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Spay/Neuter 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. Spay/neutering your pet may also prevent some medical and behavioral problems, allowing your pet to lead a longer, healthier, and happier life.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control assesses and alters our monthly sterilization calendars to provide a dynamic response to the needs of our community.

Community Cats

Community cats are unowned free roaming cats that are cared for by local residents. The goal of TNVR (Trap-Neuter- Vaccinate- Return to Home) is to manage free roaming cat populations through sterilization and to stop the spread of disease through vaccination. Any unowned, free roaming or feral cat can qualify.

​Community Cat Package Includes: Includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, microchip, annual vaccines, and one dose of protection against fleas and ticks. All community cats will receive a left ear tip. Cost: FREE!


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*Cats that have been ear tipped are identified as being spay/neutered and vaccinated*

Community cat spay/neuter services are done by appointment only.

​Appointments are required; walk-ins will not be admitted.

  • A maximum of 30 surgeries per day will be available by appointment only; no walk-ins will be accepted.
  • Surgeries will be for Community Cats only.
  • Cats MUST be in traps (See image below). No boxes, crates, or carriers. No exceptions.
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  • Cats must be 4 months old or older.
  • A maximum of 2 slots will be available per trapper/caretaker

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 Community Cats Spay/Neuter Calendar

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At Risk Dogs


​At-risk dogs are defined as 45+ lbs., bully breed dogs.

Spay and Neuter Surgeries are by appointment only





​The 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​
  • Community Cats $30.00  FREE!

The Spay Shuttle currently operates Monday through Friday each week. 

Please Click Here​ to be placed on our wait list​

 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 escape 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 between 8:00 am and 8:30 am or your slot will be given to someone else.
Pick up time is between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm. 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.​



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.

COMMUNITY CAT SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM - OPEN LIMITED DAYS

Appointments are required for surgery; walk-ups will not be admitted.

  • A maximum of 20 surgeries per day will be av​ailable by appointment only; no walk-ups will be accepted.
  • Surgeries will be for Community Cats only.
  • Cats must be in traps.
  • Cats must be 4 months old or older.​
  • A maximum of 2 slots will be available per trapper/caretaker.

​Community Cat Package Includes:

Cost: FREE!  Includes the spay/neuter, rabies shot, microchip, annual vaccines, protection against fleas and ticks, ​and notching of the left ear.​

Please Click Here​ to be placed on our wait list​

PAHOKEE SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC - Limited Hours of Operation


Vaccines, microchipping and license tags can be purchased on a walk-in basis from 10:00 amd to 1:00pm (Tuesdays). Please check our website to confirm the monthly calendar
For spay/neuter packages, an appointment is required.  Please call 561-924-5657  to schedule a spay/neuter appointment for your dog or cat.

The Pahokee Spay/Neuter Clinic is a 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​
  • Community Cats $30.00  FREE!

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.​