As an Open Door Shelter, no animal is ever turned away when it no longer has a home. However, spaying or neutering your animals is CRITICAL for controlling the animal population. Less unwanted litters = less abandoned animals in need of homes.

Spay Day (Cat Spay/Neuter) Information:

For just $60 your cat can be spayed or neutered, given a rabies vaccine, FVRCP (distemper) vaccine, flea treatment, and nail trim.

Spay Days appointments for cats are scheduled Tuesday-Friday.  All surgeries are by appointment only.

If the pet is already vaccinated the surgery is $40, but you MUST bring proof of vaccinations with you at drop off.  Drop off times for surgery are between 8:30 & 10am. The cat MUST be in a carrier! Pick up times are between 6 & 7pm.  The night before surgery the cat should have no food after 6pm and no water after midnight. If you have a kitten under the age of 6 months, he or she should have no food or water after midnight.

sninternalPlease call 412-345-7300 x 211 to make an appointment!

Dog Spay/Neuter Information:

All Dogs must be properly vaccinated prior to scheduling a surgery (spay/neuter) appointment.  Dogs who are not current on vaccines can be seen once in the ARL’s Veterinary Clinic for a pre-surgical exam and vaccinations.  Please call 412-345-7300 x223 to schedule an initial appointment.

If your dog is already vaccinated, our clinic staff must see a vaccination record prior to scheduling spay/neuter surgery.  This record can be faxed, along with your contact information, to 412-362-1184 and our staff will call you to set up a surgery appointment.  Alternatively, you can stop in with the vaccination records during our normal hours and schedule the appointment in person.

Cost Information
Dog Spay (female):  $145
Dog Neuter (male):  $125
Pit Bull (male or female):  $70

Drop off times for surgery are between 8:30 & 10am. All dogs MUST be on a leash! Pick up times are between 6 & 7pm.  The night before surgery the dog should have no food after 6pm and no water after midnight. If you have a puppy under the age of 6 months, he or she should have no food or water after midnight.

Spay/Neuter appointments are scheduled Tuesday-Friday.  All surgeries are by appointment only.

Please call 412-345-7300 x 211 for more information.

We also spay or neuter rabbits!  The cost is $60 for males or $70 for females.

spring_fling_dogWEB

What are the benefits?

  1. It’s good for your pet. It reduces the risk of certain reproductive cancers and diseases for both males and females. Spayed or neutered pets also generally live longer lives. For females, it eliminates the heat cycle and therefore, the nervousness, blood and unwelcome males. For males, it stops the mating desire, reduces mounting and the tendency to roam.
  2. It’s good for you. Usually less expensive to license, a discount is given if your pet is spayed or neutered. It reduces the risk of unwanted litters. There will be no more problems with blood stains, males breaking into your yard, pets running away in search of a mate, and the job of taking care of and finding homes for an unwanted litter. Your pet will be happier, and so will you.
  3. It’s good for the community. Homeless pets often create serious problems. They destroy property, spread disease and cost a lot of money to control. It leads to overcrowding in our shelter and overcrowding puts a strain on the resources that we can provide to animals while they wait for homes.

Spaying & Neutering, A simple procedure with overwhelming results.