Until further notice, CPAA's De-Sex in the City program will ONLY be providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries for PitBulls and PitBull mixes.  If you need low cost spay/neuter assistance for other breeds of dogs or cats, please contact one of the spay/neuter organizations listed below.   

De-Sex in the City Program & How It Works

Provides low-cost surgeries for dogs and cats in central Pennsylvania.
The cornerstone to stop the killing of homeless pets is spaying and neutering--if we can prevent dogs and cats from being born through spaying and neutering, we can prevent them from being killed.  Since its inception in 2005, CPAA’s De-Sex in the City low cost spay/neuter and vaccine program has fixed thousands of dogs and cats in Central Pennsylvania, thereby saving the lives of tens of thousands of animals.  
De-Sex in the City assists pet owners in getting their pets fixed and vaccinated at an affordable cost.  We do require that pet owners be on government assistance or demonstrate financial need to get their pets fixed through De-Sex in the City.  However, for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes there is no requirement of financial status.  
Please note that vaccines are provided to pets ONLY at the time of spay/neuter surgery; CPAA does not offer vaccines alone.   
Once payment is made and the requested information submitted, the vet office that partners with CPAA closest to where you live will contact you to set up the appointment.  CPAA partners with Good Hope Animal Hospital in Mechanicsburg, Animal Emergency & Referral Center in York, and Cape Horn Veterinary Hospital in Red Lion.  The vet office will usually contact you to set up the appointment within 2 to 3 days after we receive your registration and payment.  However, in some cases, it may take up to a week for the vet office to contact you.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you do not get a call from the vet office within a week.       

Feral and Free-Roaming Cats

It is well-established that the only effective, humane way to manage feral cat colonies is through TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release), which proactively prevents more cats from being born through spaying and neutering. Please visit www.alleycat.org for information on why TNR is the only effective, humane way to manage feral cats.

To assist with the trapping of feral cats, please contact Angel Pets at 717-921-2117 to borrow Have-A-Heart or drop traps.    

Please contact one of the organizations listed below for assistance with spaying and neutering feral cats.

Other Spay/Neuter Resources in Central PA:

Adams County Prevent a Litter Society- Offers certificates for reductions in cat spays and neuters at participating vets. Call 717-624-3408 or visit http://acpals.org/ for more information.

Animal Rescue Inc. - Low-cost spay/neuter program for cats in the York, PA area. Call 717-993-3232 or visit www.animalrescueinc.org.

Friends of All Animals - Low-cost spay/neuter program for cats and dogs in Lebanon County and the surrounding areas. Call 717-272-6466 or send requests to Gloria at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information also available at www.friendsofallanimals.org.

Helping Hands for Animals - Spay/neuter program for cats and dogs in Lancaster County.
Call 717-687-7297 or send requests to P.O. Box 162, Lampeter, PA 17537.

Kitz and Katz Animal Foundation - Offers low cost spay/neuter clinics.  Go to www.kitzandkatz.org.

Lower Paxton Community Cats - A free spay/neuter program for Lower Paxton township residents, for spaying/neutering free-roaming cats only. Services include spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, and ear tip. For more information go to website www.lowerpaxtoncats.com

Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) - Offers low cost spay/neuter options for cats and dogs.  www.humanesocietyhbg.org

Nobody's Cats Foundation (NCF) - NCF operates a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic for feral cats only. The clinic is located at 3090 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill. For more information about their low cost program for feral cats, visit www.nobodyscats.org.

Organization for Responsible Care of Animals (ORCA) - With the cooperation of area veterinarians, ORCA administers a low-cost, fixed-price spay/neuter program. Call its Animal-Alert Hotline at 717-397-8922 for more information or visit www.orcarescue.org/.

PAWS Reduced Fee Voucher Program - A program providing vouchers for participating vets that enable reduced fees for spay or neuter surgery for cats and dogs, as well as rabies and distemper vaccines (at the time of surgery). Some pre-qualifying requirements based on income and financial situation. Call 717-957-8122, Box #3 and leave a message. A representative will call to discuss details. Information also available at www.pawsofpa.org/.

PAWS Trap Neuter Return (TNR) Program - A low-cost program for spaying and neutering of feral and stray cats, offered in exchange for the callers' commitment to providing permanent shelter, fresh food, and fresh water for the animals. Animals must be at least six months of age and all cats receive surgery, rabies and distemper vaccines, ear-tipping, de-worming, flea treatment, ear cleaning and ear-mite treatment, as well as an antibiotic injection. Donations are requested. Call 717-957-8122, Box #3 and leave a message. A representative will call to discuss details. This program serves south central Pennsylvania, including Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties. Information also available at www.pawsofpa.org/.

SNAP - Spay Neuter Assistance Program - SNAP offers low-cost spay/neuter through participating veterinarians.
To obtain a low-cost coupon and the list of veterinarians, call 717-732-5377 or visit www.snapofpa.org. Vaccinations and other services are available through these practices. Additional charges apply for office visits and other services.

Steelton Borough Community Cats offers owned and feral cats free spay/neuter in ZIP codes 17113 and 17034 (Steelton and Highspire). Call 877-4146 or 215-0674.

SUN P.E.T.S. Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Assistance Program - A financial-assistance program for the pets of low-income people and families in Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties. 
Call 570-523-1135 or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
Too Much of a Good Thing provides low-cost spay/neuter for cats. Males $30; Females $50.
Call 717-465-7220 for an appointment.

York SPCA Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program provides affordable surgeries for owned cats and dogs or feral cats. Pit bulls will be spayed or neutered for free. Call 717-764-6109 or visit http://ycspca.org/SpayNeuter.htm for more information.