Although there are an estimated 100 million cats and dogs kept by responsible and caring people in the United States, there is also a tragic number of these animals who suffer horrid cruelties associated with abandonment.
Pounds and shelters in the U.S. kill about 5 million such abandoned pets each year. And uncounted millions more suffer sickness, exposure, starvation and death on the streets of the nation’s cities and towns, and in the fields and forests of the countryside.
From its beginning in 1957, Friends of Animals (FoA) has assumed a leadership role in advocating low-cost spaying and neutering as the most effective means of preventing the births of dogs and cats, and their subsequent abandonment, suffering and mass killing.
For more than five decades, we have operated the only nationwide breeding control program in the United States facilitating more than 2.5 million spay/neuter procedures.
Pet owners may purchase a certificate from Friends of Animals that can be used for a routine spay or neuter surgery at any of FoA’s participating veterinary hospitals.
Spaying and Neutering Certificates may be purchased on-line. Or to order by mail call 1-800-321-PETS (1-800-321-7387) and request an application
The recommended age for spay/neutering is 2-6 months of age.
Female animals should be spayed before their first heat (estrus cycle). They do not need to have a litter before spaying.
FoA certificates are not valid for a cat if the cat is to be declawed.
Cats need their claws for protection and for their physical and mental well-being. Declawing is painful, cruel and psychologically damaging.
Online Spay/Neuter Certificates
Our online low-cost spay/neuter certificate ordering is simple and most of all secure.
To locate participating veterinarians in your area or to order certificates online, visit Friends of Animals.
The prices for our low-cost certificates are:
- Female Cat $65.00
- Male Cat $51.00
- Female Dog $90.00
- Male Dog $64.00