Animal Services

Spay and Neuter Your PetS (SNYPS) Program

Due to staffing issues the Spay and Neuter program has been placed on pause. We are assessing our options and will provide an update on this program as soon as we can. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
If you are in need of spay/Neuter services please schedule through the SPCA of Northern Nevada. 
Washoe county Regional Animal Services is excited to offer affordable spay-neuter services
to Washoe County residents who have an annual income of $60,000 or less
through our partnership with SPCA of Northern Nevada and the SNYPS Program.

What You Need to Know about the SNYPS program:

WCRAS SNYPS side banner
  1. You may not change an appointment once it has been made.
  2. All deposits/payments are non-refundable.
    1. Cancellations or no-shows will forfeit payment.
  3. This program is only available to Washoe County residents with a household income under $60,000 per year.
  4. For the SNYPS program at WCRAS, all pets must be dropped off the afternoon before the surgery appointment, stay overnight, and go home the day of the surgery (no exceptions).
    1. WCRAS is unable to accommodate same-day SNYPS appointments. If you require a drop off/pick up, same-day service, please contact The SPCA of Northern Nevada.
  5. Proof of the required vaccinations should be provided at drop-off.
    1. If proof of the required vaccinations is not provided, your pet will be vaccinated, free of charge, during the appointment.
  6. All pets should meet the age/weight requirements by their appointment date.
    1. See SNYPS Minimum Age and Weight below for more information.


Appointment Costs

  • Cats - $35 (Due at booking, non-refundable)
    • No feral or extremely aggressive cats
  • Dogs - $50 (Due at booking, non-refundable)

Note: Appointments are first-come, first-served. If there are not any dates available, then all appointments are currently full. Please check back for new availability.

Spaying and neutering pets is important to help mitigate pet over-population in our community.
A spayed/neutered pet will prevent unwanted pregnancies,
and helps your pet live a longer, healthier life.

SNYPS Minimum Age and Weight

  • Kittens must be at least 2lbs to be spayed or neutered.
  • Puppies must be at least 8 weeks old to be spayed or neutered.
  • Mothers can be spayed 8 weeks post whelping.


Required Vaccines


If you do not have proof of these vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian at check-in, the appropriate vaccine will be given during your pet's surgery free of charge.

Dog Vaccines
     1. Distemper/Parvo (DHPP, DH2PPV/DA2PPV)
     2. Rabies

Cat Vaccines
     1. Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (FVRCP)
     2. Rabies 

What is included in the cost of your appointment?


Spay/Neuter Surgery
DA2PPV vaccination (As needed)
Rabies vaccination (As needed)
1-year dog license (As needed)
Microchip (As requested)
E-Collar (Cone)
Nail trim

    Unfortunately there are no appointments available for dogs at this time.
Please check back on Thursday August 19th at 9am for more appointments.


Spay/Neuter surgery
Pain management injection after surgery
FVRCP vaccination (As needed)
Rabies vaccination (As needed)
Microchip (As requested)
Nail Trim

  Unfortunately there are no appointments available for cats at this time.
Please check back on Thursday August 19th at 9am for more appointments.

Click here to schedule with the SPCA of Northern Nevada

Additional Details:

  1. Appointment deposits/payments are non-refundable.
    1. Forfeited deposits/payments will be placed into the Washoe County Injured Animal fund
  2. You may not change an appointment once it has been made.
    1. Our contracted vet is only available for surgeries one day each week, which prohibits changing the days of the surgery. If you cancel or miss your appointment you may schedule another appointment, but repeated no-shows/cancellations may result in refusal of service.
  3. If you book an appointment for a feral cat, or we are unable to handle your cat, we will not be able to spay/neuter them and your deposit will NOT be refunded.
    1. If an animal is highly aggressive and our staff is unable to safely handle the animal, we may refuse service to protect our staff members.
  4. Surgeries are scheduled up to six(6) weeks in advance.
    1. New appointments open at 9am on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
  5. Self-administered vaccines are not accepted as proof.
    1. All vaccines must have been administered by a licensed veterinarian.
  6. While we encourage you to apply and pay online, applications and deposits may be submitted over the phone or in-person at the shelter.
    1. High call volumes will make call backs take longer than usual and do not guarantee an appointment.

We recommend that all pet owners establish a relationship with a local, full-service, veterinary hospital to provide for your pet's health throughout its lifetime.


Other options for affordable Spays and Neuters

Nevada Humane Society

  • Offers affordable spay/neuter clinics every Tuesday, rotating dogs and cats every other week.
  • These appointment are opened 4 weeks in advance.
  • Click here to book through their website!

Options Veterinary Care

  • Offers affordable spay/neuter by appointment
  • Click here to learn more.
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