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Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

To submit an inquiry for our low cost spay/neuter program, please complete the following link:

Our front desk staff follow up on inquiries that have been submitted via our website on Thursday of each week.  They will follow up with inquiries, in order received, as we have space available for appointments.  They will reach out by telephone to schedule your appointment.  Again, the front desk dedicates Thursday's to reach out to schedule appointments.  We are currently scheduling our appointments a month or two out.    Once we have scheduled appointments out for two months, we will place follow up calls on hold until we are within the 2 month timeframe for appointments again.  

Please do not call our office to sign up, you will be referred to this website to submit an inquiry and our front desk will follow up as space allows.  

TAPS is committed to helping reduce pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering all animals adopted from our shelter. By increasing public awareness of the benefits of altering your pets and the problem of pet overpopulation, we will be able to decrease the number of stray animals on the street and the number of homeless animals euthanized each year.

In order to help with the overpopulation problem, TAPS offers low-cost spay/neuter programs to our community through a partnership with APL in Springfield. Please contact TAPS during regular business hours for questions about our low-cost program. To sign up and schedule your pet's surgery, please visit the shelter during business hours Tuesday - Saturday (we do not do low cost spay/neuter sign-ups on Sundays.) Payment is required, by cash or credit card, at time of sign-up to secure your surgery date. The fees for our low-cost spay/neuter program are listed below:


Dogs (male/female) - $110

Female Cats - $50

Male Cats - $40

Feral Cats - $30 (Includes vaccination and ear tip)


Umbilical Hernia Repair - $18

Cryptorchild (retained testicle) - $18

Anesthesia fee (when ABS/ABN)- $25


Microchip - $15 (10.99 registration optional)

Antibiotic (when prescribed) $10

E-collar $10

Bitter Apple Spray $5

Supplemental NSAID pain medication $12(dogs only)

Nail Trim - $5

Please note: APL fees are non-refundable. You may change dates but if canceling, no refund will be given.

To schedule an appointment, you must come to the shelter during business hours and complete paperwork and pay for services by cash or credit . Checks are not accepted for the low cost spay/neuter program. We do not do low cost sign ups on Sundays.

Vaccines are only administered as part of the low cost spay/neuter program during surgery. .  



Rabies (1 Yr) - $12

Rabies (3 Yrs) - $15

DHPP - $12

Bordatella - $12

Heartworm Test - $18

Iverhart Max 6-pk hw preventative $20 - $35

(6-12 pounds $20; 12-25 lbs $25; 25-50 lbs $30; 50-100 lbs $35)

Broad spectrum dewormer < 50 lbs $10 and >50 lbs $16

Please note: Iverhart heartworm preventative may only be purchased at the time of a negative heartworm test and must only be given to animal for which it is prescribed.  


Rabies (1 Yr) - $12

Rabies (3 Yr) - $15

FVRCP - $12

FIV/FeLV test - $22 (not available for feral cats)

Broad spectrum dewormer - $9 (oral for pets, injections for ferals)

Flea treatment - $8

Revolution for feals, roundworm, ear mites - $12