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Low-Cost Spay & Neuter services are available at our North Brookfield, Southbridge, Springfield & Worcester locations. Due to the great volume of requests, we are not accepting applications for our Southbridge location at this time.  Please check back. Wait times can vary depending upon the type and size of your pet. For dogs over 50 pounds, the wait can be longer. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter for Rabbits is not available at this time.

Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

Second Chance’s S.P.O.T. program makes the cost of spaying or neutering your pet more affordable. This program helps pets in need get spayed/neutered. We do provide additional resources to help those that need financial assistance to have their pets spayed/neutered.

Please note – the  low-cost spay and neuter program is for dogs and cats up to and including age 5.  If your pet is over the age of five, please call one of our veterinary hospitals directly for assistance.


Services for Dogs

Male Neuter (1-80 lbs.) Varies*
Female Spay(1-80 lbs.) Varies*
Pit Fix Program $75 (75 lbs & under)
Rabies Vaccination $18
DA2PP (distemper) Vaccination** $18
Heartworm/Lyme/AN/EC 4DX test*** $40
Microchip (Includes Registration) $22
Flea/Tick treatment $15
Dewormer $20

Due to the need for extra monitoring and/or alternative anesthetic protocols, the following breeds cannot be treated through our low-cost spay/neuter program. Pet owners are welcome to schedule spay/neuter services directly by calling our hospital:

  • Pugs
  • Boston Terriers
  • French Bulldogs
  • English Bulldogs
  • American Bullies (Pocket Pitties)

*Due to the variance in breeds, size, age, etc. in dogs, please fill out the application and a representative will contact you for pricing.
** Puppies under 6 months of age are required to have at least two distemper vaccines prior to surgery.
***NOTE: HW/Lyme test can be done but we can not dispense any medications for either a positive or negative result at the time of testing. Results need to be brought to the pet owners regular vet and the vet will need to write a prescription for any medication, or if you would like to become an established client at our new subsidized clinic you can make an appointment with us.

Services For Cats

Male Neuter – Includes FREE rabies vaccine $90
Female Spay – Includes FREE rabies vaccine $100
Nail Trim $5
Hernia Repair $30-$50
Dewormer $20
Flea/Ear mite treatment $15
FVRCP (Distemper) Vaccination $18
Leukemia Virus/FIV Test $35
Microchip (Includes Registration) $22
Flea/Tick treatment $15
Feral – F.A.S.T. Program $45*

*INCLUDES : Rabies, FVRCP, flea treatment, and ear tip.

Services for Rabbits

We’re sorry – rabbit spays and neuters are not available through our low-cost program at this time.  

Voucher Days

Do you need help getting your dog or cat fixed? Second Chance offers FREE spay/neuter services for cats and dogs owned by low-income pet owners during Voucher Days – in partnership with the Mass Animal Fund.

how do I know if my pet qualifies?

For Fast & Easy Voucher Day Registration

Return your completed form today by email to the email address for your location. We will reach out to you via text or email depending upon the information you provide. 

If you do not have access to email, registrations can still be accepted by fax OR postal mail.  Please be sure we can leave a message if we don’t reach you directly.


Voucher Registration Form
February 1, 2024
Springfield Community Veterinary Hospital

FULL – Please check back for future dates.

Email to: springfield@secondchanceanimals.org

Fax to: 413-372-4163

Mail to: Second Chance Voucher Day Registration, 67 Mulberry Street, Springfield, MA 01105

March 13, 2024
North Brookfield Community Veterinary Hospital

FULL -This location is not accepting voucher day applications at this time – please check back for future dates.

Email to: nbvoucherday@secondchanceanimals.org

Fax to: 508-637-1417

Mail to: Second Chance Voucher Day Registration, 372 N Main Street, N Brookfield, MA 01535

November 20, 2023
Worcester Community Veterinary Hospital

FULL – Please check back for future dates.

Email to: worcester@secondchanceanimals.org

Fax to: 774-243-6560

Mail to: Second Chance Voucher Day Registration, 831 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610

The Pit Fix

Pit bull and pit bull mixes are the most common dog found in shelters. This is due in large part to the misinformation about the breed and over breeding. We want to help this breed by helping to fix pit bulls at an affordable cost. Be a responsible pit bull owner and get your pit fixed – we can help! Second Chance helps to fix pit bulls (75 lbs. and under) for a cost of $75.00. Every pit fixed helps to make a difference! Your dog can qualify for our reduced cost pit bull pricing if:

  • He/she is a pit bull or mostly pit bull mix and has characteristics of a pit bull such as a square/blocky head, short muzzle, and a well-defined muscular structure.
  • You can present a copy of your dog’s rabies certificate or previous medical records with the breed of pit bull clearly noted.

Qualification is at the discretion of our veterinarian. For dogs over 75 lbs., regular low-cost spay/neuter pricing applies.


F.A.S.T. Program for Feral Cats

Due to the overwhelming need for help in our community and beyond for feral cats, we have a life-saving program to help those felines in need. What is a feral cat? A feral cat is an untamed domestic cat. Feral cats are cats that are either born in the wild or were abandoned and reverted to a wild state. Stray cats are not considered feral unless you cannot touch or pick them up. Feral cats will usually run away from you when approached. Feral cats do not live in the house with human contact. This is a comprehensive package which includes:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Rabies vaccine (if not current)
  • Distemper combo vaccine
  • Pain medication (given at the clinic)
  • Flea Treatment
  • Ear Tip (a small eartip is mandatory for all feral cats. This helps to identify the cat easily from a distance as spayed/neutered.).

Need a feral cat spayed/neutered?

The cost to spay/neuter a feral cat is $45.00

  • All feral cats coming in MUST be in humane feral cat traps.
  • All cats coming into this program will be eartipped for identification.

We have feral cat traps that can be loaned out for a $20.00 deposit.

Please be advised of our policy for our feral spay/neuter program:

Our feral cat program is only for untouchable feral cats that live outdoors that cannot be touched or handled in any way.

If you are dropping off a cat for this program, and the cat you have brought is found to be friendly, you will be subject to paying our regular low cost price for cat spay/neuter. 

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter as we strive to help as many feral cats as we possibly can.

North Brookfield
Mondays & Wednesdays
Please call to confirm availability:
(508) 637-1333

  • Drop off is at 7:45AM the day of surgery.  Payment is expected at the time of drop off.
  • Pick up is the same day. Exact time will be determined at drop off.

Please call to confirm availability:
(774) 318-1101

  • Drop off is at 8:30AM the day of surgery. Payment is expected at the time of drop off.
  • Pick up is at 4:00PM the same day unless other instructions are given.

Please call to confirm availability:
(413) 739-2343

  • Drop off is at 8:30AM the day of surgery. Payment is expected at the time of drop off.
  • Pick up is at 4:00PM the same day unless other instructions are given.

Mondays & Fridays
Please call to confirm availability due to schedule fluctuations at this location:
(774) 243-1234

  • Drop off is at 7:45AM the day of surgery. Payment is expected at the time of drop off.
  • Pick up will be determined at the time of drop off.

Be Part of the Solution – Support the F.A.S.T. Program

We want to help feral cats live out a healthy life. Unfortunately, these cats were either born in the wild or were abandoned and reverted back to a wild state. They are not adoptable as house cats. Since these cats have adapted to life outdoors, the best we can do for them is provide vaccinations to keep them healthy and spay/neuter services so that their population is kept under control.

You can help in several ways:

Adopt a Trap:

Feral cat traps are expensive and the shelter needs several traps to keep up with the need to loan these traps out to catch the feral cats and bring to the program. You can help by making a donation of $75.00. The trap will be marked with your “adoption”. If you would like to donate a trap, please donate below and if you would like the adoption noted, please note it in the Memo section of the on the donation link (or with the check if you are mailing in the donation). Adoption Example “This trap was adopted in memory of Scooter“.


Help by volunteering at the shelter for the feral program. Volunteers are always needed during these programs to do paperwork, clean out the traps while the cat is in surgery, and/or to assist with various other duties during the clinic. If you would like to help, please fill out our Volunteer form.


It costs the shelter approximately $100. per cat for services through this program. You can help by donating to the program. To do so, you can click the button below OR you can send a check to: Second Chance Animal Services, Inc., 111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515.

Save a Feral:

If you are feeding a feral cat, please get them spayed/neutered. By using this program, you are helping to end pet overpopulation and are helping to make the life of that feral healthier.

Feral Cat Adoption:

While the shelter does not routinely adopt out feral cats, we do help to re-home feral cats that have lost their existing home. If you have a barn or can provide other suitable housing and feeding for a feral cat, please contact the shelter.


Are you a farm? Please email us if you are a farm. Our definition of a farm is someone who is actively utilizing their property for the sale of produce or has farm animals and includes at least one barn or related structure. We do have programs for feral cats specific to the farming community. These farm programs are free or at reduced costs. Please email or call us for details.

Second Chance Pets for Life Program

Second Chance Animal Services operates Pets for Life in Massachusetts. This program targets communities that have been identified as in the most need for assistance in locating services to help with their pets needs.

While our main focus is in Worcester in the zip codes of 01608, 01609 and 01610, we also extend the services across the City of Worcester and across the state through our community vaccine clinics and mobile spay/neuter.

Second Chance has a full service veterinary hospital located in Worcester at 831 Main Street, in the heart of the area that needs us the most in this City. For more information on the services, please contact our Community Veterinary Hospital in Worcester at 774-243-1234. This hospital is open to everyone. However, in addition, we offer subsidized rates for those that qualify. We also regularly announce free spay/neuter clinics at this hospital for those that qualify.

Please note that we have 4 full service veterinary hospitals located in North Brookfield, Worcester, Southbridge, and Springfield. All of these hospitals are open to everyone but also offer subsidized rates for veterinary services for those that qualify. For more information, explore the links below:

Community Veterinary Hospital Locations

Veterinary Services

Subsidized Pricing Qualification

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