THANK YOU for getting your pet spay/neutered! Listed below are resources in our area which will help save money on the cost of the spay or neuter, while protecting the quality of the service. TAILS, although in no means affiliated other than a client, has (and continues to) use each of these options below and recommends them frequently.
Before you take a look at the options - here are some interesting points about the importance of spay/neutering and the answers to some frequently asked questions:
Friends of Animals
www.friendsofanimals.org or (800)321-7387
TYPE: Certificate program: You purchase a spay or neuter certificate and make an appointment with one of many veterinarians in our area who participate in the program.
For further info/purchase: call (800) 321-7387 or visit http://friendsofanimals.org/programs/spaying-neutering/
Note: FoA certificates are not valid for a cat if the cat is to be declawed. (Cats need their claws for protection and for their physical/mental well-being. Declawing is painful, cruel and psychologically damaging and will most likely alter your cat’s personality dramatically – keep in mind any vet who recommends this procedure is making money from that recommendation! Try Googling “cat declaw” online.)
(make sure to ask about any extra fees not included (e.g., pain medications, mandatory blood tests)
Hope Spay/Neuter Clinic, Plantsville, CT
www.hopect.org or (860)620-0325
TYPE: Spay/neuter-specific animal clinic: This clinic’s sole focus is spaying and neutering which allows them to do lower cost procedures to help owners and curtail pet overpopulation. Appointments mandatory; call as soon as possible as appointments book up quickly.
All surgery fees include: office visit, pre-surgical exam, pre & post-operative pain medications administered at clinic, fluids if necessary. Additional services (Capstar, ear treatment, etc., offered at time of surgery (only) – check website.). Special programs for feral cats and Pit Bulls.
Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic, Stratford, CT
www.nutmegclinic.org or (203) 690-1550
TYPE: Spay/neuter-specific animal clinic: This clinic’s sole focus is spaying and neutering which allows them to do lower cost procedures to help owners and curtail pet overpopulation. Appointments mandatory; call as soon as possible as appointments book up quickly. Opened August 2012.
Check website for most up-to-date information. Special programs for feral cats & Pit Bulls.
"TEAM Van" (TAIT's Every Animal Matters), various locations throughout Connecticut
www.everyanimalmatters.org or (888) FOR-TEAM (367-8326)
This fabulous group travels the State of Connecticut and performs low cost spay/neuter surgeries on both feral and domestic cats. The schedule and locations change daily but each cat gets a brief exam by the on board veterinarian, shots (if necessary), the spay or neuter and is ready to go the same day (for some R&R back home). Find more information out about where they're going to be by giving them a call.
Additional Resources for Spay/Neuter in Connecticut: If the above is not in your area, please check this great listing pulled together by Protectors of Animals (CT)'s Spay Connecticut, here (link here: http://www.spayct.org/find-clinics.html)