Spay & Neuter

Importance of Spay/Neuter


The decision to spay or neuter your pet  is an extremely important decision. It can be the single best decision you make for their long-term welfare. Sterilization is important when considering the lives of animals everywhere.

  • Reduce animal over-population and the  number of homeless pets, thereby reducing the number of animals euthanized.
  • Increase the longevity of your pet and decrease health risks associated with unaltered pets.
    • Desire to roam
    • Various types of cancers in both male and female pets
  • Curb bad behavior
    • Urine-marking/spraying
    • Aggressive behavior
    • Desire to roam
    • Excessive barking

Albany Humane Spay and Neuter Assistance Program

At Albany Humane Society we offer SNAP for residents of Dougherty County. Our Spay and Neuter Assistance Program is funded by private donors and is designed to alleviate the financial burden associated with this surgery for those who may not be able to afford to spay or neuter their pets. Proof of residency and income is required. Contact us at 229.888.7383 option 3 to find out more about SNAP.

South GA Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

Albany Humane Society has partnered with South GA Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic in Thomasville, GA to bring a low cost spay/neuter option to local residents. We have a standing appointment on the third Thursday of every month and provide transport to and from the clinic. We will alternate between dogs and cats monthly. The number of animals that we can accommodate may vary, so call us today to make an appointment. Payment is expected in advance and we may be able to utilize SNAP for qualified residents of Dougherty County.

Local TNR Initiative

We have partnered with Best Friends Animal Society and Albany Pet Partners to bring TNR to the Albany Area. We have a volunteer task force that will be trapping feral and community cats in an effort to control the feline population in Dougherty County.  This is a targeted effort that will begin in the unincorporated areas of Dougherty County and hopefully include the city of Albany in the near future. If you live outside Dougherty County, please contact your local animal control for questions or concerns about free-roaming cats.

Plans for our Future

Albany Humane Society is committed to reducing the number of animals euthanized in our community. We believe the best way to do this is through targeted Spay & Neuter initiatives aimed at sterilizing the "stray" animals in our community. We hope to open our own low cost spay/neuter clinic in the future. We appreciate your support while we work towards this goal as it will be extremely important in our goal to be a no-kill shelter. Please help us by donating to the Sunshine Fund and our Spay and Neuter Assistance Program today.