Free Spay and Neuter

Free Spay and Neuter Hotline Call 941-749-3067 TODAY!

Thousands of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens wait to be adopted each year in Manatee County shelters. Every day hundreds of puppies and kittens are born in Manatee County.

At this rate, there will never be enough homes for all of them! To stop your dog or cat from having puppies or kittens that you don't want or can't afford, Manatee County Animal Welfare is offering FREE spaying and neutering for pets of low-income families or those receiving Medicaid, food stamps, AFDC or other similar public assistance.

You probably qualify for FREE spay or neuter certificates if your income meets the guidelines listed below or you receive some type of public assistance/social services from Manatee County.

ARC - Animal Rescue Coalition

Income Guidelines Apply

Public Assistance, Medicaid, Food Stamps, AFDC, Free School Lunch Program, SSI (Supplemental Social Security Income) and other similar programs

Qualify over the telephone by calling 957-1955. Leave a message and someone will return your call.

This program covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery only. If your pet does not have a current rabies vaccination or Manatee County license certificate/tag, either, or both can be obtained at the time the sterilization surgery is performed.

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Gulf Shore Animal League - Humane Solutions for Manatee County

Gulf Shore Animal League is modeled after successful programs in Europe and in the U.S. cities of New Orleans, San Diego, Miami Beach, Washington, D.C. and Orange County, Florida. The trap-neuter-return program uses a humane method of animal control because it breaks the cycle of kittens born feral and unwanted and the problem of over population of a particular colony. Through this method, the population of the colony is stabilized, the cats in the colony are healthier, young kittens that can be socialized are adopted into suitable homes, and the volunteer caretakers enjoy a colony where the cats live peacefully and safely within their territory. Typical problems generally associated with a colony of feral cats such as yowling females and spraying toms are eliminated, and the incidence of malnutrition and disease are almost non-existent. Join forces with us today to help protect all the cats in our community.

Call 941-747-2284 for feral and community cat spay/neuter

Humane Society of Manatee County

The Humane Society of Manatee County offers low cost and free Spay/Neutering for dogs and cats of Manatee County residents.

Call 941-747-8808 x 302 or visit for more information!