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The Anti-Cruelty Society Public Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Anti-Cruelty Society has provided affordable, high volume spay/neuter surgeries for almost 30 years and through the generosity of our committed donors, we can continue this life saving work and pass the savings on to you.

Due to high demand, appointments are limited, and we do not offer a waiting or cancellation list. 

Appointments are available up to 30 days in advance. Please check back occasionally as new appointments open daily.

Days of operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. We are closed Friday through Monday. 


When you schedule online, you will choose a drop off time, however, you can drop your pet off during the times listed below: 

Drop Off:

  • Cats must arrive between 8:30–9 a.m.
  • Dogs must arrive between 8:10–8:30 a.m.

Pick Up: (All animals must be picked up on the same day as the surgery)

  • Dog pick up time is between 4–4:45 p.m. 
  • Cat pick up time is between 4:45–5:15 p.m.

When you schedule an appointment, your pet will also be signed up to receive a complimentary distemper vaccine, a one-year rabies vaccine, and a 24HourPetWatch microchip. You can opt out of receiving any or all of these extra complimentary services if your pet is currently vaccinated for distemper and rabies, you will need to bring proof of vaccinations.

All appointments are scheduled and prepaid online. Please choose the appropriate link based on the service you are requesting. 

Please note: House cats or cats that go outside occasionally are not a considered a feral cat. Do not schedule your family pet as a feral. 


Drop Off 

  • The Clinic is located at 157 W. Grand Avenue, lower level. Free parking for drop off and pick up is available in our parking garage just south of Grand Avenue on Wells Street. 
  • If walking, enter 157 W. Grand Ave.
  • To access the clinic, take the elevator to LL or the stairwell one level down 
  • No food after 9 p.m. the night before surgery 
  • Water should be freely available until the time you leave home 
  • Drop off times for cats is between 8:30–9 a.m.
  • Drop off times for dogs is between 8:10–8:30 a.m.
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment and be prepared to remain until you visit with a veterinarian while they conduct an exam on your pet 
  • Cats must be in a secure carrier and dogs must be on a leash 
  • If your pet is current on their rabies and distemper vaccines, bring documentation, otherwise we will provide at the time of surgery. 

Pick Up 

  • Pick up for dogs is between 4–4:45 p.m. 
  • Pick up for cats is 4:45–5:15 p.m. 
  • Due to limited space, we are not able to board animals overnight. A $150 boarding fee will be accessed for any animal not picked up on the day of surgery 

Thank you for scheduling an appointment for spay/neuter. Please read the pre-operative instructions so you are prepared on the day of the appointment. 

All appointments are scheduled and prepaid online. Please choose the appropriate link based on the service you are requesting.


Cost:

 

CATS: $80 

Click here to schedule an appointment for your cat


FERAL CATS: $15 (includes spay/neuter, distemper, a mandatory rabies, microchip and ear tip)

Please note: House cats or cats that go outside occasionally are not a considered a feral cat. Do not schedule your family pet as a feral.

You can schedule a maximum of two appointments per household per day

Click here to schedule a feral cat


DOGS (Pit Bulls only): $90

Click here to schedule a Pit Bull


DOGS living in specific communities: $90

This rate is for residents from the following zip codes: 60620, 60621, 60623, 60624, 60629, 60632, 60636, 60644, or 60651. You will be required to provide proof of address at your appointment. A state ID or driver’s license is required.

Click here if you reside in one of the zip codes listed above to schedule your dog


ALL OTHER DOGS: $220  

Click here to schedule a dog link


Additional services:

  • Pre-surgical blood panel (required for animals 5 years or older) $60
  • Cryptorchid (male having only one or no testicles in the scrotum) $50
  • Pregnancy termination $50
  • Umbilical hernia repair $20

After scheduling an appointment, you will receive an email confirmation with pre-operative instructions and links to cancel or reschedule an appointment.  If you are not able to keep your appointment, you must reschedule or cancel using the links in your confirmation email. There are no refunds for missed appointments. We are not able to reschedule or cancel appointments by phone. 

 

If you need an appointment sooner, you can contact other shelter partners listed below or the Petsmart veterinarian locator:

www.pawschicago.org

www.animalwelfareleague.com 

https://petsmartcharities.org/store-and-clinic-locator

  • Cats: $80 male or female
  • Feral cats: $15
  • Dogs: $220 (male and female, except pit bull and pit bull mixes)
  • Pit bull and pit bull mix dogs/dogs in specific communities: $90

In order to comply with current standards of The Association of Shelter Veterinarians, a small green tattoo will be applied to the abdomen of male and female cats and female dogs. For male dogs, the tattoo will applied near the scrotum. This is meant to be an indicator of the sterilization status of these animals thus preventing unnecessary surgery later in life.

Thank you for scheduling an appointment for spay/neuter. Please read the pre-operative instructions so you are prepared on the day of the appointment.

Drop Off

  • The Clinic is located at 157 W. Grand Avenue, lower level. Free parking for drop off and pick up is available in our parking garage just south of Grand Avenue on Wells Street.
  • If walking, enter 157 W. Grand Avenue
  • To access the clinic, take the elevator to LL or the stairwell one level down
  • No food after 9:00 p.m. the night before surgery
  • Withhold medications 24 hours prior to surgery. This includes any anxiety or pain medications which could have an adverse effect on our anesthesia protocol
  • Water should be freely available until the time you leave home
  • Drop off times for cats is between 8:30–9 a.m. 
  • Drop off times for dogs is between 8:10–8:30 a.m. 
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment and be prepared to remain until you visit with a veterinarian while they conduct an exam on your pet
  • Cats must be in a secure carrier and dogs must be on a leash

Pick Up

  • Pick up for dogs is between 4–4:45 p.m.
  • Pick up for cats is 4:45–5:15 p.m.
  • Due to limited space, we are not able to board animals overnight. A $150 boarding fee will be accessed for any animal not picked up on the day of surgery

Click here to download After Surgery instructions as a PDF