Spay/Neuter Assistance

COVID-19 Update 3/27/20: In light of social distancing and pandemic precautions, our spay/neuter services for community members, including vouchers, are temporarily halted. Please check with your veterinary office to ask about their current availability. We hope to get back to normal operations as soon as possible. For pet emergencies, please contact your veterinary clinic or the Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine.

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society is committed to ending pet overpopulation in our state, region, country and beyond!  To do our part, we offer the following assistance programs for pet owners struggling to afford spay/neuter surgery for their pets.

To qualify for any of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Programs you need to be a resident of one of these communities:  Auburn, Canton, Greene, Hebron, Leeds, Lewiston, Livermore, Mechanic Falls, Minot, New Gloucester, Turner, Wales.

Targeted Cat Spay/Neuter Voucher Program

$30.00 for male cats & $55.00 for female cats

Qualifying individuals can have their cats spayed or neutered and vaccinated for rabies at a participating local veterinary clinic.  Owners need to be in financial need to qualify for this program. Stop by the shelter for your certificate or call 207-783-2311 for more information.

Local Dogs in Need Program

$75 for male or female dogs

Dog owners on some form of documented financial assistance are eligible to get their dog sterilized at a low cost through the shelter’s clinic.   Proof of financial assistance must be provided in order to get scheduled for this service.  Visit the shelter, call 207-783-2311 or email for more information. 

Ooops, We Had a Litter!  Spay Assistance for Your Mother Cat or Dog

In an effort to cut down on the number of unexpected litters of puppies or kittens, the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society will spay the mother cats or dogs and provide vaccinations at no cost if the kittens or puppies are brought to the shelter for adoption placement. Please call us at 207-783-2311 for more information. 

GAHS is also a proud supporter of HELP! FIX ME- Maine’s Low Cost Spay/Neuter In this state-run program, you can have your cat fixed for $10, and your dog fixed for $20. If you can’t afford to fix your cat or dog, call 1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621. You may be eligible for the state’s low-cost spay/neuter program, if you receive or are eligible for one of the following programs: Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD), and/or Maine Care (Medicaid).