Low Cost Spay Neuter in Maine--an alphabetical list of low cost spay/neuter programs (updated 04/30/2013)
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Three special notes:
1) The Community Spay/Neuter Clinic (see Freeport below) provides free transport to and from the clinic from Augusta, Rockland and Waterville. Special prices for some areas of the state. Call: 865-0772. NEW: Pit bull, pit bull mix special: $50, includes rabies vaccine.
2) There are free and almost free cat spay/neuter programs in the Waterville area, Biddeford, Sanford, Springvale and Lewiston/Auburn. Free pit bull spay/neuter program in Lewiston/Auburn. See towns below.
3) New clinic at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland--available to working low income as well as those on public assistance. See Westbrook below.
Statewide: Help Fix ME is open: Maine’s state-wide low-income spay neuter program: call 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, pit bulls and pit bull mixes because those are the animals that are filling up our shelters.
Statewide (in some areas): Friends of Animals vouchers for cats and dogs: http://friendsofanimals.org/ or 1-800-321-7387; cats: M $51, F $65, dogs: M $64, F $90. Participating vets in Bangor, Farmington, Fryeburg, Wells and Westbrook.
Program List Below (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: $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, 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).
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/Brownfield: see Western Maine below
Caribou area: Halfway Home Pet Rescue spay/neuter assistance. 492-1722 or firstname.lastname@example.org Cats and dogs. For low income and income just over the income limit for Help Fix ME (see Help Fix ME above).
Corinna: see Dover-Foxcroft
Cumberland and York Counties: The Cleo Fund. 773-6221. For cats ($30) and dogs ($50--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 564-8072. Also, monthly cat transport van to and from spay/neuter clinic starting in March. Transport fee $5, cat spay or neuter, $60.
Farmington area: Cat spays $35, cat neuters $19. 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 the shelter's spay/neuter clinic.
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 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.
Freeport: Low cost dog and cat spays and neuters at the Humane Alliance model Community Spay/Neuter Clinic in Freeport. Includes rabies vaccine. Some assistance available for dogs. Transport to and from clinic for many parts of the state. 865-0772, best days to call Monday-Wed.
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. Includes rabies vaccine. Low income- must show receive public assistance.
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 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
Newport: see Dover-Foxcroft
Norway area: 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.
Portland Area: See Westbrook below, Animal Refuge League.
Rockland area: 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 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: Low-income assistance for cats and dogs. Call the SPCA of Hancock County 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, 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
Westbrook: New clinic at the Animal Refuge League. Call 854-9771 extension 400 (you may have to leave a message). Low cost, 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. Cash only. Rabies vaccine an extra $8. 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) see the prices on the poster below.
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
York and Cumberland Counties: The Cleo Fund. 773-6221. Cats ($30) and dogs ($50--no purebred, designer or purchased dogs. Exception: pit bulls are eligible). Includes rabies vaccine. Low income only.
We wish to thank all the compassionate veterinarians who participate in Help Fix ME. You do a great public service. Thank you!
AWS= Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk, Maine