Spay and Neuter
Options for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
HSAR does not offer spay/neuter services. We recommend contacting the organizations below.
The Animal Rescue League offers low cost spay and neuter services.
For additional information see the ARL website.
Spay Waggin’ | Phone: 1-877-590-SPAY(7729)
Spay Waggin’ Phone Line Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Fridays, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Appointments must be made over the phone or on the scheduling website.
Catmobile: Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society
The Catmobile offers low-cost spay/neuter. http://mrfrs.org/catmobile/
Call The Catmobile Call Center Monday - Friday from 10 AM - 2 PM at (978) 465-1940.
View the upcoming schedule here.
Standish Humane Society (SHS) in Duxbury offers a reduced-cost spay/neuter program in which 26 veterinary hospitals participate. SHS offers free spaying/neutering to owners who have pets but cannot afford to sterilize them.
Call 781-834-1803 or visit: http://www.standishhumane.org/reduced-cost-spay-neuter-program
J.M. Pet Vet Resort
1014 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Come Together Animal Clinic
Address: 155 Neponset Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122 (Pope's Hill area)
Phone: (857) 496-1508
Open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Vaccinations and Routine Care
PETCO Clinics offer low-cost preventative care products and services, staffed by a licensed veterinarian. Be sure to call the store to check their vaccination clinic schedule in advance!
• Low cost vaccinations
• Veterinarian recommended flea and tick products
• Heartworm testing and medication
• Feline Leukemia and FIV testing
• Appointment not necessary
• Convenient hours
Petco Locations nearest to Hull are:
• Quincy: 169 Parkingway, tel. 617-471-5973
• Hanover: 1376 Washington Street (Rte. 63); Tel. 781-826-4400
Client payment plans for veterinary care are available at these animal hospitals through the CareCredit plan.
CareCredit is a payment plan (that works similar to a credit card) that you can use today and in the future, for all your pet’s healthcare and product needs. This is especially helpful in matters of emergency surgery or treatment. For more information about CareCredit or to apply for a CareCredit card, visit www.carecredit.com
Why is it humane to spay/neuter your pet?
Over 100,000 animals are surrendered to shelters or abandoned each year in Massachusetts, and only about 40% will be lucky enough to find new homes.
The cumulative offspring of just two fertile cats can produce up to 54 more cats in only ONE year! In a fairly short time, that one litter of adorable kittens and its cumulative offspring can become hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats. While dogs reproduce at a somewhat slower rate, the too, can reproduce thousands of unwanted puppies during the course of their lifetime.
Spaying/neutering your pet is the only sure way to prevent the birth of unwanted litters. Some people think that spaying/neutering their pet is cruel, but the exact opposite is true. This procedure actually protects the health of your pet. For example, spayed females will avoid the risks of pregnancy and uterine infections, and will be far less likely to develop mammary cancer later in life. Neutering also discourages male cats and dogs from roaming-decreasing the likelihood of fights, car accidents, and disease. Neutering also reduces the tendency to be aggressive toward humans and other animals, as well as lowering your pet's risk of developing prostate cancer and other diseases.