Spay & Neuter Your Pets

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets! If you can, bring neighborhood strays and feral cats to be spayed and neutered as well. Nashville Cat Rescue places over 1,000 sterilized cats and kittens into homes every year, but it will take a community-wide effort to end overpopulation. 71% of cats and kittens that enter shelters are euthanized, a horrific statistic that could be drastically lowered by responsible pet ownership. Middle Tennessee has many low cost–sometimes free-spay and neuter programs to help end overpopulation.

Below is a list of resources for low-cost spay and neuter.

  • Cats can get pregnant as early as 4 months of age.
  • Cats can get pregnant as soon as they give birth.
  • 70,000 puppies and kittens are born each day, as compared to only 10,000 humans.
  • Cats that are fixed are less likely to be exposed to deadly diseases, be hit by cars, and develop certain types of cancer.
  • Kittens can be fixed as early as 8 weeks, and most kittens have been fixed by the time they’re ready for adoption.
  • Pediatric Spay and Neuter is endorsed by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to help end overpopulation.
  • There are an estimated 30-80 million stray, feral, uncared for, and homeless cats in the United States according to the World Animal Foundation.

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics in Davidson County

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics in Middle TN

Beesley Foundation

2215 Keeneland Commercial Blvd., Murfreesboro TN 37217


Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter

2650 Gainesboro Grade
Cookeville, TN, 38501

(931) 526-3647

DeKalb Animal Shelter

186 Transfer Station Road, Smithville, TN 37166

(615) 597-3647

Humane Society of Sumner County

16 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville TN 37075

(615) 822-0061

Mike Shipley Memorial Spay/Neuter Clinic (Humane Society of Putnam County)

180 Miller Road, Cookeville TN 38501

(931) 372-2728

New Leash on Life – The Joy Clinic

Concentrated efforts in Wilson County but visits other areas in Middle TN. Check website for details and scheduling.

For more information, please text 615-281-0664 or email

Spay Neuter Financial Assistance, Inc. (SNFA) (Voucher program; call for details)

230 Happy Valley Drive, Dowelltown TN 37059

(615) 536-6120

Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance

Clinic: 720 Blythe Avenue, Gallatin TN 37066

Mailing: P.O. Box 1834, Gallatin TN 37066

(615) 452-2233

Get a Referral to a Low-Cost Spay/Neuter in Your Area