Monday, November 20, 2017

 

 

Companion animal overpopulation is an epidemic in the United States. The cost, both in terms of animal suffering and money spent, is overwhelming. More dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, are killed by euthanasia than any other diseases combined. More than one billion dollars are spent annually to feed, house and ultimately kill unwanted companion animals. Enough homes do not exist to absorb this overflow.

The Animal Protective League's Spay/Neuter Clinic addresses companion animal overpopulation in  Sangamon County and surrounding communities. This unique high-quality, high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter program performs 52 or more spay/neuter surgeries daily. As a regional facility, we partner with animal control agencies, shelters and rescue groups within a 90-mile radius. Our goal is to defeat the tragedy of companion animal overpopulation by targeting the most prolific populations ... ferals, strays, and other unaltered animals whose owners often cannot afford the cost of spaying or neutering their companion animals or don't have any idea why they should. Since its opening in 2006, the spay/neuter clinic has performed over 96,000 surgeries and the number of euthanasia's at Sangamon County Animal Control has dropped by nearly 60%!

Surgery Fees:

Female and Male Dogs $65

Female Cats  $45

Male Cats  $35

Feral Cats  $25 (outdoor cats only; cats will receive vaccines and an ear tip)

If you live in Sangamon County, ask about our $25 rate for pit bulls!

  

Additional Service Fees (at the time of surgery):      

Dogs

 

 

Cats

 

Rabies 1-year*

$10

 

Rabies 1-year*

$10

Rabies 3-year*

$13

 

Rabies 3-year*

$13

Canine distemper

$10

 

Feline distemper

$10

Bordetella

$10

 

Dewormer

$6

Heartworm test

$25

 

Flea preventative

$5

Dewormer, under 50lbs

$8

     

                over 50lbs

$15

     

Flea/tick preventative

$10

     

 

*In Sangamon County, rabies registration is required and is $9 per year. APL requires that all dogs and cats have a rabies vaccination. If your pet is current on her rabies vaccine, please bring proof of this with you.

 

Other services available:

Microchip $12

Nail trim $3

NexGard Chews for Dogs 3-pack $46

Heartworm preventative 6-month supply $20-35 by weight

Cheristin for Cats flea preventative 6-pack $50

 

Scheduling Information

All pets require an appointment. Drop-off Monday-Friday is from 8-8:30am. Pick up is the following morning at 7:30am, or at 4:00 the same day for surgeries performed on Fridays. Please be prompt; we are not able to accommodate late drop-offs and pick-ups.

 

Please call our office to schedule an appointment: 217-789-7729.

 

Kittens and puppies can be safely spayed or neutered at 8 weeks old. We recommend spaying or neutering before 5 months of age, before pets hit puberty. Spaying or neutering before 5 months of age ensures your pet won’t have an accidental litter, helps prevent mammary cancer in females, and helps prevent some hormone-related behaviors like urine marking and aggression.

Pre-operative Instructions

  • Dogs 4 months of age and older should have food withheld after midnight the night before surgery.
  • Puppies under 4 months of age and all cats and kittens may have food throughout the night before surgery.
  • All animals may have water through the morning of surgery.

 

Please inform us if your animal has any prior medical conditions. APL reserves the right to refuse surgery to an animal if a health risk is determined. We will not accept animals exhibiting signs of Upper Respiratory Infection (runny eyes and nose or coughing). 

 

Please bring all dogs on a leash and all cats in a cat carrier.

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Animal Protective League
1001 Taintor Road
Springfield, Il. 62702
217-544-7387

 

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