Southern Colorado Spay & Neuter Association

A nonprofit organization

Located in the heart of the south side of Pueblo, the Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Association provides quality, low-cost sterilization surgeries for dogs and cats and offers other limited veterinary services. Since opening in 1997, our clinic has sterilized over 95,800 animals and operates a no-kill rescue with emphasis on special needs animals.  

The best thing pet owners and communities can do to help control pet overpopulation is to spay and neuter their animals.  Whether they be privately-owned or part of a community cat colony, our services are available to everyone.  The past few years have proved quite challenging in providing services at a low-cost, and donations are essential to helping keep cost low and affordable.

With help from grant funding and volunteers, we operate a kitten "bottle-baby" program that cares for the youngest of kittens (birth through eight weeks) that have been abandoned. Kittens under two weeks old require an intensive regimen of feeding and care, and dedicated staff and volunteers are critical to the well-being and development of these little ones.

SoCo Paw Responders, operated by and a division of the Spay and Neuter Clinic, is a professional and experienced team of animal rescuers specializing in the safe/quick recovery of lost/stray dogs.

With our adoption partner Petco (Pueblo location), we annually help to find homes for cats, kittens, and dogs in our care.  Available companion animals can be found on our website and our Facebook page.

SoCo specializes in the rescue, care, and placement of special needs animals.  We have successfully cared for and placed animals with diabetes, missing limbs, terminal conditions, and other treatable and manageable diseases.


To promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals through affordable population control, education, and adoption.

Background Statement

The Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Association was formed in 1996 to provide affordable pet sterilization procedures to pet owners in Pueblo, Colorado, and surrounding communities.

Starting with the sole purpose of providing low cost spay and neuter surgeries, our clinic has grown leaps and bounds in its mission in the past 25 years. In addition to affordable spay and neuter surgeries, we also provide low cost vaccinations and other limited preventative veterinary services to pet owners. We also house an all-save animal rescue, where over one hundred animals a year find refuge, care, and an eventual forever home. Many of our rescues are special needs cats and dogs as well as orphaned neonatal kittens.

Our work extends to the many low-income and homeless citizens of Pueblo and the surrounding areas. Services such as ours go a long way to help keep pets together with their families, especially in times of economic challenges.

As of October 2022, our clinic has performed over 96,000 sterilization procedures, a testament to the importance of spay and neuter surgeries in the efforts to combat the problem of pet overpopulation.

Organization Data


Organization name

Southern Colorado Spay & Neuter Association

Year Established


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1700 S. Prairie Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005

Service areas

Pueblo County, CO, US

Fremont County, CO, US

El Paso County, CO, US

Las Animas County, CO, US

Otero County, CO, US



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