Humane Society of Hall County 770.532.6617
845 West Ridge Road • Gainesville, Georgia, 30501
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Hall County Humane Society Low-Income Spay/Neuter Clinic
845 W. Ridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30501
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, By advance appointment only.
We are now accepting low income clients for our spay/neuter clinic. Proof of participation in a government subsidy program required.
$50.00 for dog/puppy spay or neuter, $50.00 for cat/kitten spay, or $40.00 for cat/kitten neuter. Dogs, cats, puppies & kittens only. Call (770) 532-6617 for further information or to set up an appointment.
We also have gift certificates that are great for the holidays. Buy someone a puppy OF THEIR CHOICE. Pay the $70.00 and let them pick out an animal that THEY CHOOSE after the holidays.
Spay and Neuter Clinic
The Humane Society of Hall County now has a wonderfully established Spay and Neuter Clinic on site at the shelter. Thanks to Frankie Grant (coordinator), Dr. Kate McDuffee, Technicians – Howard Scales and Marcia Citvaris we are able to keep this wonderful clinic going.
The Clinic spays and neuters dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. It is a rule now, that ALL animals adopted from the shelter must be altered before going to their new homes. And we do a thorough check up questionnaire on the family and Rick also likes to go out and check out fences (depending on the size and breed of the dog). This has been a wonderful blessing for the Humane Society.
Requirements of spaying/neutering:
The owner must show proof of low or fixed income (Social Security, WIC, Peach Care, fixed income, Senior Citizen, Children on School Lunch Program or any other government assistance).
Pets must weigh at least 2 pounds and has to be in good health. A physical exam is done, but not blood work prior to surgery. It would be up to the owner of the pet to have the blood work done at a vet’s office.
Reduced charges for this wonderful service is:
$50.00 for Dog/Puppy Spay/Neuter
$50.00 for Cat/Kittens Spay
$40.00 for Cat/Kittens Neuter
There is a $10.00 fee for a Rabies shot if the owner does not have proof of current shot presented at the time of the procedure.
Appointments are required/necessary.
We participate with SPAY Georgia, who sometimes help to lower the cost. For more information on this program, contact (770) 662-4479.
If you are interested, and we hope that you are, please call Mrs. Frankie Grant at the shelter (770) 532-6617. She can give you all of the information and make appointments for you. For the life of your dog/cat, please have them spayed/neutered. They will love you for life!
Spaying and Neutering
What does it mean to spay or neuter? Surgical sterilization is a routine operation and is probably performed by veterinarians more often than any other single surgery. This operation consists of removing the reproductive organs. Spaying (ovarian hysterectomy) is for females and neutering (castration) is for males. After surgery your pet will be unable to reproduce. Traditionally, this procedure is performed around the time the animal reaches sexual maturity - around six months old for most dogs and cats.
It is very important that you follow your vet's instructions carefully. There will be instructions to follow before and after surgery. If you adhere to these guidelines, your pet will recover quickly and with as little discomfort as possible! Here are some Myths about companion animal overpopulation:
Animals, dogs in particular, are less protective after sterilization and show other negative behavioral changes.
Any changes brought on by sterilization are generally positive. Neutered male cats usually stop territorial spraying. Neutered dogs and cats fight less and in most cases, do not roam away from home in search of a mate. (This is how so many animals become lost and brought in to the Humane Society.) Spayed females do not go into messy heat cycles, and they do not need to be confined to avoid pregnancy. Sterilized animals are three times less likely to bite, according to animal experts. Sterilized animals also do not get "fat & lazy" just because they are fixed - too much food and lack of exercise will make any animal fat & lazy!
Males don't give birth so we don't need to neuter them.
Remember the old saying "it takes two to tango"? That is so true for animals as well as humans. A female animal can have only one litter at a time, but a male animal can impregnate several females in one day!
Spaying and neutering is expensive.
Prices vary from vet to vet, and the Humane Society of Hall County
(as well as other animal adoption agencies) includes spaying/neutering in the adoption fee. After all, it is a Georgia State Law that all animals adopted from any such organization be sterilized within a certain time frame. See top of page.
My pets never go outside...
Oh, have we heard this one SO many times! It only takes one accident and a litter can be created. Male dogs will risk their lives to get outside to a female in heat in the neighborhood. Females will do the same when they are in heat. The truth is, you are torturing your pet by not sterilizing it. All those pent up hormones and physical changes will drive your pet crazy, leading to behavioral problems. A fixed pet is a happy, healthy, well-adjusted pet!
Some Figures on Pet Overpopulation:
For every human born, 7 puppies and kittens are born.
One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in 7 years.
One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 in 6 years.
An estimated 6 to 8 million animals are euthanized in shelters each year. Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from injury or illness before dying.
In a study of relinquishment of dogs and cats in 12 U.S. animal shelters, 30% of the surrendered dogs were purebreds.
The same study indicated that 55% of the surrendered dogs and 47% of the surrendered cats were unaltered.
It costs U.S. taxpayers an estimated $2 billion each year to round up, house, euthanize and dispose of homeless animals.
Approximately 55% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,038 facilities across the U.S.
In the same number of facilities, approximately 71% of cats and kittens are killed.
Based on these astounding Facts and figures, would you rather be a contributor to the statistics or have your pet fixed so you'll never have to worry about these problems again for the rest of your pet's life?