San Francisco Pets Get Free Spay-Neuter in February

The San Francisco SPCA is offering free spay-neuter surgeries for dogs and cats this month.

Posted: February 2, 2011, 2 a.m. EST

Puppy and kittenThe San Francisco SPCA is showing its love for pets this February by offering free spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs.

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M., co-president of SF SPCA, says the event marks one of the SF SPCA’s largest investments of time and resources in the animal welfare community to date.

“Overpopulation is the No. 1 killer of cats and dogs in America,” Scarlett says. “This investment by the SF SPCA is indicative of our strong belief in using preventative practices to reduce overpopulation and the resulting strains on the community’s animal shelters.”

The SF SPCA expects to accommodate more than 550 free spay-neuter procedures during the month of February. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The state-of-the art SF SPCA spay-neuter clinic is part of the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, which opened in 2008. The clinic is on track to perform 9,000 spay-neuter surgeries this year and has helped lower the number of cats and dogs in San Francisco shelters by more than half since 1985, Scarlett says.

For San Francisco residents interested in scheduling a spay or neuter appointment for their pet during February 2011, visit or call 415-554-3030.


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Mr. Candari   San Franchasco, California

3/26/2014 6:09:16 PM

yes my name is Mr. Candari and im inquiring for my friend he has a four to five year old beagal chiwaaw greyhound looking dog i think it to be a papean and i was hopeing to find out for him if there is a free program for getting his buddy spayed/ or nueterd i believe his buddy might be going through a urinary track infetion but am not sure reason being i think this is because he never stops cleaning or licking at his mmm package he always seems to be be licking at it i dont think it is fleas or ticks or anything but am hoping to know so in this case if needed to be aputated it be done so and what are the pros/ cons of whatever situation those things have anyways my name is Mr. Candari

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Kate   Camden, ME

2/4/2011 11:33:34 AM

This is SUCH a FANTASTIC thing you're doing! I hope it can be something that all big cities can offer in every state at least a few times a year. Thank you for helping to control the pet population!

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

2/2/2011 10:55:29 PM

I wish they had had that here when I (I mean my dog) needed it.

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Aiyanna   Eugene, OR

2/2/2011 6:10:41 PM

That's awesome! All dogs and cats should be spayed and neutered unless you are a responsible breeder/

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