Spay and Neuter Appointments
Surgical Requirements and Recommendations
- Animals must be at least three-months-old and weigh at least three pounds. (rescue partners and shelter animals are 2 lbs and 2 months)
- For their own protection against contagious diseases, we recommend all dogs and cats to be current on vaccinations based on their age, prior to scheduling a surgical appointment. Rabies vaccines are required for pets 4 months and older. If your animal is not up to date on vaccinations, they will be given at the time of their surgery for$10.00 each. Vaccination does not provide immediate immunity.
- All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in a secure, enclosed carrier prior to entering the Center.
- Canine weight limit: 80lbs.
- Age max of 7 years old for owned animals
- All surgical patients must be otherwise healthy
- All animals will receive a physical exam by the veterinarian the morning of surgery to ensure they are a good surgical candidate.
Stray and Feral Cats
The FredSPCA provides supportive medical services for community cats in the Rappahannock Region. The Community Cat Package seeks to keep these cats happy and healthy, while reducing overpopulation through spaying and neutering.
*All cats MUST arrive in a metal box trap, covered with a towel or blanket and the bottom lined with newspaper. For the cat’s safety, as well as the safety of you and our staff, we do not accept cats for Community Cat Package services in carriers. Special circumstances must be discussed with Medical staff prior to arrival at the center.
Reducing Pet Overpopulation
Spay and neuter services play an important role in reducing pet overpopulation in the communities they serve. The FredSPCA partners with other shelters and rescues to support them in their mission to reach 100 percent pre-adoption spay and neuter for all of their animals heading into forever homes.