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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
girls and guys, i need your help!!


i have SEACHED though different website and called my local vets to no avail. i cant seem to find a low cost spay/neuter vet/clinic in my area or in the surrounding areas. the one i did find, said my income had to be under $3000 a YEAR. i work part time and make $7000 a year, which just covers my expenses and lets me buy the cats a better food. Is there anything else i can do? the cheapest vet i have found is like $160 for a spay!!! I live near rochester, ny.

It seems like Icis goes into a heat every 3 weeks, and she pees on MY clothes when she is in heat, the rest of the time she uses the litter box. Prue is fine, and never pees outside the box. the peeing is the reason i want to get Icis fixed, because i cant handle that anymore
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by Liza24
girls and guys, i need your help!!


i have SEACHED though different website and called my local vets to no avail. i cant seem to find a low cost spay/neuter vet/clinic in my area or in the surrounding areas. the one i did find, said my income had to be under $3000 a YEAR. i work part time and make $7000 a year, which just covers my expenses and lets me buy the cats a better food. Is there anything else i can do? the cheapest vet i have found is like $160 for a spay!!! I live near rochester, ny.

It seems like Icis goes into a heat every 3 weeks, and she pees on MY clothes when she is in heat, the rest of the time she uses the litter box. Prue is fine, and never pees outside the box. the peeing is the reason i want to get Icis fixed, because i cant handle that anymore
Have you tried to call the petsmart or petco in your area. They are really helpful and know places that others don't.
post #3 of 22
$160, huh? That's quite a stretch for someone with your income level. (I'm a college student with an income of $2000 a year, living on loans and scholarships; I know what it's like.)

I know veterinary schools will do low-cost spay/neutering; but I'm not sure if they offer it to private pet owners. So far, all I've known about is vet schools doing that for TNR clinics, since there's a small amount of risk associated with someone who's had less experience with the procedure.

Do you have any luxuries you could cut out of your budget--perhaps meals out, or movies? I figure with $7k per year, you probably don't have the money for them; but it doesn't hurt to ask...

Also, some vets will do payment plans. I know if I were a vet, I would rather spay a cat for someone who asks for a payment plan, rather than wait until she gets pregnant and have to deal with a tearful pet owner begging me to find homes for unwanted kittens she can't feed... Unwanted kittens are such a sad thing; and anyone who becomes a vet has to love animals enough to want to work with someone who wants to prevent things like that from happening.

Could you save $20 a month for the procedure? If so, you would have enough in 8 months... that's not too long a time.

Incidentally, if your clothes are being ruined by the cat's spraying, check out your local thrift store. I've found ones that will sell decent pairs of jeans for as low as 50 cents.
post #4 of 22
This site has a list of programs in New York: http://www.lovethatcat.com/stny.html Some of them offer certificates for spays at $51 to $55 for cats. It doesn't include shots, pain meds, or antibiotics, if needed, but it's better than $160.

This program looks especially promising--it may be worth calling them if you haven't already:

New York State
Pet Population Control Program
Dept of Agriculture & Markets
Division of Animal Industry
1 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12205
518-457-3502
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
thanks! i was looking that the thread you posted cloud_shade. but albany is a 3.5 hour drive . i jsut called a few more vets, and most want a $40 vist, then will give me a estimate, YIKES!!!.

Callista,
i wish i had things i to give up for extra money, but i dont,lol. only thing i have is the net and work and my car .
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
i just called a few more places near my mom ( 90 minute ride) and they want $70 for a offic vist, then $150 for the spay, imma tear my hair out
post #7 of 22
Have you called the shelters to see if they know when the low cost clinics are traveling.
post #8 of 22
I second calling shelters as many have in house low cost programs or they know who has them... Rescue groups often know which vets will work with you or offer low cost options.. Also check with larger pet stores as they often know
post #9 of 22
I rescued from shelters before and they have s/n offices alot of times and if you ask them maybe they will say here is who we go thru. It is worth a shot.
post #10 of 22
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It seems like Icis goes into a heat every 3 weeks, and she pees on MY clothes when she is in heat, the rest of the time she uses the litter box. Prue is fine, and never pees outside the box. the peeing is the reason i want to get Icis fixed, because i cant handle that anymore
Is Prue fixed?? If not, I would highly recommend you have her fixed as well so she doesn't get ovarian cancer or mamary cancer.

Katie
post #11 of 22
I agree, they both need fixed.
You contacted the Humane Society in Fairport, right? Are they the ones who said you had to have below 3000 as income?
The place cloud_shade suggested is a statewide certificate program, so you wouldn't have to drive to Albany. They send you a certificate and it costs "about 30 dollars" and then you take it to a vet near you who is part of the program.
http://www.bugsysanimalnetwork.com/spayneut.htm
This also looks intriguing, you may want to give them a call. Their max income is much higher.
post #12 of 22
You got some good suggestions here and I also wanted to agree that you need to get both your girls done so they don't get cancer or disease because they are continuously going in and out of heat without being spayed (or bred but we don't want to go that route) It is better for their health, not just because they are peeing on your clothes.

My cat peed all over my apartment before she was spayed and I thought i had gotten all the smell out, but must not have been good enough because every now and then I catch one pf my cats peeing on the same spots.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Liza24
thanks! i was looking that the thread you posted cloud_shade. but albany is a 3.5 hour drive . i jsut called a few more vets, and most want a $40 vist, then will give me a estimate, YIKES!!!.

Callista,
i wish i had things i to give up for extra money, but i dont,lol. only thing i have is the net and work and my car .

Hey, I don't live anywhere near NY, But here some places will let you apply for something thats almost like a "pet Credit Card" here you can choose 3,6,12 month payment plans, Call around, there has to be some kind of help. Also Iam a college student making next to nothing and if your a "low income persons" they will also help you out with vet bills. Let me know how everything goes.
Jayme&Jackson
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by Jayme&Jackson
Hey, I don't live anywhere near NY, But here some places will let you apply for something thats almost like a "pet Credit Card" here you can choose 3,6,12 month payment plans, Call around, there has to be some kind of help. Also Iam a college student making next to nothing and if your a "low income persons" they will also help you out with vet bills. Let me know how everything goes.
Jayme&Jackson

The pet credit card is from Care Credit, and their website is www.carecredit.com.
post #15 of 22
Maybe I am living in a "dream world" , but animal planet happens to be my favorite channel...Anyways, If you are in NY, have you heard of any of those vans that just drive around and do them??
My cousin lives in Brooklyn, and He drove like 15 minutes, to meet one of those traveling vans, and I think it was very cheap if not free..
Just a thought, because I always see NY on there doing something, being that your state happens to be so large , and the number of unwanted animals is so great
post #16 of 22
Found these, not sure their location to you, but alot said they will go around to neighborhoods, sorry I cant pinpoint it more, but 10 minutes on the phone should tell you something, I didnt see any with your exact city, but call and whine, maybe one will come to your doorstep or meet them in a neighboring town


Pet Pal Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic
Schenectady County NY
518-374-3944
www.animalprotective.org
For pets of county residents with financial needs.

Statewide: New York State
Pet Population Control Program
Dept of Agriculture & Markets
Division of Animal Industry
1 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12205
518-457-3502
Thanks to pet friendly car license plate sales, spay/neuter surgery costs about $30 and vaccinations cost up to $10 each -- from veterinarians participating in the state's program. Contact DOAM office for the most recent listing of participating vets.

New York...arranged by area code


Bide-A-Wee
410 E. 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
212-532-5884



ASPCA
Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY
212-876-7700 ext 4200
Low cost spay/neuter and low cost rabies vaccinations.

ASPCA Care-A-Van
212-876-7700 ext 4303
Mobile van goes to low income neighborhoods and provides free spay/neuter and vaccinations. Suggested donation $25. Call for the van schedule and to make an appointment.

Have-A-Heart Spay and Neuter Clinic
Fund for Animals
355 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212-977-6877 for appointments
Low cost spay/neuter for all.

Feral Cat Friends
PO Box 236
Weedsport, NY 13166
315-252-2406 Call 6 pm to 8 pm only
Email adadma@baldcom.net


Central New York SPCA
5878 East Molloy Road
Syracuse, NY 13211
315-454-4479

Pet Outreach Inc.
PO Box 312
Syracuse, NY 13211
315-469-6569 or
315-478-6900
petoutreach@cs.com email

Wayne County Humane Society
Lyons NY
315-946-3389


Laura Gay Senk, DVM
Farmingdale NY
516-626-3090
www.myvetonline.com/drsenk
Low cost s/n and veterinary care for feral and stray cats.

Bide-A-Wee
3300 Beltagh Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
516-785-4687

Spay Today Inc.
300 Horseblock Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719
516-286-4965
Low cost spay/neuter for all pets, strays, and ferals.

SPCA of Nassau County
516-794-0831

New York State
Pet Population Control Program
Dept of Agriculture & Markets
Division of Animal Industry
1 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12205
518-457-3502
Thanks to pet friendly car license plate sales, spay/neuter surgery costs about $30 and vaccinations cost up to $10 each -- from veterinarians participating in the state's program. Contact DOAM office for the most recent listing of participating vets.

Adirondack Humane Society
PO Box 1704
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518-561-7876
Low cost spay/neuter for pets of low income people.

Animalkind Inc
PO Box 902
Hudson NY 12534
518-943-7654


Columbia-Greene Humane Society
Hudson, NY, Columbia County 518-828-6044
Athens, NY, Greene County 518-945-1286
Low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Greene Animal Welfare Alliance
PO Box 209
Athens, NY 12015
518-945-3218
Spay/neuter discounts for all pets.

Humane Society of Rochester & Monroe County
Fairport, NY
585-223-1333 ext 36
Low cost spay/neuter for pets of qualified low income people.

SPCA of Tompkins County
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-1822
Discounted spay/neuter program for qualifed low income.

Project Paw
Binhamton NY
607-724-2241

Finger Lakes Humane Society
Bath NY
607-776-3039

Animal Care Council S/N Program
Endicott NY
607-786-7729


Bide-A-Wee
188 Old Country Road
Westhampton, NY 11977
631-325-0280

Little Shelter Animal Rescue
33 Warner Road
Huntington, NY 11743
631-368-8770
Low cost spay/neuter van visits twice a month.

Suffolk County SPCA
145 Pigeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
631-549-SPCA
Free spay/neuter for feral cats.


League for Animal Protection
631-757-4517

Island Rescue
Bay Shore NY
631-968-8700

Erie County Spay and Neuter Assistance Program Buffalo NY area
716-652-1359 or 716-821-1827

Animal Birth Control Society of Western NY
Buffalo NY
716-873-4500
Provides discount certificates for pets of low income residents. Call for information.

Muffin's Pet Connection
9728 3rd Avenue
Box 125
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-833-7988
www.muffins.org
Gives certificates for low cost spay/neuter at over 60 participating veterinarians In New York City and Westchester and Long Island.


S.A.V.E.S., Inc.
PO Box 453
Greenport, NY 11944
Email: jacqueline@igc.apc.org
Serves the North Fork of Long Island only. For feral cats, low cost spay/neuter and vaccination certificates, plus twice yearly free spay/neuter clinics for ferals.

Animal Emergency Fund
Saugerties NY
845-247-6211
For residents of Ulster County, sponsors low cost s/n including feral cats.

Furever Animals Inc.
Montgomery NY
845-457-8147

The Animal Rights Alliance Inc PO Box 346
Westbrookville NY 12785
845-754-7100
Mobile van s-n clinic operates one day a week in Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan counties.

Animal Welfare League
White Plains, NY
914-948-2094
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by alliread
Maybe I am living in a "dream world" , but animal planet happens to be my favorite channel...Anyways, If you are in NY, have you heard of any of those vans that just drive around and do them??
My cousin lives in Brooklyn, and He drove like 15 minutes, to meet one of those traveling vans, and I think it was very cheap if not free..
Just a thought, because I always see NY on there doing something, being that your state happens to be so large , and the number of unwanted animals is so great
I love animal planet. I watch it at the least 4 hr a day
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
well i called petco and petsmart, and they suggested a local vet, i called that and got a price of $160. strike 1

i called the albany number, and they said to get that cost, i would have had to adopt the cat from there to get the discount. strike 2

and i applied for the Care Credit, and got turned down. strike 3.

i did try to find if they do the mobile vets clinic, but they dont even come CLOSE to my area. basically i would have to drive 5.5 hours away to even get close to one. so it looks like i either lock Icis up in a small room during her heats, or see if i can find someone who can afford to have her fixed and have them take her. Prue is going to get fixed too, but she doesnt see as bothered as Icis. she is only bothered for about 24 hours, then is back to normal, no peeing outside the box, not constant screaming, nothing like Icis does. seems Icis is affected for 5 days in a row, as Prue is only affected for 1 day. i will be getting a accident settlement in fall or winter, so i can get prue done then. its just with the peeing everywhere that Icis does, i am going nuts
post #19 of 22
"http://www.bugsysanimalnetwork.com/spayneut.htm
This also looks intriguing, you may want to give them a call. Their max income is much higher."
I think you missed this one in the onslaught of posts.... They are a private place in Rochester, not listed on the long list. They can probably tell you more than we can, unless somebody from Rochester happens by.
I got Zissou's spay here for 35$ but I had a heck of a time finding out about the program until one of my professors told me about it. They can't really advertise these sorts of things. Start asking everyone you know that you think might have a cat.
How about this one:http://www.rochesteranimalservices.c...s/Services.cfm, but you have to apply, if this isn't the one you already tried.
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
"http://www.bugsysanimalnetwork.com/spayneut.htm
This also looks intriguing, you may want to give them a call. Their max income is much higher."
I think you missed this one in the onslaught of posts.... They are a private place in Rochester, not listed on the long list. They can probably tell you more than we can, unless somebody from Rochester happens by.
I got Zissou's spay here for 35$ but I had a heck of a time finding out about the program until one of my professors told me about it. They can't really advertise these sorts of things. Start asking everyone you know that you think might have a cat.
How about this one:http://www.rochesteranimalservices.c...s/Services.cfm, but you have to apply, if this isn't the one you already tried.






the one for the city of rochester looks promising! i am going to print it out, thanks!!!
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Liza24
the one for the city of rochester looks promising! i am going to print it out, thanks!!!
Pls keep us posted as to what you found, and if your able to do it. We would hate for you to have to get rid of her!!!GOODLUCK
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
im going to print out the forms and call my doc, make sure their all up to date on their shots ( i think so, only would need a rabies shot, but thats included with the spay, so the form says). this way i should be able to get them done, one at a time, sometime in the next month or so, crossing my fingers. thanks for all the replies!!!
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