Neutering Programmes

Neutering your pet is part of being a responsible pet owner and is important for you, your pet and your community. Neutering not only reduces the number of unwanted animals who enter shelters all over the country, it may also prevent medi­cal and behavioural problems from developing in your pet allowing them to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.
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Neutering Programmes

Benefits of Neutering

  • Testicular cancer is common in young male dogs and statistics show up to 27% of dogs will develop it, neutering your male dog will reduce this risk.
  • Neutering can reduce frustrations and anti-social behaviour when you are out walking your dog or allowing them socialise in dog parks.
  • Un-neutered dogs are more likely to get into altercations with other dogs.
  • Un-neutered dogs are more likely to stray and roam.
  • Most doggie daycare and boarding facilities will not allow un-neutered pets.
  • Neutering can prevent unwanted pregnancies and reduce the number of homeless stray and feral cat populations.

Subsidised Neutering

The DSPCA run a Mobile Vet Clinic in 2 locations in the Dublin area, Clondalkin, D12 and Tallaght, D24. If you are in receipt of certain Social Welfare Payments (outlined on our website) you can avail of this discounted neutering service for your pet. Please check out details about this service HERE

TNR Programme

Trap Neuter Release is a programme where members of the public concerned about the welfare of local feral cats can avail of subsidised neutering. Feral cats can be brought to the DSPCA Monday to Thursday by appointment only and neutered for just €25 per cat. All feral cats must arrive at the shelter in a cat trap NOT a pet carrier. We can provide cat traps but we do require a €100 cash deposit for the trap which is returned to you when you return the trap to us. For more information and to check the availability of a cat trap email or call (01) 499 4721.

Horse Castration Programme

Snip n’ Chip Programme: Owners pay just €100 to have their stallions castrated at UCD Veterinary Hospital, microchipped and supplied with a horse passport. For more information email