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Resources for Pets and People

 My great niece and nephews with Bingo splashing through Robinson Run.
My great niece and nephews with Bingo splashing through Robinson Run.

Years ago I began keeping a list of low-cost spay and neuter resources in my area and, printing copies on crayola-orange paper and carrying them with me wherever I went to distribute to whomever I might find who needed the information. I tacked them up on bulletin boards wherever I was permitted, on community boards at all the trails I visited and handed them to people I met who mentioned anything about pets, especially mother cats who’d just had kittens. I also left stacks of them with the cashiers at my local discount stores wherever pet food was sold, and they, knowing most of the customers pretty well, would stuff one in the bag for anyone who needed the information.

When I began The Creative Cat I included the information from this flyer as a page here. As time went on I added more and more links for pet issues, drawn from my own needs and the needs of many who have asked questions. In addition to low-cost spay and neuter programs for pets as well as TNR for community cats and a link to find a local low-cost program by zip code search, I’ve included after-hours emergency care, help with veterinary costs, finding pet-friendly rentals in Pittsburgh and across the US and tips on renting with pets, links to shelters for adoption and other services, and a link to find animal humane laws by state. I will continue adding to it and keeping links updated, but I’ve finally decided it was so long I decided to set up some of the information on individual pages to make it easier to find, though the original page, Low-cost Spay and Neuter Organizations and Programs, still has all the information on that one page.

Though much of it is specific for TNR and low-cost programs for cats, many of these same shelters, organizations and clinics also provide services to dogs and other pets, and all the other links on the list apply to all pets.

This information is provided for reference only. I am not in any way promoting or endorsing any of the organizations or businesses linked here. It changes periodically so I check my list quarterly to be certain all the links are still valid. I add new links as I hear of them.

Low-cost Spay and Neuter Organizations and Programs

Search for Local Low-cost Spay, Neuter and Veterinary Care on the Internet

Trap-Neuter-Return, the Program and the Clinic

Assistance with Veterinary Costs

Pet-friendly Rentals

Animal Cruelty Laws by State (United States)

And because it’s January and time to start planning for February when cats start to go into heat, it’s also time to keep information on spay and neuter close at hand. I’m adding just this information below so it’s handy if your cat needs to be spayed or neutered, if you know someone with a cat that does or know of cats living outdoors without a caretaker.

Low-cost Spay and Neuter Organizations and Programs


Homeless Cat Management Team

207 Allegheny St.
PO Box 100203
Tarentum, PA 15084

Feral Cats and Rescued Cats. Feral cats must arrive in a humane trap.
Check the website for clinic dates. All appointments must be made by calling the phone number. No walk-ins.
$30.00 for feral cats: Includes spay, neuter, ear tip, rabies vaccine, frontline plus, brushing, ear cleaning, meds if needed for an additional fee
Rescued Cats: Females $50.00, Males $35.00, Rabies Vaccine $8.00, Frontline Plus $8.00

City of Pittsburgh Free Spay and Neuter for City Residents

City of Pittsburgh offers five free spays/neuters to all city residents

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs at Shelters in Allegheny and surrounding counties
Shelter Programs


Animal Friends

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Program (ABC)

Feral Cat Package: $35.00
Includes spay/neuter, 1 year rabies vaccine, 1st distemper vaccine, ear tip
Cats must be in traps and you must be scheduled in advance

Animal Rescue League
66209 Hamilton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
North Shore Shelter
1101 Western Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15233

Beaver County Humane Society
3394 Brodhead Road
Center Township, PA 15001

3 Feral Cat Packages: $30.00/$65.00/$95.00
$30.00 package includes spay/neuter, 1 year rabies vaccine, ear tip
Cats must be in traps and you must be scheduled in advance

Butler County Humane Society
1015 Evans City Road
Renfrew, PA 16053

Washington Area Humane Society
1527 Route 136
Eighty Four, PA 15330

Cost is $30 for spay/neuter, rabies shot, combo test, and ear tip


Angels for Animals
4750 West South Range Road
Canfield, OH 44406

Low-cost Spay/Neuter Organizations in Allegheny and surrounding counties (alphabetical)

These are organizations which are not day-to-day clinics but organize, host, sponsor or otherwise provide access to spay and neuter services.

Catnip Acres
(Greene County)
175 Wade Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Fluffy Jean Fund
Washington County

Fund for Feral Cats of Pittsburgh
Reimburses partial funds to help spay/neuter feral cats (funds not always available)

Lawrence County Animal Relief Fund (LCARF)
PO Box 8514
New Castle, PA 16107

Operation Spay/Neuter
Butler, PA (for Butler County residents only)

Pet Search
Washington, PA

SNIPP: Spay and Neuter Indiana PA Pets
Westmoreland/Indiana Counties, Alle-Kiski Valley (Leechburg)
Phone: 724-541-7205
Email: [email protected]

Low-cost Spay/Neuter and Veterinary Clinics

These are independent clinics that offer services on site during regular business hours.

Fix ‘Ur Cat
Washington County

Frankie’s Friends
421 9th Street
New Kensington, PA

Penn Hills Spay/Neuter Clinic

11644 Frankstown Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Also offers low cost vaccinations and basic medical treatments

Wexford Spay/Neuter Clinic
10441 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090

Find Local Low-cost Spay, Neuter and Veterinary Care on the Internet

Low-cost Neuter and Spay (search by zip)

Love That Cat (online search)

Spay USA

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One thought on “Resources for Pets and People

  • pilch92

    Thank you for sharing all this information.


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