Animal overpopulation is a huge problem because there aren’t enough homes or resources to properly care for the vast number of strays born each year. This problem can be easily avoided, however, and in Alachua County there are plenty of options for pet owners looking to spay or neuter their pets on a budget. Remember, failing to spay or neuter even just one pet without the means to find each member of the litter a home is contributing greatly to this problem. Here are some options:
- The Gallenkamp Spay/Neuter Program: This program is available to all Alachua County residents through March 31, 2013. Vouchers can be purchased from our Thrift Store at $40 for cats, $60 for dogs under 60 lbs, and $65 for dogs 60 lbs and over. This voucher covers the procedure and anesthesia; your veterinarian may have other expenses you will need to cover. For more information call 352-373-9522 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See this list for Participating Veterinarians.
Operation PetSnip: Located at 4205 A-2 NW 6th St in Gainesville, Operation PetSnip is open to anyone regardless of income or location. All surgeries require an appointment. Call 352-376-NMHP (6647) to schedule an appointment. Sterilization of cats costs $50 and dogs $80. Feral cat package $50.
Operation Catnip is a nonprofit organization that provides FREE spay/neuter, vaccines and flea treatment to stray and feral cats from Alachua County. Monthly clinics are run entirely by volunteers (veterinarians, vet technicians and other trained individuals) and are capable of sterilizing up to 300 cats in a matter of hours. All cats have the tip of their left ear cropped which identifies them as sterilized community cats. For information on upcoming clinic dates: 352-380-0940 e-mail: email@example.com
Microchipping: To greatly increase the chance that your lost pet will find you, have your pet micro-chipped. It takes just a few minutes and only cost $15.
Dog Grooming: The Alachua County Humane Society now offers some dog grooming services. Bring in your cuddly, canine friend for a bath, ear cleaning and nail trim. Call 352-373-5855 to schedule your appointment today! Take $5 off if you are a member of ACHS. Just a Nail Trim - $10
Bath prices: (ear cleaning and nail trim is included)
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|80lbs and over||$40||$50||$60|