Spay and Neuter Program

The Laurens County Humane Society offers low cost spay/neuter services in conjunction with Animal Allies of Spartanburg. The transport will take place on the 2nd Tuesday each month. An Animal Allies van will pick up pets with appointments from our Adoption Center’s parking lot at 793 Poplar Street in the Lydia Mill section of Clinton at 6:45 am and transport them to Spartanburg.  Please arrive no later than 6:30 am so that we can have your pet(s) ready for transport. The van will return the pets on the same day at 5:00 pm to the same location.

The dates for 2015 are:

December 8

The dates for 2016 are:

January 12
February 9
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14

 

All animals must have rabies and other required vaccinations. If they have not had required shots, Animal Allies will administer these for $13. The cost of the spay/neutering per animal is as follows: male dog, $57; female dog, $62; dog over 75 lbs, $77; male cat, $32; female cat, $47; feral cat, $45 (this charge includes shots and ear tipping for feral cats only). There is no extra fee for an animal that is in heat or pregnant. NOTE: Please bring cash for payment when you drop off your pet for the transport. We are unable to accept checks or charge/debit cards.

Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling Animal Allies at 864-576-6971. They are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

If people with limited income (i.e. on Medicaid, with EBT card, on Social Security Disability, or dependent on Social Security for retirement income) need help in paying the fee to Animal Allies, please contact Animal Allies about a voucher. If eligible for the reduced rate, one will need to provide proof of limited income and a photo ID on the morning of the transport.

WHY SPAY/NEUTER IS SO IMPORTANT

·          For each cat that is spayed/neutered, 12 kitten births a year are prevented.

·          For each dog that is spayed/neutered, 16 puppy births a year are prevented.

·          In six years, one female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies.

·          In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens.

·          Theoretically, there is NO LIMIT to the number of offspring male dogs and male cats can produce.

·          Every day in the US, tens of thousands of puppies and kittens are born. Compare this to the 11,000 human births, and you can see that there can NEVER be enough homes for all these pets.

SPAY/NEUTER SURGERY IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND MOST HUMANE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF PET OVER-POPULATION!

BENEFITS TO SPAYING A FEMALE PET

·          Eliminates problems with discharge

·          Eliminates stray males fighting to mate

·          Eliminates need to confine female

·          Reduces overpopulation of puppies and kittens

·          Eliminates problem of uterine cancer later in life

·          Eliminates female cat in heat behaviors

BENEFITS TO NEUTERING A MALE PET

·          Stops male cats from spraying to mark territory

·          Reduces urge for dogs to mount

·          Reduces aggression toward other pets

·          Reduces roaming to find a female

·          Reduces overpopulation of puppies and kittens

·          Reduces the risk of prostate and testicular tumors later in life

SPAY/NEUTER SURGERY WILL NOT MAKE YOUR PET FAT (TOO MUCH FOOD AND LACK OF EXERCISE WILL) OR LESS PROTECTIVE OF HOME AND FAMILY. THE SURGERY WILL ALLOW YOU AND YOUR PET TO ENJOY EACH OTHER WITHOUT WORRY OF MATING BEHAVIORS.