APC and Dog License Fees

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Animal Population Control

The New Jersey Department of Health supports several animal population control programs to prevent animal overpopulation and to protect human health. These include programs that promote the spaying or neutering of animals.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program

You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered at a discounted price at one of the participating veterinary hospitals.

  Spay or Neuter your adopted dog or cat for $20.00 if you:

  • Are a New Jersey Resident
  • Adopted your pet from an eligible licensed NJ shelter; municipal, county, or regional pound; NJ holding or impoundment facility that contracts with NJ municipalities; or a non-profit NJ animal adoption referral agency
  • Licensed the dog in your municipality (licensing for cats is not required).

 Spay or Neuter your dog or cat for $10.00 if your receive any of the following:

  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • General Public Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • Lifeline Utility Credit
  • Tenants Lifeline Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged & Disabled

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Important Program Information

Last Reviewed: 2/16/2023