The Shelter offers many services to the public in addition to finding homes for abandoned and homeless animals.

Loretta’s Fund

Loretta’s Fund was established in memory of one of the Friends of the Scituate Shelter’s founders, Loretta Darian, in an effort to reduce pet over-population.  The program offers low cost or free spay/neuter for cats and dogs owned by Scituate residents.

Spay Waggin’

The Spay Waggin’ (operated by the Animal Rescue League) visits the South Shore regularly and offers low cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs. The package includes spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccines, flea meds, nail trim and pain medication.  The cost for cats is $75.00-$95.00 and the cost for dogs is $200-$300.00.  Call 1-877-590-SPAY(7729) for an appointment.


The Catmobile (operated by the Merrimack Valley Feline Rescue Society) is a traveling spay/neuter clinic specifically for cats.  The CatMobile offers special packages ranging from free- $75.00. Call (978) 465-1940 for more information.

Stray & Feral Cats

If you’re looking for assistance with, or information on, spaying or neutering services for feral or stray cats in your area, please check out our TNR page or call the Shelter at 781-544-4533 X304.  When possible, we offer free spay/neuter assistance for feral or stray cats, and will work on placing any friendly cats that may be part of the colony.

Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Task Force

The Massachusetts Animal Coalition has created a Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Task Force with the goal of decreasing the number of pit bulls surrendered to animal shelters, rescue groups and animal control organizations in Massachusetts by helping current pit bull owners keep their dogs happy, healthy and in their homes.  For additional resources for pit bull owners visit the Task Force’s resource webpage.