Spay and Neuter
Please call or email J.M. Pet Vet
J.M. Pet Resort
1014 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301
The Animal Rescue League offers low cost spay and neuter services.
For additional information see the ARL website.
The Catmobile offers low-cost spay/neuter.
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.
If you can't afford the cost of spay-neuter surgery for your pet, call SPAY/USA.
SPAY/USA is a nationwide network of people working together to provide affordable spay/neuter programs. Their goal is to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs and to stop the suffering. People who need assistance spaying and neutering their pets call their toll-free number, 1-800-248-SPAY. They will be referred to a veterinarian or program in their area that provides affordable spay/neuter services. Callers are mailed a referral slip/certificate to redeem the low spay/neuter rate. Their phone counselors are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Standish Humane Society (SHS): 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. They assist animal control officers with the sterilization of dogs and cats in their shelters/pounds. For more information, call 781-834-1803 or visit their website:
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 AIDS 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:
• Angell Memorial Hospital; Jamaica Plain, MA
• VCA Hospital; Weymouth, MA
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, please go to: