Animal Shelter

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Building closed; services by advance appointment only; staff on site 9am-5pm daily.

4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Karen Diviney, Ph.D.,
Director

Spay/Neuter Resources

Did you know that pets who are spayed/neutered live longer, healthier lives? Plus, you won't have any 'oops' litters to worry about, AND it can help with some problematic behaviors like marking territory/spraying and escaping to roam around. Spaying female pets helps prevent uterine and mammary cancer and eliminates heat cycles, and neutering male pets helps prevent testicular cancer and reduces their desire to roam around looking for a mate. It is safe to spay/neuter kittens and puppies as early as eight weeks of age, although some veterinarians do advocate for waiting until four months of age. (Talk to your vet to determine the best time to spay/neuter your pet.)

Here at the animal shelter, we spay/neuter all shelter cats/kittens, dogs/puppies, and rabbits prior to adoption! While we are unable to offer spay/neuter services to owned pets, there are a number of great low-cost options in and around Fairfax County! If you have a pet who needs to be spayed/neutered, get basic vaccinations, or be microchipped (which is a GREAT idea!), here are some options:

 

Virginia Kincheloe Spay/Neuter Clinic (Fredericksburg, VA)

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/KincheloeClinic/

 

540-507-7461

 

 

Anicira Veterinary Center

(rabbits too!)

(Manassas and Harrisonburg, VA locations)

 

 

http://manassas.anicira.org/

 

571-208-0199

 

Spay Inc.

 

 

http://spay.org/

 

703-522-7920

 

 

Spay Now Animal Surgery Clinic

(Laurel and Grasonville, MD)

 

 

https://www.spaynow.com/

 

301-483-7080

 

 

Helping Hands

(Richmond, VA)

 

 

https://www.helpinghandsvetva.com/

 

804-355-3500

 

 

Humane Rescue Alliance’s Medical Center

(DC)

 

 

http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/spay-neuter

 

 

 

Pet Neuter Clinic

(Stephens City, VA)

 

 

https://petneuter.org/

 

540-868-0000

 

 

Spay Today

 

 

https://spay-today.org/

 

304-728-8330

 

 

Blue Ridge Vet Clinic

(rabbits too!)

 

 

https://blueridgevets.com/

 

540-338-7387

Know of another great low-cost spay/neuter clinic? Email us at animalshelter@fairfaxcounty.gov to have it added to this list!

 

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