Special Surgery Announcement
- Cherish Your Chihuahua for the month of August. Available for ALL areas!
- We have limited availability for free zip code spay/neuters (if you live in any of these areas)!
- Due to the high volume of requests, it may take longer than 4 weeks to get a response. Please be patient, we are working through them as quickly as possible.
- Benefits of Spay/Neuter
- General Spay/Neuter FAQ
- Post Surgery Spay/Neuter FAQ
- Pre Operational Instructions
- Post Operational Instructions
- Feral vs Stray, what's the difference?
- What does it Cost?
- Services Offered at the Time of the Spay/Neuter
Feral cats IN TRAPS can be brought in on a first come first serve basis. There is a 10 feral cat limit Monday - Thursday. Calling ahead to check for surgery is recommended as there are days when the surgery suite is closed for maintenance or staff training. All cats presented as feral in a trap will receive an ear tip procedure. Community cats or strays that are tame and enjoy human companionship must have a scheduled appointment. Any cat not in a humane trap MUST be handable by surgery staff to be accepted for surgery.
Spay and neuter services are available to the public four days a week by appointment only. To schedule an appointment with faster service and convenience, fill out the required form.
Pets must be at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 2 lbs to be a spay/neuter surgery candidate. Rabies vaccines are also available to pets 4 months of age and older. Proof of rabies vaccination* is necessary to perform the spay/neuter surgery on any animal over 3.5months old; if your pet is not vaccinated, we will administer the rabies vaccine at an additional cost. ALL payments are due at time of drop-off. Your pet is required to be dropped off on the day of your appointment by 7.30am and will be ready to pick up the same day at 4.30pm.
Millions of companion animals are euthanized every year across America because there are not enough loving homes for them. Spaying and neutering your pets helps ensure every dog and cat born has a home waiting for them. We thank you for considering getting your pet altered to help us fight this nationwide problem.
*A Rabies Certificate, which must include the animal’s name, description, date, and SIGNATURE of the veterinarian, must be presented at the time of drop off in the morning before surgery. Any owner not able to produce this document will be required to purchase a new rabies vaccination for their pet, as is state law, at the cost of $10.
Grants are usually available to assist in payment, but each grant covers a different criteria. Please inquire to see if any of them meet your situation:
Currently available grants (1):
- Zip Code (limited availability)
Shelters in and around San Antonio that offers spay/neuter services
Take a look at the photos from our Nickel/Neuter event.
Watch Sean & Claudia Elliott talk about spay/neutering
Made possible by:
"A grant from the Animal No Kill Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation"