Help control the pet population.

Spay and Neuter

If you’re looking for information about getting your pet spayed or neutered, the Montgomery Humane Society provides several options for residents of Montgomery, Alabama, and the surrounding areas:

1. Alabama Animal Alliance: They offer low-cost spay/neuter services, shots and microchips to all residents of the River Region. You can find more information at Alabama Animal Alliance. 334-239-7387 or

2. Shelter Intervention Program: If you are a resident of the City of Montgomery or Montgomery County and your household income is less than or equal to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you may qualify for no-cost-to-you spay/neuter services for your pets through the Montgomery Humane Society’s Shelter Intervention Program. To see if you qualify, you can apply for the program here:

3. Licensed Veterinarians: You may also contact any licensed veterinarian in the area to have your pet spayed/neutered. For more information and pricing, contact the veterinarian directly. Some recommended veterinarians by the Montgomery Humane Society include:

Carmichael Road Animal Hospital: 334-277-1500

Pet Care Center: 334-281-4011

Golden Animal Hospital – Pike Road: 334-272-6822

Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital: 334-260-8787

Willis Animal Clinic: 334-281-9780

Goodwin Animal Hospital: 334-279-7456

Alabama Animal Alliance: 334-239-7387

Partners for Pets Robison Hill: 334-264-2414

Partners for Pets Chantilly: 334-218-4500

Goodwin Animal Hospital Chantilly: 334-279-0500

What is Spay and Neuter?

Spay and neuter are terms that refer to the surgical procedures that prevent animals from reproducing. Female animals are spayed and male animals are neutered. Commonly referred to as “fixing” or being “fixed”, dogs and cats that are spayed or neutered are unable to produce puppies or kittens.

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Why Should I Spay and Neuter My Pets?

Spaying and neutering your dogs and cats is highly recommended for several reasons, primarily related to their health, behavior, and the broader issue of pet overpopulation:

Health Benefits:

Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers: Spaying (for females) significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer and completely eliminates the risk of uterine and ovarian cancers. Neutering (for males) eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and reduces the incidence of prostate disease.

Longer Lifespan: On average, spayed and neutered pets live longer than those that are not. This is partly due to the reduced risk of certain cancers and diseases.

Behavioral Improvements:

Reduced Aggression: Neutering males can reduce aggressive behaviors, making them less likely to roam, fight, or mark their territory with urine.

Less Desire to Roam: Both spayed and neutered pets are less likely to roam, which decreases their risk of being lost, getting into fights, or suffering accidents.

Reduced Sexual Behaviors: Spaying and neutering can reduce or eliminate undesirable sexual behaviors, such as mounting, howling, and the urge to seek out mates.

Control of Pet Overpopulation:

Prevents Unwanted Litters: Millions of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized every year or suffer as strays. These high numbers are largely due to unplanned and uncontrolled breeding. Spaying and neutering are the most effective methods to prevent this.

Contributes to Community Health: Reducing the number of homeless animals can decrease the spread of infectious diseases among animals and from animals to humans.


Reduces Long-term Costs: The cost of caring for a pet’s litter can be significantly higher than the cost of spaying or neutering. It also helps avoid costs associated with health issues that are more common in unaltered pets.

Legal and Community Compliance:

Licensing and Laws: Some regions have laws or requirements about spaying and neutering pets. Also, licensing fees are often lower for pets that have been spayed or neutered.

It’s important to consult with a veterinarian about the best time to spay or neuter your pet, as factors like breed and health can influence the timing. Overall, spaying and neutering are considered beneficial for pets, their owners, and the community.

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