Spay & Neuter Vouchers

Why Spay/Neuter?

More than 70,000 puppies and kittens are born every day in the United States and over half are accidents. Kittens can get pregnant as early as four months and puppies as early as six months. This means many “OOPS” happen sooner than most think! By spaying and neutering your pet by the age of four months, you can help prevent this!

In 2012, H.A.L.O. partnered with local, well-established veterinarians and introduced the Low Cost Voucher Program which provides residents of Indian River County with a reduced cost spay/neuter. Over the years, H.A.L.O. has given out thousands of vouchers saving countless more lives!

What does it cost?

 

Voucher Pricing Spay Neuter Cryptorchid Rabies Vaccine
Feline: $40-$50 $30-$40 n/a No extra charge
Dog under 50 lbs: $50 $40 $30 No extra charge
Dog 50-60 lbs: $60 $50 $30 No extra charge
Dog +61 lbs: $70 $60 $30 No extra charge

 

How do I get a Low Cost Voucher?
For a $5 donation, you can pick up your Low Cost Voucher at the H.A.L.O. Main Shelter or the VB Adoption Center.

Once you have your voucher, contact a participating veterinarian listed on the voucher and set up your appointment. Payment for the reduced cost procedure will be due at the time of surgery. When scheduling your appointment, please let them know you have a Low Cost Voucher from H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue. Provide your voucher to the veterinarian at the time of payment. Each voucher is good for only one surgery and rabies vaccine and you are responsible for any additional services necessary. Please note other procedures and fees may be applicable – including but not limited to – heartworm testing, post surgery pain meds, cone, etc. The vet will discuss all details with you.

Will spaying/neutering my pet cause weight gain?
No. Just like people, pets become overweight from improper nutrition or lack of exercise. Good diet and exercise can help keep your pet at a healthy weight.
Will it change my pet’s personality?
Spaying or neutering is unlikely to change your pet’s temperament, basic personality or levels of playfulness and general activity. However, it can have a positive effect on some behavioral issues, especially sexual behaviors such as mounting, howling and the urge to roam. Leg lifting is also usually dramatically decreased. Despite what some believe, pets show no signs of “missing” mating or breeding.
If only females get pregnant, why do I need to neuter my male?

As they say, it takes two to tango and males are every bit as much a part of the overpopulation problem as females.

Additionally, male pets are more likely to run away in search of a mate, which puts them at a much higher risk of disease and injury. If left intact, males are also more susceptible to testicular cancer.

Will my male feel emasculated?
This is a human feeling, not one that your dog or cat experiences. However, they will be less likely to exhibit behaviors such as howling and marking.
Do I need to wait until my female has been through her first heat?
There is no medical research that states it is healthier to wait until your dog or cat has gone into heat. In fact, spaying them before their first heat greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancers and reproductive-related diseases. Spaying and neutering at any age can eliminate or reduce the development of reproductive tumors.
Is my pet too old to be spayed/neutered?
Dogs and cats can be fixed at any time during their life span. Your veterinarian can address any concern there might be about performing the procedure on an older pet. Remember, it may even be lifesaving!
Additional Low Cost Services on the Treasure Coast

We’ve created a downloadable and printable brochure of low cost spay/neuter services on the Treasure Cost. Click the link below to view it:
Treasure Coast Services Brochure

           

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