Spay/neuter services

Three kittens sit curled up together

Every day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the United States. More than 60 percent of them are unwanted and will be abandoned, often brought to a shelter or rescue organization. We believe animals in our community deserve better.

Spay/neuter efforts dramatically reduce the number of animals that need homes. That's why we spay or neuter every dog, cat, and rabbit in our care before they're adopted.

In addition to managing population, spaying or neutering your pet improves health and wellness and diminishes certain undesirable behaviors.

Kindest Cut

Animal Humane Society's Kindest Cut program provides low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services to animal rescue groups and pets of people in need.

Kindest Cut has performed more than 50,000 spay/neuter surgeries at Melrose Animal Clinic in Golden Valley and through a mobile surgical unit that travels throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

Other animal welfare organizations

Animal welfare organizations listed below may also offer subsidized spay/neuter programs or have programs that address feral cat populations. Otherwise, contact your local veterinarian for spay/neuter information.

Camp Companion
Rochester, MN
507-951-7801

Cause for Paws
Minneapolis/St. Paul
952-259-1483

Feline Rescue Outreach
Minneapolis/St. Paul
651-642-5900

Friends of Animals
800-321-7387

Mission Animal Hospital
Minneapolis/St. Paul
952-938-1237

Minnesota Spay/Neuter Assistance Program
Minneapolis/St. Paul
612-720-8236

Northland Spay/Neuter
Duluth, MN
218-623-6342

Pet Haven Spay/Neuter Initiative
Minneapolis/St. Paul
952-831-3825

Outside organizations listed on this page are independently operated and not affiliated with Animal Humane Society. We cannot act as a clearinghouse for such organizations and have no authority over their respective policies, procedures or fee structures.

Community Cats program

If free-roaming or feral cats are living in your community, you can help control overpopulation through our Community Cats Program. Learn more.