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NOW OPEN : Watsonville's Low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

Make your appointment at the Watsonville Animal Shelter today.

Appointments can only be made at the Watsonville Animal Shelter at 580 Airport Blvd. (see map)




Base Price: Spay or Neuter* (as of April, 2016)
(see also Planned PetHood Fees here)
Dog $175
Cat $25
Rabbit $75
Pit bull or Chihuahua $50
Approximately 33% of dogs that enter the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter locations are either Pit Bulls or Chihuahuas. Our price for spay/neuter for these animals reflects our commitment to their welfare and the welfare of our community. Which animals qualify as a Pit Bull or a Chihuahua is at staff’s discretion. Please bring your pet, or a clear picture of your pet, when you make the appointment for their surgery.

* Animals over 100 lbs., in heat, pregnant or cryptorchid – add $25. Animals over 7 years of age are required to receive a blood panel for an additional $55. Late drop-off fee (more than 20 minutes) is $20.

Fees for Additional Required Services

Microchip ID $10
License for altered dog $29
Rabies vaccination (dogs and cats) $10

DA2PP for dogs and FVRCP for Cats free at the Watsonville Clinic

These fee rates above are available to any resident of Santa Cruz County who chooses to use our PLANNED PetHood program.

Planned Pethod Spay/Neuter for Limited Income*
Dog $50
Cat $10
Rabbit $50
*Limited income eligibility determined through proof of receipt of government assistance** OR through a year-to-date pay stub or W2 tax form that proves the following:

1 person household—maximum of $35,350 annual income
2 person household—maximum of $40,350 annual income
3 person household—maximum of $45,400 annual income
4 person household—maximum of $50,400 annual income

**Some examples of documents include: Section 8 Housing, Food Stamps, Major VA Disability, Medicaid, Social Security Disability (SSD), etc.


Thank you for helping make FOWAS a success!
FOWAS relies on donations to keep the clinic open long term.

dogs and cats

From April 2014 - May 2015, we have spayed or neutered
445 dogs and 744 cats at our clinic!


In Summer of 2013, FOWAS began its investment in a low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Watsonville. FOWAS has teamed up with Planned PetHood to provide this facility. Now that the clinic is open, appointments can be made through the Watsonville Animal Shelter (call: 454-7200 ext #6) and the operations will be preformed here, at 150A Pennsylvania Drive, Watsonville.