Atlanta Humane Society Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Georgia Initiative was co-founded by Atlanta Humane Society and Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation and is sponsored by the Petco Foundation, PetSmart Charities and Georgia Department of Agriculture.

As part of our ongoing effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals born in the state of Georgia each year, the Atlanta Humane Society provides low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs onsite at our onsite clinic located in midtown Atlanta. The spay and neuter services are conducted through the AHS Admissions building every Friday and Saturday.

Please note that it is now mandatory that each pet spayed and neutered through this program will receive a small tattoo located near the incision site verifying that he/she has been altered.
Dog (Male/Female) 4-50lbs $80 $40
Dog (Male/Female) 51-99lbs $90 $45
Dog (Male/Female) >100lbs $110 $55
Cat (Female) ANY $50 $35
Cat (Male) ANY $40 $35
Undescended Testicle(s)
(extra cost)
In Heat/Pregnant
(extra cost)
ADDITIONAL SERVICES (applies to pets receiving surgery)
Microchip $0 $0
Nail Trim (must accompany surgery) $5 $5
Additional 3-day Pain Meds (recommended) $5 $5
Elizabethan Collar (recommended) $10 $10
Rabies Vaccination** (mandatory) $10 $10
Cat Vaccination/FVRCP (optional) $10 $10
Dog Vaccination/DA2PP (optional) $10 $10
Hernia Repair $15 $15
IN-NEED COST (limit 3/household per year)
This is the cost of spay/neuter and other services available to pet owners who are currently receiving government assistance. Clients applying for in-need costs of services must:

  • register their own pets and bring them in on their scheduled appointment date (family members, friends, neighbors, etc. may not bring pets in for in-need clients)
  • present a valid, state issued picture ID and proof (with the same name/address) of any of the following: Social Security Income, Unemployment Benefits, Medicaid/Medicare, Disability Income, or Foodstamp Benefits (EBT card).
Please note that a current rabies vaccination is mandatory for all pets receiving services through the Low Cost Spay/Neuter Initiative. Pet owners are responsible for presenting proof of current rabies during the check-in process (we will not contact your DVM to request this information, nor will we wait until the end of the day for this information). The following are acceptable: Rabies Certificate with DVM signature or medical records confirming administration of rabies vaccine and expiration dates.

Pet owners who do not present sufficient proof of current rabies vaccination will be given the vaccination at the time of surgery at the cost of the pet owner as outlined above. Rabies tags are NOT ADEQUATE proof of current rabies vaccination.

The following are NOT ELIGIBLE for spay/neuter services through the low cost program:

  • Dogs 6 years of age or older (5 years and older for dogs >50lbs)
  • Cats 10 years of age or older
  • In poor general health/has pre-existing conditions/certain medications
Please make sure that you have read all of the above information prior to requesting an appointment.

Surgeries are performed every Friday and Saturday at our Howell Mill Campus by appointment only. Due to an overwhelming response, requests for spay and neuter appointments must be requested online. An email confirming the time and date of your pet’s spay or neuter appointment will be sent within approximately 72 hours (Tuesday-Saturday only) of submission. Please be patient during this time and only submit one request per pet. Also, please note that our schedules fill up far in advance, and it may take several weeks for your pet’s surgery to be performed.

Click Here to Request an Appointment at our Howell Mill Campus

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.