How the Spay Station works…
Links to all you need to know about the Pierce County Spay Station:
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.
To see our most up to date, printable schedule please go to the Spay/Neuter page and click on the “Schedule” link.