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Anyone know affordable place to neuter cat?

Yamcha
March 16th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Hi Guys,

Anyone know an affordable place to neuter cats? I've got a 9 month old male cat that needs to be neutered.. I'm in Calgary, Canada.. I had my 4yr old female cat spayed in Vancouver about 3yrs ago and it only cost $50..

Appreciate your help :]

sugarcatmom
March 16th, 2010, 01:10 PM
The very excellent MEOW Foundation has a Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) (http://www.meowfoundation.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=108) for low-income cat owners.

There is also free speutering available through the Humane Society: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/08/26/calgary-clinic-unwanted-pets-spay-neuter.html

Yamcha
March 16th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Thanks for the links but the MEOW foundation seems to be temporarily closed, as for the Humane Society, the website says it costs $150.. I don't understand why neutering/spaying is so expensive here =/ The Vet I went to for my female cat was in British Columbia, and it only cost me $50 and the doctor was really great, he had great reputation, something about his clinic was in the paper.. yet he still only charged $50..

Love4himies
March 16th, 2010, 02:00 PM
That was very cheap for a spay. I know some vets do very low cost for shelters and rescues, but not usually for the average "Joe". $150 is about average here in Ontario for a neuter.

Yamcha
March 16th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Thanks for quick reply, I think I will contact a bunch of vets and get there rates.. I wouldn't mind spending $100+, but just a couple months ago one of my male cat passed away, and I spend $650 on him with no success, so I don't have much $ at the moment..

sugarcatmom
March 16th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Thanks for the links but the MEOW foundation seems to be temporarily closed, as for the Humane Society, the website says it costs $150..

Not sure what you mean by "temporarily closed", MEOW is definitely still operating this program. But you do have to qualify as a low-income earner, so perhaps it's not suitable for your situation.

Try calling the McKnight Vet Hospital (http://www.mcknightvethospital.ca/) and see what they charge. I'm sure it'll be more than $50, but from what I've heard they have very competitive rates (and actually work with the MEOW foundation).

.unknown.
March 16th, 2010, 04:22 PM
I'm not sure where you are located, but the Sunridge Veterenary Clinic (near Sunridge in the NE) has always been very reasonably priced and the veterenarians are very knowledgeable.

When I lived in BC when I was a kid, our cat was also spayed for 25-50 dollars during this spay/neuter blitz.

Good luck in your hunt!

Yamcha
March 16th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Actually I assumed it was closed because thats what it says on there website.. but thanks guys I will try Mcknight and Sunridge Clinics.. So far most places I contacted charge over $150..

sugarcatmom
March 16th, 2010, 08:29 PM
Actually I assumed it was closed because thats what it says on there website..

Oops, sorry, :o I didn't see that on the next page. I was recently talking to someone from MEOW (3 weeks ago?) and it was operating then. Hopefully it's up and running again soon.

but thanks guys I will try Mcknight and Sunridge Clinics.. So far most places I contacted charge over $150..

Good luck! Let us know what you find out. And some pics of your little dude would also be much appreciated here, if you've got some. :D

Yamcha
March 17th, 2010, 12:40 PM
Looks like the cheapest place so far was the Mcknight clinic, they are asking $140.. I'll be checking out the Sunridge one ..

Heres a pic of him :]
http://i41.tinypic.com/10yl3sk.jpg

Heres the 4yr old female named shadow.. shes a grouch :P
http://i40.tinypic.com/10pq2pi.jpg

My other cat that passed away a while back:
http://i39.tinypic.com/2j1jyug.jpg

sugarcatmom
March 17th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Wow, beautiful kitties!!! Love your boy's pinkness. :lovestruck: Does he have blue eyes? If so, any hearing issues?

hazelrunpack
March 17th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Beautiful kitties, Yamcha! :flirt:

Yamcha
March 18th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Yup :], As for the white cat he actually has green eyes, and no hearing issues are far as I know.. Getting him neutered in a couple days from the Mcknight Clinic