Resources

Why Spay or Neuter?

1. Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.

Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.

2. Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.

Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age.

3. Your spayed female won’t go into heat.

While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!

4. Your male dog won’t want to roam away from home.

An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.

5. Your neutered male will be much better behaved.

Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.

6. Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.

Don’t use that old excuse! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake.

7. It is highly cost-effective.

The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray!

8. Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.

Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.

9. Your pet doesn’t need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.

Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children—especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way.

10. Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.

Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

LOW-COST AND FREE SPAY/NEUTER RESOURCES

NATIONWIDE

Friends of Animals – Spay/Neuter Certificate Program

1-800-321-7387

info@friendsofanimals.org

www.friendsofanimals.org/programs/spay-neuter/index.html

NYC AREA

ASPCA

877-SPAY-NYC

www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/mobileclinic

Includes rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, e-collar, nail trim.

Community leaders in low income areas can reserve the mobile clinic in your community.*

Maddie’s Spay/Neuter Project, all five boroughs*

(212) 404-3203

spayneuter@AnimalAllianceNYC.org

www.animalalliancenyc.org/services/maddiessnp.htm

Spanish language flyer is available online

All About Spay Neuter Inc.
(516) 967-4648
AllAbtSpayNeuter@aol.com

www.allaboutspayneuter.com

P. O. Box 140098

Howard Beach, New York

Muffin’s Pet Connection Spay/Neuter Certificate Program

All 5 boroughs, Long Island, Westchester
(718) 833-7988

muffinspets@gmail.com

www.muffins.org/spay.htm

New Rochelle Humane Society Low Cost Spay/Neuter Certificates
(914) 632-2925

PetAdopt@verizon.net

www.newrochellehumanesociety.org/services

MANHATTAN

Bideawee Veterinary Practice*
(212) 532-5884

www.bideawee.org

410 East 38th Street, between First Ave and FDR Drive

Humane Society of New York Animal Clinic
(212) 752-4840

www.humanesocietyny.org/services.shtml

306 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

BRONX

The Toby Project

212-799-1120

info@tobyproject.org

www.tobyproject.org

See website or call for qualifications and clinic locations and hours

QUEENS

Spay Neuter Intervention Project (SNIP)
(917) 658-4524

SNIPNYC@aol.com

www.snipnyc.org

STATEN ISLAND

P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County

(718) 227-0553

plutorescue@aol.com

members.petfinder.com/~NY190/services.htm

Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare, Inc. Spay/Neuter Certificate

718-948-5623

sicaw1972@yahoo.com

www.sicaw.petfinder.org

(check website for list of participating vets)

*For low-income / public assistance residents

STRAY AND FERAL CATS SERVICES

Feral Cat Initiative

www.nycferalcat.org

Urban Cat League

www.urbancatleague.org

Neighborhood Cats (also national)

www.neighborhoodcats.org

Toby Project Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Program

www.tobyproject.org/node/749

MANHATTAN

ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital

www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/animal-rescuers/trap-neuter-return.html

424 East 92nd Street

For feral cat TNR caretakers who would like to spay/neuter 15 or more healthy feral cats at one time.

1-877-SPAY-NYC (1-877-772-9692)

QUEENS

CSM Stray Foundation

(917) 846-0934

csmstray@aol.com

www.csmstray.org

Linda’s Feral Cat Assistance

(718) 205-1792

linda@LindasFeralCatAssistance.com

www.LindasFeralCatAssistance.com

Friendly Ferals

(917) 579-5718

Friendlyferals@msn.com

www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY791.html

PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

MANHATTAN

Animal Medical Center

510 East 62nd St. (corner of York Ave.)

(212) 838-7053

www.amcny.org

BluePearl-Manhattan

410 West 55th St. (between 9th and 10th Ave.)

(212) 767-0099

newyork.bluepearlvet.com

QUEENS

BluePearl-Queens

107-24 71st Road (between Austin St. and Queens Blvd.), Forest Hills

(718) 263-0099

newyork.bluepearlvet.com

BROOKLYN

Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group (VERG) NORTH

318 Warren St. (between Smith and Court St.)

(718) 522-9400

Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group (VERG) SOUTH

2220 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 677-6700

www.verg-brooklyn.com

BluePearl-Brooklyn

32 4th Ave. (at Pacific St.)

(718) 596-0099

newyork.bluepearlvet.com

STATEN ISLAND

CompleteCare Veterinary Center

**Speaks English, Italian. Russian, Spanish, and Ukranian**

1293 Clove Rd. (near corner of Glenwood Ave.)

(718) 720-4211

www.completecarevet.com

FINANCIAL AID FOR VET CARE

Mayor’s Alliance low-cost pet care options (i.e. microchipping, vaccinations, etc.)

www.animalalliancenyc.org/yourpet/affordable.htm

NYC Low Cost Vet Mobile (alternates between AC&C Manhattan and Brooklyn shelter locations; excludes spay/neuter surgery)

718-544-PETS

www.facebook.com/pages/Low-Cost-Vet-Mobile/227203447306445