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.
Important Note: Though every effort is made to ensure accuracy, prices do change. So call to confirm before scheduling your visit.
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.
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.
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. See the income tables on their website to see if you're eligible.
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.
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.