It's the right thing to do
HSSA is a shelter facility that offers public services to our community. One of the most important services that we have is the ability to perform high-volume spay and neuter surgeries on a near-daily basis. We care for each of these surgical patients deeply and have created routines that allow us to safely anesthetize and surgically castrate anywhere from 20-50 individual pets each morning. This large volume of patients does take our entire focus and training to support and to do so means that we may spend more time with our pet patients and less with their loving owners. We are happy to answer questions both pre and post-operatively, but may not have time to go into exhaustive detail for every individual consideration. Our technicians and CSRs are all highly trained in our procedures, and can answer most of your possible concerns, but will check with the doctors should additional questions arise.
At the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, we know that prevention saves lives. Prevention is an important pillar for our organization, where we provide the resources necessary to reduce suffering and improve health and well-being in Southern Arizona communities. The HSSA Low-cost Spay & Neuter Clinic offers affordable, high-quality spay/neuter as well as affordable vaccinations.
Spaying or neutering at 3-6 months old – before male maturity or the female’s first heat cycle – protects against reproductive health issues and prevents many unwanted behavior issues. It is safer, and recovery time is much faster, for pediatric patients. Complications occur less often. It is easier on the pet – anesthesia time is shorter and recovery is easier, too.
Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Spaying or neutering is highly cost-effective: the costs of litters, fights, and/or health care are eliminated or reduced.
There are many ways to teach your children about the miracle of birth, without teaching them that puppies and kittens are disposable.
Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in the fight against pet overpopulation!
Your pet will live a longer, healthier life.
Your spayed female won't go into heat.
Your male dog won't feel the need to roam away from home... and it's not safe out there!
Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
What does it cost?
|Up to 20 Pounds||$125|
(Prices include e-collar and post-surgery pain medication)
ALL animals are strongly recommended to have current vaccinations prior to surgery (see below). We can provide vaccinations at time of surgery. Puppies and kittens should have a series of vaccinations from 8 weeks to 5 months to be fully protected. We do not accept self-administered vaccines.
Recommended Vaccines Prior to Surgery
Dogs: DAPP, RV, INB
Cats: FRPC, RV
*Due to high demand HSSA Clinic surgeries have a scheduling wait time of approximately 8-12 weeks. An HSSA Clinic representative will talk with you about specific appointment availability. Thank you for understanding and choosing to visit the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for your pet’s wellness needs.
Where do I bring my pet for spay/neuter?
When you bring your pet to the HSSA Clinic, you will want to go to the blue Clinic building.