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Not sure if this is the right forum...But here is a list of free or low cost spay/neuter programs in the USA. It says Cats, but many of the places do doggies too.


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For those who are disabled most cities in Texas will do it for free. I am DAV and frankly use it for the dogs I help res... (more)

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Wow great site, thanks. I have a neighbor that needs his 5 cats spayed or neurtered so this will really help. Thanks.

Interesting page. Thanks OP!

MeerkatRN said: [Q]It says Cats, but many of the places do doggies too.What about deadbeats, criminals, and other undesireables?

bannstr said: [Q]MeerkatRN said: [Q]It says Cats, but many of the places do doggies too.What about deadbeats, criminals, and other undesireables?

For that you will need to get in the way-back machine and set it for 1930's Germany.

Good find, but technically, the animals were not broken until they go under the knife, so how can you call it fixing?

I always called the spay/neutering process as breaking your pet for that reason.

I bet people just pee themselves laughing at that one cracksbacks <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

Thanks op !
Im going to pass this on to alot of other people.

I learned the hard way about one of their points of why to fix a female cat <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border=0> both of mine died of mammory cancer. I had them fixed after their second heat and the first question the vet here asked me when the first one developed cancer was "did they get fixed before their first heat". So green for you !

[Q]Spaying a female before her first heat protects her from risks of uterine, ovarian, and mammary cancers

Thanks OP. Currently have 3 rescued kittens that'll need to be fixed in a month or so. Momma Cat of the two smaller ones was feral, and even though my usual vet gave me a break on getting her done ($67 total), there's no way I can afford doing three more. Hopefully I can find someplace in my area. ASPCA used to have a mobile van that came into the neighborhood and did them for $25, but now it's only for people on public assistance or living in public housing.

I'm going to look into some of the feral cat TNR (trap, neuter, release) programs and see what they offer. A bit of self-preservation AND would do the neighborhood good. At LEAST twice a year people bring me kittens hoping I'll keep them or find them homes. I'm running out of cat-people friends to give them away to <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border=0>

Better to stop the problem before it starts!

I work part time for an animal emergency center and I cannot tell you the amount of animals we see from complications arising directly from not being spayed or neutered. Not to mention, the aggrivation we feel when some guy says he will never "de-ball" his buddy.

That is all fine until he comes back in six months later with a hit by car dog who got out to go find some female who is in heat. On the other hand, females can experience false pregnancies and develop pyometra (infection of the uterus) which is life threatening unless emergency surgery is performed. Of course, it is done at a greater risk to the animal than your typical spay.

There is always a risk when performing a surgery, however, the risk is far less likely than letting them intact. They cannot develop testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, pyometra, etc. because the organs have been removed completely.

I am and always will be for spaying/neutering a pet. My only plea is that you do not abuse these programs (they are run by donations) and please make sure you show up for your appointment. Many vets no longer participate because people would not show for the appointment. The vets lose money from their regular clients because they scheduled surgical time for a no show.

We have also had people show up in their brand new beamer with a pure bred cat and their S/N coupon. Then pay the balance with their business checking account. Clearly abusing what the program was developed for (to aid individuals in controling the animal population for stray or abandoned animals)

Hey thanks for posting this! Nothing really near me but this reminds me I need to get Mr Kitty chopped.

http://www.spayusa.org/

Spay USA link

The above group can offer and find you services for dogs and cats. My local vets all wanted $177 and up for my Taco Bell dog. These folks provided me a referral and it cost only $90.00


Green for the OP.

Many years ago Bob Barker of the Price Is Right game show was accused of sexual harrassment by one the show's models. In lieu of a trial, he offered to have himself spayed or neutered.

Here is another great website that will provide low cost spay/neuter.

Friends of Animals - FOA.org

Put in your zipcode and it will let you know the prices for cats/dogs. For my area in NC the cost for dogs male $54 and female $75.

Does this cover my dog's leg, which fell off yesterday? I think he may have doggie leprecy or something. He's not crying so it must not be that bad.

hrmmm...

what are the cons of being spayed or neutered aside from having no nads or not being able to go into heat

omniviper said: [Q]hrmmm...

what are the cons of being spayed or neutered aside from having no nads or not being able to go into heat

It's the same "cons" as spaying or neutering a human. Your pets genes will never be passed down. So if you're a sympothetic schmuck and want your dog/cat to have kittens or puppies obviously you shoudn't have it fixed. If you have a dog that's a mut or you adopted from the pound there's no real reason not to have the pet fixed. It's doubtful there will ever be shortage of dogs or cats unless we start eating them like they do in some asian countries.

valleypoboy said: [Q]omniviper said: [Q]hrmmm...

what are the cons of being spayed or neutered aside from having no nads or not being able to go into heat

It's the same "cons" as spaying or neutering a human. Your pets genes will never be passed down. So if you're a sympothetic schmuck and want your dog/cat to have kittens or puppies obviously you shoudn't have it fixed. If you have a dog that's a mut or you adopted from the pound there's no real reason not to have the pet fixed. It's doubtful there will ever be shortage of dogs or cats unless we start eating them like they do in some asian countries.

well that's kind of a given reason already. but is there anything else? i mean would getting them neutered decrease their activity level? would it cause them to be sluggish? etc etc? or make them susceptible to other cancers?

i mean for humans, menopause for example leads to a higher risk of cancer for women just because the protective effects of estrogen is gone. so i was thinking in the same light as this

As a result of animals not being spayed or neutered, MILLIONS of animals are killed every YEAR because there are no homes for them. Each unspayed or unneutered animal can potentially produce hundreds of children, grandchildren, and so on and so on. No matter what the insignificant reaction your animal companion may experience, if any, it is miniscule compared to the pain and suffering of millions of homeless animals dumped on the streets, into the woods, taken to labs to be experimented on, or abused.

Anyone know of places that give discount vaccines? (Rabies,etc) I didn't notice it on the 'linked' sites, looks like those are just for spays & neutering. Just to do my two poodles w/office visit it's $100/ea.!

Cartman said: [Q]bannstr said: [Q]MeerkatRN said: [Q]It says Cats, but many of the places do doggies too.What about deadbeats, criminals, and other undesireables?

For that you will need to get in the way-back machine and set it for 1930's Germany.

That's the funniest thing I've read in awhile. Green for you.

Thanx OP, great post
I just had my cat neutered 2 weeks ago, the surgery charge is 35 bucks
However, everyone should be aware of other cost, such as pain relief and antibioticc. This would cost you about 70 bucks.

PHISHBONE said: [Q]Many years ago Bob Barker of the Price Is Right game show was accused of sexual harrassment by one the show's models. In lieu of a trial, he offered to have himself spayed or neutered.

dont diss the man... the price is wrong, beech!

I had my dog given a vasectomy instead of nuetering. I vasectomy involves simply snipping the tube leaving the testicles. Neutering involves removing the testicles ("castration").

For the poster wondering about increased risks for a neutered pet: My dog never became sluggish or chubby or lazy after neutering. In fact, it made him much nicer to walk on a leash because he was not always tugging me down the road trying to find a female in heat. And as for cancer risks, neutering DECREASES cancer risks. No uterus, no uterine cancer. No testes, no testicle cancer. And yes, dogs do get those kinds of cancer too. Neutering is smart and the right thing to do. And guys, do not worry, you will not somehow be vicariously de-masculated just because you neuter your dog! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

Thank you for the last sentence. As a female who has worked in the animal emergency field for about ten years, I can tell you all sorts of stupid excuses we have heard for not getting it done. The most common being "My dog ain't gonna get his balls chopped no way man" ugggh!

As for the cons to a spay or nueter. There are indeed some but not for the reasons you would think. Animals do not become lazy, fat, sluggish, etc due to being spayed or neutered. It just so happens that most vets will only spay after 6 months of age and that is the time your per will naturally start to exhibit these changes in their personality and metabolism (around 1 yr of age) Sorry, can't use it as an excuse.

The one con to any surgery is the risk involved with anesthesia. You can have blood work performed to check the major organs associated with the type a hospital uses. It gives us valuable information before administering drugs. And yes, I have seen puppies and kittens bloodwork come back extremely abnormal. However, we had one boxer who's blood was normal but coded on the table right after sedation was given. He had an allergic reaction to the drugs. (don't worry, we were able to bring him back. You may also have allergic reactions to suture or an infection can occur from animals licking at the site. And worse, they open the surgical site by constantly licking at it. Now, besides the death part, everything else can be fixed or treated and therefor still makes spay/neuter a definite in my book. I have a purebred papillion who was nuetered as soon as he reached age. If he wants a baby, we foster a kitten until we can find it a home. He is the best nuetered male MOTHER dog I know.

OK. There is another school of thought out there now. Puppies and kittens are being altered as young as 8 wks of age. Some vets agree with it and others do not. I personally do not. The reason is because of my fundamental beliefs with hormones and growth patterns. If animals reach maturity around 1 yr of age, how much of an effect will early spay/nueter surgeries have on their growth phase due to removing organs which produce hormones that may effect it? I don't know.
What I do know is that the procedure has been done for a long time on 6 mo olds or above and I am ok with waiting.(Just make sure it gets done before they go into heat for females) I do understand why some Humane societies are doing it early. They really are trying to make sure it gets done before they are adopted out since a lot of people do not get around to it. It is there way of controlling the pet population. And that is something I cannot argue with.

Sorry this is lengthy. I love what I do at the hospital and truly care about controlling the population because I hate to see animals out there having to fend for themselves when it can be prevented. Puppies and Kittens do not deserve the death sentence because some guy wants to protect himself through his dog.

I agree with you tjmightymouse in most ways, but I am still worried about neutering my cat. We have so many kind-of-feral male cats running around that I don't see a point in neutering mine, I don't think it will prevent any births or deaths. If i had a female cat on the other hand, I don't think I could talk myself out of it then.

tjmightymouse said: [Q]
We have also had people show up in their brand new beamer with a pure bred cat and their S/N coupon. Then pay the balance with their business checking account. Clearly abusing what the program was developed for (to aid individuals in controling the animal population for stray or abandoned animals)

People can be cheap pooheads. We all know that. However, you need to take another view of this. If it wasn't for that coupon, cheapskate Richie Rich would have never got his pet fixed. Wealthy household or not, that cat would sooner or later get out & satisfy it's urges. Now we have dozens more stray cats out in the alleys.



what would vantigan think of this coupon?

DELETED WAS A DOUBLE POST.... SORRY

beaglegal said: [Q]Here is another great website that will provide low cost spay/neuter.

Friends of Animals - FOA.org

Put in your zipcode and it will let you know the prices for cats/dogs. For my area in NC the cost for dogs male $54 and female $75.

I used them to fix my female dog, it worked out great!

ladydi said: [Q]Anyone know of places that give discount vaccines? (Rabies,etc) I didn't notice it on the 'linked' sites, looks like those are just for spays & neutering. Just to do my two poodles w/office visit it's $100/ea.!

My local Petco store has some small flyers for discount vaccines, but since I don't know regular prices I'm not sure how much of a deal it is. It's sponsored by LuvMyPet.com

TRY HERE FOR LOCATIONS

For example Kitty pack has 4in1 (FVRCP), Feline Leukemia, round & hook dewormer $39 (says savings of $8). Super Cat pack has rabies, 4 in 1, leukemia with either FeLV test $54 or FelV/FIV test $64.

Similar packages for dogs available.

Rabies vaccine is free with packages other than puppy or kitten package.
At least you're not also paying an "office visit" fee.

The ASPCA mobile vans used to do just the rabies vaccines for $10, although I'm not sure if they offer that anymore.


Can the vet tech please tell me which vaccines are really considered absolutely necessary besides the rabies vaccine for cats (and what vaccines are in the 4 in 1 FVRCP)? It's my understanding that just like humans, many animals are "over vaccinated", and some feel that this is leading to immune system problems.


EDIT As a side note to those in veterinary field. About the two younger kittens I mentioned earlier...

I've been bottle feeding them since they were six days old (MommaCat refused to nurse after she was trapped..long story), and they are now just about 5 weeks old (est. BD is 5/21). I can't get them to eat on their own yet and the feeding schedule is driving me nuts. I have to find a kitten sitter to feed them the days I have to work 10 hours! I've NEVER had this problem before, but have also not bottle-raised kittens from such a young age before. Since they are still so young, but a very healthy weight..almost 2 lbs now....is it safe to let them go for an extended period without the bottle (and how long is okay) in the hopes that they'll catch on and drink by themselves?

From reading on the web I understand that some kittens take longer than others, but this is getting ridiculous
I feel like I have idiot children <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border=0> )
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

bannstr said: [Q]MeerkatRN said: [Q]It says Cats, but many of the places do doggies too.What about deadbeats, criminals, and other undesireables?

It should be compulsory for everyone. Help control the human population: Have yourself spayed or neutered.

For those who are disabled most cities in Texas will do it for free. I am DAV and frankly use it for the dogs I help rescue. Just present you newest benefit statement.



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