Spay / Neuter


The Delaware SPCA operates an affordable, high-quality spay/neuter clinic at to serve pet owners, feral/stray cat caretakers, and rescue groups.

The Delaware SPCA believes that all animals should receive the highest quality veterinary care possible. Our clinics use state of the art instruments and equipment, and licensed veterinarians who are spay/neuter specialists. Patients each receive a brief physical examination and high quality anesthesia and pain medication. Our vision is a community without homeless pets, and one in which every resident has access to affordable spay/neuter services.

Modeled after, and mentored by, the Humane Alliance Spay Neuter Clinic in Asheville, NC, Delaware SPCA’s clinics are the only high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinics in Delaware, and among only 115 nationwide that are part of the Humane Alliance National Response Team.

Since 2009, the Delaware SPCA has neutered nearly 40,000 animals, more than any other provider in Delaware. The quality of our service is just as impressive as our volume of patients. Our vets are experts in the field, with thousands of spay/neuter procedures under their belts. Rest assured, your beloved pet is in safe, caring, and professional hands.


Contact the Stanton Shelter: (302) 998-2281 or email

Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

  • Neutering helps reduce homeless pet populations & number of animals requiring placement through shelters
  • Neutering reduces behavioral issues such as aggression, marking and mounting
  • Spaying reduces odds of some forms of cancer in mature female dogs
  • Neutering reduces urges to roam or run away

Other frequently asked questions


Pet Owners – Although our clinic offers extremely affordable surgery rates, we recognize that some pet owners lack the financial means to have their pets spayed/neutered. There is assistance available through the State of Delaware’s Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program for residents that are currently receiving financial assistance such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, WIC, Social Security Disability and other programs. Qualifying Delaware residents can apply through the State’s website and receive a spay/neuter certificate (up to 3 per year) for only $20. The certificate must be presented at your appointment and will cover the cost of the spay/neuter and applicable rabies vaccine. For program details and instructions, please call.

Rescue Groups – Special rates are available for animal rescue groups. Please call us to inquire.


The goal of the Delaware SPCA’s Spay/Neuter Clinics is to provide a non-lethal solution to the homeless, abandoned, and feral animal populations so that euthanasia is no longer an acceptable means of population control. Spay/Neuter is the only proven long-term solution to animal overpopulation and suffering.

If you have a pet scheduled for a spay/neuter appointment:

  • Make sure your pet has no food after midnight the night before surgery. Water is fine.
  • Make sure your pet has current rabies and distemper vaccinations. Proof of vaccination will be required at intake. If your pet is not current, you can purchase these vaccinations at time of surgery.
  • Your pet will need to avoid running, jumping or other activities that could open the incision site for 14 – 21 days after surgery. Prepare an area for your pet to be comfortable yet confined.
  • To view all Post Op Instructions, please click here.
Spay/Neuter Prices
Male Dogs Under 20 lbs $130
21 – 69 lbs $150
70 – 100 lbs $180
over 100 lbs $230
Female Dogs Under 20 lbs $150
21 – 69 lbs $180
70 – 100 lbs $200
over 100 lbs $250
Cats Male $50
Female $70
Prices include e-collar and post-surgery pain medication.
Rabbits 2 years or younger $150
Additional Charges for animals that are In-heat, pregnant, cryptorchid, obese or have other complications.
Other Services
Other Services
Available at time of surgery only
Canine/Feline distemper vaccine $20
Canine Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine $20
Rabies $20
Microchip $15
FeLV/FIV test (cats) $20
Heartworm test (dogs) $20
Flea & Tick Preventative $15
Nail trim $10
Things to Note
  • Surgery can be performed on dogs that weigh 5lbs or more, and on cats that weigh 3lbs or more,
  • Animals 6 years and older must have a "senior profile" which includes a full CBC/Chemistry from your Veterinarian, and bring it with you at check in.
  • We are sorry that we cannot perform surgery on English Bulldogs.