New Jersey Animal Population Control
The New Jersey Department of Health supports several animal population control programs to prevent animal overpopulation and to protect human health. These include programs that promote the spay/neutering of animals.
You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered at a discounted price of $10 or $20. Visit the New Jersey Veterinary Public Health webpage to see if you qualify.
If you qualify, this is the lowest-cost option for spay/neuter surgery for your pet and we suggest you use this service as your first choice. Please contact People for Animals to schedule an appointment.
Oasis Animal Sanctuary
The Oasis Animal Sanctuary administers a sterilization assistance program. Individual residents receive the financial assistance needed to have their pet(s) sterilized. Animals that are eligible for the program are those owned by New Jersey residents or those in managed feral cat colonies. Eligible pet owners must be at least 18 years old and have a taxable income of $40,000 or less. Elderly residents who no longer file tax returns and simply prove they are on Social Security are automatically approved. For more information, visit the Oasis Animal Sanctuary website.
The Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter is partnering with:
to offer low-cost spay/neuter clinics. The Animal Welfare Association clinics are specifically for pit bulls. All Pets mobile clinics are for small dogs, male pit bulls, pet cats, community cats, rabbits, and more. All Pets also offers wellness exams. The People for Animals Clinics are for pet dogs and cats.
To go directly to a partner's clinics, click on the name in the above list.
Animal Welfare Association clinics for pit bulls are held Monday through Friday by appointment only at:
- Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043
The standard cost is $63 per pit bull, which includes spay surgery, pain meds, and medical waste fee. There may be a two- to three-week wait for an appointment. For the month of October, for Burlington County residents only, the cost of surgery for female pit bulls is $0.
- e-collar: $16 (pit bulls only): AWA recommends an e-collar to prevent your dog from taking out sutures. It must be worn for seven days. If you'd like, you can purchase an e-collar before surgery at most pet stores
- canine heartworm test: $40
- fecal test: $45
- microchip: $25
- nail trim: $15
- rabies vaccine: $20
- distemper vaccine (DAPP): $21
- bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine: $21
- canine influenza vaccine: $23
- recombine Lyme vaccine: $35; this vaccine requires a blood test; dogs receiving this vaccine for the first time must receive a booster vaccine three weeks later
- leptospirosis vaccine: $25; dogs receiving this vaccine for the first time must receive a booster vaccine three weeks later
- puppy deworming: $5
To make an appointment for an Animal Welfare Association clinic, please email email@example.com or call 609-479-1966 and provide the following information:
- your name, phone number, address and email address
- dog's name, age, weight, sex, and color
- No food for adult dogs (older than 6 months) after 6 p.m./ the night before surgery
- No food for puppies (younger than 6 months) after 12:00 midnight the night before surgery.
Print and fill out this check-in form and bring it to your appointment:
- Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. Pick-up is 3:30-4 p.m. the same afternoon. Everyone is given the same time so there will be a wait at check-in. Please plan for it.
- The clinic closes at 5 p.m. If you pick up your animals between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. you will be charged a $20 late fee. If you pick up your animals between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. you will be charged a $40 late fee.
- Payment is due at check-in. Cash (exact change) is requested, please. Credit/debit cards are also accepted. NO CHECKS.
- All community cats must be in traps and covered with a towel or blanket.
- Protocol for dogs
- please walk dogs before entering the building
- dogs must have a training collar or loop lead
- schedule only one dog per day per family
- please bring help if your dog is too much for you to safely handle alone
You can get your small dog, male pit bull, pet cat, or community cat spay/neutered through our partnership with Dr. Lori Duggan. There are multiple mobile clinics each month at various locations.
Dr. Lori Duggan Clinic Dates:
- Oct. 26, 2019
- Oct. 27, 2019
- Oct. 29, 2019
IMPORTANT: Owners of pet cats and dogs should bring an e-collar, also know as "the cone of shame" with their pet at drop off. Your pet MUST wear an e-collar for seven days after surgery. The cone prevents your pet from licking and biting the incision and helps prevent infection. E-collars can be purchased at most pet stores or online. Here are some options for small cats and dogs. Here are options for cats and dogs of all sizes.
SUPER IMPORTANT: If a pet owner does not follow post-surgery guidelines for using an e-collar, the owner is responsible for costs related to post-surgery complications, including exams, medicines, additional surgery, etc.
Surgery Fees for Dogs:
- Male under 20 pounds: $105, which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, pain meds, and nail clip.
- Female under 20 pounds: $125, which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, pain meds, and nail clip.
- Male pit bull: $120,which includes neuter, rabies vaccine, pain meds, and nail clip. For the month of October, for Burlington County residents only, the cost of surgery for male pit bulls is $0.
Surgery Fees for Cats:
- Pet male: $60, which includes spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccine, and nail clip. For the month of October, for Burlington County residents only, the cost of surgery for pet cats is $10.
- Pet female: $70, which includes spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccine, pain meds, and nail clip. For the month of October, for Burlington County residents only, the cost of surgery for pet cats is $10.
- Community/Feral: $35, which includes spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccine, and ear-tip. These cats MUST be brought in a trap. For the month of October, for Burlington County residents only, the cost of surgery for community/feral cats is $0. Post-operative, in-trap, recovery care is available for $5 per day at the clinic.
- Barn/Outside: $50, which includes spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccine, and ear-tip. These cats are friendly and live outside year round. For the month of October, for Burlington County residents only, the cost of surgery for barn cats is $10.
- Pet cats from 501(c)3 rescue groups can have surgery and rabies vaccine for $45. Rescue may supply distemper vaccine, micro-chip and/or flea meds. If not supplied by the rescue, regular add-on pricing applies.
Surgery Fees for Rabbits:
- $65 for spay/neuter
- Feline Leukemia/FIV test $25
- Canine Heartworm test $25
- Rabies vaccine $10
- Fecal test $15
- Microchip $25
- Ear cleaning $10
- Lyme vaccine $25
- Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine $20
- Cat distemper/FVRCP vaccine $10
- Dog distemper/DA2PP vaccine $20
- Covenia (antibiotic for community cats) $30
- Deworming under 3 months/Pyrantel $5
- Deworming older than 3 months/Revolution $15 (deworming/fleas/heartworm/ear mites)
- Wellness exams $35
Note: Specialty and other services available such as rat, guinea pig, sugar glider, chinchilla, and pot bellied pig neuters.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-479-1966 and provide the following information:
- your name, phone number, address and email address
- type of animal (dog, pet cat, feral cat, etc.)
- your pet's name, age and color; for dogs only, provide breed and weight
- Dogs must be on a leash. Drop off and pick up times will vary. You will be notified of times prior to your clinic date.
- Cats and rabbits must be in a separate covered trap or hard carrier. Drop off time is 10:15 a.m. Pick up will be the same day and you will be contacted when your cat/rabbit is ready. Plan on at least 6-8 hours from drop off to pick up.
- Adult dogs and cats (5 months or older): No food after midnight the night prior to surgery. Water is okay.
- Puppies and kittens: No food after 5 a.m. surgery morning. Water is okay.
- Rabbits can have food brought with them. They are not fasted.
- cash at drop off
- credit/debit card at drop off for an additional $5 fee
Registration and Surgery Consent Form:
Please print and complete both the registration and the consent form. Bring the forms with you at drop off. If you cannot print and complete the forms in advance, forms will be available for to complete at drop off.
You can get your dog or pet cat spay/neutered through People for Animals. You can use any of three of People for Animals clinics.
Please visit People for Animals website or call 609-208-3252 to schedule an appointment.
There are other low-cost spay/neuter programs in the area. See this page for more information.