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Animal Protection League Spay/Neuter Information
If you have concerns about your pet's health or ability to survive surgery, we suggest you take your pet to your local private practice veterinarian for blood work and health evaluation.  
Appointment are required for all sterilization surgeries.  If your pet has had a rabies vaccination within the past year, you will be required to bring a copy of their rabies certificate.  If not, we will give your pet a $10 rabies vaccination at the time of their surgery.

Pets check in at 9:00 a.m. the morning of their appointment.  All food and water MUST be withheld past midnight the night before their surgery.  If your pet eat or drinks after midnight, they could be declined.  Dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier.  Cat MUST be in a carrier lined with newspaper.  Please download a copy of our questionnaire/release form to bring with you.  Having this form filled out and signed will save you time checking your pet in.  Also download a copy of questionnaire history form.  Fill out one form per pet and bring with you.  Check out is a 4:00 p.m. the same day.  At 4:15 p.m. a $20 per day late fee will be charged - mobile unit and Palestine location late fee starts at 3:15 p.m.).  Don't be late!  Payment for services are collected at check out.  We accept cash, Discover, Visa or Mastercard.  No checks please.

Animal Protection League does not perform any pre-op bloodwork.  Pre-op bloodwork checks for anemia as well as checks the animal's organs such as the kidneys and liver.  Since the liver processes the anesthetic agent, it is important that it is functioning properly.  We do not perform surgeries on pets that are greater than 5 years of age.  These pets need the pre-op bloodwork and a different anesthetic protocol that a private practice veterinarian can offer.  

Surgery involves the use of anesthetics and drugs.  Injury or death may conceivably result from the surgery and accompanying procedures.  

The Animal Protection League will not perform surgery on great danes over 8 months of age due to the breed's predisposition for genetic heart problems.

The Animal Protection League does not perform surgery on dogs weighing over 80 pounds.  Please see your private practice vet for these services.

If your pet has suffered a trauma, such as, kicked by horse, hit by care, etc., they could be a high risk surgery due to underlying conditions as a result of that trauma.  Please inform our staff at the time you schedule your appointment to discuss the potential risks.

As of December 2016, Animal Protection League has performed over 100,000 sterlizations.
Neutering Male Dogs

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0.0 - 79.9 pounds                                                     
80.0 pounds and over 
Cryptorchid (undescended testicle)                     

$65
(See your private practice vet)
Add'l $25 per testicle
Spaying Female Dogs
                                           
40.0 - 79.9 pounds                                                               80.0 pounds and over
In Heat                                                                    
Advanced Pregnancy*                                               
*(Determination made by veterinarian)

$70
(See your private practice vet)
extra $15
extra $25
Neutering Male Cats
Male Cats                                                            
Cryptorchid (undescended testicle)                
$35
Add'l $25 per testicle
Spaying Female Cats
Female Cats                                                          
Advance Pregnancy*                                           
*(determination made by veterinarian)
$45
Add'l $15
All prices are subject to change
Spay/neuter prices as of January 1, 2012.  The new prices include sterilization, anesthesia and post-op pain injection.
Your pet can be microchipped at the time of their surgery for $30.  This fee includes a lifetime registration fee.
Have your pet's nails trimmed while they are under sedation for ony $5.
WE ACCEPT VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER OR CASH.  NO CHECKS.
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