BDVM Mac Lean Spay/Neuter Clinic

The BDVM Mac Lean Spay/Neuter Clinic

is the only free and low-cost spay/neuter clinic conveniently serving the north and west sides of Chicago.
They specialize in TNR and dedicate most of their services to cats, but also perform spay/neuter for dogs on Tuesdays and see dogs for vaccines and other care on our Monday Wellness Days.

Tree House has performed more than 15,000 surgeries since the Spay/Neuter Clinic’s opening in 2009, the majority of which were free for feral cats or discounted for pets of individuals on public assistance. This brings their total to more than 25,000 spay/neuter surgeries performed since their founding. Tree House also offers free spay/neuter packages for under-resourced individuals and families in targeted areas who have the greatest need. Call 773-227-5535 or email to make an appointment.

For more than 40 years Tree House has been working towards a No Kill Chicago–a city in which pets are not destroyed just because they are homeless. The only way to control cat and dog overpopulation and the killing of adoptable animals is by decreasing birth rates. This is why they started the first low-cost Spay/Neuter Program in the city in the 1980s and expanded their program with the opening of the BDVM Mac Lean Spay/Neuter Clinic – the only low-cost spay/neuter clinic conveniently serving Chicago’s north and west sides.

Clinic Information

 The Tree House BDVM Mac Lean Spay/Neuter Clinic will be working with a limited schedule until further notice as we work through a transitional period installing new medical software and hiring a new veterinarian. Please call 773-227-5535 ext. 0 or email to schedule an appointment or for more information. We cannot take any walk-in appointments until further notice. We appreciate your patience and we hope to be back running at full capacity soon. Thanks!

The Spay/Neuter Clinic offers spaying and neutering services, vaccinations, and parasite treatments for cats and dogs. Low-cost services are available to the public, and we offer subsidized rates for low-income clients and TNR practitioners. With the opening of this facility, we hope to increase the number of surgeries we perform for non-resident animals by more than 500 percent (5,000 in the first year of operation) or more as our funding and space allows.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, send an email to or call 773-227-5535, ext. 0.

Please provide us with your name, phone number, which day you’d prefer and specify if you have a cat(s) or dog(s). We will try our best to meet your scheduling needs, but appointments are scheduled according to our clinic’s availibilty. As a reminder, dogs are only scheduled on Tuesdays. Thanks!

Hours and Location

Open Tuesday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cats welcome Wednesday through Saturday by appointment only
Dogs welcome on Tuesdays by appointment only
Drop off: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Pick-up: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
(Please note that feral cats must arrive at the Clinic in a trap, not a carrier)

BDVM Mac Lean Clinic

1629 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60622


Pet or Stray CATS: $50 for neuter, $75 for spay*
Pet or Stray DOGS: $95 for neuter, $135 for spay* (under 50 lbs only)
TNR Feral Cat Package $30 (includes vaccinations, parasite treatment, ear-cleaning and more)

* Individuals on public assistance get a 30% discount off the above rates – call for full details For more information please call: 773-227-5535, ext. 0.

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic for Lake County Residents

North_Chicago_clinic_flyerThe Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center’s Animal Care and Control Program is offering a low-cost pet vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. until noon in North Chicago. The event will take place behind the Community Recreational Center at 1730 Lewis Ave. Costs are as follows:

For Pets Spayed/Neutered

One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20.00

One-year rabies vaccination, distemper and Lake County tag: $25.00

Distemper complex only: $10.00

Microchip: $15.00

For Pets Not Spayed/Neutered

One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60.00

One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65.00

Distemper complex only: $10.00

Microchip: $15.00

This clinic provides a convenient and affordable way for Lake County residents to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site.

The Health Department’s Animal Care and Control Program tracks pet vaccinations and rabies tags, investigates animal bites and complaints of nuisance and neglect, as well as impounds stray animals. For a list of remaining pet vaccination clinics for 2014, visit:

For more information, call: (847) 377-4700.

Vaccination Clinic Cook County




Mark your calendars!
April 19, 2014.
Cook County residents!
Free vaccination clinic.
First come, first served.
Blessed Sacrament Youth Center
3600 W. Cermak Rd.
Chicago, IL 60623

SPAY ILLINOIS April Vaccine Clinics

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April Vaccine Clinics

9:00 am – 2:00 pm Lansing*
Lansing Teds Feedstore, Lansing IL

Oak Lawn
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oak Lawn
Oak Lawn Pet Supplies Plus, Oak Lawn IL

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Morris
Morris Pet Paradise, Morris IL

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Elmhurst
Elmhurst Tail Gate, Elmhurst Illinois

Cherry Valley*
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Cherry Valley*
Doggy Day Spa, Cherry Valley IL

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Wheaton
Wheaton Pet Supplies Plus, Wheaton IL

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Plano
Plano Happy Hounds, Plano IL

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Joliet
Joliet Karens Grooming Shop, Joliet IL

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wilmington*
Wilmington Tails N Whiskers, Wilmington IL

9:00 am – 11:00 am Carpentersville
Carpentersville Tractor Supply Store, Carpentersville IL

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Harvard
Aurora Bark A Lounge, Aurora IL

Lisle Walk-In
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Lisle Walk-In
Lisle Pet Well Clinic, Lisle IL

Oak Lawn
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oak Lawn
Oak Lawn Pet Supplies Plus, Oak Lawn IL

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Aurora
Aurora Bark A Lounge, Aurora IL

Don’t let the cost of tax season keep you from keeping your dogs and cats healthy and vaccinated.

SPAY ILLINOIS offers discounted vaccine clinics.

Spay, neuter, awareness, education, socialization, training, affordable vet care, food pantries…these are all methods to help keep populations at shelters down.

Fox Valley Animal Welfare League Low Cost Clinic

Fox Valley Animal Welfare League
11 John St, North Aurora, IL 60542

(630) 800-2254

Clinic Services

Services include:

      • Cat and dog spay/neuters
      • Cat and dog dental care
      • Cat and dog wellness care
      • Cat and dog preventatives
      • Rabbit spay/neuter services


Currently spay/neuter services are provided on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  For an appointment, call 630-800-2254 or email

Pricing for our procedures are covered within three individual categories: animal welfare organizations, low-income families and the general public.


Your organization must be licensed in the state of Illinois. Any organization located out of state must have a 501(c)3 status.

Cat Neuter Cat Spay Dog Neuter Dog Spay *Vaccines
$25 $35 $50 $65 $10

*We currently offer Rabies, Bordatella and Distemper


Illinois residents that receive Public Assistance, State Aide, Link Card, Disability, Social Security or Unemployment can qualify for our program. DuPage County residents with a LINK Card must contact DuPage County Animal Control for free spay/neuter services.

Cat Neuter Cat Spay †Dog Neuter †Dog Spay *Vaccines
$30 $40 $55 $70 $10

†Dogs over 100 lbs will have an additional charge of $15.

*We currently offer Rabies, Bordatella and Distemper


The general public is encouraged to use this affordable wellness care for their companion pet(s).

Cat Neuter Cat Spay †Dog Neuter †Dog Spay *Vaccines
$40 $50 $75 $100 $15

†Dogs over 100 lbs will be have an additional charge of $20.

*We currently offer Rabies, Bordatella and Distemper


On rabbit spay/neuter days, only rabbits are housed at the facility. The environment is quiet which is great for a low stress recovery from surgery

The surgeon, Dr. Susan Brown, has over 35 years of experience as an exclusively exotic animal veterinarian and has performed well over 5400 rabbit spays and neuters. She has a special interest in small mammal care.

 Category Spay Neuter
 General Public  $95 $75
Low Cost $80 $50

Currently, surgeries are scheduled once a month and occasionally twice a month. Call 630-800-2254 for an appointment.

Pre-surgical instructions are available on line, see our rabbit Pre-Surgical Instructions.

Post surgical instruction are available on line, see our rabbit Post Surgical Instructions.

For additional information on why you should spay/neuter your rabbit, see our Fix’n Facts.

Dental Care

Limited Dental services are also provided. General dental cleaning starts at $75 for low income clients and $100 for the general public. Our veterinarian will quote other routine dental procedures at the time of exam. Additional fees for extractions and antibiotics when needed. Your animal must be spayed or neutered at the time of the dental.


Our first and foremost goal is to spay and neuter animals. We do not support the unnecessary breeding of cats and dogs and do not provide discounted services to those who intentionally breed their animals or opt not to spay or neuter their pet due to personal choice.

We will provide routine wellness care at our clinics, including vaccinations, heartworm test, microchips, and general wellness exams. We are not an animal hospital and do not see animals with injuries or animals that need complex exams/testing for example, such as orthopedics, allergies, or major medical issues. We do not have X-ray equipment and cannot provide services that require extensive testing and diagnostics. We also do not provide euthanasia services. We can provide basic routine services in conjunction with your pet’s spay or neuter but recommend that you have a regular veterinarian hospital for all other services.

Clinical Services include all vaccines and diagnostics.

Services include healthcare check, vaccines, blood test and microchipping. These services are provided on a regular basis each month. Check the Calendar for dates and times. Please call 630-800-2254 for an appointment.

Vaccines are $10 for licensed Illinois rescue organizations and low income families. Illinois residents that receive Public Assistance, State Aide, Link Card, Disability, Social Security or Unemployment can qualify for our program. Vaccines for the general public are $15.

Blood tests include Heartworm Test at $10 and Feline Combo Test at $20.

Microchips – Tell your cat or dog that you love them by insuring their safe return. By placing a microchip in your companion pet, animal control, animal shelters, clinics and rescues have access to identify your lost pet. For a $20 fee your pet will be chipped and registered directly to you, the pet owner. (No hidden fees). See the AVID brochure.

Clinic operates strictly on appointments. Walk-ins are not accepted.

General hours of availability:
Monday: 9:00 to 2:00
Tuesday: 7:30 to 7:00
Wednesday: 7:30 to 7:00
Thursday: 9:00 to 2:00
Friday: 9:00 to 2:00
Saturday and Sunday: By appointment only when weekend Clinics or Surgeries are scheduled. (Check calendar)

Hours are general and subject to change based on the schedules of our medical staff. Many factors may occur that alter our schedules and it is recommended to call prior to arriving for any business matter not scheduled ahead of time.

The Chatka Ruggiero Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Chatka Ruggiero Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

Animal Care League
1011 Garfield St
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 848-8155

Cat Spay $35 / Cat Neuter $25
(available for all felines 4 months through 9 years of age) Dog Spay or Neuter $110

Please read the following for some important information as the following policies apply you and your pet.

What you need to know about ACL Spay/Neuter Surgery

We believe that spay and neuter is vital to reducing the number of homeless animals on the streets and in the shelter systems. We offer low cost spay and neuter surgeries in the Animal Care League’s Clinic at 1011 Garfield, Oak Park, IL. All surgery is done by appointment and is performed by a licensed Veterinarian. Animal must be at least 4 months (16 weeks) of age. To schedule an appointment please call 708-848-8155.

Animals must be dropped off on the day of surgery between 8:00am and 8:30am.
Dogs are required to be on leash.
Cats are required to arrive in cat carriers.
Animals scheduled for Monday surgery are picked up between 2 pm and 3 pm the same day; animals scheduled for surgery on Thursday or Friday must be picked up between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm the same day. A $50/day fee will be assessed for any animal not picked up by the required time.

Payment for all services rendered by the Animal Care League are due at the time animals are DROPPED OFF at the shelter. We accept cash, personal checks with photo ID, and Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

Due to the increased risks associated with anesthesia, surgery, or recovery in the following pets, our clinic will not perform surgeries on dogs over 6 years of age or cats that are over ten years of age. We do not perform surgery on dogs over 75 pounds.

We do not spay dogs in heat. If your dog is in heat you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.

We perform spay and neuter for dogs for $110.
We currently offer spay and neuter of cats for only $35 for a spay/$25 for a neuter.

We require that all pets have proof that they are current on their Distemper vaccinations. The County requires that all animals are current on their rabies vaccinations. Proof of these vaccinations will be requested at the time of drop off for surgery. If your pet is not up to date, these vaccinations will be provided the day of surgery.

Distemper vaccinations are $20 (DA2PP for dogs/FVRCP for cats). One year rabies vaccination is $20 and includes rabies certificate and tag.

In addition to reducing the number of unplanned and unexpected litters, there are other health benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. These include:

  • Reduced risk of mammary (breast) cancer

  • Eliminate risk of pyometra (infection in the uterus)

  • Eliminate risk of testicular cancer and prostatic hyperplasia

  • Reduced urine marking and urine spraying behaviors

  • Reduced urge to “roam” and get lost

  • Reduced mounting and mating behaviors

  • Possible decreased aggression between dogs

  • Reduced risk of mammary (breast) cancer

Spaying or neutering your pet before they reach sexual maturity (six months of age) has the most medical benefits.

February is National Spay/Neuter Month

February is National Spay/Neuter month so SPAY ILLINOIS will be offering some awesome deals.

For Kankakee County residents on Feb 9th & 10th we will be fixing all feral/barn cats for $5.00 each includes the rabies, ear tip and pain meds.

For all Will & Cook County Residents we will have extremely low cost for pets all through the month of February $10 male cats, $20 female cats, $50 all dogs, and $20 all pit bulls.

Please check our website for more information coming soon or call 877-475-7729 to schedule your appointments now for these clinics.

Spay Illinois The Pet Well Clinic

The SPAY ILLINOIS Spay/Neuter Clinic is not a full-service veterinary clinic; our mission is to alleviate  pet overpopulation and suffering through pet sterilization and wellness care.

  The Pet Well Clinic
2765 Maple Ave
Lisle, IL 60532

To schedule an appointment please call:

Phone Numbers:
1-877-475-7729 Toll free

The Pet Well Clinic offers low cost:

  • Vaccinations
  • Spay/Neuter surgeries
  • Dentals
  • Wellness Exams
  • Limited Sick Exams
  • Heartworm test and preventative
  • FELV/FIV test
  • Flea Preventative
  • De-wormer
  • Microchips
  • Toe-nail trims
  • Fecal exams
  • Bloodwork
  • Prescription Foods
  • Prescription Medication
  • And more!

This clinic has an office exam visit fee.
Hours for the Lisle Pet Well Clinic
are by Appointment. 

The clinic is typically open:

Reception Hours:

Monday -Saturday 8-4:30

Veterinarians Hours:

Monday- 10-6:00 p.m.

Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-3:00 p.m.

Thursday- 10-6:00p.m.

All doctors hours are by appointment unless noted as a walk-In cllinic on the site.


Please call 877-475-7729 to verify schedule and to schedule an appointment.


Spay/neuter days are by appointment and vary dependent on month.

Vaccine Visit per pet                         $15 Comprehensive or Sick Visit per pet    $40 Additional services, medications extra

Services for Dogs

Services for Cats

Pet Well Dog Pack                         $65 Pet Well Cat Pack                           $45
1 year Rabies vaccine 1 year Rabies vaccine
6 in 1 Distemper combination vaccine FVRCP combination vaccine
Bordetella vaccine Feline Leukemia Vaccine
Heartworm test Add-on FIV/FeLV test (w/pack)            $20
3 yr rabies vaccine upgrade (w/pack) $10 3 yr rabies vaccine upgrade (w/pack) $10
County rabies tag additional County rabies tag additional
Puppy Pack                                    $40 Kitty Pack                                      $20
5 in 1 Distemper combination vaccine FVRCP combination vaccine
Bordetella vaccine Roundworm dewormer
Roundworm dewormer Add-on FIV/FeLV test (w/ pack)          $20
1 dose of Heartworm preventative

Additional Wellness Services

6 in 1 Distemper combo upgrade (w/pack) $5 1 year Rabies vaccine (tag additional) $18

Additional Wellness Services

3 year Rabies vaccine (tag additional) $35
1 year Rabies vaccine (tag additional) $18 FVRCP combination vaccine                $15
3 year Rabies vaccine (tag additional) $35 3 year FVRCP combination vaccine      $45
5 in 1 Distemper combination vaccine  $15 Deworming by weight                      $10+
6 in 1 Distemper combination vaccine  $20 Bordetella vaccine                             $15
3 year Distemper combination vaccine $45 Fecal test                                          $18
Deworming by weight                      $10+ Feline leukemia vaccine                      $20
Leptospirosis vaccine                         $15 FIV/FeLV test                                     $25
Bordetella vaccine                             $18

Spay/Neuter Services

Fecal test                                          $18 Female Cats                                    $65+
Heartworm test                                  $22 Male Cats                                       $50+
Lyme vaccine                                    $25 Feral/Barn Cat Package                   $40+
Canine influenza vaccine                    $25 Dental Services
Micro-chip & registration                     $25 Dental Cleaning                             $125+

Spay/Neuter Services

Extraction (per tooth)                       $15+
Female Dogs                                 $110+
Male Dogs                                     $100+ Ask about other available services:
Pit Bull Package                               $60+ blood work, urinalysis, and more!
Dental Services *Medical Waste Fee $2 per pet
Dental Cleaning                             $145+ *Office Visit Fee per pet (except surgery)
Extraction (per tooth)                       $15+ *Food stamp & SSDI pricing may be available

Pick the Pit – Can you find the Pitbull?

Pick the Pit – Can you find the Pitbull?
One of the pictures below is of an American pit bull terrier. The others are of other specific, registered breeds. No mixes, no mutts.

As you will see with this quiz, there are lots of breeds of dogs who look like what people think of as a pit bull. When they’re mixes, it’s even harder to differentiate them.

So, what exactly is a “pit bull?” Nobody really knows. The United Kennel Club lists American Pit Bull Terriers as an official breed, but the American Kennel Club doesn’t. It only lists a related breed: the American Staffordshire Terrier. (And the United Kennel Club doesn’t list Am Staffs.)

When people talk about pit bulls, they’re generally talking about any breed or mix that looks like what they think of as being a “pit bull.”

DNA tests of pit bull-looking dogs often come up with some surprising results. One dog, who looked to all intents and purposes like a pit bull, turned out to be 40 percent poodle!

That’s a funny thought, but for the dogs it’s a real problem. Many cities and counties – even whole countries – have laws that ban pit bulls. Law enforcement officers can go into people’s homes and take away any dog who has “the appearance of a pit bull.” Even if they’re 40 percent poodle. They can be taken to the pound and then killed.

That’s why so many of us don’t like these breed discrimination laws. In the right hands, any dog is a good dog. In the wrong hands, any dog is a bad dog. Breed or type has nothing to do with it.

So see if you can pick the pit. How many tries will it take you?

Spay Illinois 2014 Info

SPAY ILLINOIS offers low cost pet vaccine clinics to ensure that all owners can afford to obtain preventative care for their pets. SPAY ILLINOIS also uses any profits from the clinics to subsidize spay/neuter for feral cats and individuals that cannot afford to spay/neuter their pets.

Many of the clinics are walk-ins but some require an appointment. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the close of the clinic to ensure you have time to fill out your paperwork.

  • To learn more about vaccines and why you should vaccinate your pet, click here.