Spay/Neuter Clinic

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Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Pet overpopulation…the facts are simple.  There are just too many pets and not enough homes. The overpopulation problem has reached crisis levels, and the Sacramento SPCA is dedicated to helping end this crisis in our community by offering and promoting spaying and neutering.

Consider these statistics as to how just one litter can result in hundreds to thousands of unwanted pets:

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Service Costs & Fee Schedule

You may schedule your spay or neuter appointment in person during clinic hours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m., except when closed on major holidays), or by phone at (916) 383-7387.

Please note: Dogs/Cats must be between 4 months and 7 years old and rabbits must be at least 5 months (dwarf breeds must be at least 9 months) old to qualify for our procedures.

ELIGIBLE DISCOUNTS:

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We Pay to Spay Program

The SPCA’s We Pay to Spay program offers free spay/neuter surgery for pit bulls and pit bull mixes by appointment only.

Important information regarding scheduling your appointment:

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Pre-Surgery Preparations

Thank you very much for choosing to have your animal altered. Spaying and neutering will provide your animal with greater comfort and health for years to come.

The following information is vital to ensure your pet’s safety during surgery, and also to ensure that the appointment process goes smoothly.

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Post-operative care instructions

If there is an emergency after hours (between 5:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.), please contact your local emergency veterinary clinic.

1. Keep your pet quiet and indoors. No running, jumping, playing, swimming, or other strenuous activity for seven to 10 days. Inside they’ll be able to stay clean, dry, and warm. No baths during this recovery period.When dogs need to go outside, walk them on leash.

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We Pay to Spay Sponsor Opportunity

Shelters like the Sacramento SPCA care for thousands of homeless and surrendered animals each year. Because of limited space and resources, not all animals are able to receive the help they so desperately need. Spaying and/or neutering your dog will ensure more dogs are not surrendered to the Sacramento SPCA. While all breeds are at risk for overpopulation and homelessness, a high percentage of animals surrendered at community shelters are pit bull and pit bull mixes (pit bull/mixes). In 2015, 22% of dogs surrendered to the Sacramento SPCA were classified as pit bull or pit bull mixes.