Veterinarians island-wide are now offering reduced-rate sterilization surgeries in partnership with the City & County of Honolulu. Learn more in our Neuter Now brochure.
EBT cardholders may purchase certificates for a reduced rate of $20. EBT Neuter Now certificates must be purchased in person at Satellite City Halls or the Hawaiian Humane Society. Bring your ID and your EBT card with you.
Purchase a Certificate
|$40||for male cat|
|$50||for female cat|
|$125||for male dog|
|$150||for female dog|
|$20||for any cat or dog for EBT cardholders|
• Pre-surgery exam
• Surgery Anesthesia
• Sterilization surgery
• Removal of stitches (if needed)
Participating Veterinarian Clinics
Veterinarians decide if animals are medically fit for surgery and require vaccinations and other services prior to surgery. Check out Yelp for client reviews of clinics.
The costs of any additional services (such as lab work) must be paid directly to the veterinarian. Clinics may also charge additional fees for animals that are over 3 years old or over 45 pounds.
Animal House Veterinary Center 689-1797
Cat-Bird Vet Mobile Hospital 623-5466
Kapolei Pet Hospital 462-8040
Mililani Mauka Veterinary Clinic 626-7600
Mililiani Town Center Pet Clinic 625-6744
Waipahu-Waikele Pet Hospital 638-6370
Waianae Vet Clinic 696-4161
Animal Clinic of Honolulu 734-0255
Blue Cross Animal Hospital 593-2532
Kakaako Pet Hospital 592-9999
Kalihi Pet Clinic 951-8808
Kapalama Pet Hospital 841-2861
Ohana Veterinary Hospital 845-1762
The Cat Clinic 732-8884
The Pet Clinic 946-5096
The Pet Doctor 733-8828
Kailua Animal Clinic 263-8863
Makai Animal Clinic 262-9621
Here's how the program works
Each year, the City Council designates a budget for the Neuter Now program. This year, $660,000 was earmarked for this program – twice the amount allotted last year and the most ever since the program began in 1986. The funding gets depleted based on certificate sales. For example, if more certificates are sold for female dogs the money spends down faster than those buying certificates for male cats. When you buy a certificate, the entire fee is paid to the veterinarians who perform the sterilizations.
Council member Ann Kobayashi, who is chair of the Honolulu City Council's budget committee, said, "We've allocated more funding this year than ever in the history of the program since 1986. It costs the county very little as most of the expense is paid for by pet owners who buy the certificates and redeem that at a participating veterinary clinic." The county helps to subsidize only EBT card users who can purchase certificates at a $20 rate.
“This is a win-win situation for the city and residents who own pets,” said Sheri Kajiwara, Director, Customer Service Department, City and County of Honolulu. “The Hawaiian Humane Society plays an important role in all our communities. This partnership serves as a reminder that when we combine resources and work together – we can make a difference in our communities.”
Hawaiian Humane Society administers this program for the county including certificate sales at its adoptions center. The Humane Society runs this program at no cost to tax payers or the City & County of Honolulu. We do this as part of our commitment to reducing overpopulation, supporting spay and neuter and supporting the county's efforts to address pet overpopulation.
A primary goal of the program is for pet owners to establish a relationship with a veterinary clinic for lifelong care of their pet. "It's important for pet owners to have a wide range of veterinary choices," said Pamela Burns, president and CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society. "Getting your pet neutered is just the beginning of what we hope is a lifelong, health care for animals."
Since the start of the Neuter Now program, more than 200,000 families have benefited. Developed in the 1980s, the program was recognized nationally for its unique public-private partnership in which government, nonprofit and for-profit veterinarians join together in support of pets and their families. Participating veterinarians throughout the island voluntarily perform the surgeries at significantly reduced rates, resulting in savings to pet owners while addressing pet overpopulation on Oahu.
At the program's peak in 1996, 10,500 pets were sterilized. Accessible and affordable spay and neuter programs are essential to reducing pet overpopulation and euthanasia.