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 & COVID-19

We greatly apologize, but due to COVID-19, dog appointments are suspended indefinitely in 2021. Eligibility for cat appointments is restricted to Fayette County residents who qualify for a low-cost surgery based on our Financial Assistance Application. Proof of income and address may be required.

To qualify for an appointment for your cat, please leave a message at (859) 233-0044 ext. 228 with your first and last name, phone number and your cat’s sex and age. A representative will return your call within 7-10 business days. Our current wait-list for cat appointments is 8-10 weeks.

We thank you for your patience and understanding!

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.

Lexington Promotions

The following special promotions are for pet owners 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

Appointment Basics

  • 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
  • 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)