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Spay & Neuter Clinic

CAT’s Spay & Neuter Clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter services to help reduce the number of homeless and unwanted animals in our community.

About Our Clinic

As part of our commitment to serving cats and people in our community, the onsite hospital at Cat Adoption Team offers a low-cost spay/neuter clinic to assist families and their cats. 

Our goal is to support those in most need of low-cost services. To make these services available to those who may not otherwise afford them, a portion of the price of each lost-cost spay/neuter surgery is covered by charitable donations.

We offer spay/neuter appointments only, but additional services (such as microchipping and vaccinations) can be added to an appointment for an additional fee.

Please see below for eligibility, pricing, and booking information.

Pricing & Qualifications

To qualify for our spay/neuter clinic, you must reside in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington Counties (Oregon) or Clark County (Washington), or live within a one-hour drive to our Sherwood shelter. Pet cats must be at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 2 lbs. to have spay/neuter surgery in our clinic.

As part of the Spay & Save program, our clinic offers pricing levels* from $30 to $200 per cat. Please see below for pricing qualifications.

  • $30 per cat for individuals receiving any of the following Public Assistance:
    • Food Stamps (SNAP)
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Medicaid
    • Oregon Health Plan
    • Section 8 Public Housing
    • SSI
    • Subsidized School Lunch Program
    • TANF
    • WIC
  • $60 per cat for individuals who meet the program’s Low Income Guidelines
  • $100 per male cat (neuter) and $200 for female cat (spay) for all other individuals

CAT is only able to provide spay/neuter surgeries to owned pet cats. If you need assistance with a feral, stray, or barn cat, please contact the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon.

If your cat is found to have an umbilical hernia or if your male cat has cryptorchidism, you will be charged an additional $15 fee

*Spay & Save sets surgery costs as low as possible to make spay/neuter available to all pet owners. We recognize that in some circumstances, these amounts may still be out of reach. If the cost of surgery through this program is keeping you from spaying or neutering your pet(s), please contact us to see if we can provide any additional support.

How to Request an Appointment

CAT’s spay/neuter clinic aims to assist families with lower incomes and their cats by offering affordable spay/neuter surgeries. Our goal is to assist those in most need of our low-cost services—we respectfully request that if you can afford a traditional veterinary provider, you make an appointment with them. We appreciate your consideration!

Our clinic offers spay/neuter appointments only, but additional services (such as microchipping and vaccinations) can be added to the appointment (see below for details).

The spay/neuter clinic at CAT is open for appointments from January to May and from August to December. Appointment availability is extremely limited in June and July.

*IMPORTANT* Appointment Request Instructions
Appointments are offered on weekdays (Tue-Fri) only. You will drop your cat(s) off at our clinic on the morning of your scheduled appointment anytime between 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Pick-up is anytime that same day between 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

If your cat is 4 months or older, they must not have food for 12 hours before their surgery appointment (water is OK).

On the scheduling page, follow these steps:

  • The price for surgery depends on your discount eligibility (please review the Pricing & Qualifications section to see whether you qualify)
  • If you qualify for a discounted pricing level (public assistance or low income), be sure to select that package to apply the discount
  • Optional: Select any additional Surgery Add-on Packages or Services (check out our Services Guide for more details)
  • If you do not know your cat’s weight, please estimate it; you do not need to be exact
  • Clients are required to sign a consent form for each individual feline for which you request an appointment

Use the button below to check availability and request an appointment.

SPay & neuter faqs

Yes! You can make a spay surgery appointment for a cat who is in heat.

Cats can come in for spay surgery when they are no longer nursing kittens, which is usually about six weeks after giving birth.

Cats need to be a minimum of 8 weeks old and weigh at least 2 pounds. We recommend spaying/neutering your pet as early as you are able to prevent unplanned litters, roaming, and heat cycles.

Yes, a cat with a hernia or who is cryptorchid (undescended testicle) can be spayed or neutered at our clinic. There’s a $15 additional fee.

What is Cryptorchidism?
Cryptorchidism is a condition in which one or both of the male’s testicles have not descended (dropped) into the scrotum. In kittens, the testicles normally go into the scrotum between 8-16 weeks of age. If they are not in the scrotum, they need to be found and removed to complete the neuter surgery. They may be located anywhere between the kidney to the scrotal sac, but are often found near the pelvis in the abdomen. This is a more complicated procedure and could involve more than one incision or a larger incision to locate the testicle(s). 

What does it mean to have an Umbilical Hernia?
An umbilical hernia is where the abdominal wall is not fully closed at or near the umbilicus (belly button). This may be small and just contain some fat from the abdomen, or it may be larger and contain sections of organs (such as intestine). Any size hernia has the potential to trap an organ, which could be an emergency situation if it happens.  We recommend the hernia is repaired and we can do this at the time of the spay or neuter surgery. Your cat will have an additional incision near the umbilicus when this surgery is performed.

The cost difference between spaying and neutering is primarily due to the differences in the surgical procedures involved. Spay surgery is generally more invasive and complex, takes longer to perform, and may require more extensive anesthesia or additional supplies than a neuter surgery.

There are a few things you can do to monitor your cat after surgery and ensure proper healing. Please see the handouts and videos below:

CAT offers additional veterinary services that can be added to your surgery appointment.

The following packages are available ONLY at the spay/neuter appointment at CAT — no substitutions are allowed. Pricing varies, depending on how you qualify.

Not sure what services you should get? Read our Services Guide for pricing and other information.

Package #1

  • Ear cleaning
  • Flea Treatment
  • Nail trim

Package #2

  • Ear Cleaning
  • Flea Treatment
  • Nail Trim
  • Deworming & Earmite Treatment
  • FVRCP Vaccination
  • Microchip with Registration

Package #3

  • Ear Cleaning
  • Flea Treatment
  • Nail Trim
  • Deworming & Earmite Treatment
  • FVRCP Vaccination
  • FeLV Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccination
           (12 weeks & older)
  • Microchip with Registration

Individual Items

  • Collar & ID Tag
  • Ear Cleaning
  • FeLV Vaccination
  • FeLV/FIV/Heartworm Test
  • Flea/Worm/Earmite Treatment
    (does not treat tapeworms)
  • FVRCP Vaccination
  • Microchip with Registration
  • Nail Trim
  • Post-Operative Pain Medication*
  • Rabies Vaccination
            (12 weeks & older)
  • Soft E-Collar
  • Tapeworm Treatment

*All surgical patients receive pain medications before surgery; CAT strongly encourages clients to purchase post-operative pain management medication. CAT provides these medications at as low a price as possible. You will have the option to elect for pain medication for your pet at surgery drop-off. Please read our Pain Medication Information Sheet (PDF); we can also provide you with more detailed information at that time. Please note that common over-the-counter pain medications may be toxic and should never be given to your pet.

All spay/neuter surgeries are performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians. All animals receive a brief physical exam prior to surgery and are attended to by veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants during surgery. All surgical patients receive pain medications before surgery, and you may elect to purchase post-operative pain medication.
At CAT’s spay/neuter clinic, I was able to get Trixie’s spay surgery, microchip, and rabies vaccine at a price I could afford.

- Victoria G.

Need a copy of your spay/neuter records?

If your cat had surgery in our clinic in March 2024 or later, you can request a copy of your medical records here .

If you need medical records for a cat that had surgery in our clinic any time prior to March 2024, please call us at (503) 925-8903 or send an email to [email protected].

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