February 21, 2011 10

Spay Station Instructions- Pierce County

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How the Spay Station works…

Links to all you need to know about the Pierce County Spay Station:

Schedule  | Instructions  |  Pricing  | Programs available for those on public assistance

The Patients:

Dogs: must be at least 4 months old & arrive wearing a well-fitting collar and be on a leash. No dogs over 70lbs, due to space limitations.

Cats: must be at least 2 lbs and arrive in their own secure carrier or box (PLEASE…one cat per carrier). Carrier MUST be in good working condition and able to securely contain the animal. If a cat escapes a carrier/box, we cannot be held responsible. Cats that arrive in humane live traps need to go home in a secure carrier, not a trap.

Steps to fixing your pet…

1. No food or water after 10pm the night before surgery, unless under 5lbs.

2. Arrive at the scheduled location at 6:45AM. Our location changes so see the schedule link.

a. Arriving early will not place you higher on the list. We fill the spaces based on size, sex, species, priority and the time that we have each day. Due to space limitations, we cannot guarantee that your pet will get a spot that day.

3. Please bring:

a. If you are on Public Assistance (Click here to see what programs we accept.) of any kind you will need your most recent paperwork, or if you do not have paperwork, your cards or other identifying documents that show you are currently involved in a program, and your ID.

b. 2 bath towels per pet (these will be returned at pick-up.)

c. Medical records if you have them. Note: Blood work is recommended for pets over five years of age and required for pets eight years or older. Please bring in a result no more than two weeks old.

d. We ask that all patients go home with a “cone” collar to protect them from damaging the surgery site, and take home pain medications. These are $5 cash/each. Please bring at least $10, even if you are on public assistance, or plan to pay it if you are paying cash for your other services as well.

4. Leave your Pet in the car when you arrive, fill out your paperwork, then you will be asked to bring your pet for loading. Pick up times will be announced at this time.

a. Someone else can pick up your pet(s) for you, but you can’t ask for an earlier/later time for pickup.

NOTE: No sick animals can be brought to the Spay Station. Please take them to your local vet and get them healthy before you bring them for Spay or Neuter surgery. We have a responsibility to every animal who boards our facility, and cross-contamination from canine or feline diseases or sicknesses is a threat to all who use our services…including your own pets.

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To see our most up to date, printable schedule please go to the Spay/Neuter page and click on the “Schedule” link.

Services are provided by a  professional staff that includes a licensed Veterinarian and licensed Veterinary Technician, trained in high-volume spay and neuter surgery, in a state-of-the-art, mobile clinic. This clinic has a complete surgical room and recovery area. We follows strict protocols and standards that make the safety of your pet our #1 priority.
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  • ldawley

    Took my two girl cats who are 5 months.. They turned one away because birth were female. What kinda crap is that? Makes sense to do both so they heal together not one so the other is liable if rough housing and causing harm to the other. This place needs to be more clear on their website! Dont make people get up at 5am and starve your cats all night just to say yeah only one cause they are female!! Thats BS!!

    • tracy

      Unfortunately, we only have room and time for a specific number of female cats, male cats, female dogs, male dogs. Because this service is offered for “free”, we try to be fair. If we have a large turnout of one of these categories (in your case “female cats”), we have to limit the number to one per client for that day. We are sorry that we had to turn away one of your cats. Hopefully, you were offered an appointment card to guarantee a spot for the next clinic. This is the only circumstance that we make appointments. If not, please let us know and we will make sure you are scheduled. Thank you for spaying your kitties. hey will live a longer, happier, and healthier life for it.

  • Danielle

    Where it the new scedual for October ? And the price for a cat.?

  • Peggy

    Can I still bring her in?

    • tracy

      Hi Peggy –

      We can spay cats who are in heat and or pregnant. This surgery is free for anyone who is low-income, or on public assistance. Just bring your kitty in a carrier (with 2 towels) to one of our Pierce County locations and we will spay her.

      Thanks,
      Darcy Jones| Spay Station Coordinator for Pierce County

    • Tracy

      Hi Peggy –

      We can spay cats who are in heat and or pregnant. This surgery is free for anyone who is low-income or on public assistance. Just bring your kitty in a carrier (with 2 towels) to one of our Pierce County locations and we will spay her.

      Thanks,
      Darcy Jones| Spay Station Coordinator for Pierce County

  • Peggy

    I need my cat fixed, but she keeps sneaking out and getting pregnant. And I can not afford a lot of money.

  • mbb

    where can I take my dog to get neutered if he weighs 150 lbs.

    • tracy

      Our Spay Station coordinator recommended the following resources for large dogs:

      http://www.nwspayneuter.org. They’re low cost, but you may be able to save even more by going to http://www.thehumanesociety.org and filling out a Cinderella application. They will then issue a voucher that brings the cost down even more!

  • Guest

    where can I go if my dog weighs 150 lbs.