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Low-cost spay/neuter services for eligible community members

PLEASE NOTE: Our low-cost community spay/neuter program is operating on a limited basis. Please call us at (207) 854-9771 to inquire about upcoming dates and eligibility.

QUALIFICATIONS (only one qualification needs to be met):

  • If you are a full-time student
  • If you are receiving public assistance
  • If you fall within our income guidelines of wages/household size (our team member will assess this for you)

Other important information:

  • We are unable to spay/neuter English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Great Danes
  • Older animals may require pre-surgery bloodwork from your veterinarian. Our clinic scheduler will discuss these requirements with you in advance.

ARLGP Litter Helpers

Have a cat with kittens? A dog with pups? If you surrender your litter to the ARLGP, we will spay and return the mom to you at no charge. For more information, please call the ARLGP at (207) 854-9771.


If you are in need of financial assistance for urgent or emergency veterinary services, we have compiled a list of external foundations and programs.


We know a healthy pet is a happy pet! Our seasonal ARLGP Wellness Clinics offer low-cost vaccinations and microchipping for cats and dogs, to help ensure our community of companion pets is happy and healthy.

UPCOMING WELLNESS CLINIC: Check back for our next clinic date

Menu of services and fees:

  • Rabies vaccination: $15 per pet
  • Distemper vaccination: $10 per pet
  • Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccination: $10 per pet
  • Microchipping: $25 per pet (special discounted rate for wellness clinic participants)

Things to know if attending:

  • Services are always first-come, first-served.
  • Dogs must be on leash, and cats in a carrier.
  • If you are seeking a 3-year rabies vaccine, you must bring veterinary records showing your pet’s 2017 and 2016 rabies vaccinations were given within 1 year of each other, per state law. *There are no exceptions to this.
  • Please expect a wait time of approximately 45 minutes-1 hour (dependent on event participation, wait time could be less or more). We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we provide this service to our community members.

Other Community Spay & Neuter Programs

Animal Welfare Society

Community members who meet income guidelines can receive assistance for feline spaying or neutering. Contact AWS at (207) 292-2424 for more information.

Community Spay and Neuter Clinic

Located in Topsham, this clinic offers low-cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats. For more information call (207) 721-8395.

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society Spay Incentive Certificate Program provides discount spay certificates to individuals who bring litters of puppies or kittens to the shelter if the individual still has the mother of the litter. The owner of the mother is issued a Spay Incentive Certificate to be used at an area veterinarian. GAHS also offers Neutering Discount Services, giving available funds for neutering assistance to individuals and families in financial need. For more information on GAHS spay and neuter services and programs, please contact them at (207) 783-2311.

HELP! FIX ME: Maine’s Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

Low-cost spay and neuter program coordinated by the State of Maine, based on income guidelines. Call 1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621 for more information.


Microchipping is our #1 way to reunite lost pets with their owners. Microchipping is a quick and easy way to ensure your animal is properly identified in the event that he/she gets lost. Microchipping appointments can be made by calling the shelter at (207) 854-9771, or simply walk-in during our open hours. The cost is $40 per pet and comes with a one-year registration.


Animal Emergency Clinic
739 Warren Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103
(207) 878-3121

Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine
37 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240
(207) 777-1110

Maine Veterinary Referral Center
1500 Technology Way Enterprise Park, Scarborough, Maine 04074
(207) 885-1290

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