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. All Pets mobile clinics are for small dogs, 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.
You can get your small dog, 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:
- Please email email@example.com or call 609-479-1966 to schedule an appointment. Email will get you the quickest response. Our spay/neuter volunteers are happy to help.
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.
Recommendation: A wellness exam is recommended for pet dogs and cats before surgery involving anesthesia. You can request a wellness exam before surgery for an additional $35.
Surgery Fees for Dogs:
- Male under 20 pounds: $115, which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, pain meds, and nail clip.
- Female under 20 pounds: $130, which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, pain meds, and nail clip.
NOTE: Brachycephalic breeds -- dogs with smushed faces such as French bulldogs, pugs, English bulldogs, etc. -- require an exam before surgery to see if they have any airway restrictions. After the exam, it may decided not to perform surgery. If surgery is done, there is an extra $25 charge for the additional care required while under anesthesia.
Surgery Fees for Cats:
- Pet male: $65, which includes spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccine, and nail clip. For the month of March, for Burlington County residents only, the cost of surgery for pet cats is $30.
- Pet female: $75, which includes spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccine, pain meds, and nail clip. For the month of March, for Burlington County residents only, the cost of surgery for pet cats is $30.
- 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 March, 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 March, for Burlington County residents only, the cost of surgery for barn cats is $0.
- Pet cats from 501(c)3 rescue groups can have surgery and rabies vaccine for $50. 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:
- $70 for spay/neuter
- Feline Leukemia/FIV test $30
- Canine Heartworm test $30
- Rabies vaccine $15
- Fecal test $20
- Microchip $30
- Ear cleaning $10
- Lyme vaccine $25
- Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine $25
- Cat distemper/FVRCP vaccine $15
- Dog distemper/DA2PP vaccine $25
- Covenia (antibiotic for community cats) $30
- Deworming older than 3 months/Revolution $15 (deworming/fleas/heartworm/ear mites)
- Wellness exams $35
Note: Dental cleaning/extractions and other minor surgeries offered. Inquire for pricing. 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
Recovery options are available for some clinics. If you are interested, please inquire when you register.
- 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.
The Friends of BCAS organization is offering pit bull spay/neuter for $50 through People for Animals in Robbinsville. This offer is only available to parents of pit bulls who live in Burlington County. You must schedule the appointment directly with People for Animals and make payment in full on the day of surgery. Send a copy of your paid receipt to: email@example.com and the Friends of BCAS will reimburse you:
- $91.79 for male pit bulls who weigh less than 65 pounds. Spay/neuter surgery cost is $141.79 minus $91.79 reimbursement, so your cost is $50.
- $101.79 for female pit bulls who weigh less than 65 pounds. Spay/neuter surgery cost is $151.79 minus $101.79 reimbursement, so your cost is $50.
- $111.79 for male pit bulls who weigh more than 65 pounds. Spay/neuter surgery cost is $161.79 minus $111.79 reimbursement, so your cost is $50.
- $121.79 for female pit bulls who weigh more than 65 pounds. Spay/neuter surgery cost is $171.79 minus $121.79 reimbursement so your cost is $50.
The reimbursement amounts ($91.79 - $121.79) listed above do not include extra services you may choose to purchase, such as vaccines, nail trimming, etc. You must pay 100 percent of the cost of all extra services.
There are other low-cost spay/neuter programs in the area. See this page for more information.