Thousands of unwanted animals are born in Memphis and Shelby County every year because owners do not spay or neuter their pets. These animals often grow up to be abused, neglected, abandoned or sick. We want to stop the cycle of overpopulation by helping pet owners spay or neuter their pets, and we never want lack of funds to be an obstacle to taking care of your pet.
If you are on government assistance, we can help you get your pet spayed or neutered through our Project STOP program below. If you are not on government assistance, then our Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Voucher below will help you get spay/neuter surgery for $50.
HSMSC started Project STOP in 2012. The program offers low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services to income-qualifying pet owners. Project STOP operates twice weekly at the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County. To request services from Project STOP, call 901-937-3918 and leave a detailed message about your pet: dog or cat; breed; gender; age; and weight.
We offer quarterly $5 vaccination events for those who income qualify. Watch this page for information on when the next event will be.
HSMSC Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Vouchers
Our spay/neuter program enables any pet owner (no income qualification required) to have their pet spayed or neutered for a base cost of $50. Here's how:
Your cat or dog should be at least six months old and up-to-date with vaccinations. If vaccines are not current, make an appointment with a vet. You will be required to have proof of vaccinations at the time of the procedure.
Visit our offices at 935 Farm Road, Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm, Sat: 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm (closed Mondays). You can choose from a list of participating vets (see below), and we will schedule your appointment. You will pay $50 to the Humane Society and receive a certificate for the vet you have selected.
You will take your pet, your certificate and proof of vaccination to the veterinary clinic at the appointed time.
NOTE: Additional services may be offered by the veterinarian at the time of surgery that are not included in the A$50 voucher price. For pets over 50 lbs, there could be an additional fee that is determined at the time of the vet appointment. Each vet service may have a different fee structure for animals over 50 lbs.
Participating Veterinary Clinics: