Spay/Neuter

Call to schedule an appointment: 800-452-0114

Please note: The Fox Memorial Clinic is not scheduling surgeries at this time. 

Low Fee Spay/Neuter Program

The Connecticut Humane Society is committed to reducing pet overpopulation and improving the quality of pets’ lives. Spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) are surgical procedures that ensure your pet cannot reproduce. Pets experience many benefits in addition to the positive impact spaying and neutering has on the pet overpopulation problem. Learn more

  • Altered pets usually live longer and have fewer health problems related to reproduction.
  • Altered pets are easier to train and live with, and have less desire to roam.
  • Altered males are less likely to engage in marking behavior and tend to be less aggressive.
  • Altered females do not go into heat.

To learn more about the Fox Clinic spay/neuter program and to schedule an appointment for this important procedure, please review the information below:

Prior to surgery, we require a pre-surgical examination (pre-op) for your pet with one of the staff veterinarians. The cost of this appointment is $25.00. These examinations are scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. The exams are for healthy pets with no medical concerns. If the veterinarian feels your pet is not healthy enough for surgery, the appointment will not proceed. Instead the veterinarian will recommend a more comprehensive appointment to discuss diagnostics and medical treatment. You may also choose to schedule a regular office examination any day of the week (Monday - Friday). The cost of these examinations is $42.00 for routine visits and $42.00 - $50.00 for medical cases.

The recommended age requirement for spaying and neutering is four months and older.

  • Please bring with you any vaccination paperwork you may have. In accordance with Connecticut State Law, we will vaccinate your pet for rabies if previous proof of immunization is not provided. We will not be able to call for certificates at the time of the appointment.
  • Cats must be in a pet carrier and dogs must be on a leash. if your cat is not in a pet carrier, we will provide one for you to purchase.
  • If someone else is bringing in your pet they must have a signed statement from you (the owner), authorizing them to act on your behalf and to make medical and financial decisions for your pet.
  • Estrus (heat cycle) – If your dog is in heat at the time of your scheduled spay appointment; it may be necessary to reschedule. Additional fees will apply if your dog is spayed while in heat. There are additional charges for female animals that are mature, pregnant or excessively overweight at the time of their spay surgery.
  • Following your pre-op examination we will schedule your spay/neuter appointment. It is IMPORTANT that you do not feed your pet after 10:00 p.m. the night before surgery. (Water is okay to provide throughout the night). If you feed your pet we will require a non-refundable deposit to reschedule.
  • Cancellation policy – All scheduled spay and neuter appointments will require a 24-hour notice to reschedule to a new date. Without the required notice, a $25.00 non-refundable deposit will be necessary to schedule a new appointment. Please note that female dogs may incur a higher rate by rescheduling due to heat cycles.
  • Upon release you will be given a spay/neuter certificate and home care instructions. Please be sure to keep your certificate. In the case of dogs, you will need this for licensing purposes.

Review the spay/neuter fees. 

Learn about what your pet will go through in a spay/neuter surgery.


For the overall health of your pet, we recommend that you consider the services below at the time of your spay/neuter appointment. 

Retained Deciduous Teeth (the failure to lose baby teeth):
Just like humans, dogs and cats have two sets of teeth. The deciduous or baby teeth are replaced by bigger and stronger permanent teeth. Occasionally the permanent teeth do not erupt immediately, and therefore do not force the baby teeth out. These retained baby teeth can cause crowding and future oral problems. Retained baby teeth require anesthesia to be extracted. If your pet has retained baby teeth, we recommend having them removed at the time of the spay/neuter appointment.

Recommended Vaccinations/Diagnostic Testing for Dogs

DHPP/DHLPP (Distemper/Hepatitis/Parainfluenza/Parvovirus/Leptospirosis): Annual vaccination. These diseases are debilitating, highly contagious and can cause death. Vaccination fee is $22.00

Lyme disease: This is a bacterial disease transmitted by the deer tick. The vaccination is recommended for any dogs that are exposed to ticks. Vaccination fee is $26.00

Bordetella: a vaccination given to prevent tracheobronchitis (kennel cough), a highly contagious virus and bacterium causing a dry hacking that can persist for six or more weeks. This vaccine is indicated for those dogs entering boarding kennels or grooming salons. Vaccination fee is $22.00

Heartworm/Lyme/Anaplasmosis/Erlichia Test: Canine heartworm is the most dangerous of all canine parasites. It is spread by mosquitoes, so all dogs are at risk. A positive heartworm test can put your dog at a higher risk for undergoing anesthesia. For this reason, if your dog is six months of age or older we recommend a heartworm test prior to anesthesia. Test fee is $44.00 and includes diagnostics for the following tick-borne diseases: Lyme, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis.

Recommended Vaccinations/Diagnostic Testing for Cats

Feline Distemper/FVRCP (Distemper/Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia): Annual vaccination. These diseases are highly contagious and can cause death. Vaccination is your pet’s only protection. Vaccination fee is $17.00

Feline Leukemia/FIV Test (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus): Feline Leukemia Virus and feline Immunodeficiency Virus are viruses that suppress the immune system in cats. These viruses can be spread between cats, but are not contagious to humans or other types of pets. We recommend testing new cats or cats with an unknown test history, especially before introducing a new cat to a home with other cats. Testing is required before administration of a Feline Leukemia Virus vaccine. Test fee is $44.00 

Feline Leukemia Virus vaccine: this vaccine is recommended for indoor/outdoor or outdoor cats, or indoor-only cats that may be exposed to strays or outdoor cats. A booster is required 3 - 4 weeks after the first vaccination, and after this it must be given annually. Vaccination fee is $17.00 (If done at same time as FVRCP, the combination fee is $24.00)

Spay/Neuter

Connecticut Humane Society

701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111
800-452-0114 | FAX 860-665-1478   info@cthumane.org 
The Connecticut Humane Society is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. EIN: 06-0667605
Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society

Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society