Spay & Neuter

Low Cost Spay & Neuter

The Shelter assists residents who manage existing feral cat colonies with free or low cost spay/neuter. This service is available to towns that contract with the shelter and that do not prohibit feeding feral cats. Please call the shelter for information.

The shelter does not provide spay/neuter services for owned animals. For information on low cost spay / neuter of owned animals, we suggest you contact People for Animals in Hillside.



Usual Requirements to Fix

Unless you are neutering an outdoor stray, most veterinarians require that your pet be inoculated for both rabies and distemper at least two weeks prior to their appointment. Rabies shots are available at our free clinics.

Please check our calendar for the date of the next clinic. Rabies clinics are open to residents of the State of NJ or cats and dogs adopted from our shelter. There is no charge.


There are many benefits to spay or neuter your pets. A couple major benefit is that spayed or neutered pets are healthier and happier and do not contribute to the pet overpopulation problem.

Contact Us

Deborah Yankow


Animal Shelter & Adoption Center: 201-229-4600

Animal Control Phone: 201-229-4616

 Bergen County Department of Health Services

One Bergen County Plaza  • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-634-2600 • Fax: 201-336-6086

Health & Safety Hotline: 201-225-7000