Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Program

We know spay and neuter surgeries can be expensive, so AWLA offers a low-cost spay/neuter voucher program for pet owners with an annual household income of $60,000 or less. Vouchers must be purchased by the pet owners, are non-transferable, and are good for 90 days from date of purchase.

Here’s how to purchase a voucher:

  1. Request: Click here to select your clinic and request a voucher.
  2. Payment: An AWLA staff member will send you an invoice by email (usually within 24-48 hours) to collect payment for the voucher electronically. At this time, we can only accept card payment..
  3. Get Your Voucher: Receive and complete your voucher electronically over email.

Please sign up for one slot for each animal that you need a voucher for. New vouchers are available each month. 

Voucher prices

  • Dog Neuter (Male): $170.00
  • Dog Spay (Female): $185.00
  • Cat Neuter (Male): $65.00
  • Cat Spay (Female): $130.00

Further income based discounts are available, please email communitysupport@awla.org for more information.

Vets participating in our year-round voucher program are the Caring Hands Animal Hospitals in Arlington, Alexandria, and Clarendon, EMMAvet in Alexandria, and Anicira Veterinary Center in Manassas. Pet owners who purchase a low-cost spay or neuter voucher from AWLA will call the participating vet to set up their own appointments. 

For questions about purchasing a low-cost spay or neuter voucher, please call our front desk at (703) 931-9241 or send an email to communitysupport@awla.org. Vouchers are also available to purchase in-person at the shelter.

If you wish to help end pet overpopulation in our community, please consider making a donation to our Low-cost Spay/Neuter Fund. Your donation enables AWLA to offer low-cost spay/neuter vouchers to members of our community, which helps animals live longer, healthier lives and prevents pet overpopulation. Donations may be made by mail, online, or by phone. Please designate Low-cost Spay/Neuter Fund when making your gift. For further information please contact the Director of Development at donate@awla.org or (703) 931-9241 x220.

Here are some other area low-cost spay/neuter options:

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria: offers a spay/neuter discount program available to low-income households with an annual household income of $60,000 or less. (703)746-4774.

Spay, Incorporated: offers a low-cost spay/neuter program with participating veterinarians throughout the Northern Virginia area. There are no income or residency restrictions. spayrequest01@spay.org

Humane Rescue Alliance: offers discounted spay/ neuter services to the public.  (202)726-2273

Anicira Veterinary Center: offers discounted spay/ neuter services to the public regardless of income or residency. Additionally, residents of Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County may qualify for financial assistance. (571) 208-0199.