Pre-Adoption Spay and Neuter

At Northeast Animal Shelter we believe spay/neuter is critical to ending animal homelessness, which is why every animal we place is spayed or neutered prior to adoption. All surgeries are performed in house by our medical team, lead by our Medical Director, Dr. Lindsey Rynk, DVM, CVA. 


Mother Spay Program

The Mother Spay Program was created after many years and many boxes of baby kittens being brought to the Shelter. Something needed to be done to break the never-ending cycle of unwanted animals! So, we started the Mother Spay Program. When people bring litters to us, we offer to spay the mom at the Shelter’s expense or with the request of a small donation. This way, families are able to keep their mother cats, but we don’t see the same mama’s over and over again with new litters of kittens.

While there are still many kittens being born, the population is steadily decreasing. Even though the program was designed for mother cats AND dogs, we have found that these days, very few dogs in our area are unaltered and their owners rarely need help from this program. Someday, we hope to say the same for the cat population!


Medical Care

All of our animals receive a check up by our veterinarian, daily observations by our medical team and animal care staff, vaccines, dewormers, and flea/tick/heartworm prevention. Unfortunately, sometimes pets come to us with unaddressed or undiagnosed medical concerns. In these cases, we are able to provide our dogs and cats with the necessary medical care in order for them to be comfortable, happy and available for adoption. If it is determined that a pet has advanced health issues requiring specialized surgery or testing, we are able to provide that care thanks to this program.


How to obtain Spay/Neuter Assistance if your pet was not adopted from our Shelter

Please click here to go to the Massachusetts Animal Coalition’s webpage that provides information on local resources for spay/neuter services at a reduced rate.


Did you know that spaying and neutering programs drastically cut down on the number of animals euthanized each year? Your support of the Shelter helps fund efforts to control overpopulation humanely.