Spay/Neuter Resources

Santa Clara County Low Cost Spay Neuter Program

Santa Clara County recognizes the long term benefits that can be achieved by providing a widely available, low cost spay/neuter program for as many of the County's cats and dogs as possible.  Toward the objective of improving health and quality of life for the citizens of Santa Clara County and the animals they care about, the low cost spay/neuter programs for cats and dogs, which are summarized below, are available to all residents of Santa ClaraCounty.

Spay/Neuter Program for Feral Cats

Under the feral/stray cat low cost spay/neuter program, the cat's caregiver pays $10 per cat, with the County paying the participating clinic the balance of the cost of surgeries provided to a healthy cat.  In addition to spay/neuter services, cats receive rabies and distemper vaccinations.  Also, in order to provide caregivers, participating clinics and other concerned parties including County Animal Care and Control a method for tracking whether or not a feral cat has been processed through the County's low cost spay/neuter program, each feral cat receiving treatment through the program has one ear notched in a manner conspicuous enough to make its identification as a sterile individual somewhat easier without handling the cat.  The practice of ear-notching is a generally accepted part of a humane "Trap-Neuter-Release" or "TNR" program for feral cats.  Appointments are always required so please contact the participating clinic for more information.

Spay/Neuter Program for Domestic Cats

Under the domestic cat programs, the County pays the participating clinic a flat fee of $20 for each cat with the cat owner/guardian paying the participaing clinic the balance of the cost of surgeries provided to a healthy cat.  In addition to spay/neuter services, cats receive rabies and distemper vaccinations.  Appointments are always required so please contact the participating clinic for more information.

Spay/Neuter Program for Dogs

Under the low cost spay/neuter program for dogs, the County pays the participating clinic a flat fee of $50 for each dog with the dog's owner/guardian paying the participating clinic the balance of the cost of surgeries provided to a health dog.  In addition to spay/neuter services, dogs receive rabies vaccinations.  Appointments are always required so please contact the participating clinic for more information.

In all cases, health issues or conditions may affect the price of the surgery.  For example, a pregnant animal or one in heat will result in additionals fees.  Other health conditions may also affect the treatment provided and the cost.  Please consult the providing clinic for details specific to your animal.

Participating Clinics

The clinics listed below participate in the 2007 Santa Clara County Low Cost Spay/Netuer Programs, however not all participating clinics offer services for feral cats, even those in traps or cages.  Please verify availability of services for feral cats in advanced with the clinic you plan to use.  Domestic cats should always be brought to the participating clinic in a carrier, all dogs must be on leash and please, always call in advance for an appointment!

Akal Animal Clinic
940 Berryessa Road
San Jose, CA 95133-1056
(408) 453-2524
Please call for an appointment.

Animal Birth Control Assistance
(408) 244-8351 or (408) 245-4949

Note:  This is a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing the number of unwanted animals born to suffer and die.  Animal Birth Control is a low-cost spay/neuter referral service working with several veterinarians in the SouthBay.  They raise money by holding garage sales with merchandise donated by people who believe in our cause.

The Animal Clinic
45 Cronin Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 241-8200
Please call for an appointment.

Animal Medical Center
1820 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 267-7387
Please call for an appointment.

Animal Medical Clinic
1405 N. Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-7190
Please call for an appointment.

Bascom Animal Hospital
2175 S. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95008
(408) 371-5630
Note:  This clinic offers spay/netuer services for domestic cats and dogs by appointment only.
Please call for an appointment.

Bay Cities Animal Hospital
16 Corning Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-2518
Please call for an appointment.

Humane Society of Silicon Valley
901 Ames Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-2133

Note: The Humane Society has various programs in addition to the Santa Clara County Low Cost Spay/Neuter program.  Please be sure to specify that you are interested in the Santa Clara County Low Cost Spay/Netuer program.  Appointments with the Humane Society of Silicon Valley for the County's Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program for feral/wild cats are available Monday thru Friday.  A maximum of 3 feral/wild cats are accepted per day per caregiver until the day's surgery allotment is used.  Always call for an appointment.

Lawrence Pet Hospital
711 Lawrence Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 296-3300

Note:  The clinic only offers services for stray and feral cat surgeries on alternating Sundays, by appointment only.  Call (408) 296-3300 in advance for a current availability schedule.
This clinic also participates in the $20 discounted program for domestic cats.
Please call for an appointment.

Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA94303
650-496-5933
Please call for an appointment.

San Jose Spay/Neuter Clinic
1780 Old Bayshore Hwy, Unit F
San Jose, CA95112
(408) 436-1740

Appointments are limited as there is only one veterinarian in this clinic.
Open Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please call for an appointment.

St. Francis of Assisi
12000 Murphy Avenue
San Martin, CA95046
(408) 683-0866
Please call for an appointment.

City of Sunnyvale

Normal City Hours of Operation are
8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

(408) 730-7500

  • Sunnyvale City Hall
  • 456 W. Olive Ave.
  • Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • TDD (408) 730-7501
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