Sterilization is the most humane way to reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens born each day. Millions of unwanted animals die unnecessarily each year. Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control offers a low-cost spay/neuter program for pets of Palm Beach County residents. Proof of residency and program qualifications are required.
Spay Shuttle is low-cost spay and neuter clinic for owned pets residing in Palm Beach County. Pet surgeries are completed in the morning and animals are released to owners that same afternoon. All spay and neuter packages include: spay/neuter surgery, microchip, rabies vaccination and a County License tag (Community Cats exempt from license tags). This service is offered at no charge for County residents on public assistance (proof required) as well as for all Pit Bull type dogs.
- At-Risk-Dogs (as defined by the shelter) No Charge
- Dogs over 35 pounds $125.00
- Dogs 35 pounds and under $225.00
- Owned Cats $45.00 FREE!
- Community Cats $30.00 FREE!
The Spay Shuttle currently operates Monday through Friday each week. Please call 561-233-1261 for information or to leave your name, telephone number, breed and sex of your dog or cat for an appointment.
By leaving your name, you will automatically be placed on a waiting
list.You do not have to call any further. When new appointments are available, you will receive a call back. Please be patient.
Space is limited and appointments are not immediately available. The average wait for the Spay Shuttle may be several months.
Dogs must be on leashes or in secure pet carriers. Cats and kittens must be in a secure cage, pet carrier or humane trap. Cardboard boxes, laundry baskets or other items that a pet may ecape from easily are not acceptable and your appointment may be canceled. These requirements are for the safety and well being of your pet.
If you currently have a scheduled appointment you must arrive no later than 8 a.m. or your slot will be given to someone else. If you do not have an appointment, you may stand in line in the event that someone does not arrive for their scheduled appointment. If this occurs, only an animal fitting the same size and sex can be accepted in its place. Owners of pets who do not arrive on time for pet-pickup, must pay impoundment or late fees from the main shelter on Belvedere Road.
PAHOKEE FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC
The Pahokee Spay/Neuter Clinic is currently closed for renovations. If you live in the Western communities of Pahokee, Belle Glade, or South Bay, we can still assist you with getting your pet spayed or neutered at our main facility. Please call 561-233-1261 for assistance.
In the event of a disaster such as a hurricane, all programs will be shut down. If a veterinarian is not available for one of the programs identified above, the program may be shut down and appointments will be rescheduled.
COMMUNITY CAT PROGRAM
Animal Care and Control now offers a Community Cat Package:
Cost: FREE! Includes the spay/neuter, rabies shot, microchip, annual vaccines, protection against fleas and ticks, and notching of the left ear. Please call 561-233-1261 to schedule an appointment.
Cat Surgery Days:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- Domestic cats must have an appointment and arrive by 8am in individual carriers.
- Community cats for TNVR do not require an appointment, but must arrive by 8am in individual covered traps.
Special thanks to the Best Friends Animal Society for grant funding to help assist with the spay and neuter of our community cats.
Information on Trapped-Neuter-Vaccination-Return
OTHER SHELTER SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAMS
Animal Care and Control is not responsible for activities or operations of any organizations listed below. When contacting an organization, always ask about fees, restrictions, and any other information relating to their spay/neuter program.
- Animal Birth Control of Martin County
- SPCA of the Treasure Coast
- United Humanitarians of Indian River & St. Lucie Counties (Vero Beach)
Palm Beach County