Low Cost Spay/Neuter for Cats
The Eaton County Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic and Wellness Center offers low cost spay and neuter surgeries for cats at the cost of $40 each. This includes pets as well as community or free-roaming cats. If the cat is a stray or feral, the left ear will be tipped. This is the universal sign that the cat has been fixed.
Spay/ Neuter Surgery (Cats Only) $40.00
*Includes Rabies Vaccination
Other vaccinations and services are also available. See our price list.
Low Cost Vaccinations
Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect dogs and cats. Vaccinating dogs and cats has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help them live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for animal relative to their lifestyle and health.
Vaccines help prepare the body’s immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms. Vaccines contain antigens, which look like the disease-causing organism to the immune system but don’t actually cause disease. When the vaccine is introduced to the body, the immune system is mildly stimulated. If an animal is ever exposed to the real disease, the immune system is now prepared to recognize and fight off entirely or reduce the severity of the disease.
- Canine Parvovirus
- Canine Hepatitis
- Feline Distemper
- Feline Calicivirus
- Feline Herpesvirus
The timing and frequency of vaccinations depend on the type of vaccine, the cat or dog’s age, medical history, environment and lifestyle.
Trap Neuter Return (TNR)
Numerous scientific studies have shown that Trap-Neuter-Return (or TNR) is the humane, compassionate, and effective approach for managing feral cats.
On a colony level:
- No more kittens and gradually declining population.
If a majority of cats in a colony are fixed, fewer kittens will be born and the size of the colony will tend to decline over time.
- Noise is dramatically reduced.
Most of the noise from an unmanaged colony comes from mating and fighting—behaviors which are greatly reduced after neutering.
- Odor becomes less noticeable.
Unaltered male cats mark their territory by spraying urine and causing a particularly
noxious odor. Neutering eliminates the testosterone and its foul odor.
On a community level:
- Feral and stray cat population reduction for community as a whole
- Lower euthanasia rates
- Fewer complaints to animal control
- Cost saving to the City