The recommended age for spay/neutering is 2-6 months of age
Female animals should be spayed before their first heat; they do not need to have a litter before being spayed
Spaying or neutering your pet can decrease the risk of diseases contracted by mating, and injury from fighting or chasing after an animal for mating
Pets who are spayed/neutered have decreased or zero risk of certain types of cancer (e.g., testicular cancer, mammary cancer)
Altering your pets reduces and often eliminates annoying behaviors
And, most importantly, spay/neutering ends the chance of generations of future homeless animals!
Have an additional question? Contact us at or (203) 222-1992.
If you need financial assistance, you can apply here to TAILS.
PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to fund everyone but do the best we can.
We also are only able to assist in the following locations: Bridgeport, Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton.
If you are not in one of these towns - please check below for resources in your area which may be able to assist.
For the Statewide, low income program please click below (information and their application is part way down page under "low income program")
Area resources for low-cost spay/neuter include:
Friends of Animals
Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic, Stratford, CT
TEAM (TAIT's Every Animal Matters) Van, Statewide, CT