Spaying or neutering is one of the best things you can do for your pet, your family, and the community.

Reduce the Number of Animals Euthanized

Spaying or neutering your pet will prevent them from having offspring, which will help with pet overpopulation. Pet overpopulation is a huge problem around the world, and leads to approximately 3 to 4 million animals being euthanized in the United States every year. In Virginia alone, 100,000 animals in shelters were killed last year. Many of these pets were euthanized because shelters simply do not have enough resources to care for them all. Over the course of a few years, a pet and her offspring can give birth to hundreds of animals. There are just too many animals born. The only way to stop this cycle is to have your pet spayed or neutered. Spaying and neutering saves lives!

Health Benefits

The obvious health benefit of spaying your pet is the avoidance of health issues associated with pregnancy and recovery. Spaying can result in reduced or eliminated risk of ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and mammary gland tumors. Neutering eliminates the risk for testicular cancer and decreases the risk of developing prostate disease. Pets who are spayed or neutered generally live longer, healthier lives. Spaying or neutering a dog on average increases their life span by approximately one to three years. A spayed or neutered cat enjoys an average increase of three to five years.

Behavioral Benefits

Spaying and neutering can also positively alter your pet's behavior by reducing or eliminating spraying, running away in search for a mate, and howling. In addition, there is no mess to clean up associated with a pet being in heat. Pets who have been spayed or neutered are often less aggressive, calmer, and more affectionate. They are also less likely to bite, as unneutered dogs are responsible for 60 to 80 percent of all dog bites. Female dogs with puppies also have an increased incidence of biting.

The Solution

Be part of the solution, and have your pet spayed or neutered. Your veterinarian can perform this routine procedure. Additionally, low-cost spay and neuter services are offered locally through the Virginia Beach SPCA Neuter Scooter. The Neuter Scooter is in Suffolk two days per week. To make an appointment for the Neuter Scooter, please call 538-3030. Other local low cost spay and neuter services include: SNIP Mobile Clinic (622-7382), Chesapeake Humane's C.A.R.E. Clinic (546-5355), Norfolk SPCA Clinic (383-6620), and Virginia Beach SPCA Clinic (739-9306). Please contact us at 538-3030 for participating veterinarian clinics, or call your veterinarian for spay/neuter services and regular pet care.

 

Suffolk Humane Society has joined forces with the Virginia Beach SPCA Neuter Scooter to host a low-cost spay/neuter clinic every other Thursday!

Suffolk Humane Society has joined forces with the Virginia Beach SPCA Neuter Scooter! Through this partnership, pet owners can have local access to low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and select preventative medications.

Spay/Neuter Fees

• Cat spay
• Cat neuter
$85
$66
• Dog spay
• Dog neuter
$110 - $140 (depending on weight)
$100 - $130 (depending on weight)

An additional charge of $20 - $40 will be charged for animals that are pregnant, in heat, aggressive or that have cryptorchid (hidden) testicles. All pets must have a current rabies vaccination, or a rabies vaccine will be given at an additional cost. Feral cats are welcome, but must test negative for FeLV/FIV.

Other Services & Vaccines

The Neuter Scooter also provides:

• Microchipping & registration
• Heartworm testing
• FeLV/FIV testing
• Heartworm preventative*
• Flea preventative

The vaccine clinic will be 11am - 12pm, with a prompt close time at 12pm. Patients will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Any animal that is not aboard the Neuter Scooter by 12pm will need to come back on the next available date.

There will be a $10.00 Veterinary Exam Fee, per animal, associated with any service performed on the Neuter Scooter. Click here for a full price list.

*Heartworm Prevention is only able to be sold if the patient has been examined by a Virginia Beach SPCA, or VBSPCA Neuter Scooter Veterinarian within the past 12 months. If the pet does not meet this requirement then the client may bring the animal to the Neuter Scooter during Vaccine Clinic hours for a physical exam. The pet must also have proof of a negative Heartworm Test within the past 12 months.