SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAMS in UPSTATE NY
Kaly White - Akwesasne NY - I get asked a lot of times about spaying and neutering programs in my area considered as Upstate NY. Here is a breakdown of the spay/neuter programs available as of November 11, 2023. Pictured here is my neighbor's cat with her six kittens who all have found loving homes, I am happy to say Mama cat is now spayed!
SPAY/NEUTER/NOW - Dogs and Cats
They used to be a mobile clinic moving around but since COVID they have partnered with "Town & Country Vet Clinic" located in Massena, Potsdam, and Ogdensburg. The pet needs to be 6 months or older; the cost for a cat is $150 no matter if it is male or female; that includes the surgery and anaesthesia.
The cost for the dogs vary with their weight. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit to book your pet's surgery appointment, and the rest is due the day of the surgery. You have to apply for a voucher on the Spay/Neuter/Now website HERE. Once you get a voucher number from them you make the appointment.
"The Little Friends Veterinary Services" in Lyons Falls NY has also been partnering with Spay/Neuter/Now since 2017. Visit their website HERE to know more.
JAVA VETERINARY CLINIC in Massena has reopened at their previous location on State Rte. 56. You can get your pet in real quickly although they do not offer a rebate, but they are the most affordable. They are also available for emergencies. They are closed until January 2024. Their phone number is (315) 764-8387.
NEUTER COMMUTER - Donna Bailey from the Cat Palace purchased the unused surgical van from Spay/Neuter/Now and will come to your community The price to neuter male cats is only $40! They do females occasionally for $75. For more information and to be put on the waiting list contact Donna at (315) 212-5984 - TEXT ONLY.
FOCUS ON FERALS - CATS ONLY
This organization focuses on feral cats and colonies. They have received a grant from the ASPCA in 2021 and still have vouchers available for income-qualified cat owners and colonies caregivers in the Malone and surrounding communities in Franklin County, NY. Click HERE for instructions on how to apply. Your out-of-pocket cost will be $50 for a female and $40 for a male payable to "Focus on Ferals" upon approval of your request. They have partnered with "Adirondack Mobile Vet" in Plattsburgh.
POTSDAM HUMANE SOCIETY S.N.I.P. PROGRAM AND TNR - CATS ONLY at This Time
A low-cost spay/neuter program for families and individuals with low income. Also helps with barn and feral cat colonies for TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release). Apply HERE.
The Massena Humane Society and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe have suspended their spay/neuter voucher program for now.
FRIENDS FOR POUND PAWS
They are located in Gouverneur NY and work with Spay/Neuter/Now to provide assistance to those with financial need to get their cats, or stray cats they are caring for, fixed. You must pay the $50 deposit and transport your cat to one of the Town and Country vet clinics for the surgery. Friends for Pounds Paws can help with the remaining balance owed. Message them for more information, or call Cindy at (315) 323-4754. They are also accepting donations to their Community Spay Fund. Visit their website HERE.
TRI-LAKES HUMANE SOCIETY SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - for DOGS, CATS, and RABBITS
Offers vouchers for low-income residents of the Tri-Lakes region:
For more information or to apply, click HERE.
NORTH COUNTRY SPCA - Dogs and Cats
Available to low-income residents of Essex County.
Apply for a voucher HERE.
RED FERN SPAY/NEUTER MOBILE VET CLINIC - Dogs and Cats
Their mobile surgical unit parks in the Plattsburgh's Tractor Supply parking lot and they accept vouchers from the following programs:
Franklin County SPCA (website will be added soon)
Visit the Red Fern website HERE for more info.
ELMORE SPCA S.N.I.P. PROGRAM
These spay/neuter vouchers are available to Clinton County NY residents 18 years and older.
Cats: $60 - Dogs: $75. For instructions on how to apply for a voucher, visit their website HERE.
WILLSBORO COMMUNITY FERAL CAT COMMITTEE
The community of Willsboro NY formed a TNR (Trap/Neuter/Release) program with the help of the Adirondack Mobile Veterinary Services which offers a low-cost spay/neuter service. For more info visit the Adirondack Mobile Veterinary Services' website HERE.
- I will update this article as soon as I find out new information.
In order to have your pet spayed or neutered you will need to have him or her vaccinated for Rabies. Some services include vaccinations.
You will find the list of the Rabies Clinics for Franklin County HERE
and the list for the Rabies Clinics for St. Lawrence County HERE