Free Spay/Neuter in 22 San Antonio Zip Codes is back!

The City of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services‘ FREE spay neuter grant was funded again for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. This FREE program is extremely popular so don’t wait to make an appointment. Funds run out quickly!

This city grant provides FREE spay/neuter for cats and dogs living in the following 22 San Antonio zip codes: 78201,  78202,  78203,  78204,  78207,  78208,  78210,  78211,  78212,  78213, 78214,  78218,  78220,  78221,  78222,  78223,  78224,  78225,  78227,  78228,  78237  and  78242. Both feral/community and pet cats are eligible.

All pets need an appointment. The clinics participating in this city grant are SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program), Pet Shotz (across from the Zoo), The Animal Defense League (ADL), the San Antonio Humane Society and the new Brooks Clinic. (The San Antonio Humane Society and the Brooks Clinic are out of funds as of August 1, 2017 and are no longer participating in this grant. They are still offering low-cost spay/neuter services. See websites for details.)

It is typically easiest to get an appointment at SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program). Book via SNAP’s website or call 210-673-7722.

Call 210-735-1004 to make an appointment at Pet Shotz (across from the Zoo in Brackenridge Park).

For an appointment at the Animal Defense League (ADL), call 210-655-1481 ext. 104 or 112 or schedule online.

The new Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic at 8034 City Base Landing is now open. Unfortunately, as of August 1, 2017 it is out of funds and is no longer participating in this grant. The Brooks clinic, run by the San Antonio Humane Society, is still offering low-cost spay/neuter services. Appointments can only be scheduled online and an internet kiosk is available in the lobby. For information only (no appointments), call 210-963-7150.

(The San Antonio Humane Society is out of funds as of August 1, 2017 and is no longer participating in this grant. They are still offering low cost spay/neuter services.) Appointments at The San Antonio Humane Society can be made online but you must first email (no phone calls) spayneuter@sahumane.org PRIOR to scheduling. A unique coupon code will be sent to those eligible pet owners which will exempt them from payment. This code should be used when scheduling the appointment. You can call 210-424-7595 if you need assistance making an appointment. Bring documentation of your zip code (driver’s license, pay stub, utility bill, etc) with you when you drop off your pet in the morning. According to their website, missing documentation will result in payment required for services.

Pets must be vaccinated against rabies before surgery. If your pet was vaccinated in the last year, bring the official certificate of vaccination signed by a veterinarian. Pets needing rabies vaccines can get them before the surgery for approximately $10-$15, call the clinic.

Feral or community cats not socialized to people must be in humane traps, not in pet carriers. Tips for trapping feral cats are on our website. A cat’s left ear will be “tipped” to show that they have been sterilized. If you are in our King William and Lavaca service area, we can loan you humane traps and help with trapping and transportation. If you live in any of the zip codes above and need to borrow a humane trap(s) to catch feral cats, Animal Care Services will loan you a free humane trap. Details are under “Available Resources” section on the Outdoor Cats and TNR page of ACS’ website.

Proof of address may be required when you bring in your cat or dog for services.

Direct questions about this city grant to the participating clinics by phone or via their website or Facebook pages. These free spay neuter grants are very popular. Funds run out quickly and waits for appointments are often long.

For general questions about spaying and neutering your pet in San Antonio, call the ACS Spay/Neuter Information Line at 210-207-6688.

Community Cats

As of September 2017, Animal Care Services (ACS) has a special program for free spay neuter, ear-tipping, and vaccinations for community cats living in 14 San Antonio zip codes – 78201, 78207, 78210, 78213, 78221, 78223, 78227, 78228, 78229, 78237, 78242, 78245, 78250, and 78251. The cats receive services at ACS’ clinic at 4710 State Highway 151. You must have a ACS Community Cat Program (CCP) Voucher for each cat and all cats must be in a wire transport or humane trap. No airline or soft carriers. For more information about this program, call ACS at 210-207-6696 or email. Learn more about this 2017 community cat free spay/neuter program.

Free Microchips

As of August 2017, the City of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services is also offering free microchips to cats and dogs living in San Antonio. Get your pet microchipped during ACS’ regular business hours – no appointment needed! (The microchips used include free lifetime registration). Your pet can also be chipped at any offsite ACS Microchip Mania event.

Free Spay Neuter

The City of San Antonio’s 2016-2017 free spay neuter grant flyer.

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