Spay RVA

Henrico Humane Society participates in SPAY RVA – a spay/neuter program created for pet owners who cannot afford the cost of surgery to spay or neuter their pet. The program allows pet owners to have their pet spayed or neutered at participating spay/neuter clinics and HHS pays the bill.

This program is effective in helping owners who might otherwise re-home their pet or have unplanned litters of kittens or puppies that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering. Clinics that HHS partners with for SPAY RVA include Prevent-A-Litter (PAL), Richmond Animal League (RAL), and A.L. Shilling Spay & Neuter.

Please consider making a donation to continue this service to others in need.

Apply for the program:

The program covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and age appropriate rabies vaccination.


  • Pets must be over two pounds and two months of age (three months of age for rabies vaccine)

  • Pets must be healthy for surgery

If you do not have a scheduled appointment, the organization you indicate in the application will call you to schedule. If you do have a scheduled appointment, a volunteer from Henrico Humane Society will contact you within three to five days of submitting application. Keep in mind it can take as much as one to two months for the surgery appointment.