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Spay and Neuter Resources

The importance of spaying or neutering pets is well known.  Still, some pet owners

are resistant to the idea.  If you would like a refresher on the benefits of spaying /

 neutering, click here or here.  

 

Spay / Neuter Programs 

There are basically 2 kinds of reduced cost spay/neuter programs: certificates  that  are taken to vets who participate in the program, and lower cost clinics

 

Spay/  Neuter Philly has a helpful searchable directory of lower-cost spay/neuter

resources in the Greater Philadelphia region.  It lists costs of surgery so you can

make comparisons.  It also supplies a link to each provider so you can see 

additional costs that may be encountered, like required examinations, vaccinations

 or blood tests.Some of these spay/neuter programs are income-based.  Check this

 database at  http://www.spayneuterphilly.com/.

 

1)  Certificate spay/neuter programs:

The Spayed Club    Frazer, PA    610-275-7486

Friends of Animals  800-321-7387

Spay and Save    Lafayette Hill, PA   610-279-9714

Morris Animal Refuge   1242 Lombard St, Phila        215-735-9570

 

2) Clinic spay/neuter programs: 

The Philadelphia Community Cats Council  runs its spay/neuter clinics at The Pet Mechanic (3rd and Poplar Sts).    Cost is $45 and includes vaccines and flea treatment.  Check the website for dates. To make a reservation for the cats you plan to trap or have already rescued and need to be fixed email:
tnr@thepetmechanic.com

The Pennsylvania SPCA has Spay / Neuter services  that begin at $65.  http://pspca.org/veterinary-clinic/spay-neuter/.  Call for an appointment:  215-426-6300

They also have special reduced cost packages for trappers of stray and feral cats.  Registration and approval is required for these services.        http://pspca.org/veterinary-clinic/free-roaming-cat-program/

Pennsylvania SPCA’s Rutherford Memorial Hospital  is at  350 E. Erie Ave.,    Philadelphia.   (7/2015)  PSPCA now has a satellite location in Fishtown at  1546 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, Pa 19125.  Once a month they offer drop-off / pick-up service for pets spay/neuter surgery.   

 

FREE SPAY / NEUTER   PROGRAMS: 

The Humane Society of the U.S. will pay for spays and neuters —
for any pets or rescues, strays or ferals from the following zip codes
                                    19140,   19133,  19132 , 19122 , 19121  .

CATS will be EAR-Tipped .  PLEASE CALL HSUS FOR A VOUCHER TO USE AT PSPCA on Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA       1-877-993-2111     MAY TAKE 2 WEEKS OR MORE TO RECEIVE VOUCHER .  Then email PSPCA for an appointment:   phillycats@pspca.org            This service is now coordinated through the Pets For Life project.

8-2014:  More good news for community / feral cats:  Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has given a huge cat spay-neuter grant to Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control Team.  Free surgery is available for homeless cats .  Email  philadelphiacats@bestfriends.org and leave your contact info and details on the help you need.  Can also call  Philadelphia Community Cat Project hotline. 215-913-6013.  Reports are that repeated contacts are necessary – but please don’t give up.   http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/nwtonight/item/71355?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fbstory&utm_content=test&utm_campaign=social-inbound

9/2015 – We have heard that the TNR funding may have all been spent.  It’s still worthwhile to call if you are aware of cats that need to be spayed or neutered.

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society  (PAWS)  has several spay / neuter choices for stray and feral cats.  Please call to see which ones still have funding.  There is a $10 Saturday TNR program, a $25 TNR on Tuesday through Friday and  a special ‘free’ or ‘Pay What You Wish’ spay / neuter package for those presenting proof of public assistance.   There are now 2 PAWS  clinic locations in Philadelphia:  2900 Grays Ferry Avenue [19146 – 215-298-9680; Email: gfclinic@phillypaws.org]  and 1810 Grant Ave [ 19115 –  215-545-9600;  Email: neclinic@phillypaws.org].  Appointments are needed –  please email or call and   leave a message.  Call will be returned ASAP.

 Hope Animal Resource Center   Philadelphia 

  800-738-4673

  
ACCT -Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control Team – has low cost spay / neuter clinics for homeless and feral cats on several Sundays  though the year.   Cost is $15.  ACCT is located at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave. Email natalie@acctphilly.org  or call 267-385-3800 to register or  learn when the next clinic will be held.
   

The Spayed Club Spay / Neuter Clinic      800 Chester Pike, Sharon Hill PA    484-540-8436     Their spay/neuter service includes the surgery, pain medication, pre and post operative exams and 2 vaccines (rabies and distemper).  Costs are $60 for cats, $100 for dogs under 40 pounds and $135 for dogs 40 to 79 pounds. The Spayed Club also has a low cost Pet Wellness clinic .  http://www.thespayedclubclinic.org/

Forgotten Cats  Willow Grove PA  &  Claymont DE         215-219-8148.  Clinic is for stray and feral cats.

Animal Welfare Association     509 Centennial Blvd.,  Voorhees, NJ     856-424-2288

Animal Alliance Planned Pethood Clinic, in Lamberville/New Hope area (Bell Mead, NJ) offers lower cost veterinary medical services on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  They understand the constraints that today’s economy has placed on many pet owners and will work out terms for payment. Special discounts for feral cat spay/neuter.   609-818-1952  http://www.animalalliancenj.org/spay_neuter_cms.html

No Nonsense Neutering -affordable services in Quakertown (at Bucks SPCA) , Allentown, Reading and Mahanoy City PA.     http://www.nnnlv.org/

NEW in 2013 –

The Bridge Clinic      2820 Old Lincoln Highway,  Trevose, PA                                 215 – 639 – 3333

Spay / neuter :   $75 for cats (includes rabies and FVRCP vaccines)

                                  $95 for dogs under 20 pounds (includes rabies vaccine)

Free and Reduced Cost Spay-Neuter are available in Delaware.  The new no-kill shelter Safe Haven, wants to reduce the number of unwanted,  stray cats.  If you are feeding homeless cats,  they will trap them and return them to you after surgery.  Call Diane  at 302-947-2959.

 The FiXiT Foundation has been studying ways to get people to spay and neuter their pets.  They are working on St. Croix because of the very low number of pets there who are altered, and the very high euthanasia rate.  This sounds ‘tongue in cheek’, but they have found that giving owners a free bottle of rum is very motivating in getting animals brought to their free clinic.   http://www.thephillydog.com/what-does-it-take-to-get-someone-to-fix-their-pet/

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