Our Cortland Community SPCA Spay/Neuter Program started in 1998. A group of Cortland County SPCA Board of Director members and volunteers from the community joined together to make a plan to do something about the overpopulation of dogs and cats in Cortland County. This group pooled their monies and raised further funds through donations from the community to spay and neuter as many shelter animals as possible. 

abc1Thanks to a generous donation from Helen Long in 2000 and with the help of local veterinarians, public cats and dogs from low income owners were added to the program. In 2003 Dr. Leslie Appel, Professor and veterinarian with Cornell University, started Shelter Outreach Services. This is a non-profit, low cost spay/neuter program. A highly trained veterinarian and licensed vet tech travel to shelters and rescue groups to perform spay/neuter clinics. You can visit their website at shelteroutreachservices.org for more information about this outstanding organization. One important component of their program is the help of faithful volunteers. These volunteers help with the handling and care of the animals during the clinic, in addition to other related tasks.  

Our fist clinics were held at the shelter but the space there was very restrictive. We moved them to the old Cortlandville Fire Station, which was an improvement but less than ideal. In 2005 we opened our own clinic building adjacent to the shelter. This newly renovated building was the result of generous donations of time, money and materials. It provides the perfect setting for our clinics.

Our current prices are: 
  • Cat Spays $80.00
  • Cat Neuters $50.00
  • Dog Spays $135.00
  • Dog Neuters $110.00
  • Rabies and distemper vaccinations$15.00

Advantage flea treatment: 
  • Dogs $10.00
  • Cats $5.00
  • Ear mite treatment $5.00
Download the Spay-Neuter Registration Form PDF below or stop at the shelter at 879 McLean Road, Cortland for an application.