Saturday, July 22, 2017

Companion animal overpopulation is an epidemic in the United States. The cost, both in terms of animal suffering and money spent, is overwhelming. More dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, are killed by euthanasia than any other diseases combined. More than one billion dollars are spent annually to feed, house and ultimately kill unwanted companion animals. Enough homes do not exist to absorb this overflow.

The Animal Protective League's Spay/Neuter Clinic addresses companion animal overpopulation in  Sangamon County and surrounding communities. This unique high-quality, high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter program performs 30 or more spay/neuter surgeries daily. As a regional facility, we partner with animal control agencies, shelters and rescue groups within a 90-mile radius. Our goal is to defeat the tragedy of companion animal overpopulation by targeting the most prolific populations ... ferals, strays, and other unaltered animals whose owners often cannot afford the cost of spaying or neutering their companion animals or don't have any idea why they should.

Surgeries are done by appointment only. To schedule your pet to be spayed or neutered, please call (217) 789-SPAY (7729), or visit the contact section of our website. For feral cats, please visit our Feral Cat Program section of the website for more information.



Surgery Fees:

Female and Male Dogs  $65

Female Cats  $45

Male Cats  $35

Feral Cats  $25 (outdoor cats only; cats will receive vaccines and an ear tip)


If you live in Sangamon County, ask about our $25 rate for pit bulls!


Additional Service Fees (at the time of surgery only):                   


Rabies 1-year  $10

Rabies 3-year  $13     

Rabies registration, Sangamon County  $9 (required with rabies vaccine)

DHPP (canine distemper)  $10    

Bordetella (kennel cough)  $10     

Heartworm test $25

Heartworm preventative 6-month supply  $20-35

Microchip  $12

Nail trim  $3

Advantage II dose, for fleas  $10

Broad-spectrum dewormer  $8 <50 lbs, $15 >50 lbs.



Rabies 1-year  $10

Rabies 3-year  $13     

Rabies registration, Sangamon County  $9 (required with rabies vaccine)

FVRCP (feline distemper)  $10    

Microchip  $12

Nail trim  $3

Advantage II dose, for fleas  $10

Broad-spectrum dewormer  $6


APL requires that all dogs and cats have a rabies vaccination. If your pet is current on her rabies vaccine, please bring proof of this with you.


Kittens and puppies can be safely spayed or neutered at eight weeks old. Dogs four months of age and older should have food withheld after midnight the night before surgery. Puppies under 4 months of age and all cats and kittens may have food throughout the night before surgery. All animals may have water through. the morning of surgery.


Please inform us if your animal has any prior medical conditions. APL reserves the right to refuse surgery to an animal if a health risk is determined. We will not accept animals exhibiting signs of Upper Respiratory Infection (runny eyes and nose or coughing). 


Please bring all dogs on a leash and all cats in a cat carrier.





Spay/Neuter Transport Contacts

As a regional facility, we work with a number of other organizations and shelters to provide spay/neuter within a 90 mile radius of the clinic. If you live outside the Springfield area, there may be an organization near you that participates in our transport program. Owners meet the transport group in a central location and are transported to APL’s Spay/Neuter Clinic via APL’s transport vehicle. Animals are returned the following day. The following groups conduct regular transports with the Clinic:


Bond County Humane Society

Shelter: 618-664-4068


Carevan Pet Program


Beth: 217-201-1419




Alice: 217-343-4244


Humane Society of Fulton County


Shelter: 309-647-5077


Humane Society of Logan County


Lynn: 217-732-4540


Macoupin County Animal Control


Shelter: 217-854-4024


Operation SAFE

Pontiac: Cathy 815-743-5333


PAWS Jacksonville

Shelter: 217-243-7297


Pet Fix Alliance

Fulton County and surrounding

Toni: 309-255-8481





Pets Without Parents


[contact changing soon—call APL for contact #]


Schuyler County Humane Society


Humane Society 217-322-2220

Angie 217-322-4132 evenings


Second Chance for Pets

Dewitt County, Clinton

Leave message: 217-935-3488


Sterile Feral/HS of Central Illinois






Shelter: 309-353-8277


Transport instructions:

All animals must be transported separately in a secure, hard plastic crate lined with newspaper. Puppies and kittens may be transported together. If you do not have a crate, the transport group may be able to provide one.


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