RCSPCA LOW COST SPAY & NEUTER PROGRAM
Available to everyone who has a dog or cat, regardless of income.
WHY SPAY & NEUTER OUR PETS?
Because it improves the health of our pets and helps control the pet overpopulation crisis in our area. How do we do this? By participating in the RCSPCA Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program that helps our community by providing a program at a reduced cost.
Health and behavior benefits
- Spaying prevent uterine infections and helps prevent breast tumors, which are cancerous in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats.
- Your spayed female pet won’t go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!
- Neutering prevents testicular cancer.
- Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate, including finding creative ways to escape from the house. Once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other male animals.
- Your neutered male may be better behaved. Unneutered dogs and cats are more likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects after he’s neutered. Some aggression problems may be avoided by early neutering.
Spaying/neutering your pets is also highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is far less than the cost of having and caring for a litter or the potential illnesses that can occur in unspayed or unneutered pets.
Spay/Neuter Myths and Misconceptions
- Spaying or neutering will not cause your pet to become overweight. Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not spaying or neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor her food intake.
- Spaying or neutering are not quick fixes for all behavioral problems. Although spaying or neutering your pet often reduces undesirable behaviors caused by a higher level of female or male hormones, there’s no guarantee that your dog’s behavior will change after their surgery. Although the surgery will reduce the amount of female or male hormones our dog’s system, it won’t eliminate the hormone completely. Spaying or neutering will also not reduce behaviors that your pet has learned or that have become habitual. The effects of spaying or neutering are largely dependent on your dog’s individual personality, physiology and history.
Pet Overpopulation Crisis Millions of healthy dogs and cats are being euthanized in the US every year because there are not enough homes to go around. It is estimated that 56% of all dogs and 71% of all cats that come into shelters are euthanized and many more who never make it into shelters are living homeless lives.
How do I participate in the RCSPCA Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program?
Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program is available to every pet owner, regardless of income.
Signup is each 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am to 1pm @ 300 W Bailey St, Asheboro, NC. At that time you will have the opportunity to purchase a voucher that allows you to set your own appointment at a time convenient to you and you transport your pet to Sheets Pet Clinic in Greensboro or complete a surgery consent form and have your pet transported by RCSPCA in our Spay/Neuter Commuter Bus on your assigned procedure date. Both require payment on day of signup and a copy of your pet’s rabies vaccination certificate. We accept cash, credit/debit cards and checks. Transportation on the bus is assigned on a first come basis and we transport on assigned Wednesdays.
Spay/Neuter Transport Instructions if your pet is transported on the bus.
- You must give a 48 HOUR notice if you cannot keep your pet’s appointment. This surgery appointment is set specifically for your pet and adequate notice allows us to move another pet into that vacant slot. We will be charged for all no shows by the clinic so it is imperative you give us notice so we can reschedule your pet to avoid additional costs. Rescheduling may result in a delay of more than 30 days to have the procedure done.
Call (314) 952-5058 – Susan E Hillyard, RCSPCA Spay & Neuter Program Administrator to cancel.
NO SHOWS MAY FORFEIT THEIR PAYMENT. Attempts to trap feral cats must start on Monday.
- Cats must be transported in hard carriers. Please place a towel or blanket in the carrier with your pet.
- Dogs must be collared and leashed.
- No food or water after midnight the night before.
- Please let your pet go to the bathroom before bringing to it to Bailey St., we will not be walking your pet.
- Arrive at RCSPCA @ 300 W Bailey St., Asheboro on the appointment date. Pets should arrive by 7:30AM. YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE BY PHONE THE DAY OF SURGERY IN THE EVENT THE VET NEEDS TO SPEAK WITH YOU ABOUT THE CONDITION OF YOUR ANIMAL. Upon arrival please come into the building to check in. If bringing a dog, leave them in your car, if bringing a cat, bring them into the building.
- Bring a towel or blanket for the crate your dog will be placed in for transport to and from Sheets Pet Clinic
- Expected arrival back at Bailey Street is 6PM.
- Pets will be groggy from the anesthesia so you will need to allow your pet bathroom time prior to entering your home.
- All pets must stay inside the first 3 nights after surgery.
- Prepare a safe quiet place for your pet to recover, they must not jump, run free, roughhouse with other pets or family members, go up stairs or jump into or out of vehicles for 7-10 days after surgery.
- Offer food and water when you get home and only if there is no vomiting after 30 minutes give their prescribed pain medication.
- Check your pet’s incision site every day. There should be no bright red bleeding, pus or openings in the incision area. The sutures are absorbable so there are no sutures to be removed.
- Do not allow your pet to repeatedly lick or chew incision. If this happens you must obtain an Elizabethan collar right away.
RCSPCA LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM
ALL SPAY AND NEUTER COSTS INCLUDE PAIN MEDICATION. WE RECOMMEND PAIN MEDICATION INJECTION FOR ALL FERAL AND OUTSIDE CATS AND ANY DOG RESISTANT TO TAKING PILLS.
|DOG SPAY COST BY WEIGHT||DOG NEUTER COST BY WEIGHT||CAT SPAY||CAT NEUTER|
|under 25# $60.00||under 25# $55.00||$55.00||$45.00|
|26 – 50# $70.00||26 – 70# $65.00||Pregnant fee $10.00|
|51 – 69# $80.00||70-100# $100.00|
|70 – 100# $115.00||Over 100# $130.00||CAT VACCINATIONS & TESTS|
|Over 100# $160.00||Cryptorchid $20-40.00 depending upon size||FVRCP (distemper/respiratory virus vaccine) – $10.50|
|COSTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE CLIENT APPROVAL FOR COMPLETION OF PROCEDURE||PREGNANCY FEE $10-50.00 DEPENDING UPON STAGE OF PREGNANCY AND SIZE OF DOG||RABIES required for all dogs/cats by state law and must be verified by certificate or vaccination will be administered at time of procedure $10.00||Feline Leukemia Vaccine – $12.50|
|DOG VACCINATIONS TESTS||Distemper/parvo – $10.50 Bordetella – $9.00 Heartworm Test – $19.00||FeIV/FIV combo test – must be done prior to vaccination $25.00|
|Microchips 25.00 must complete information the day of signup|
|POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL COSTS WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BUT MUST BE APPROVED BY CLIENT PRIOR TO BEING PERFORMED BY SHEETS PET CLINIC – may include hernia repairs, dental cleaning or extractions, treatment for infections, parasites|
|GENERAL DOG INFORMATION Distemper/Parvo vaccinations should be started in a series at 6 weeks of age and then annually. Bordetella should be started by 6 weeks of age and then annually. Rabies may be given at 4 months of age then a year later and then every 3 years. Spaying can occur up to active labor in a dog. Heartworm tests should be done starting at 6 months but heartworm prevention should be started at no later than 8 weeks of age and be given every month throughout their life.|
|GENERAL CAT INFORMATION FVRCP vaccinations starts at 8 weeks and the Feline Leukemia vaccine at 12 weeks in a series once series completed then done annually. Rabies may done at 16 weeks, then a year later and then every 3 years. Spaying can occur up to active labor in a cat. Cat spaying and neutering is preferred after they reach 4 lbs in weight.|