Cache Humane Society

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

 Surgery

Cache Humane Society offers a weekly low-cost pet spay and neuter clinic for the local community.

Please go to our Clinic Schedule, for the next available clinic day.

The decision to Spay or Neuter your Pet is an important one and can save lives.

We take every precaution to keep your animal safe and away from sick animals in the shelter. It is very unlikely that your healthy, vaccinated animal will become sick while here for a spay/neuter, but it is possible. Please make sure your animal is in good health and properly vaccinated prior to scheduling it for surgery.

 

Why Spay or Neuter? 

By spaying or neutering your animal at a young age, you will be preventing the possibility of medical issues which often arise in animal reproductive organs. Also, giving birth to even one litter, can create stress, health risks and issues for any animal. 

Many animals have certain behavioral issues, such as the urge to escape and roam, or territorial behaviours such as urine marking.These behaviors can be relieved or removed by simply spaying or neutering your pet. Spaying or neutering does not create new bad behaviours in your pet, nor should it change the personality of your pet.

 

Why Not Spay or Neuter?

Some people worry that if everyone Spays and Neuters their animals, there will be no more pets. We agree that is a sad thought, but is very unlikely to happen soon.  Just one unspayed cat and it's offspring alone can produce thousands of kittens in just 10 years.

Pet owners sometimes do not spay or neuter because they want to "show the gift of life" to their animal or children, especially as baby animals are so cute.  Or sometimes individuals, want make their expensive pure bred pet into a business, through breeding and selling the puppies or kittens.  As a shelter, we do not agree these are sensible reasons not to spay or neuter, when you consider the health risks and stress to the animals or being pregnant and giving birth.  We understand that  it is a personal decision which pet owner's have the right to make.

We urge people who think Spaying or Neutering is not an option for their pet,  to remember that thousands of unwanted animals of all ages enter shelters in Utah each year, and millions of healthy animals are currently living in shelters across the country. Sadly, about a third of those healthy animals are still euthanized in shelters across the country. Cache Humane Society is part of the No Kill Utah (NKUT) coalition and our aim is to save them all. Our spay and neuter clinic is just part of this initiative. You can join us.

You can make a difference. Spaying or neutering your pet is one positive way you can personally help reduce the number of unwanted animals ending up in shelters.  Until there are no animals entering shelters,  Cache Humane Society will continue to encourage pet owners to spay or neuter their animals until we are a No Kill Utah. 

 

Our Clinic's Standard Spay/Neuter Fees

Cat Neuter (Male)   $45 Cat Spay (Female)  $55
Dog Neuter (Male) $60  Dog  Spay (Female) $70
Rabbit Neuter (Male) $80 Rabbit Spay (Female) $120
Additional Charges may apply Additional Charges may apply


What are the Additional charges?

Large Dogs

We have extra fees for dogs which are 75 lbs and over an extra $1 per pound. If your dog weighs 74lbs your fee will be the standard fee. If you dog weighs 75lbs or over, your fee will be per pound. 

Small dogs

There is an additional $10 fee for small dogs weighing under 10lbs.
       

Special Conditions 

Extra charges may apply for animals with special conditions. Some of these conditions are not discovered until the animal is in surgery, but owner's should be prepared to cover these extra costs should they arise. 

  • In-heat, pregnant,  infection - $25
  • Retained Testicles (cryptochrid) - $40 per testicle

 

How to make an Appointment.

We have a very experienced Spay and Neuter Surgeon who attends the shelter for our clinic days.  You may look at our clinic schedule to see when our next clinic days are. Spays and Neuters are by appointment only. Please call us on 435 792 3920 to schedule your pet's spay or neuter today. 

 

How can you get help with the Spay and Neuter Fee?

As a non profit, Cache Humane Society offers the Spay and Neuter clinic with minimal fees  which only cover the overall costs we have to complete the procedure.

We have partnered with Best Friends Animal Society - Utah, and are pleased to be able to offer a little extra help to low-Income families through their Low-Income Assistance Voucher.

Please note the procedure for applying for vouchers changed in March 2016. We can no longer accept old vouchers. 

To apply for a voucher, click HERE . You will be redirected to Utah.bestfriend.org. Please note: This form is for Utah residents only. 

You will need to provide proof of income or participation in a government program with your application. Best Friends ask that you kindly pay what you can. $1 or more, so that they are able to help more people to get their animals fixed.

These vouchers are to be used for pets only. DO NOT USE THESE VOUCHERS TO FIX FERAL OR FREE ROAMING CATS. There is a separate voucher program for that, more info about it can be found here.

 Please allow a few weeks for your application to be accepted. We DO NOT accept applications the day of surgery! We recommend that you do not make an appointment for your pet, until you have received your voucher. You must apply, be approved, and receive your voucher from Best Friends to receive your discount. 

Reminders before your Pet's Surgery

We will call you the day before the surgery to remind you of a few things which are important to remember before you bring your animal for surgery. 

Please do not feed you animal after 5pm the evening before their appointment. Be sure they have fresh water to drink though, we want them to be hydrated for surgery.

All dogs must be on a leash.

All cat must be brought in their own carrier with a clean towel inside. If you need to use one of our crates there will be an additional fee of $5.

If you are bringing feral cats to us to be fixed, they must arrive in a humane cat trap. Please look at our Trap Neuter Return page for more information about renting feral traps from Cache Humane Society.

 

What you should Remember after your Pet's Surgery

When you come to collect your pet after surgery, our staff will give you post operative instructions, please listen and read the printed information we give you, so your animal will recover quickly and safely. These instructions in summary are:

1) Keep your animal inside for 24hours after surgery so you can help regulate their temperature and closely monitor their recovery. They may be a little off balance and not coordinated.

2) Some nausea is normal after general anesthesia, Restrict food for the first 3 hours and reintroduce in small amounts to avoid an upset stomach. Please let us know if your animal will not eat or drink or becomes lethargic, has vomiting or diarrhea.

3) Restrict you pets activity for 7 days, such as running and jumping,  to avoid irritation of the incision site.

4) Do not bathe your animal for 7 days after surgery. You can clean around the incision but do not allow your animal to get wet as this affect the stitches and healing.

5) Check the incision site regularly for excessive bleeding or leakage. Do not allow your pet to lick or bite the incision. Head cones are available at the shelter.

6) Only give your pet the pain medications the staff send home with you. Human pain medications such as Ibuprofen, Tylenol and Aspirin are NOT safe for your pet and other vet prescribed pain meds may not be compatable with the ones we give you.

7) Do not hesitate to contact us during business hours if you have any concerns about your pet immediately after surgery. However,  we do not have a full clinic services, and cannot be responsible for secondary care related to surgery.

8) If you have a female animal spayed, DO NOT allow them to mate for a month after surgery, this can cause internal bleeding. If you have male pets, monitor interactions closely so not accidental mating occurs. 

 

YOUR DECISION TO SPAY AND NEUTER

HAS MADE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON

 THE NUMBER OF UNWANTED ANIMALS.

THANK YOU!