Spaying or neutering


One of the most important health decisions a pet owner can make is to spay or neuter his/her cat or dog. Spaying—removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet—is a veterinary procedure that requires minimal hospitalization and offers lifelong health benefits. Neutering—removing the testicles of your male dog or cat—will vastly improve your pet’s behavior and keep him close to home.

Low-cost spay/neuter providers

Pet overpopulation - One female dog or cat producing a litter of four offspring each year will result in:

  • 12 offspring in two years
  • 36 offspring in three years
  • 324 offspring in five years
  • 4,327 offspring in seven years

Please help us fight pet overpopulation by having your pets spayed or neutered.

Controlling the feral cat population in Clark County

Grant funding for organizations

Clark County groups promoting animal welfare through spaying and neutering domestic pets may apply for funding. Applications are accepted through November 15, 2020. Funding decisions are made by the county manager. 

To qualify, an organization must be a: 

  • Public agency - RCW 39.34.020; 
  • Non-profit organization - RCW 19.09.065; or 
  • Educational institution - RCW 28A.150