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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

CAT’s onsite hospital offers a low-cost spay/neuter clinic to assist cat owners who are in financial need. To make these services available to those who may not otherwise afford them, a portion of the price of each lost-cost surgery is covered by charitable donations.

Pet cats must be at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 2 lbs. to be eligible for spay/neuter surgery in our 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 to qualify to use our spay/neuter services.

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

Appointments are offered on weekdays (Tue-Fri) only. You will drop your cat(s) off at our clinic in the morning and pick up in the afternoon of the same day.

**NOTE: The clinic is open January to May and August to December. Appointment availability is extremely limited in June and July. Check the scheduling site for select openings.**

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

How to Book an Appointment

Cat Adoption Team’s spay/neuter clinic aims to assist low-income families and their cats by offering affordable spay/neuter surgeries. Our public spay/neuter clinic is open for appointments from January to May and August to December. Availability is extremely limited in June and July.

To qualify for our 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. Appointments are currently limited; select dates may open on short notice. Check the scheduling site to book.

We offer three pricing levels depending on qualification (see Pricing & Qualifications).

If possible, please complete and print the service authorization form (PDF) and bring it with you to your appointment.

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.

Pricing & Qualifications

As part of the Spay & Save program, CAT’s 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:
    • Food Stamps (SNAP)
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Medicaid
    • Oregon Health Plan
    • Section 8 Public Housing
    • SSI
    • TANF
    • WIC
  • $60 per cat for individuals who meet the program’s low-income guidelines (details at asapmetro.org/spay)
  • $100 per male cat (neuter) and $200 for female cat (spay) for all other individuals

*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.

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.

Yes. A cat with a hernia or who is cryptorchid (undesended testicle) can be spayed or neutered at our clinic. There’s no additional fee.

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.

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.

Bronze Package

  • Ear cleaning
  • Flea Treatment
  • Nail trim

Silver Package

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

Gold Package

  • 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.

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