Spay’sTheWay is the Lexington Humane Society’s low-cost spay/neuter program committed to reducing the number of homeless animals in and around Fayette County, Kentucky. Thousands of Lexington pet owners qualify for our services every year.

Spay & Neuter Services

We are largely an income-based program for Fayette County pets. As our wait-list and surgery space allow, we open the program up to the general public.
All prices include a 6% sales tax. Prices additionally include rabies vaccination, booster vaccination (FVRCP for felines, DA2PP for canines), and a Fayette County pet license.


  • Male $45
  • Female $50

Please note: due to demand, most of our medium to large-size dog appointments are reserved for our Love-A-Bull surgeries for pit bull breeds and for those qualifying based on income.

  • Male $65-85*
  • Female $70-90*

*Based on size

Financial Assistance

If you cannot afford your pet’s surgery price listed above, you may qualify based on your household income or receipt of government assistance for a reduced-fee surgery. Contact Spay’sTheWay to complete a Financial Assistance Application.

  • Proof of income may be required
  • Proof of address may be required

Lexington Promotions

The following limited-time promotions are for pet owners and caregivers residing in Fayette County (proof of address is required):

  • FREE pit bull breed spay/neuter through Love-A-Bull
    •  Includes pit bull mixed breeds
  • FREE “mom and dad” spay/neuter through Last Litter
    • When a litter is signed over to Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control, the litter’s parents are eligible for free spay/neuter surgeries
      • Parent animals must be owned by the same person signing over the litter
      • We ask that puppies and kittens be raised at home until 8 weeks of age before being signed over to Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control

Feral Cats

If you have a feral or community cat on your property in need of surgery, contact Spay’sTheWay for assistance. Community cats are altered through a process called trap-neuter-return, or TNR, which compassionately reduces the homeless cat population and saves lives. Cats are humanely trapped; brought into a clinic for spay/neuter, vaccinations, and surgical ear-tip; and returned to the trapping location after recovering from anesthesia.

Appointment Basics

  • General
    • Pet owners must be over 18 years of age to request surgery
    • All surgeries are by appointment only
    • All appointments involve a morning drop off and late afternoon pick up the same day
    • A friend or family member may assist with transporting a pet
    • All post-op care instructions will be reviewed when your pet is picked up day of surgery
      • Spay’sTheWay is available to assist with post-op questions and care during regular business hours, Monday-Friday; after-hours or weekend care will be at the pet owner’s expense
  • Dogs & Cats
    • Puppy and kitten surgeries begin at 3 months of age
      • There are significant health benefits to having your puppy or kitten spayed/neutered before sexual maturity or before 6 months of age, please don’t delay!
    • Large dogs may take up to 6 weeks to schedule due to space and our wait-list
    • We recommend your pet has had at least 1 round of core vaccinations prior to your surgery appointment, being taken into public areas, or coming into contact with other animals
    • We offer an optional HomeAgain brand microchip for $15 on the day of surgery
      • A microchip is permanent ID for your pet and the price includes national registration
    • Cats must be brought in a secure carrier; dogs must be brought on a collar and leash or in a small crate (for small dogs only)

Contact Us

Please note: due to high program interest volume, it may take up to a week for you to receive a return call or a reply to an online application. All program inquiries will be responded to Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

  • Option 1: Call Spay’sTheWay at (859) 233-0044 Ext. 228
    • Leave a message with the best daytime phone number. 
  • Option 2: Submit an online Spay’sTheWay application 
  • Our online application is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience; please call the number above to schedule an appointment.