Spay or neuter your pet

Spaying or neutering your pet provides the following benefits:

  • Helps dogs and cats live longer and healthier lives
  • Can eliminate or reduce incidence of some health problems that can lead to expensive treatments
  • Eliminates the possibility of uterine and testicular cancer and generally reduces the incidence of mammary tumors and prostate disease
  • Makes cats less likely to spray and mark territory
  • Makes pets less likely to bite
  • Makes pets less likely to run away, roam the neighborhood and get into fights
  • Reduces the cost of animal licensing fees
  • Sterilized pets are not subject to additional state-mandated surcharges if impounded at the shelter

All cat, dog and rabbit adoptions at our shelter include the spaying or neutering of the animal. The Hayward Animal Services Bureau can provide spay and neuter vouchers for low-income families, and partners with other humane animal groups to provide options that can make spaying and neutering less costly.

For more information, please call Hayward Animal Services Bureau at 510.293.7200

Additional Information:
Hayward Friends of Animals Humane Society 510.886.7546
East Bay SPCA 510.639.7387
Friends of Fairmont Animal Shelter 510.667.7736