Low Cost Spay-Neuter Programs 
in the Chicago Area

The United States faces a pet overpopulation crisis as millions of animals are killed each year because there are not enough good homes for them. Taxpayers across the country bear the cost of picking up, housing, and eventually killing these cats and dogs. Chicago has a severe pet overpopulation problem that results in many healthy animals being euthanized for lack of homes. There is a solution to this tragedy in which everyone can participate. By spaying or neutering companion animals, we can end these unwanted births and reduce the needless suffering that homeless animals endure. Be a part of the solution, not the problem. PLEASE HAVE YOUR PETS SPAYED AND NEUTERED.

Friends Of Animals Low Cost Spay/Neuter Certificates

1-800-321-PETS (1-800-321-7387)

  • $61 – Male Cat
  • $74 – Male Dog
  • $85 - Female Cat
  • $110=0 – Female Dog

Accepted by participating local vets. Visit the FOA site and enter your ZIP code to find veterinarians in your area.

Anti-Cruelty Society Low Cost Clinic

157 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60610 
312-644-8338 ext. 347 E-mail: info@anticruelty.org 

  • Cats: $20 male or female
  • Feral cats are free
  • Dogs: $120 male or female (except pit bull and pit bull mixes)
  • Pit bull and pit bull mix dogs: $60

If you are unable to afford even this modest charge, please refer to the Charity Veterinary Clinic page for information to qualify for this program.

Click here for all of the details on how to schedule surgery.

PAWS Chicago Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic

3516 W. 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

Free and Low Cost Services (All services are by appointment only)
Free spay/neuter surgery for Feral/Outdoor cats
Low-cost spay/neuter surgery for residents in our ten targeted zip codes: 60609, 60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60628, 60629, 60636, 60639, 60651

Call 773-521-SPAY (7729) to make an appointment. All services are by appointment only.


  • Spay/neuter surgery for dogs, puppies$175
  • Low-cost spay/neuter surgery for dogs, puppies for individuals with Medical Card who reside outside of Chicago $60
  • Residents of targeted ZIP codes with Medical Card (see above) FREE
  • Residents of targeted ZIP codes without Medical Card (see above) $45


  • Spay/neuter surgery for cats, kittens$45
  • Low-cost spay/neuter surgery for cats, kittens for individuals with Medical Card who reside outside of Chicago $35
  • Residents of targeted ZIP codes with Medical Card (see above) FREE
  • Residents of targeted ZIP codes without Medical Card (see above) $25
  • Feral cats FREE

Check pawschicago.org for all information and pricing on vaccinations and other low cost veterinary procedures.

Tree House Humane Society Low Cost Spay/Neuter Surgery

1629 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60622
Provided by BDVM MacLean Clinic

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgery

  • Pet or Stray FEMALE CATS: $75*
  • Pet or Stray MALE CATS: $50*
  • Pet or Stray FEMALE DOGS: $135* (under 50 lbs only)
  • Pet or Stray MALE DOGS: $95* (under 50 lbs only)
  • TNR Feral Cat Package $30 (includes vaccinations, parasite treatment, ear-cleaning and more)

* Low-income individuals on public assistance receive reduced rates - call for full details
For more information please call: 773-227-5535, ext. 0.

Open Tuesday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cats welcome Wednesday through Saturday by appointment only
Dogs welcome on Tuesdays by appointment only
Drop off: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Pick-up: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
(Please note that feral cats must arrive at the Clinic in a trap, not a carrier)

Call 773-227-5535 or email spay@treehouseanimals.org to make an appointment.

Anderson Animal Shelter Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

1000 S LaFox
South Elgin, IL 60117
Call (847) 697-2880 x 34 or email neuteryourpets@andersonanimalshelter.org or fill out the online form

$75 small (under 20 lbs)
$100 medium (20-50 lbs)
$125 large (over 50 lbs)*
*add $75 for dogs over 100 lbs

$100 small (under 20 lbs)
$125 medium (20-50 lbs)
$150 large (over 50 lbs)*
*add $100 for dogs over 100 lbs



Animal Welfare League

6224 S. Wabash 
Chicago, IL 60637 
10305 Southwest Highway 
Chicago Ridge, IL 
60415 708-636-8586 

-50 lbs and under$69.95$93.95
-51 to 70 lbs$98.95$104.95
-71 to 90 lbs$109.95$133.95
-Over 91 lbs$127.95$144.95

Shots with the surgery will cost and additional fee, please contact AWL for details. The clinic offers spay and neuter for any healthy cat or dog. Pets not adopted from the AWL must be at least 5 months old and current on rabies, bordatella and two sets of distemper vaccines. By appointment only.

Low Cost Rabies Clinics on the North Shore 2015

Provided by Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control
Cook County’s low cost clinic services will be offered starting March and running through October. The mobile clinics will operate at various locations throughout the County. Clinic hours are 10:00 am until 2:45 pm.

2015 Cook County Rabies Clinics near the North Shore

Tues. June 23
45 S. Plum Grove
Palatine, IL

Tues. July 7
4250 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Wed. July 8
Morton Grove Community Ctr
6140 Dempster
Morton Grove, IL

Wed. July 22
Oak Leaf Commons
1500 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL

Tues. Sept. 8
1340 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL

Check Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control for latest information and all Chicagoland locations.

Rabies vaccines will cost $7 for a one year and $21 for a three year.  Ferrets may only be vaccinated for one year and the cost of the vaccine is $9.  Open to all pets owned by Cook County residents with ID.

Please contact the organizations listed above for the most up to date information on their programs.

updated November 2015