The NHSPCA Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic is aimed to prevent unplanned litters and promote the health and wellness of pets for owners with demonstrated financial need such as low income, those who receive state/federal financial support, veteran’s benefits, or have severe temporary financial hardship.
Space is limited to those pet owners who would otherwise not be able to afford this surgery.
Our ability to offer this service is extremely limited and the program is here to help those in our community facing an inability to provide this crucial care for their pets. For this reason, we ask that you please only proceed if you have a sincere financial need and your dog or cat would otherwise not be able to have surgery.
In most cases, we are not able to offer this service for pets purchased from a breeder or exotic breed animals.
Please note: Not every dog or cat is a candidate for surgery at a low-cost clinic. Clinics are designed to offer efficient spay/neuter surgery services for several animals in one day and the surgery protocols are calculated with this in mind. Some pets require more individualized care due to their breed, physical attributes, underlying health conditions, or behavior needs, and the clinic at the New Hampshire SPCA is not designed to provide this individualized care.
Spay and neuter a is surgery that carries risks, including death.
Pre-operative bloodwork, modified anesthesia protocols for individual animals and thorough exams are not possible prior to surgery at this Clinic.
Online booking is available!
Payment for the surgery fee is due at the time the appointment is made. This alleviates no-shows and utilizes the precious veterinary time we have dedicated to the community clinic day.
If you are a case worker representing a client who is a pet owner in need, please call 603-772-2921 x114.
$160 spay (female cat)
$125 neuter (male cat)
Spay (female dog):
90+lbs: additional $65 fee
Neuter (male dogs):
90+lbs: additional $55 fee
All pets receiving spay/neuter services are automatically microchipped.
If your pet is already microchipped, please notify us AFTER you have booked your online appointment by emailing [email protected] and we will remove this from your pet’s scheduled services for the appointment day.
Additional optional services are available:
$30 Rabies Vaccine
$30 Feline Distemper Vaccine
$30 Canine Distemper Vaccine
$20 Canine Bordetella Vaccine
$10 E-Collar Cone – this is not automatically provided
$10-20 Topical Flea/Tick Preventative Dose (price is weight dependent)
*There may be an additional charge if:
- the pet is cryptorchid (one or both of the testicles have not descended) as this procedure may involve exploratory abdominal surgery to locate the testicle(s).
- the pet is very large or overweight. In the case of a spay for an overweight pet, the NHSPCA reserves the right to elect to not do surgery. If this is the case, a partial refund will be issued.
- there is a hernia present. Please notify the NHSPCA Vet Center Clinic staff if your pet has been diagnosed with a hernia.
- the pet requires special attention during surgery for a previously unknown/undisclosed health or behavioral issue.
We cannot admit any pet for surgery that has impaired liver or kidney function, an active respiratory infection (coughing, sneezing, wheezing, weeping eyes, runny nose), signs of contagious skin infection such as mange or ringworm, history of seizures, a bleeding disorder or diagnosed hernias.
Pets in heat may need to be rescheduled.
We cannot admit any pet that has been bitten or has a wound of unknown origin.
We cannot admit any dog that has bitten a person within the last 10 days.
We cannot admit any dog that has a history of severe aggression unless they have a prescription from their primary veterinarian for stress reducing medication to be provided prior to their surgery appointment. (The NHSPCA cannot prescribe this medication. The pet owner will need to arrange for this through their primary veterinarian.)
Dogs and Cats:
- Dogs and cats should be between 3 months and 7 years of age.
- Cats should weigh a minimum of 2 pounds.
- Should have no known illness, injury or medical or behavioral condition that may increase risk during surgery or require individualized care from the clinic staff.
- Have proof of up-to-date Rabies vaccination in the form of a valid Rabies Certificate.A tag or invoice is not sufficient proof.
- If your pet is notup-to-date, a Rabies vaccination will be administered during the Clinic day at an additional cost of $30.
- If your pet has live fleas, an oral flea treatment will be given at an additional cost of $10.
We reserve the right to refuse surgery for any pet should we determine it is unsafe due to health risks or if there is a risk to staff or the other pets present on clinic day. Should that occur, a partial refund will be issued. We encourage all owners to have their pet(s) seen by their primary veterinarian for a full exam prior to any surgery.
We are so happy to be able to offer this critical program to spay and neuter pets in New Hampshire. Please note that this program should not replace regular veterinary check-ups. Please have your pet seen by a veterinarian every year or more often if recommended to ensure their ongoing good health!
CLICK HERE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
NHSPCA Vet Center Clinic phone: 603-772-2921 x114
NHSPCA Vet Center Clinic email: [email protected]
Receive a spay surgery.
A spay is a surgical procedure in which the ovaries and uterus are surgically removed.
Spaying prevents unwanted pregnancy and stops heat cycles.
When performed early in life, spaying can decrease the chance of your pet getting breast cancer.
Receive a neuter surgery.
Neutering is a surgical procedure in which the testicles are removed.
Neutering prevents unwanted reproduction and can help improve some negative behavioral effects of male hormones, such as roaming and certain types of aggression.
What age should by pet be spayed or neutered?
From the AVMA website: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/pet-owners/petcare/spaying-and-neutering#:~:text=The%20AVMA%2C%20American%20Association%20of,by%205%20months%20of%20age.
“The AVMA, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Association of Shelter Veterinarians, and several cat advocacy groups support spaying or neutering of cats by 5 months of age. This recommendation is based on the known benefits of sterilization, and the lack of evidence of harm related to the age when the procedure is performed.
When it comes to dogs, there is no one-size-fits-all recommendation. The optimal timing of spaying or neutering is as individual as your pet. Consult your veterinarian, who can help you decide based on your dog’s breed, age, sex, personality, role (e.g., pet or working dog), home environment, and health status.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no known benefit to delaying the spay procedure until a female dog or cat has gone through their first heat cycle.”