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Adoption Center

7929 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN


Adoption Lobby Hours

Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

at the IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center

Beginning July 22nd, 2013, the Animal Welfare Center (AWC) began spaying and neutering cats and dogs. Costs associated with surgery services will vary from $25-$65, depending on pet owner address and needs-based public programs. The clinic is located at 456 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222.

To make an appointment, please call 317-602-3423, or click here.

Animals must be at least 3 months old and weigh at least 3 pounds. Animals who are under 6 years old can be scheduled immediately. Animals who are over 7 years old will be required to have geriatric blood work done prior to their spay/neuter surgery at a cost of $25. If an animal has a known medical or health problem, it will be at the veterinarian’s discretion to approve the surgery.

Please note, as of September 1, 2017, IndyHumane's clinics will no longer be accepting checks as a form of payment.

The night before surgery instructions:

After 10pm on the night before your animal’s spay/neuter surgery, do not offer your pet any food. Your pet may continue to have access to water up until the time of surgery.

Surgery day instructions:

For dogs, drop off is at 7:30am. Cat drop off is 8am. Payment is due at the time of drop off. Plan to stay for an hour to check your pet in for surgery. Pick up is at 4:30pm the same day.

For space and safety reasons, dogs should remain in your vehicle* during the brief time it takes to fill out paperwork. Cats must come in a carrier, and you will be asked to purchase a cardboard carrier if your cat is not contained.
*During periods of extreme temperatures, please bring dogs inside. If you have concerns about leaving your dog unattended in your vehicle, please speak with a staff member.

Dog pricing (spay or neuter): 

  • General Public: 
    • Dogs 6 months and older: $65
    • Puppies under 6 months: $55
  • Zip Code/Public Assistance: $45 
  • Additional fees:
    • +$15 for overweight patients, cryptorchid males, & umbilical hernia repairs
    • +$25 for dogs 75-99 lbs.
    • +$40 for dogs 100+ lbs.

Cat Pricing (spay or neuter):

  • General Public: 
    • Cats 6 months and older: $35
    • Kittens under 6 months: $30
  • Zip Code/Public Assistance: $20
  • Additional fees:
    • +$15 for overweight patients, cryptorchid males, & umbilical hernia repairs

Community Cat Package:

  • Costs just $25.
  • The Community Cat Package includes the spay/neuter surgery, a rabies vaccination,  a FVRCP vaccination, and an ear tip.
  • Please click here to fill out a TNR request form.
  • All feral or community cats MUST be in a trap. If you need a trap, please contact the Animal Welfare Center at 317.602.3423 x 150.

Special discounts:

Regardless of income or public assistance program participation, if you live in one of the qualifying zip codes listed below, and can show proof of address at the time of check in, you will also qualify for the reduced rate for surgery costs.

Qualifying Zip Codes:
 46201, 46203, 46205, 46218, 46219, 46221, 46222, 46226, 46227, 46241

In addition to these opportunities, the Animal Welfare Center is a participating vet with Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc. (SNSI). SNSI offers a $20 voucher program for pets, regardless of size or gender. Applicants must be approved through SNSI through a needs-based public assistance program or income qualifications. More information is available at The Animal Welfare Center will not require any vaccines to receive a spay/neuter surgery.

Limited-time special offers:

For dogs: Thanks to funding from Best Friends, the IndyHumane Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is able to provide FREE spay/neuter to dogs living in the 46241 zip code for a limited time, while supplies last! Please indicate that you will be taking advantage of that special when making your appointment, and be sure to provide proof of residency!

For community cats: Thanks to funding from Petsmart Charities, the IndyHumane Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is able to provide FREE spay/neuter to outdoor cats living in the following zip codes for a limited time, while supplies last: 

46201, 46203, 46205, 46218, 46219, 46221, 46222, 46226, 46227, 46241

Contact our Community Cat Program Manager via email at, or by calling 317.602.3423 x 150 to schedule your appointment!

Special offers for rescue partners:

If you own or operate a qualifying dog or cat rescue and are in need of medical services for the animals in your rescue, you can contact us for special opportunities. Please call 317-602-3423 and ask to speak to Lymari, or email Discounted spay/neuter surgeries and expanded services are available.



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