Spay neuter clinics

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-02-1999
Spay neuter clinics
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Thu, 01-23-2014 - 11:33am

I am curious - with kitten "season" right around the corner, what sort of resources do you have in your area?

I am lucky that I live in a city with lots of vets. And several low cost spay/neuter clinics. And the one closest to me (where the rescue I volunteer for takes their animals) also takes feral cats in live traps same day (YAY!!!).

 

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 5:47pm

How low cost is it in your part of the world?  We have vets around here, but they are like doctors in that they charge an arm and a leg for little things.  My dobie had a cut on his thigh that after a couple days needed to be sewed (because of his licking it) and  they put him totally out and stitched it up to a tune of over four hundred dollars.  Plus they pushed pain pills and antibiotics on me for him as well.
Have a great day! 

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 5:49pm

ooops sorry, this is a cat board and not a dog board.  Guess I'm not paying attention.
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Community Leader
Registered: 07-02-1999
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 11:25am
Yikes. I don't use the low cost clinic for regular vet stuff, so I am not sure. However, a female cat spay at the clinic we use is $60 plus $6 rabies (required).
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 12:35pm

I see ads for various "low cost spay-neuter" clinics but I don't know details about them. The Humane Society has a clinic for low income pet owners, $50 spay and $30 neuter (plus $6 rabies), I don't know what the income guidelines are. When I got Coco spayed a year ago I got a voucher from the County Animal Shelter. There are a lot of vets who participate in the program, my local vet normally charges $70 for spay but with the voucher it was $20 (she had previously got the Rabies shot, from that vet) plus about $4 biohazard disposal. The catch is that they then try to "sell up" the procedure with a lot of add-ons that they make you think your pet needs like fluids, pulse-oximeter, absorbable sutures, E-collar. I went for the E-collar (didn't need) and the absorbable sutures and fluids, so ultimately it ended up being almost $100.

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 3:12pm

We have a low cost spay/neuter clinic here too.  I have never used it so I don't know what they charge.  We also have a feral cat program that will spay/neuter feral cats free of charge.  They also hold a low cost vaccination clinic a couple of times a year that anyone can go to.

The vet I use does the Spay Day clinic and does them at a lower price.

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Registered: 03-24-2000
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 3:25pm

My dog did the same thing this past summer.  It ended up costing me almost a thousand dollars.  His original sutures broke open and had to be restitiched.  When he was at the vets he got his ecollar off and tore them open again.  She didn't charge me that time.  Then she put in stainless steel sutures and they held until healed up finally. 

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