Spay/Neuter Resources in Central PA


De-Sex in the City Free & Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program from the CPAAJoomla
Providing free and low-cost surgeries for dogs and cats in urban areas of Central Pennsylvania
The cornerstone to stop the killing of homeless pets is spaying and neutering–if we can prevent dogs and cats from being born through spaying and neutering, we can prevent them from being killed. Since its inception in 2005, CPAA’s De-Sex in the City free and low cost spay/neuter and vaccine program has fixed thousands of dogs and cats in Central Pennsylvania, thereby saving the lives of tens of thousands of animals.
De-Sex in the City assists pet owners in getting their pets fixed and vaccinated at an affordable cost. We do require that pet owners be on government assistance or demonstrate financial need to get their pets fixed through De-Sex in the City. However, for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes, there is no such requirement; CPAA will fix and vaccinate all Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes for free. We do appreciate donations, however, as that is how we keep our program running to help other pets in need. A $50 donation is suggested for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes, but a donation in ANY amount helps CPAA to help other PItBulls and PitBull mixes in need.
Please note that vaccines are provided to pets ONLY at the time of spay/neuter surgery; CPAA does not offer vaccines alone.
Once payment is made and the requested information submitted, the vet office that partners with CPAA closest to where you live will contact you to set up the appointment. CPAA works with vets in Mechanicsburg, Red Lion, York, and Harrisburg. The vet office will usually contact you to set up the appointment within 1 to 3 days after we receive your information and payment.
Learn more here.

Additional Resources 

Friends of All Animals – Low-cost spay/neuter program for cats and dogs in Lebanon County and the surrounding areas. Call 717-272-6466 or send requests to Gloria at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information also available at
Helping Hands for Animals – Spay/neuter program for cats and dogs in Lancaster County.
Call 717-687-7297 or send requests to P.O. Box 162, Lampeter, PA 17537.
Organization for Responsible Care of Animals (ORCA) – With the cooperation of area veterinarians, ORCA administers a low-cost, fixed-price spay/neuter program. Call its Animal-Alert Hotline at 717-397-8922 for more information or visit
PA-PETS Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Assistance Program – A financial-assistance program for the pets of low-income people and families in Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.
Call toll-free 1-866-472-7387 or visit for more information.
PAWS Reduced Fee Voucher Program – A program providing vouchers for participating vets that enable reduced fees for spay or neuter surgery for cats and dogs, as well as rabies and distemper vaccines (at the time of surgery). Some pre-qualifying requirements based on income and financial situation. Call 717-957-8122, Box #3 and leave a message. A representative will call to discuss details. Information also available at
SNAP – Spay Neuter Assistance Program – SNAP offers low-cost spay/neuter through participating veterinarians.
To obtain a low-cost coupon and the list of veterinarians, call 717-732-5377 or visit Vaccinations and other services are available through these practices. Additional charges apply for office visits and other services.
York SPCA Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program provides affordable surgeries for owned cats and dogs or feral cats. Pit bulls will be spayed or neutered for free. Call 717-764-6109 or visit for more information.