Spay/Neuter Services

Make sure your pet is getting the procedures it needs.

The Paws Humane Veterinary Clinic is an affordable option for pet owners who otherwise may not be able to take their pet to see a full-service veterinarian due to overwhelming costs. The Clinic was opened in 2009 and started out with just offering affordable spay/neuter surgery. Since opening, the Clinic has performed more than 60,000 surgeries to animals in need.

The Paws Humane Veterinary Clinic is open to the public and our goal is to decrease pet overpopulation and homelessness by reducing the financial barriers to accessing spay/neuter surgery in the Chattahoochee Valley.

To schedule an appointment, email vetclinic@pawshumane.org or call 706-987-8380. Due to the high volume of calls we receive, please allow 48 hours for a call back.

Our Process

Surgical Procedures

PAWS Humane offers a number of surgical procedures related to spay/neutering.

Small Dog, less than 50 lbs.

Spay/Neuter

$100

Large Dog, greater than 50 lbs.

Spay/Neuter

$110

Cat

Spay

$95

Cat

Neuter

$55

Surgery includes complimentary microchip + registration and E-Collar. You must have proof of current rabies vaccination to book a surgery appointment. However, if your pet is in need of the Rabies vaccination, We can administer it the day of surgery for an additional $14. If you would like to receive pain medication for three days post-surgery, it is an additional $10.

Schedule an Appointment

In addition to owned pet spay/neuter surgery, we offer appointments for community (feral) cats. If you are a caretaker of a community cat in Muscogee County, please pick up spay/neuter voucher at our Vet Clinic front desk. If you are a caretaker of a community cat outside of Muscogee County, there is a $35 fee for the surgery. Appointment includes spay/neuter surgery, three-year rabies vaccination, and mandatory left ear tip. For more information about our community cat program, click here.

What to Expect

Below you can find a typical itinerary for the day of your pet’s surgery at PAWS Humane.

Surgery Drop Off

  • Drop off for surgery is from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and takes about 15-20 minutes.
  • Please leave your pet in your car with the car running until instructed by clinic staff.
  • Upon arrival you will be asked to complete a surgical consent form. This form is located below if you would like to print it and fill it out prior to your appointment. Please note any medical issues that your pet may have.
  • The front desk staff will give you an estimate for services requested and accept payment.
  • Staff will instruct you to retrieve your pet from the car.
  • You are free to go. However, please be available by phone throughout the day in case we need to reach you.

Surgery Discharge

  • Dog discharge is at 3 p.m. and cat discharge is at 5 p.m.
  • You will be asked to pay any remaining charges.
  • You will be given written discharge instructions specific to your pet. We will also go over general instructions as a group. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask.
  • Your pet will be returned to you and you are free to go.

We have an email address specifically available for clients with post-operative emergency concerns after hours. The address is afterhoursclinic@pawshumane.org. This account is intended to help clients determine if they have a true post-op emergency that needs to be seen by an emergency clinic or if the pet can wait until the following day to be seen at our clinic. We will not be providing any medical care after hours, only general advice. The address will only be monitored from 6pm-10pm Monday- Friday and 8am-10pm on weekends.

Surgical Consent Forms – For Appointments Only

When printing form, please print front and back. Make sure to print the correct form for your pet. Fill out the form completely, including medical information on your pet, initialing all items, and your signature on the back. Please understand that if your form is not printed or filled out correctly, we may ask you to fill out another one when you drop off your pet for surgery.

Click Here to view Paws Humane’s Veterinary Clinic Services and Price List

A Day in Our Spay/Neuter Clinic

Learn more about our spay and neuter process for animals at our clinic

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1

Check-In 

Our customer service staff schedules your appointment and checks your pet in on the day of surgery.

2

Pre-op

Our staff weighs your pet and our veterinarian examines him/her. He/she then receives an injection of pre-operative anti-anxiety & pain medication.

3

Induction and Surgical Prep

Anesthesia is induced by a registered veterinary technician and your pet is aseptically prepped.

4

Surgery 

All of our surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians with specialized training following protocols based on the Humane Alliance National Spay/Neuter Response Team recommendations.

A cleaned, sterilized pack is used for each individual patient and each patient is monitored both electronically and by a trained veterinary assistant throughout the surgery.

5

Recovery

Patients are monitored post-ope ratively on our recovery “Beach”. Supplemental heat is provided by BairHuggers and warmed rice socks.

All pets receive a small tattoo near the incision. All community cats have their left ear tipped. These modifications make it easy to identify the animal’s reproductive status.