|Originally posted by Yuriken56
I was just wondering how much it would be usually to get a cat a full check up with vaccinations, i live in nyc and i dont have time to look up and call right now so i was just wondering if anyone can tell me some of the fees youve had for cat check ups and the whole 9 yards thanks
minimum $30 in NYC.
Luckily, NYC has a lot of animal shelters, rescue networks, and veterinary hospitals/clinics. And of course there are many good veterinarians in NYC, but not all veteriarians are experienced with stray cats, and some veterinarians are very focused on making as much money as possible off of pet owners. Probably a good idea to start with an animal shelter such as the Humane Society or ASPCA - b/c they're very familiar w/cat rescue/adoption and have good education programs for 1st-time owners.
The Humane Society
(212-752-4842) in Manhattan at 306 E. 59th near 2nd Ave. has a basic checkup for $28, but vaccinations and deworming can run $50-100 more, depending on what you choose. You might try to ask if they'll give you a discount for a rescued stray cat. www.humanesocietyny.org
(212-876-7700) in Manhattan at 424 E. 92nd near 1st Ave. has an animal hospital: http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer...=berghhospital
I don't know their fees, but you can ask for a rescue discount as well.
runs $25-50, but they will often do it for no cost for a stray/feral cat. (Whereas an independent veterinarian might charge $100 or even more for the same thing.)
There are some good rescue networks
in NYC as well. Their experience with strays and feral could guide you to good & cheap vet care. You can also ask them about what to expect from life with a rescued cat.Kitty Kind www.kittykind.org
has a cat adoption center in the Union Square Petco (Broadway & 17th) - you can swing by on weekend afternoons or weekday evenings and talk to the volunteers about cat care. They have good printouts on cat food and recommended veterinarians. (Beware: they usually have many irrestistibly cute kittens...)City Critters www.citycritters.org
has their adoption center in the Kips Bay Petco (2nd Ave. & 31st) - there's usually a few volunteers on the weekends. You can ask about the veterinarians they use.
The Upper East Side (86th & Lexington) and Upper West Side (92nd & Broadway) Petco's may also have rescue network affiliations, but the Union Sq. Petco is the busiest.
You can also search for groups near you by putting your zip code into the "Find Local Shelters"
page at PetFinder.com: http://www.petfinder.com/pet.cgi?action=5