Pet overpopulation is a serious issue all across the country. In Oklahoma City, volunteers work tirelessly at spay/neuter and release programs for stray cats at Lake Hefner and elsewhere in the metro, but many pet-owners are unable to afford the high costs at a veterinarian's office or animal clinic. Thus the problem continues.
Fortunately, though the well-known SPOT clinic closed, there are a few organizations offering low-cost and even free spay and neuter services in the Oklahoma City area. Details on a few of them are provided below. And if you have another to add to the list, just send me an email.
Important Note: Though every effort is made to ensure accuracy, prices do change. So call to confirm before scheduling your visit.
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If you are an Oklahoma City resident, your cheapest option is the city itself. Spaying/neutering are provided absolutely free of charge, and there are no income requirements. Surgeries are primarily on Saturdays and are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. To schedule an appointment, call (405) 297-3100. Residency proof is required.
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6002 S. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society operates a spay/neuter clinic at SW 59th and Western. There are no income requirements, and costs are far below what you'd pay at a vet. Plus, the organization often has specials as well. Surgeries are done on weekdays, and an appointment is required.
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7129 S. Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Best Friends of Pets' SpayWay clinic offers cat spay/neuter at reduced rates. The clinic, which is cash only, also does microchipping, tests and vaccinations.
In addition, the organization has a Spay/Neuter Assistance Program known as SNAP. Working with a number of area vets and clinics and available only for low-income pet owners who qualify, it reduces those prices even further, down to $10 for cats and $20 for dogs. Download the program packet to see if you're eligible.
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2305 W Lindsey, Suite 123
Norman, OK 73069
This veterinary clinic in Norman, south of OKC, opened in 2010. Procedures don't include an overnight stay and are priced at $65-165 for male dogs, depending on size, and $75-185 for females. Cat neutering is $55 while spaying is $70.
SpayXperts participates in the SNAP program noted above. You'll need to apply through Best Friends of Pets and present your voucher.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Though the Bella Foundation does not actually perform spay/neuter procedures, the Oklahoma City non-profit organization helps low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with vet costs. If assistance is given, the foundation just asks the owner to volunteer for eight hours at a local shelter. To apply, see thebellafoundation.org.