All pets adopted from the Franklin Township Animal Shelter are spayed and neutered before they are adopted to new homes. If you have an animal that is not already spayed or neutered, including feral cats that you feed, we strongly encourage you to spay/neuter as soon as possible! For information about why spay/neuter is beneficial to your pet and how doing so will also help control the pet homelessness crisis, please visit the ASPCA's website.
While we do not provide veterinary services or endorse any particular option below, we hope that the following resources help you to find low cost spay/neuter services.
Why Spay and Neuter?
- Cats are able to produce 45 times as many offspring as humans. They can get pregnant every 62 days and usually give birth to multiple kittens per litter.
- Dogs are able to produce 15 times as many offspring as humans.
- Increases life expectancy from one to four years.
- Reduces the risk or eliminates the potential of mammary, uterine or testicular cancer in your pet.
- Less desire for your pet to roam, potentially being hit by a car or lost and decreasing aggressive behavior.
- Makes for a better family pet.
Please check out the State of New Jersey Department of Health Low Cost Spay / Neutering Program. You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered for $10 or $20 at participating veterinary hospitals if and when state funds are available. For more information, please visit their website.
People for Animals provides low cost spay/neuter and wellness services in Hillside, Robbinsville, and Clayton, NJ, including services for feral cats. For more information, please visit their website.
Monmouth County SPCA Vogel Spay Neuter Clinic offers low cost spay/neuter services at their location in Eatontown, NJ. For more information, please visit their website.
Animal Welfare Association provides low cost spay/neuter services and wellness services at their location in Voorhees, NJ, including services for feral cats. For more information, please visit their website.
Friends of Animals has a program for pet owners to purchase a certificate from Friends of Animals that can be used for a routine spay or neuter surgery at any of FoA’s participating veterinary hospitals, which might include your local vet. Cost of certificates start at $61. For more information, please visit their website.