Written by MFOA   
Tuesday, 08 March 2011

dogBelow is a list of low cost spay/neuter resources for Maine residents.

Most of these programs are non-profit and rely on donations to survive.  Please consider supporting one of these programs financially as they save so many lives and keep animals out of our shelters and from being euthanized.

Auburn:  Dr. Steve Kinney's Low-Income Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic is located at Auburn Animal Center.  Cat neuter: $25. Cat spay:  $55.  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 $80-140, females  $120-200.  Cats (if not low-income): Female $110, Male $60. If low-income Female $55, Male $25.

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, Norway, Thomaston and Waterville areas:  Free transport for cats and dogs to and from the Community Spay-Neuter Clinic in Freeport.  865-0772

Bangor:   Bangor Humane Society now has monthly low cost low-income spay/neuter clinics for cats.  Call 942-8902.  Females $50, males $25.  Must pay with cash in advance.  Some scholarships available (meaning assistance for people who cannot afford the $50 or $25).

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/Brownfield:  see Western Maine below

Caribou area:  Halfway Home Pet Rescue spay/neuter assistance.   492-1722 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   Cats and dogs. For  low income and  income just over the income limit for Help Fix ME (see Help Fix ME above).

Dover Foxcroft/Milo/Exeter area:  P.E.T.S. low cost spay/neuter assistance for both cats and dogs.  Call 564-8092 or 564-8072.  These are volunteers so do not call too early or too late!

Farmington area:  Cat spays & neuters $35  Call the Franklin County Animal Shelter at 778-2638.  Book early as the shelter has limited grant money for these prices.  Surgeries will be performed weekly at two local veterinary clinics.

Farmington/Franklin County area and other areas:  Maine Woods Mobile Vet:  491-5501. Low-income low cost spay/neuter clincis for cats and male dogs.  Will do feral cat colonies and pediatric spay/neuter (8 weeks old).  Individuals call for locations of clincis.  Shelters and rescues call to schedule clinics.  Will do clinics in the northern counties. 

Ft. Kent area:  Cat spays and neuters only. PAWS 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.

Fryeburg:  Low-income cat spay/neuter clinic once per month.  Call the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter at 935-4358.  This clinic fills up fast so don't procrastinate.

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 Androscogging 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

Norway area

Responsible Pet Care and Well Point Veterinary Service at 86 Roberts Rd. in Norway. Low cost cat spaying and neutering.  No income requirements. Call: 743-6441. 
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.

Portland Area:  See Westbrook below, Animal Refuge League.

Rockland:  Free transport for cats, small and medium dogs from the Humane Society of Knox County to the Community Spay/Neuter Clinic.  865-0772

Sanford/Springvale:  $5 cat spay/neuters.  Includes health exam, rabies vaccine and flea treatment if needed.  Call the Annimal 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:  NEW PROGRAM!  Cat spays and neuters at the low cost of $60.  No income requirements.  Can schedule for any weekday.  Includes pediatric (8 weeks old), pregnant and feral spay/neuter.  Call So. Portland Veterinary Hospital at 767-7784.

Topsham:  Low cost dog and cat spays and neuters at the Humane Alliance model Community Spay/Neuter Clinic in Topsham.  Includes rabies vaccine. Some assistance available for dogs.  Transport to and from clinic for many parts of the state (check with your local shelter).  865-0772, best days to call Monday-Wed. ( )

Cats, male or female:  $60
Dogs:  less than 40 lbs $110;  over 40 lbs $160 

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, Clinton, Benton:   $30 cat spay or neuter, including rabies vaccine. This is a year round, ongoing program. Free transport from Waterville. 865-0772  Also, PLEASE NOTE:  The Humane Society Waterville Area has low-income vouchers which with this $30 cat spay would make the surgery FREE.  (The shelter's phone number is: 873-2430)  You would need to get the voucher from the humane society first then contact the spay neuter clinic at 865-0772.

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 150% of the federal poverty level or below.  Vouchers are $50 for neuters and $75 for spays.  The vouchers can be used at veterinary hospital of your choice.  For details and vouchers call:  207-873-2430

:  New clinic at the Animal Refuge League.  Call 854-9771 extension 110 (you may have to leave a message).  Low cost, low-income spay/neuter clinic for cats, pit bulls and pit bull crosses.  Cat prices depend on your income.  If you are on public assistance, $25.  If you are working low-income  $45. Pit bulls and pit bull crosses:  $90.  Cash only.  Rabies vaccine an extra $5. Call for exact income guidelines and to make an appointment.

West Kennebunk: Animal Welfare Society (AWS).  Low cost, low-income cat and dog spay neuter clinic. 985-3244 ext. 120.  This low-income 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.  All others (dogs and cats) call 985-3244, ext 120 for pricing.

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.

National programs:
Friends of Animals, 1-800-321-7387,
Low cost spay/neuter certificate program.  Certificates are honored at participating veterinarians throughout the united states.  You can search for a participating veterinary clinic by zip code on the FoA website.

If you know of a program in Maine that is not included on this list - please send us an email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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