Spay/Neuter Center: Services & Fees
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's Spay/Neuter Center is open Monday-Thursday, and provides low-cost, high-quality surgery for all pet owners with no residency restrictions.
Spay/neuter surgeries are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. To make an appointment, call 770-532-6617 or complete our online appointment form HERE. You also can email SpayNeuter@HSNEGA.org. Call volume may require that you leave a message on voicemail. Calls for scheduling appointments will be returned within 48 business hours.
Click HERE for information on our low-cost Spay/Neuter Transport
ADDITIONAL WELLNESS SERVICES
|Rabies Vaccine (req. for all pets 12 wks+)||$10|
|Canine Distemper/Parvo Vaccine||$10|
|Canine Bordetella Vaccine||$10|
|Canine Heartworm Test||$25|
|Feline FVR-CP (feline distemper) Vaccine||$10|
|Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine||$15|
|Feline FVR-CP/FeLV Combo Vaccination||$20|
|Feline Combo Test||$25|
|Microchip Implant and Registration||$25-30|
|“Go Home” Pain Medication (3-day supply)||$5|
ADDITIONAL SURGICAL FEES
|E-Collar (cone, all sizes)||$5|
|Baby Tooth Removal||$10 each|
|Cryptorchid (retained testicle)||$50|
|3rd Term Pregnancy or Pyometra||$50|
SPAY/NEUTER CENTER POLICIES
- REQUIRED VACCINES: Per the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture, we require a current rabies vaccination on all surgery animals (within the past year). If you cannot provide veterinary proof, the vaccination will be administered at the time of surgery for a charge of $10.
- BLOODWORK: Please note that there can be additional surgical risk factors for older animals that often are detected through bloodwork. Bloodwork is highly recommended, but not required, for all pets 7 years and older. The cost for bloodwork is $40 per animal and must be performed at least 24 hours in advance of surgery.
- AGE OF ANIMAL: We perform surgery on animals at least 8 weeks old; kittens must weigh at least 2 pounds, puppies 3 pounds. HSNEGA highly recommends all animals be altered by 4 months old to avoid heat cycles and for faster recovery.
- TESTING: We strongly recommend routine heartworm testing for dogs and routine feline combo testing for cats. Surgical complications can arise if your pet is positive for one of these conditions.
- PREGNANCY/MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Pregnant females, animals with hernias or cryptorchid (retained testicle) animals will be charged additional fees (see above).
- NURSING FEMALES: Female dogs must be scheduled 1 month post nursing, and female cats must be scheduled 2 weeks post nursing. If milk is present during surgery, the incision site is more likely to become infected.
- DROP-OFF: Please have your animal at the Center on the day of your appointment by 8 a.m. When arriving at the Center, please leave your animal in the car until you have checked in and completed your paperwork. Any animals brought on the day of their surgery after 8:30 a.m. may not be allowed to have surgery that day.
- PICK-UP: All animals are picked up the same day as surgery. You will be given the pick-up time at drop-off.
Before brinigng your pet in for surgery, HSNEGA also asks that you please review our Surgical Admission & Release Form by clicking HERE or downloading the form below. You will be asked to sign this form the morning you drop your animal off for surgery.
AFTER HOURS CARE
- PAIN MANAGEMENT: All animals are given pain medication following surgery which lasts 12-24 hours. Owners also can purchase additional pain medication for a small fee if desired.
- FOOD/WATER: Feed your animal(s) immediately when you arrive home. Start with a small amount of their regular diet and gradually increase the amount of food each half hour, until normal amounts are achieved. This lessens the chances of vomiting. Make sure they have plenty of fresh water at all times.
- BATHS: No baths or swimming for at least 10 days after surgery. Make sure the incision site remains dry for one week. Discourage licking of the incision. All animals will have internal stitches that will dissolve on their own and the outside of the incision is secured with surgical glue. If the glue becomes wet, the incision can open. If this happens, please contact a veterinary immediately.
- E-COLLARS: Owners can purchase an e-collar to discourage licking of the incision site. We highly recommend an e-collar to ensure the incision heals properly and to reduce the chance of infection from licking.
- EXERCISE: No running, jumping or rough playing is allowed for one week. Dogs must be kept indoors and must be walked on a leash. Cats must also be kept indoors.
- INTERACTION WITH OTHER ANIMALS: Keep your pet away from the opposite sex for 2 weeks.
- INCISION SITE: Check the incision site twice a day. There should be no drainage. Redness and swelling should be minimal.
- OTHER SIDE EFFECTS: Adult dogs may have a slight cough from the anesthesia. A depressed, slowly increasing appetite for a few days is not unusual. Vomiting, diarrhea or severe depression are causes for concern and you should contact a veterinarian immediately.
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