Low Cost Spay/Neuter Appointments

We are proud to announce that our low cost spay/neuter clinic for outdoor stray and feral cats is now up and running! This program is intended to fix stray and feral cats residing outdoors and that have a caregiver feeding and maintaining the colony. It is not for the friendly stray cat that was found with the intention of keeping as a pet. We have weekly appointments available, and the cost is $35 per cat. The cats must come in a live trap (see below), will receive a rabies vaccine, and an ear tip. To schedule your appointment, please contact the shelter. Staff will provide you with an appointment reminder call and pre and post-operation care instructions. 

For dogs and owned cats, we partner with Humane Ohio, a low cost spay and neuter clinic based in Toledo. Please contact Humane Ohio directly and ask for the Wood County transport to set up an appointment to be on an upcoming transport from our shelter.

Humane Live TrapCat CarrierBenefits of Spaying (females)
*Reduces or eliminates the risk of spraying and marking.
*No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted. Female cats can breed as early as four months of age, and up to three times a year. They have an average of four kittens per litter. Female dogs can breed as early as six months of age and breed twice a year. They have an average of 6-10 puppies per litter.
*Less desire to roam.
*Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle. This will end up saving you money in medical bills later down the road.
*Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites (Benefits of Neutering (males)
*Reduces or eliminates the risk of spraying and marking.
*Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents.
*Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases the incidence of prostate disease. This will end up saving you money in medical bills later down the road.
*Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites.

Top 3 Reasons to Spay and Neuter
*It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries have a surplus of companion animals and are forced to euthanize or disregard their great suffering. The surplus is in the millions in the United States. Cats are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific as humans. They do not need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their numbers!
*Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life. Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1-3 years, felines 3-5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian, and testicular cancers.
*Sterilizing your cat and/or dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is spread a majority of the time through bites, and intact cats fight a great deal more than altered cats.

Additional Benefits
*Your community will also benefit. Unwanted animals are becoming a very real concern in many places. Stray animals can easily become a public nuisance, soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubbery, frightening children and elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances, causing automobile accidents, and sometimes even killing livestock or other pets.
*The capture, impoundment, and eventual destruction of unwanted animals costs you, the taxpayer, as well as private humanitarian agencies over a billion dollars each year. As a potential source of rabies and other less serious diseases, they can be a public health hazard.
*By spaying and neutering just one male cat and one female cat, more than 2,000 unwanted births can be prevented in just four years.
*By spaying and neutering just one male dog and one female dog, more than 67,000 unwanted births can be prevented in just six years.