Spay and Neuter Certificates

Although there are an estimated 100 million cats and dogs kept by responsible and caring people in the United States, there is also a tragic number of these animals who suffer horrid cruelties associated with abandonment.

Pounds and shelters in the U.S. kill over 3 million such abandoned pets each year. And uncounted millions more suffer sickness, exposure, starvation and death on the streets of the nation’s cities and towns, and in the fields and forests of the countryside.

From its beginning in 1957, FoA has assumed a leadership role in advocating low-cost spaying and altering as the most effective means of preventing the births of dogs and cats, and their subsequent abandonment, suffering and mass killing. For more than six decades, we have operated the only nationwide breeding control program in the United States facilitating more than 2.7 million spay/neuter procedures.

Pet owners may 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.

Click here to learn more about our new spay and neuter ad campaign featuring prominent billboards urging people to help keep pets off the street.

Spaying and Neutering Certificates may be purchased online (see below), or you can order by mail by calling 1-800-321-PETS (1-800-321-7387) and request an application.

The recommended age for spay/neutering is 2-6 months of age.

Female animals should be spayed before their first heat (estrus cycle). They do not need to have a litter before spaying.

Get more facts about spaying and neutering and answers to frequently asked questions by downloading our free brochure. Click here to download.

FoA certificates are not valid for a cat if the cat is to be declawed.

Cats need their claws for protection and for their physical and mental well-being. Declawing is painful, cruel and psychologically damaging. Please read our pamphlet, “Paws Come With Claws” for more information about the dangers of declawing and tips on how to protect yourself and your furniture without harming your cat.

Online Spay/Neuter Certificates

To locate participating veterinarians in your area or to order certificates online, enter your zip code into the field below.

Our online low-cost spay/neuter certificate ordering is simple and most of all secure.

The prices for our low-cost certificates are:

  • Male Cat $61.00
  • Male Dog $74.00
  • Female Cat $85.00
  • Female Dog $110.00