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How much do you pay for spaying and neutering?

post #1 of 13
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I paid about 80$ (that's US dollars) for spaying my female and 30$ for neutering my male. I know that it's not considere expensive - I've heard that other vets can charge double that amount. But he gave us a special price for having them both done in the same month. He's also very kind and understands the importance of spaying and neutering. I know that he's doing at least 2-3 strays and ferals a day for free.

Anyway, how much does it cose where you live?
post #2 of 13
Hi Anne,

I've found that veterinarians in Connecticut charge roughly $75 for females and $65 for males (every vet is different). And don't ask Sandie how much it costs her because your jaw will drop at the price!! (She works for a vet) I took my American Curl to the Fox Memorial Clinic of our local Humane Society. I was charged $45 and they kept her overnight. I also have an appointment for my Siamese mix for February 10. In Connecticut we also have a mobile spay/neuter team that goes all over the state offering low cost spay/neuter. For $39 you can have your cat fixed, get him his shots, be treated for eye or ear infections, fleas, and get their nails clipped. The only drawback is you have to drop your cat off at 9 a.m. and pick them up by 4 p.m. the same day.

Because males are so much easier to do (two twists and a snip!) the cost isn't as much as a female.

I don't know where you're from but you might want to look into your local humane society and see if they have programs like the Connecticut Humane Society does. Or you can log on to (I think) and see if the U.S. Humane Society knows of any local programs in your area.

Good luck.
post #3 of 13
Hehe, yeah I got a good deal on the last cat. The persian got neutered for $2.00. However I have used the mobil clinic for 39.00 each and I have paid 45.00 and 65.00 as well in California. I think most places if you look really hard you can find low cost programs. All I can say is thank goodness it is a one time thing....well per cat anyway.
post #4 of 13

A good deal??? For the price of a gallon of gas, you spayed your cat. What's wrong with this picture??? (he-he-he) How about I give you Maya Lin and you say she's your cat?? Hey, friends share, right??
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Wow! That is cheap!

I live in Israel (guess I should've mentioned that in the post ). I know that the local cat welfare society and other humane societies charge about 45$ for spaying and 35$ for neutering. That's not very cheap, but if you have more than one cat you get a major discount. You can have 2 cats fixed for 50$, 3 for 65$ etc.
post #6 of 13
Is anyone else here in Canada? I paid $150 (Canadian) for tabby to get spayed a the vets! Plus another $50 in vet exams at the same time. I should really call around and find out if there's any low cost clinics around here - as I've said, the only thing that's prohibiting me from getting another cat is the cost of vet services!

Oh yeah, I got Tabby from the Humane Society and they did give me a $15 rebate for getting her spayed. That's still $135 for the operation though.
post #7 of 13
Hello all,

I found some resourses for Iowa and a web page

This web page gives the #'s to call for nation wide places and all the states. I hope all of you find a low cost program in your area!!
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
What an important link!

I'll add it to the spay and neuter article!
post #9 of 13
I can't get that article to come up from the main page - the link just takes me to a page of books. I also can't find any resources about low cost clinics in Canada...
post #10 of 13
Friends of Animals
777 Post Road, Suite 205
Darien, CT 06820
Friends of Animals will send you an order form and a directory of participating veterinarians nationwide. You pay Friends of Animals for a certificate which you then take to the vet. At this writing, cost for spaying a female cat is $45. For neutering a male, it's $35. Veterinarians are invited to call for information about participating. Friends of Animals web page.

North Shore Animal League Intl.
14 Vanderventer Ave., Suite L-1
Port Washington, NY 10050
Call Spay/USA to get the names, phone numbers, and prices of services that have agreed to provide lower cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs in your local area. Private veterinarians, community programs, and special clinics participate nationwide.
post #11 of 13
My first cat was neutered through "Friends of Animals" for $15.00 plus the normal shots,worming etc. My daughter is a vet tech at a local VCA animal hosptial, so I have been able to get spay/neuter for free. My vet teaches interns once a week so that is how I get it done. She also spay/neuters feral cats and other strays. I have 8 of the furry critters so this has been a great blessing. If a vet works in a animal emergency hospital and employs vet interns
this may be one way to do it.
post #12 of 13
The average price for a spay in my area is over
$100. I live between Baltimore and D.C. Fortunately,
Maryland has a program called SNAP. If you buy
a certificate, you can get the spay down much
lower. My regular vet normally charges $130, but
total cost with a SNAP certificate is $70.
Neuters are of course less. Baltimore city does
have a Neuter-Scooter which does altering for
free at pre-set locations. Some of the other
counties are trying to get low-cost clinics set
up. They really need to, because the vets in the
area are not trying to keep the cost down.

What I've been most astonished by is that many
vets want to do things with a spay that they didn't
used to do - like blood work, IVs, pain medication,
keeping the female overnight.
All of these things add to the cost. When I first
moved to this area, a spay was $40. That same
vet now charges $150 and insists on pre-spay
bloodwork which adds another $80 for the office
visit and testing. Needless to say, I no longer
use that vet.

post #13 of 13
I agree, most vets if they really do have a passion for animals would help the overpopulation situation. Most people put it off because of the expense. In a perfect world, people would not have pets unless they could afford them. However the ratio to pet owners and vets would make it sensable to lower the cost. Cats (and dogs) should not need bloodwork unless over the age of 8. I guess it is a greedy world we live in...
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