Spay and Neuter Resources for Pet Owners

PAWS Cares Spay / Neuter Program for Felines: 

PAWS is committed to ending pet overpopulation in our state!

To do our part, we offer the following assistance programs for pet owners struggling to afford spay/neuter surgery for their pets.

To qualify, pet owners must receive one of the following:

• Food Stamps,
• Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI),
• Social Security Disability (SSD), and/or
• Maine Care (Medic aid)


Additionally, this program is for pet owners who are either full-time students or have become unemployed and are receiving benefits from the State of Maine.

Because of COVID-19, all PAWS Cares Wellness services are by appointment only.


Services offered and fees are as follows:  *** CATS ONLY *** 

CATS (includes nail trim)

  • Spay - $175.00  ** Additional charges may apply for Pyometra & in-heat

  • Neuter - $125.00   ** Additional charges may apply for Cryptorchid

  • Rabies vaccination - $10.00 (required if your pet is not vaccinated)

  • Microchip - $25.00

If your cat has fleas and/or ear mites we will treat for this and you will be charged as follows: 

  • Fleas - $10.00

  • Ear mites - $10.00

A deposit is required when you complete this form. All other fees are due at the time of pick-up. 

To schedule an appointment please complete the application HERE


Vouchers are available from: 

Pope Memorial Humane Society for residents in their service area. Please contact Pope directly to request a voucher: (207) 594-2200

Waldo County Humane Society for residents of Waldo County. Please contact WCHS directly to request a voucher: 207-852-5033

Further assistance is available from the Waldo County Pet Food Pantry. 

Spay Maine
Spay Maine is a collaboration of Maine's animal shelters, rescues, veterinarians, animal control officers and animal welfare advocates who work together to reduce Maine's shelter intakes and euthanasia. This work is done by supporting Help Fix ME, Maine's state-wide low income spay neuter program and by promoting spay neuter clinics and programs around the state. Visit Spay Maine by clicking here. The state's low-cost spay and neuter program, based on income guidelines to qualify. Call 1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621 to find out more!

Help Fix ME!
The goal of the Help Fix ME is a spay & neuter program working to reduce shelter intakes and euthanasia. The program is restricted to cats and mostly pit bulls and pit bull mixes. This spay/neuter program is for low-income* households only. The portion you pay for a cat is $10.  If you truly cannot afford the $10, there is sometimes limited funding available to help with this co-pay. Contact Help Fix ME: 1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621. 

* You will qualify for Help Fix ME if you are a Maine resident and receive:  food stamps, TANF, MaineCare, SSI or SSD or have an income below 133% of the federal poverty level (you do not have to be receiving any government assistance).