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Spay and Neuter Services

Why Spay or Neuter Your Pets?



About 18,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in El Paso each year as consequence of the community’s pet overpopulation, which stems from unplanned and uncontrolled pet breeding.
Spay/neuter surgeries an effective method of birth control for dogs and cats. You can help reduce the number of needless animal deaths in El Paso by spaying or neutering your pet.
Spay and Neuter Assistance Program
(Vouchers for free services)
The City of El Paso Animal Services Program through a partnership with Pets Alive-El Paso offers vouchers for free spay/neuter services, rabies vaccines and microchips.
Pets Alive, a non-profit organization, provides the vouchers to pet owners, who meet federal low-income standards. The vouchers are accepted by several local veterinarians and can also be used on the spay/neuter van.
To apply for a voucher or for more information on the voucher program, please call Pets Alive-El Paso at (915) 873-PETS (7387) or [click here] to visit their website.
Those who do not qualify for the voucher program are welcome to seek the spay/neuter services and vaccinations through the Pet Care-A-Van. The van offers these services at affordable prices.

Pet Care-A-Van

The Pet Care-Van offers low-cost spay/neuter services and vaccinations. The van provides the services at locations throughout the community. The Pet Care-A-Van schedule is available below.
The number of surgeries that can be performed on the spay/neuter van is limited based on the size of animals requiring the surgery. On average, the van performs 20 to 25 surgeries per day. The order of the surgeries is determined on a “first come-first served” basis. Due to the difficulty of performing hysterectomies to sterilize female animals, the veterinarian may limit these surgeries to ten per day.
Sterilization surgery is major surgery. The owner(s) of the pet should expect to leave the animal at the spay/neuter van for a few hours. If you plan to spay or neuter your pet through the Pet Care-A-Van program, please follow these pre-surgery guidelines:
For more information about the spay/neuter van, please visit click here or call (915) 407-5314.
Payments must be made in the form of cash and checks.
Credit / debit cards are not accepted.
Because current rabies shots are required for all pets per both City and State law, proof of this important vaccination is required in order to get your dog or cat’s license.
Having a good contact phone number (or two!) will allow us to contact you if your pet comes into the shelter.
Remember, licensing your pet is the law and failure to get your pet licensed can result in a fine of up to $250. 


Pet Care-A-Van Schedule


Friday, July 4 Paws Pet Grooming
14350 Horizon Blvd
Saturday, July 5 Walmart Supercenter
1850 N Zaragoza
Wednesday, July 9
(Vaccinations & Microchips only, 4 pm – 7 pm)
Mobile Pet Vet Center
3910 Square Dance
Thursday, July 10 Tractor Supply Company
9541 Alameda Ave
Friday, July 11 Mommy's Grooming
800 N Zaragoza
Friday, July 11
(Vaccinations & Microchips only, 4 pm – 7 pm)
Burritos Crisostomo
1330 George Dieter
Saturday, July 12 Walmart Supercenter
1850 N Zaragoza
Saturday, July 19 Walmart Supercenter
1850 N Zaragoza
Monday, July 21 Burritos Crisostomo
5658 N Mesa St
Monday, July 21
(Vaccinations & Microchips only, 4 pm – 7 pm)
Johnny's Grooming
2050 Trawood
Wednesday, July 23
(Vaccinations & Microchips only, 4 pm – 7 pm)
Mobile Pet Vet Center
3910 Square Dance
Thursday, July 24 Tractor Supply Company
9541 Alameda
Friday, July 25 Tractor Supply Company
6869 S Desert Blvd
Friday, July 25
(Vaccinations & Microchips only, 4 pm – 7 pm)
El Paso Saddle Blanket
6926 Gateway East
Saturday, July 26 Walmart Super Center
1850 N Zaragoza
Monday, July 28 Walmart Super Center
4530 Woodrow Bean
Wednesday, July 30 (Vaccinations Only 4 pm – 7 pm)
Mobile Pet Vet Center
3910 Square Dance
Friday, July 31 Burritos Crisostomo
1420 Lee Trevino

NEW Operation Hours:
Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Information: (915) 407-5314

5001 Fred Wilson Rd. El Paso, Texas 79906 (Right across from Ft. Bliss Cemetery) | (915) 842-1000 Phone | (915) 842-1008 Fax | Directions

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