Spay/Neuter & Financial Help

The Coastal Humane Society stresses the importance of proper veterinary care for your animal, particularly the spaying or neutering of your pet(s).  Coastal Humane is able to help with spay/neuter expenses through a Belvedere grant for low-income families or caretakers of feral colonies. Learn more about this program here.  Here are some other resources, local and national, that may be able to help you if you are experiencing financial difficulty.

Spay/Neuter Assistance:

Community Spay-Neuter Clinic: Offers quality surgery at low prices for low income households. They are located on Route 196 in Topsham and can be reached at (207) 721-8395. To learn more, please visit

SpayMaine may be able to negotiate the spay/neuter program at your local vet clinic when you contact them. Please visit for more information, or contact them via email.

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP, Westbrook):
Under the direction of Dr. Beth Sperry, the ARLGP will be providing low cost spay/neuters. Individuals interested must meet income guidelines to qualify for services. To learn more and to book an appointment please contact 854-9771.  Have a cat with kittens? If you surrender your cat’s or dog’s litter to the ARLGP, we will spay and return the mom to you at no charge.

The Cleo Fund  at Animal Welfare Society:  or call  207-985-3244 ext. 120 Low-cost clinic. Cats: $60, Male Dog (must be under 50lbs): $150, Female Dog (must be under 50lbs): $200. Rabies vaccines are available for $10. In addition, there are programs available for low income residents.

Friends of Animals (Statewide): Low cost spay/neuter certificates that can be used at any of FOA’s participating veterinary hospitals. 1-800-321-7387 or

HELP! FIX ME Maine’s Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program (Statewide): Vouchers available to those eligible for SNAP, TANF, SSI, SSD, and Maine Care.  Cats fixed for $10, dogs $20. Call 1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621.

Spay/USA: Spay/neuter assistance referrals. 800-248-SPAY or

Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital Groovy Tuesday (Scarborough): Cat spays and neuters are discounted every Tuesday. Call 207-839-7456.

The ASPCA also has a database of Spay/Neuter resources that you can search for by city, state, or zip code, which you can access here:

Reduced & Subsidized Veterinary Fees:

The American Animal Hospital Association: The Helping Pets Fund provides grants to eligible pet owners to help pay for necessary veterinary expenses at AAHA-accredited practices. (866) 443-5738;

Angels4Animals: Provides financial assistance to save pets facing euthanasia or being surrendered due to financial difficulties.  (916) 443-6007;

Cats in Crisis, Inc.: Provides financial assistance to help with diagnosing, treating and maintaining cats with special medical needs.

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program: Provides assistance to cat/kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness/injury strikes. Focus on seniors, people w/ disabilities, people who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten.

Goldstock Fund: Provides funds to rescue organizations or individuals to pay for transportation, boarding, evaluations and medical costs of golden retrievers and golden hearted dogs taken into rescue. Also supports other breeds of dogs in rescue situations.

Help-A-Pet: Provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense. Focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. (630) 986-9504.

In Memory Of Magic: Emergency and chronic vet care assistance.  Allows owners to fundraise for their pets’ care via their website. Also has limited funds for emergencies, blind dogs, diabetic pets, and those with chronic renal failure.

LabMed: Will provide monetary assistance toward emergency medical expenses for Labrador Retrievers who are abandoned or in a rescue situation and for whom no other funding is available or is insufficient.

Labrador Life Line: Aids purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of new homes, urgent medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and productive life. Provides assistance to dogs: (a) currently in or will be placed in rescue situations; (b) dogs currently at shelters with whom LLL has a current Memorandum of Understanding; (c) dogs who are with families, but for valid reasons, the family cannot provide the required help for the dog’s condition.

The Pet Fund: Provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care. Also provides information about preventative care, pet insurance programs, and financial services that will ensure that pet owners are able to develop financial resources on their own and thus avoid future emergencies through care and planning. (916) 443-6007.

United Animal Nations Life Line Grant: Provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, non-profit organizations, and pet owners to provide care for animals in life-threatening situations. (916) 429-2457;

Pet Food Assistance:

The Coastal Humane Society has a Community Food Pantry that we stock with donations of opened food that we cannot feed our animals. We cannot always guarantee that it is fully stocked.  If you need food for your pet, please call ahead at (207) 725-5051.

York County Shelter
Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred
Call Joan at 207-324-1137

Lincoln County Animal Shelter
27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb
Call Melissa at 207-882-9677

Paws for a Cause: Fairfield
Victor Grange at the junction of Routes 104 and 23
207-465-7906 or 207-249-9441

Camp Bow Wow
49 Blueberry Rd, Portland
Monday 1p-3p;

Steep Falls Library
1128 Pequawket Trail, Steep Falls
Any day during library hours


Low Cost Vaccine Clinics and Basic Veterinary Care for Healthy Dogs and Cats (no appointment needed)

Augusta Kennel Shop:
2nd Thursday every month, 3-6pm (207) 623-2939

Brunswick Pet Quarters:
3rd Tuesday every month, 2-6pm (207) 373-0432

Lewiston Kennel Shop:
2nd Saturday every month 9am-noon (207) 777-1376

Portland Kennel Shop:
4th Saturday every month 9am-noon (207) 797-0779

Saco Kennel Shop:
3rd Saturday every month, 3-6pm (207) 282-2850

Sanford Kennel Shop:
3rd Saturday every month 9am-Noon (207) 490-2412

Scarborough Pet Quarters:
2nd Sunday Every Month, 11am-2pm (DOGS ONLY) (207) 885-5005

Scarborough Pet Quarters:
2nd Tuesday every month 4-6pm (CATS ONLY)
(207) 885-5005

South Portland Kennel Shop:
4th Saturday every month 3-6pm (207) 799-7282

Wells Pet Quarters:
2nd Tuesday every month, 11am-2pm (207) 641-0620

Windham Kennel Shop:
4th Thursday every month, 3-6pm (207) 892-8825

Windham Pet Quarters:
2nd Saturday every month, 3-6pm (207) 894-7250

Resources for Pets of Victims of Domestic Violence:

PAWS: A partnership between the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunkport and Caring Unlimited.  PAWS uses volunteer homes to temporarily foster pets for victims living at the Caring Unlimited women’s shelter.  Contact: Caring Unlimited at 1-800-239-7298 or

The Linkage Project: Offering resources to pets and families of domestic violence households.


Other Resources:

Care Credit: Credit payment plan for veterinary and personal health care costs; (800) 839-9078;

Temporary Housing & Care: If a pet owner must move, a multitude of sites exist online to assist in finding pet-friendly rentals. These include:
More resources available at:

Pet-Friendly Housing

Are you considering giving up your pet because your landlord doesn’t allow animals?  Search for pet-friendly apartments and living situations at