How to Save Money on Spaying and Neutering

Recently, we got a little fuzzy friend. He’s a little orange fellow who’s awfully adorable with his love of chasing laser pointer lights and curling up in my arms while I’m typing. He’s about five months old, and it’s nearing time for the great betrayal. I understand that getting him neutered is a no-brainer, but I’ve been intimidated by the costs of going to a clinic or vet hospital to get the job done. Here is how to save money on spaying and neutering.

Options for Spaying and Neutering

Petsmart, or other pet store
This was more of an emergency clinic, taking care of sick dogs and cats. When we asked about this routine surgery, we were quoted a price of $250 for spaying and $200 for neutering. While we are striving valiantly to make that kind of money, we haven’t reached the point where we can spare that kind of cash in the budget for an indoor kitty.

The vets in our local area are rather cagey about posting their prices online, though an informal survey showed that the prices were just a little bit under the ones offered by Petsmart. While this is definitely an option for developing rapport with one of the vets in the area, we don’t want to break the bank with our cat’s needs.

Humane Society
The Humane Society offers low-cost spay and neutering to people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. They offer links to organizations who are able to help out here.

Through the Humane Society website, we found out that Friends of Animals offers spaying and neutering certificates, offsetting some of the costs of taking care of our fuzzy friends. Their certificate costs are:

  • Female Cat Spay – $65
  • Male Cat Neuter – $51
  • Female Dog Spay – $90
  • Male Dog Neuter – $64

To save money on spaying and neutering, the best option would be to go to the Humane Society and examine the resources which are available there. When you have a little extra cash and wish to give to a worthy cause, donate to any one of the organizations listed by the Humane Society. They do wonders for animals, making sure that they stay healthy.

This picture courtesy of Maarjaara on Flickr and is used through the Creative Commons license.

What resources have you found for cheaply spaying and neutering your fuzzy friends?