Spay and Neuter

San Diego Humane Society offers spay and neuter programs for the San Diego community. These resources provide affordable spay and neuter surgeries to individuals who meet eligibility requirements based on income.

The program provides priority appointment scheduling to our target populations that are at the highest risk for overpopulation: pit bulls, Chihuahuas, feral cats, and cats.

Locations & Scheduling

We provide spay and neuter services for pit bulls, chihuahuas, feral cats, and cats at our San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside locations. Active military with a military id who meet the eligibility requirements are able to schedule spay/neuter surgeries for all types of pets. Please contact us to determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment:

San Diego Campus
5500 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110
[email protected]

Schedule an appointment

Escondido Campus
3450 E. Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027
[email protected]

Schedule an appointment

Oceanside Campus
572 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
[email protected]

Schedule an appointment

Special Neighborhood Discounts

Residents of 92105, 92113, 92058, 92083, and 92027 zip codes can schedule a complimentary spay or neuter appointment for their pit bull, chihuahua, or cat. Call today to schedule your appointment: 619.279.5085.

Fee-Waived Spay/Neuter Programs*

  • Litter Abatement (LAP)
  • Community cats: please call 619.299.7012 to schedule an appointment or call the campuses directly:
    • Escondido 619-299-7012, ext. 2739
    • Oceanside 619.299.7012, ext. 2000
    • San Diego 619-279-5085

* Spay/neuter surgery fees are waived. Other fees for services will apply.

Spay/Neuter Fees

  • Dog spays $95
  • Dog neuters $75
  • Cat spays $60
  • Cat neuters $40

For other breeds, see the resources below or email [email protected].

Additional Services Available During Surgery Appointment

  • $10 DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
  • $10 FVRCP (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)
  • $10 Rabies. For all dogs over 3 months of age, a current rabies vaccination is required, or the vaccine will be administered on-site for $10 on the day of the surgery.
  • $8 E-Collar. All pets will need to wear an e-collar for 10 days after the surgery. If you have an appropriately sized e-collar, please bring it to the appointment.
  • $15 Microchip
  • $10 Flea Treatment
  • $5 Carrier


  • Pain medication is included.
  • Blood testing recommended for animals between 7 – 10 years old and required for animals over 10 years. Blood test must be done within 30 days of surgery date through your pet’s regular veterinarian.

Vaccination Policy

Our veterinarians highly recommend that your pet be current on vaccines prior to surgery and administered at least 14 days prior to surgery. They will be around many other animals and could be exposed to disease. For information about our vaccination clinics, click here.

Litter Abatement Program (LAP)

  • Free public spay/neuter service for those who:
  • Are relinquishing a litter of puppies or kittens from their own pet. ($40 relinquishment fee for the litter; parent animal spay/neuter is free)
  • Have found a stray litter and are able to capture the stray parent animal(s). This is available for the cities of Oceanside and Vista only.


Please carefully follow these aftercare instructions.

Additional Resources for Low Cost Spay and Neuter