Spay & Neuter Programs

McKamey Animal Center offers a variety of Spay / Neuter programs to pet owners and the community. They target stray/ feral cats and owned cats & dogs and are designed to reduce the unwanted pet population of Chattanooga and surrounding areas. It is our goal to encourage a community environment that promotes acceptance and responsibility so that the citizens will help us execute a plan that controls and protects the pets abandoned by society.

Domestic Cats

  • Males $40
  • Females $55
  • Must purchase rabies vaccination for $10 (or have proof of current vaccination)
  • Must be brought to McKamey in carrier.
  • Includes: Surgery, Antibiotics & Dewormer
  • City residents must purchase city license for $10

Large & Small Dogs

  • Males under 50lbs $65
  • Males over 50lbs $80
  • Females under 50lbs $80
  • Females over 50lbs $95
  • Must purchase rabies vaccination for $10 (or have proof of current vaccination)
  • City Residents must purchase City License for $10

Feral Cats / TNR

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays Only- no appointment required
  • One cat $25 + $10 Rabies Vaccination
  • Each additional cat $15 when brought at same time
  • Feral / Aggressive – MUST be brought to McKamey in trap.
  • Required to be ear-tipped.
  • Includes: Surgery & Penicillin

Spay & Neuter Appointments for Owned Animals

Call 423-305-6502 to schedule appointment. (Leave Message)

Surgeries are allowed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Appointment is required. Please drop your animal off between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, Please note, cats must be brought in a carrier or, if feral, a trap. Plan to pick up your animal between 4:00 and 5:00 pm the same day. If you are a resident of the city of Chattanooga, Red Bank, & Lakesite please note you are also required to purchase a city license for your cat or dog at an additional cost of $10 per license.

Contact for more information:

Feline & Canine Trap-Loan Program

Do you live in the city of Chattanooga, Red Bank, or Lakesite and have feral (unowned) cats in your neighborhood? MAC is helping cats through our TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program! We stabilize the population by preventing births, and returning them to their environment keeps new cats from moving in and having more litters. Traps are available through our Admissions department for a $15 user fee + refundable deposit for residents of the city of Chattanooga.

  • CAT TRAP - $50 ($15 User Fee + $35 Refundable Deposit)
  • DOG TRAP - $200 ($15 User Fee + $185 Refundable Deposit)

If you return the trap in working condition within 10 days you will receive your refundable deposit.

If your trap is not returned within 10 days, $1 per day rental fee will be taken out of your deposit.

All trapped cats brought in for surgery must follow the surgery drop-off guidelines as stated above.

Additional Prices:

  • Cryptorchid males are an additional $30
  • In heat or pregnant females are an additional $30
  • All dogs over 70 lbs are an additional $30
  • Umbilical hernia repairs are an additional $30
  • Vaccinations are $10 each
  • Microchips are $25

Community Education:

Solving pet overpopulation through community programs. To request a speaker for your group or meeting please e-mail: