CLOSURE NOTICE: The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia will be temporarily suspending its spay/neuter services through April in response to recommendations by government and state officials to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
A Spay/Neuter Center team member will be contacting those with appointments in April to reschedule.
We thank you for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times. For up-to-date information about HSNEGA’s response to COVID-19 please click HERE.
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia’s Spay/Neuter Center is open Tuesday-Friday and provides low-cost, high-quality surgery for all pet owners with no residency restrictions.
Spay/neuter surgeries are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. All surgery appointments at HSNEGA’s Spay/Neuter Center require a $35 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. One reschedule will be allowed with 72 hours notice before your appointment.
The HSNEGA Spay/Neuter Center receives a high volume of calls and emails. Please allow 3 business days for the HSNEGA team to reply.
Have a spay/neuter appointment and want to save time? Fill out your surgical admission form before hand. Bring it with you or email it to SpayNeuter@HSNEGA.org
Surgery fees now include “Go Home” pain medication for dogs and cats. Cats will receive a pain injection which lasts for 72 hours.
|Female over 70 lbs. $105||Female $65|
|Female under 70 lbs. $80||Male $65|
|Male over 70 lbs. $90|
|Male under 70 lbs. $70|
ADDITIONAL SURGICAL FEES
|Add to any Surgery|
|E-Collar (highly recommended)||$5|
|Umbilical Hernia Repair||$30|
|Retained Baby Tooth Removal||$15|
ADDITIONAL WELLNESS SERVICES
|Healthy Pet Exam (required yearly)||$12|
|1-Year Rabies (dog & cat)||$12|
|3-Year Rabies (dog & cat)||$30|
|Kennel Cough (dog)||$12|
|Feline Leukemia Virus (cat)||$12|
|Heartworm Test (dog)||$20|
|Feline Leukemia/FIV/HW (cat)||$25|
|Fecal Parasite Test (dog & cat)||$15|
|Puppy/Kitten Nail Trim||$5|
|Dog/Cat Nail Trim||$15|
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 $12.
BLOODWORK: Please note that there can be additional surgical risk factors for older animals that often are detected through bloodwork. Bloodwork is highly recommended, and going forward bloodwork is 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. 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.
REFUSAL OF SERVICE: HSNEGA reserves the right to refuse service to animals we believe are generally unhealthy, possess medical concerns, aggressive or pose a risk to our staff and/or other animals. Please see your regular veterinarian for any illnesses prior to coming for vaccines or spay/neuter surgeries.
NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY
No food is to be given to your animal after midnight the night before surgery. Your animal can have plenty of water.
Before bringing your pet in for surgery, HSNEGA also asks that you please review our Surgical Admission & Release Form by clicking HERE. You will be asked to sign this form the morning you drop your animal off for surgery.
Please have your animal at the HSNEGA Spay/ Neuter Center (the left entrance to the building) on the day of your appointment at 7:45 am, but no later than 8:30 am. When arriving at the Center, please leave your animal in the car until you have checked in and completed your paperwork. Please advise our staff if an animal is aggressive at check-in. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier (one cat per carrier). If a cat is not in a carrier, an $8 fee will apply to send the cat home in a cardboard carrier. Feral cats MUST come in a humane trap. Any animals brought on the day of their surgery after 8:30 am will be asked to reschedule.
All animals are picked up the same day as surgery. Dogs are to be picked up at 4 pm and cats at 4:30 pm.
AFTER HOURS CARE
PAIN MANAGEMENT: All animals are given pain medication on the day of the surgery. All canines are sent home with a three day supply of pain medications. Cats are given an injection at time of surgery which lasts for 72 hours.
FOOD/WATER: Feed your animal(s) a small dinner and any medications sent home should be given around 7 pm. Meal sizes should be smaller than their regular diet. Give 1/4 of the amount of their food they usually receive beginning at 7 pm and another 1/4 at 7:30 pm. This will lessen the chance of vomiting. They can resume their regular meal schedule the following morning. Start offering small amounts of water one hour after they arrive home. If they keep in down and do not vomit, they can have free access to water.
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.