Originally Posted by PurrPaws
I'm all for spaying and neutering, but I'm not sure that farm owners can afford/want to spend a lot of money to alter their cats. Let's say a farmer has 10 barn cats, and it costs $100 each to alter them (a low estimate, I think). He'd have to spend $1000. That's going to be a tough sell.
Usually there are very low-priced spay/neuter clinics/vets near to farming communities. There are places around here where a neuter is $25 full price and spays are just around that range at full price too. The most expensive clinic in this area charges $60 full price for a spay and $40 for a neuter, and the closest Humane society, though a ways up the road, gives vouchers for free spays/neuters if you are in rescue or cannot afford to spay/neuter, so long as you use the clinic they use (and use the vouchers within 30 days).