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Where to Spay and Neuter in Nebraska

Recommended places to get low cost spay or neuter in Nebraska...

For low-cost vaccinations please try:

Please visit each website above to see current pricing. We recommend you contact a rescue group in your area to see who they recommend based on experience, and pricing.

Some cities, like Lincoln, also have funding available to help with spay or neuters to those who qualify financially. Call your local animal control facility or humane society to see if such services are offered in your area.

At most clinics a spay or neuter depends on if the animal is a dog or cat, and often the size of the animal. It is generally very cost effective to call multiple vets to compare prices, and in general smaller clinics or those in smaller towns offer better prices, sometimes half the price of clinics with multiple vets in larger cities.

If you opt to get your pet fixed at a vet clinic, other ways you can save money are to:

  • Waive Pre-operation Bloodwork - If your pet is in overall good health and not relatively old this may not be needed. You will normally need to sign a waiver form to opt-out of this testing.

  • Verify Fluid Costs - Ask about not needing to use fluids throughout the procedure as it may be unnecessary, and is often a high-cost, high-profit item on a bill.

Nebraska Specific Benefits of Spaying or Neutering

Spaying or neutering benefits YOU in many ways in addition to the animals. Here are some reasons specific reasons from NEBRASKA to spay or neuter your pets.

  • License Costs - Pet licenses are often half the price for animals who have already been neutered or spayed. So, you end up saving money in the long run!

 Nebraska Dog & Cat Licensing Fees Per City
Dogs Cats
City Unfixed Fixed Unfixed Fixed
Lincoln $50 $19 $36 $19
Omaha $51 $26 $51 $13


  • Reduce Euthanasia - The number of unclaimed and euthanized stray dogs and cats that are put to sleep is overwhelming. Below is actual data from ONE city in Nebraska for a period of 5 years. Unfortunately, these numbers are not uncommon throughout many communities.

 Stray Dogs & Cats Unclaimed and Euthanized in ONE City in Nebraska (2006-2012)
Total Unclaimed Dogs & Cats Total Euthanized Dogs & Cats Unclaimed Percentage Euthanized
12,936 7,950 61.5%


Cats Specifically

  1. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and mammary cancer fatal in about 90 percent of cats.
  2. Neutering eliminates the risk for testicular cancer and decreases the chance of prostate disease.
  3. Spaying greatly decreases deadly uterine infections such as pyometria (almost always fatal).
  4. Spay/neutering helps reduce/prevent territorial marking (spraying urine) and urine will have a decreased odor. Males mark their territory, Females may spray when they are in heat.
  5. Spaying will eliminate any blood dripped during heat cycles.
  6. Spay/neutering decreases mood changes because no more constant hormone level changes (a female cat can go into heat every month during breeding season and can last up to 21 days for a cycle when it doesn't find a mate).
  7. Spay/neutering reduces the want to roam, trying to escape from the house, leaving the yard (this will reduce their chance of getting hit by a car, fighting with other animals or getting killed by natural predators).
  8. Spay/neutering helps cats lives healthier, longer more stable lives.
  9. Spay/neutering prevents unwanted litters and helps reduce overpopulation. Over 71 percent of cats that enter shelters are euthanized.
  10. Spay/neutering makes for a better companion pet overall. They are more focused on you and less interested in seeking a mate.
 Stray Cats Unclaimed and Euthanized in ONE City in Nebraska (2006-2012)
Fiscal Year Total Unclaimed Cats Total Euthanized Cats Unclaimed Percentage Euthanized
2006-07 1,307 927 70.9%
2007-08 1,556 1,217 78.2%
2008-09 1,483 1,099 74.1%
2009-10 1,541 1,063 70.0%
2010-11 1,383 972 70.3%
2011-12 1171 781 66.7%
Totals 8441 6059 71.8%


Dogs Specifically

  1. Spaying prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer and helps prevent mammary cancer, fatal in about 50 percent of dogs.
  2. Neutering can help greatly reduce certain types of hernias and tumors of the testicles and anus.
  3. Spay/neutering decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites (both females and males can show aggression when intact).
  4. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland.
  5. Spay/neutering drastically decreases the desire to roam; leaving the backyard or trying to get out of the house.
  6. Spay/neutering helps with mood changes. (Female dogs in estrus may show erratic behavior, signs of pain that may be similar to cramping in humans and dogs that become pregnant can become very aggressive).
  7. Spaying will eliminate any blood during heat cycles.
  8. Spay/neutering helps dogs live more active social lives with other dogs than those who are intact. Intact dogs experience stresses that spay/neutered dogs are spared.
  9. Spay/neutering prevents unwanted litters and helps reduce overpopulation. Nationally, over 56 percent of dogs that enter shelters are euthanized.
  10. Spay/neutering makes for a better companion pet overall. They are more focused on you and less interested in seeking a mate.
 Stray Dogs Unclaimed and Euthanized in ONE City in Nebraska (2006-2012)
Fiscal Year Total Unclaimed Dogs Total Euthanized Dogs Unclaimed Percentage Euthanized
2006-07 717 288 40.2%
2007-08 793 398 50.2%
2008-09 778 346 44.5%
2009-10 832 330 39.7%
2010-11 769 320 41.2%
2010-12 606 209 34.5%
Totals 4495 1891 42.1%
























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