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Everything you need to know about spaying or neutering your cat.


$8.00 – Rabies shot unless otherwise stated. Shots are given during the same appointment as the spay/neuter surgery. The clinic does not do stand-alone rabies shots.

$45.00 - Cat spay/neuter, health exam, and nail trim for low-income residents of any town including out of state.

SPECIAL RATES – (These rates are subject to change depending on availability of funding).

$5.00 - Cat spay/neuter, rabies shot, health exam, and nail trim for residents of *Biddeford and *Sanford/Springvale who are receiving state assistance.
If you do not have transportation the Animal Control Officer from your town can transport your cat for you.

$30.00 - Cat spay/neuter, health exam, rabies shot and nail trim for low-income residents of AWS contract towns:







$0.00 - Free cat spay/neuter for mother cat if you turn the kittens in to the AWS and keep the mother cat (residents of contract towns only)

The procedure

The procedure for spaying or neutering your cat is relatively simple and takes about an hour to perform. To read more about the procedure, please click here.

Setting up appointment

The Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
We will spay or neuter feral cats. Call us for details.
Please call the Animal Welfare Society for an appointment at: (207) 985-3244
If we do not answer please leave your name and number and we will return you call.

Once you make your appointment, please print our form, fill it out, and bring it with you to the clinic on the day of your cat’s appointment.
Download our form here.

If you make an appointment but cannot get to the clinic on that day and time, call us and we will gladly reschedule it. When you do not show up for your appointment and do not call us ahead of time to cancel, we cannot fill that surgery slot. This results in more down time, less business, and higher costs. We, in turn, will call you to reschedule if we need to close the clinic on the day of your appointment.

PLEASE, HELP US AND THE ANIMALS AND DON’T BE A “NO SHOW”! If you make your appointment the first time, you will automatically be entered in a raffle to win two $50 gift cards; one to Wal-Mart and the other to PetSmart or Pet Life.

Payment requirements

To keep our over-head low we require cash only – due at time of drop-off. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Other info

Drop off time at the clinic is between 8:00 and 9:30 in the morning.

Pick-up time during the week is between 3:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon but we will also call you if your cat is ready sooner.

The clinic can safely spay or neuter and immunize against rabies a kitten as young as 12 weeks old and weighing at least 2 pounds. In fact, kittens recover very quickly from their spay/neuter surgery.

The clinic can safely spay pregnant cats and cats that are in heat.

Your mother cat must have stopped nursing at least two weeks before her scheduled spay appointment.

Do not feed your cat the night before surgery starting at 11:00 PM but it can and should have water.

If your kitten is less than 16 weeks old you should feed it a small snack bit in the morning and it can and should have water.

Your cat/kitten should arrive at the clinic in a secure cat carrier labeled with your name and your cat/kitten’s name.

Place a soft blanket or towel in the cat carrier.

One of our wonderful volunteers will be there to help with drop-off and intake.