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Animals and pets

Spaying or neutering

Community Spay/Neuter Assistance Program - applications accepted January 1 through March 31 each year - application (PDF)

One of the most important health decisions pet owners make is to spay or neuter their cat or dog. Spaying—removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet—is a veterinary procedure that requires minimal hospitalization and offers lifelong health benefits. Neutering—removing the testicles of your male dog or cat—will vastly improve your pet’s behavior and keep him close to home.

Low-cost spay/neuter providers

To find low-cost spay/neuter services near you, search the ASPCA provider database.

Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland offers low-cost spay/neuter services with their Spay and Save program.

A Bully Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Incentive Program is available through the Humane Society for Southwest Washington for American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

Community Spay/Neuter Assistance Program

Grant funding is available for Clark County groups promoting animal welfare through the spaying and neutering of domestic pets. Applications are accepted January 1 through March 31 each year.

To qualify, applicants must be:
- Public agencies - RCW 39.34.020
- Non-profit organizations - RCW 19.09.065
- Educational institutions - RCW 28A.150

Funding decisions are made by the Animal Protection and Control Advisory Board.

Browse for information
  • Controlling the Feral Cat Population in Clark County (MP4)
  • Pet care - ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
  • Pet overpopulation - One female dog or cat producing one litter of four offspring a year will result in:
    • 12 offspring in two years
    • 36 offspring in three years
    • 324 offspring in five years
    • 4,327 offspring in seven years

    Please help us fight pet overpopulation by having your pets spayed or neutered.

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