Spay Neuter Your Pet

Athens & Limestone County, Alabama

SNYP helps members of our community who otherwise cannot afford to have their pets spayed or neutered. This low cost spay/neuter program is financed by the Athens City Council and the Limestone County Commission to help prevent pet overpopulation.

To Apply:

  1. Come into the office of Limestone Veterinary Clinic on Monday or Tuesday between 10am and 12pm.
    (Do not bring pet the day you sign up.)
  2. You must be 18 years old, the owner of the pet, and live in Limestone County, AL.
  3. Bring your Drivers License or Picture ID.
  4. Bring your EBT card (Electronic Benefits Transfer).
  5. Bring a document to verify your address in Limestone County, e.g. utility bill, phone bill, bank statement, etc.
  6. Bring Cash payment for the surgery.

The cost of surgery for a dog or cat, which includes anesthesia, IV fluids, antibiotic shot & pain meds, is as follows:

20 pounds or less = $20.00
20.01 - 30 pounds = $30.00
30.01 - 40 pounds = $40.00
40.01 - 50 pounds = $50.00
50.01 - 60 pounds = $60.00
60.01 - 70 pounds = $70.00
Over 70 pounds = $1 per pound

Rabies Vaccines - $15.00

The Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Pets are typically spayed or neutered when they are 4-6 months old although the procedure can be done from as early as 8 weeks old through to adulthood. It is best to have this surgery done before your pet reaches sexual maturity. Females should be spayed before their first heat. Some vets will also perform pediatric spay/neuter. Please consult with your vet.

We all have a responsibility to prevent unwanted animals from being euthanized everyday, simply because there are no homes for them. Even if your pet has a litter and you find homes for all of them, each of those pets takes a potential home away from other homeless pets waiting in a shelter. But aside from this responsibility, there are also significant health benefits for your pet.

Benefits of Spaying

Benefits of Neutering

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