At Humane Animal Rescue, no animal is ever turned away when it no longer has a home. We are committed to helping reduce the unwanted pet population, and spaying or neutering your animals is a critical part of controlling this problem. We offer affordable options for both cats and dogs at our Northside and East End clinics.

Cat Spay/Neuter Information:

For just $70, your cat can be spayed or neutered, given a rabies and FVRCP (distemper) vaccine, and microchipped. This fee does not include an examination by the veterinarian. We recommend that you schedule an appointment for an exam in our clinic prior to surgery.

Surgeries are conducted during the span of one day and caregivers should expect to drop off cats on the morning of a scheduled appointment, and pick up them up in the evening. All cats must be in carriers. The night before surgery, cats should have no food after 6:00 pm 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.

Spay/Neuter appointments for cats are scheduled on Sundays (Northside location only), as well as Tuesdays-Fridays at both our East End and Northside clinic locations. All surgeries are by appointment only.

To register for an appointment online, please select a location:

Northside Location (1101 Western Avenue, 412-345-7300 x274)
East End Location (6926 Hamilton Avenue, 412-345-7300 x223)


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 Humane Animal Rescue’s veterinary clinics for a pre-surgical exam and vaccinations.  Please call 412-345-7300 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 412-661-8726 (East location) or 412-321-4664 (North location) 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):  $158
Dog Neuter (male):  $138

All surgeries are by appointment only.

What are the benefits?

  • It’s good for your pet. Spaying and neutering your pet reduces the risk of certain reproductive cancers and diseases for both males and females. For females, it also eliminates the risk of pyometra, an infection of the reproductive tract that can be life-threatening. For males, it stops the mating desire, thus reducing mounting, marking, and the tendency to roam. Spayed or neutered pets also generally live longer lives as a result of these health and safety benefits.
  • It’s good for you. Thanks to a discount, your spayed or neutered pet is less expensive to license. Spaying and neutering also 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 caring for and finding homes for an unwanted litter. Your pet will be happier, and so will you.
  • It’s good for the community. Homeless pets often create serious problems. They destroy property, spread disease, and cost the public money to control. Unwanted litters lead to overcrowding in our shelter, and that same overcrowding puts a strain on the resources that we can provide to animals while they wait for homes.

Spay and Neuter Clinic Pages

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