The Coast News Group

Humane Society launches new spay and neuter programs

COAST CITIES — The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is launching new, accessible spay/neuter programs for San Diego County. These resources provide subsidized or affordable spay/neuter surgeries to individuals who meet the eligibility requirements based on income.For Oceanside and Vista only, the program also aims to target specific animal populations that are at the highest risk for overpopulation, like pit bulls and feral cats.

Spay/Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP).

One new program will offer affordable spay/neuter services for stray animals brought to the San Diego Humane Society and reclaimed by their owner. For these animals, the reclaim fee is waived ($170) if the owner allows the Human Society to spay/neuter the animal for the cost of the surgery ($50). Only offered at the North Campus locations of 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside and (for cats & small animals), 572 Airport Road, Oceanside.

The programs are designed to provide affordable and accessible spay/neuter opportunities five days a week, based on financial need. The fees for spay/neuter range from $30 to $75, depending on the type/sex of the animal. In addition to this service, the following targeted spay/neuter services are offered:

— Pit Bull Clinic: Free, public spay/neuter for pit bull/pit bull mixed breeds (8-weeks or older) based upon financial need.

— Project KEPPT Clinic: Free, public spay/neuter service, based on financial need for animals 20 pounds or less.

— Litter Abatement Program (LAP) – Free public spay/neuter service for those who are relinquishing a litter of puppies or kittens (from their pet) or have found a stray litter of kittens and are able to capture the stray parent animal(s).

For eligibility, call the San Diego Humane Society at (619) 299-7012. For more information and spay/neuter resources, visit

Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. The Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care and educate the community on the humane treatment of animals. For more information or to see current animals available for adoption, visit