Spay and Neuter

Mendocino Coast Humane Society provides affordable spay and neuter procedures for pets in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation.

Why should you spay/neuter your pets? To keep your pets safe, happy, and healthy! This procedure helps prevent certain cancers and avoids the high cost of caring for litters. It can help prevent bad behavior like running away from home to look for a mate, marking or spraying indoors and some aggression issues.

YOUR PET'S AGE AND VACCINATION HISTORY

  • Dogs must be a minimum of 6 months to be eligible for spay or neuter surgery.
  • Cats must be a minimum of 4 months to be eligible for spay or neuter surgery.
  • We highly recommend that puppies and kittens (4 – 6 months of age) are fully vaccinated for Distemper and Parvo prior to surgery. However, if your puppy or kitten still needs its third series of vaccines, we can give these at the time of surgery for a fee. Please bring your pet’s vaccination records with you at time of drop-off.
  • We also highly recommend your adult animal be vaccinated prior to surgery. We can give vaccinations at the time of surgery for a fee. Please bring your pet’s vaccination records with you at time of drop-off

YOUR PET'S HEALTH

  • We are designed to accept healthy animals for surgeries. If your pet has any underlying health problems, the surgery should be performed at a full-service vet clinic.
  • If your pet has been sick lately, it is better to reschedule the appointment than to have the surgery.
  • If your pet is currently presenting with symptoms of illness or has been diagnosed with a contagious disease, please do not bring them to the Shelter. Instead, please visit your regular veterinarian.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

  • Call 707-964-SPAY to schedule your pet’s appointment.

FEES

  • Male dog: $65
  • Male dog over 65 pounds: $80
  • Female dog: $75
  • Female dog over 65 pounds: $90
  • All cats: $40

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

  • If your pet is an ADULT DOG or CAT, no food can be given after 10 pm the night before surgery.
  • If your pet is a PUPPY or a KITTEN, no food can be given after 6 am the morning of surgery.
  • Pets of any age may have water up until 7 am the morning of surgery.
  • You will need to drop off your pet between 8:15 – 8:00 am. You can enter through the main door.
  • Pets will go home the same day between 4 – 4:30 pm.
  • Your total fee is due when you drop off your pet.
  • Please have your ID available at that time as well.

OTHER INFORMATION

Eileen Hawthorne Fund 707-969-7877 – Financial assistance for feline spay/neuter
Second Chance Rescue Fort Bragg 707-964-7770 – Helps low-income owners with vet bills including spay/neuter