Spay and Neuter Assistance

Spay and Neuter Assistance
The League encourages all pet owners to have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered to prevent the birth of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. Additionally, sterilizing your pet can eliminate or reduce unwanted behaviors such as urine marking, the urge to roam and the messiness associated with a heat cycle (for females). Long-term, spaying and neutering also reduces the risk that your pet will suffer from cancers associated with the reproductive organs.
To encourage pet owners to have their companion animals spayed or neutered, the League and 20 area veterinary clinics have created a reduced-cost spay/neuter program. To participate, pet owners should go to the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, review the list of participating veterinary clinics and the costs associated with the surgery and then purchase a spay/neuter certificate from the League in advance of making the appointment for the pet’s surgery. Please note that the cost of surgery varies from clinic to clinic and often depends upon the size and gender of the animal being treated.
For more information about this program, call the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria at 703.746.4774.

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The League encourages all pet owners to have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered to prevent the birth of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. Additionally, sterilizing your pet can eliminate or reduce unwanted behaviors such as urine marking, the urge to roam and the messiness associated with a heat cycle (for females). Long-term, spaying and neutering also reduces the risk that your pet will suffer from cancers associated with the reproductive organs.

To encourage pet owners to have their companion animals spayed or neutered, the League and 20 area veterinary clinics have created a reduced-cost spay/neuter program. To participate, pet owners should go to the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, review the list of participating veterinary clinics and the costs associated with the surgery and then purchase a spay/neuter certificate from the League in advance of making the appointment for the pet’s surgery. Please note that the cost of surgery varies from clinic to clinic and often depends upon the size and gender of the animal being treated.

For more information about this program, call the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria at 703-746-4774.

  • This surgery is provided at a discount by the veterinary clinic as a service to the community.

It is for pet owners who:

    • Are LOW INCOME and have a household income of less than $60,000/year and have no other option to have their pet spayed/neutered
  • The voucher will expire three months from the date of purchase.
  • The fee for the voucher is non-refundable and, if you miss your clinic appointment and fail to cancel with the vet clinic before 24 hours from the clinic, your voucher becomes void.
  • Surgeries for dogs and cats over 7 years of age may require additional fees determined by the vet hospital.  These fees are paid to the clinic on the day of surgery.
  • Bloodwork is required for animals 7 years of age and older at a cost of $50 which is paid to the vet hospital.
    • A separate appointment may be required for these animals prior to the surgery date to collect a blood sample.  
    • If required, owners will pay a separate office visit fee to the clinic for this appointment.

This special community program surgery fee includes:

    • Fluids during surgery (except for cat neuters)
    • Monitoring during surgery
    • Go home pain medications for at least 5 days
    • An e-collar
    • Pre-surgery exam on the day of surgery

The special community program surgery fee does NOT include:

    • Vaccinations
    • Microchipping
    • Other medications, such as antibiotics
    • Overnight fees if required
    • Additional care for surgeries that are complicated by conditions such as pregnancy, obesity, cryptorchidism, etc.

If the veterinarian determines that any of these issues apply, you will be responsible for any additional fees.

  • Required vaccinations:
    • Dogs:  Rabies and distemper
    • Cats:  Rabies and FVRCP

You must provide ID verification to the veterinary clinic to prove you are the person listed on the voucher.