Spay and Neuter

PAWS is proud to offer free spay and neuter for pets of residents of Rutherford County, TN (if you're not a county resident, see other resources below). Thanks to grants and additional funding, we can now provide this service. It is important to spay and neuter your pets. Not only is it good for population control, but it is also good for their health. Certain cancers can be prevented by simply spaying or neutering your pet.

Different grants have different requirements, and some don't have any at all. It is best to call PAWS to find out if grants are available and if you qualify. We also post them as they become available on our Facebook page.

Current offers:

NOW!: FREE Cat/Dog Spays & Neuters! Surgery application and important instructions below.

How to apply:

*You must be scheduled for an appointment by the vet office to receive the free service. PAWS will not accept those who show up at the facility without an appointment. To apply: you must fill out the Free Spay/Neuter Form for each pet receiving the service and present us your driver's license. If your driver's license does not reflect your current address, you must bring in proof of your current Rutherford County, TN residency (i.e., water/electric bill, lease, etc.), in addition to your non-expired, government issued photo ID (including passport, gun permit, etc.).

It is recommended to come to the PAWS facility to apply and for us to get a copy of your driver's license, but you may also print the form available below and fax to 615-898-7994, along with a copy of your driver's license (and proof of residency if applicable). All sent items must be legible for us to accept them. *It is highly recommended to call and confirm your fax was received, so you may receive your assigned application # to be able to call and check on app status if desired.* Wait time upon turned in application is currently between 10-12 weeks, due to the high volume of applicants at this time. 

Questions? Please call us at 615-898-7740 and leave a message and call back number if we are unable to answer at the time! Thank you!

Free Spay/Neuter Form

Learn about Spay/Neuter myths

Before and After Surgery Care


Not a Rutherford County, TN resident? Visit- or 

PetSmart Charities S/N Locator for other free or low cost services!