Spay & Neuter Clinic
We have an enormous animal overpopulation problem in the United States. Thousands of animals (cats & dogs) are euthanized (killed) at county animal shelters each year.
In Long Beach and Southern California, most of these animals are Chihuahuas and pit bulls. By fixing (sterilizing) your animal, you will eliminate the chance of your pet getting pregnant or getting another animal pregnant.
We have fixed over 8,000 animals since our first spay/neuter event in June 2013 and are already starting to see huge reductions in the number of animals coming into our local animal shelter.
IT IS HEALTHIER FOR YOUR PET TO BE FIXED
- Fixed pets live longer.
- Male cats will not spray as much.
- Dogs will not roam away from home as much to find a mate.
- Reduced rates of cancer and other serious health problems.
UNFIXED PETS ARE ILLEGAL IN LONG BEACH
As of October 15, Long Beach has a mandatory/spay neuter law and many other cities have similar laws. Cats must be fixed by 4 months old and dogs must be fixed by 6 months old.
If you are caught breaking this law, there are hefty fines.
OUR SHELTER NUMBERS ARE DOWN!
Info For Dogs
SPAY/NEUTER FOR DOGS
To qualify for Fix Long Beach’s Program, your pet must meet Residence, Income, Age, and Size Requirements.
Age: At least 3 months old.
Size: Minimum of 2.5 lbs (we prefer at least 5 pounds!) Maximum of 55 pounds and 34" butt to nose.
If your dog does not meet our size and age requirements, please come to an event to get a voucher for $50 off the surgery at a local vet.
OTHER SERVICES AT OUR MOBILE CLINICS
We welcome you to bring your leashed dog between 9am and 3pm to our mobile clinics and take advantage of some of our other low cost or free services. No appointment is necessary.
Allows a vet or shelter to scan your dog for your contact information if they are lost
VACCINATIONS: LOW COST SHOTS, MEDS & DEWORMERS – $10/VACCINE
Vaccines and flea medications prevent serious diseases and some are required by law to license your pet. If your pet has never had any of their shots/vaccines, they usually need 3 vaccinations and a dewormer. CASH ONLY. $10/vaccine.
FLEA MEDS FOR $10
NAIL TRIMS FOR $5
Untrimmed nails can grow into the pad/paw of your pets’ feet and cause infection and pain.
Info For Cats
SPAY/NEUTER FOR CATS
Please come to any of our Spay/Neuter Clinic Events to get a voucher for your cat to be fixed at our local vet.
You will schedule the appointment for surgery directly with a local vet.
Currently, we offer spay/neuter for cats at two locations, and there is a small out-of-pocket cost for the surgery.
There MAY be other costs if the animal is older, pregnant, cryptorchid, etc.
Must Meet Residence, Income, Age, and Size Requirements
AVAILABLE AT OUR MOBILE CLINICS
No appointment is required for the following low cost or free cat services at our mobile clinic – just come on down. Remember to bring your cat in a cat carrier for everyone’s safety!
Helps your cat get back home if he/she is lost
LOW COST SHOTS
Vaccines prevent serious diseases.
LICENSE YOUR PET
Municipal law requires that all cats over the age of four months be licensed as rabies control. Additionally, making sure your pet has its current license attached to its collar will help ensure your pet is returned to you in the event it is lost and ends up in a shelter.
Please see the city of Long Beach website (www.longbeach.gov/acs) for licensing requirements.
We are thrilled that you would like to get your pet fixed! We have a few requirements for our FREE spay/neuter program.
- You must be a Long Beach Resident
- You must be able to prove that you make less than $40,000 per year
- Your pet must meet certain size and age requirements
- No feral animals or animals from rescue groups; we only fix family pets
We are a non-profit and run completely on donations! If you come to one of our events to get your pet fixed, the recommended donation is income based: $40+ per pet for low income (under $40,000 per household) and $70+ per pet for incomes of $40,000-$60,000. If you make over $60,000 we ask that you pay the cost of the spay/neuter which is $70 per cat and $145 per dog. We accept cash/venmo/zelle/credit/debit cards.
We have a lot of people that are NOT Long Beach residents or low income, wanting to get their pets fixed.
The Golden State Humane Society on Artesia Boulevard offers very low cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats . They have a clinic in Long Beach and Garden Grove: Visit their Website
SNP LA offers very low cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats. They have clinics in San Pedro and Los Angeles: Visit their Website