Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic & GusMobile

The Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic is the largest free and low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the Chicago Area, and one of the largest in the country.

Welcome

In 2013, PAWS Chicago performed 17,767 surgeries at the Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, the majority of which are free for Chicago families on public assistance. PAWS Chicago also offers low-cost surgeries for under-resourced individuals and families in targeted areas who have the greatest need.
Call 773-521-7729 (SPAY) to make an appointment.

Mission

PAWS Chicago envisions a city where pets are not destroyed just because they are homeless. The only way to control dog and cat overpopulation and the killing of adoptable animals is by decreasing birth rates. This is why we opened the Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic – the only spay and neuter clinic of its kind located in and serving Chicago’s underserved communities.

We are excited to announce a FERAL ONLY Day on September 22. If you are trapping in the City of Chicago, you may bring an unlimited number of ferals to the Lurie Spay Neuter Clinic between 7:00- 10:00 a.m. for surgery. Releases will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Friendlies or domestic cats or dogs will not be admitted on that day. 

Free and Low Cost Services

Call 773-521-SPAY (7729) to make an appointment. All services are by appointment only.

Low-cost spay/neuter surgery¹ for residents in our ten targeted zip codes: 60609, 60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60628, 60629, 60636, 60639, 60651

Appointment Arrival

Cats: 6:45 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
Feral Cats: 7:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Dogs: 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Same Day Pick Up
Cats: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Feral Cats: 5:00 p.m.
Dogs: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vaccination Clinic
We offer a vaccination clinic for pets who are already spayed/neutered. Appointments are required and are offered from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on all regular clinic operating days.

Clinic Location & Hours

3516 W. 26th Street – Map it
Chicago, IL 60623
Telephone: 773-521-7729
Fax: 773-521-1082

Hours
Sunday: 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Phone Hours
Sunday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All services are by appointment only.

Please call 773-521-7729 to make an appointment!

PAWS Chicago is partnering with the PETCO Foundation to 11720 S. Marshfield in Chicago on select Sunday’s from May to October. The van will provide free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and distribute humane education in the neighborhoods where the largest number of stray animals originate. In 2013, PAWS Chicago performed more than 500 free and low-cost spay/neuter procedures for cats and dogs on the GusMobile.

If you live our ten targeted zip codes (60609, 60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60628, 60629, 60636, 60639, 60651), you will qualify for our lowest rates for spay/neuter and vaccine services.*

Visit PAWS Chicago’s GusMobile on select Sunday’s at PETCO – 11720 S. Marshfield Avenue (at 119th Street).

Spay/Neuter Surgeries are by appointment only. To make an appointment or for more information, please call 773-521-7729 (spay). Call between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday through Friday.

Learn more about the GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van >

 

The PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic is not a full-service veterinary clinic; our mission is to alleviate Chicago’s pet overpopulation problem through pet sterilization.

  • Free and Low Cost Services (All services are by appointment only)
  • Free spay/neuter surgery¹ for Feral/Outdoor cats
  • Low-cost spay/neuter surgery² for residents in our ten targeted zip codes: 60609, 60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60628, 60629, 60636, 60639, 60651

Spay and Neuter Surgery Pricing
Dog & Puppy – 8 weeks and older
Chicago Medical Card – In Subsidized Zip Codes (60609, 60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60628, 60629, 60636, & 60639, 60651)
Includes Complimentary Distemper Vaccine
FREE
Chicago Medical Card – Outside Subsidized Zip Codes $35.00
Resident of Targeted Zip Code without a Chicago Medical Card $35.00
Medical Card Outside the City of Chicago $50.00
Regular Low-Cost Price $225.00
Cat & Kitten – 8 weeks and older
Chicago Medical Card – In Subsidized Zip Codes (60609, 60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60628, 60629, 60636, 60639, 60651)
Includes Complimentary Distemper Vaccine
FREE
Chicago Medical Card – Outside Subsidized Zip Codes $25.00
Resident of Targeted Zip Code without a Chicago Medical Card $25.00
Medical Card Outside Chicago $25.00
Regular Low-Cost Price $35.00
Vaccination Pricing – Pets must be altered
Vaccinations (with a Chicago Medical card or residing in the 10 targeted zip codes²). $15.00 each
Regular Low-Cost Price $28.00 each
Heartworm Preventative
Heartworm test $28.00
Heartworm test (with a Chicago Medical Card or residing in the 10 targeted zip codes)² $15.00
Heartgard® Plus for dogs (depending on the weight of your pet) $33.00-$88.00
Virus Testing
FeLV/FIV combo test for cats $28.00
FeLV/FIV combo test (with a Chicago Medical Card or within the 10 targeted zip codes) $15.00
Flea Treatment
FRONTLINE® Plus flea and tick protection (depending on the weight of your pet) $39.00-$80.00
Flea Treatment and Heartworm Prevention
Revolution for cats: (depending on the weight of your pet) $45-$90
Revolution for dogs: (depending on the weight of your pet) $45-$125
Microchip
AVID® Microchip $28.00
AVID® Microchip (with a Chicago Medical Card or within the 10 targeted zip codes) $15.00
Carriers
Cardboard cat carriers $5.00ea
Outdoor/Feral Cat Services (Trap-Neuter-Return)
Outdoor Cat Package³ (Includes sterilization, ear tipping, rabies and distemper vaccines, ear cleaning, wound cleaning, flea, tick and parasite treatment, and antibiotic). $20.00
Outdoor Cat Package for residents of Illinois (outside of Chicago) $25.00
Outdoor Cat Package for residents outside of Illinois $50.00
Microchip $6.00
FIV/FeLV Test $15.00

 

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Frequent Concerns/Myths about Spay/Neuter

  • Q. It will make my pet fat A. Spay and Neutering does not make your pet fat, lack of exercise and too much food are responsible for that.
  • Q. It will change my pet’s personality, he will no longer be a “man”. A. Spaying and Neutering does not change your pet’s identity or personality, pets reproduce from instinct and will live more relaxed and happier lives when sterilized.
  • Q. The surgery is too stressful. A. Spaying and Neutering is less stressful than having litter after litter of puppies or kittens.
  • Q. My pet is too young or too old. A. We will sterilize as young as two months as long as they weigh two pounds. If your pet is over 6 years old we require blood work to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.

Did you know?

  • One female cat and her offspring can produce over 420,000 cats in seven years!
  • In 2010, more than 17,000 cats and dogs were killed in Chicago’s shelters.
  • 80% of impounded cats are killed in shelters every year!
  • Spaying and neutering stops the cycle of breeding and killing.
  • Euthanasia is the #1 killer of cats.

Why spay or neuter?

  • Reduces your pet’s cancer risk-sterilized pets are healthier
  • Saves on vet bills
  • Eliminates messy and annoying heat cycles
  • Greatly reduces urine spraying and marking
  • Increases your pet’s loyalty
  • Protects children from dog bites–neutering reduces aggression
  • Stops pet overpopulation and reduces the number of unwanted pets killed in shelter


Special thanks to Sabrina Nizzi for dog and cat videography.

Additional thanks to Sebastian Sparenga Photography, Caitlin Lisa, Heather Haseley, Dan Kasberger, Jennifer Girard, Malia Rae Photography, Richard Chen, Oscar Mendez, and Von Buzard for event and animal photography used on this Web site.

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