Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program
1607 Marquette Ave, Bay City, MI 48706
All About Animals Rescue
Warren, MI 48091
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program Information
The Humane Society of Bay County partners with All About Animals Rescue, Inc. (AAAR) in Warren, Michigan, to provide a low-cost sterilization program to east central Michigan. To make an appointment for the next available Bay City transport, pet owners call AAAR directly at 1-888-577-2943 or go to http://www.allaboutanimalsrescue.org/veterinary-services/request-spay-or-neuter-appointment/request-a-transport-van-for-spayneuter-or-a-dental-cleaning/
Here is how the process works:
- Twice a month AAAR sends a specially equipped truck to Bay City to transport registered animals to their clinic in Warren for surgery and other services.
- AAAR truck arrives at HSBC Adoption Center, 1607 Marquette St, Bay City, at around 6:30 a.m. and returns the animals after surgery the next morning at around 10 a.m. to Marquette Adoption Center.
- Pet owners pay the required surgery fees ($10-$40 for cats, $80 for dogs) in cash or by major credit/debit card (no checks), plus charges for additional services, if desired, when they bring their animal to the transport.
- Please keep animals in your cars while you register inside. Dogs must be on a leash, pet cats must be in a cat carrier, and feral/barn/stray cats must be in a live trap.
- The animals can have no food after midnight the night before the transport, but water is permitted.
- The animals will have the surgery at the AAAR clinic the same day they are transported and then stay overnight at the clinic to be checked before being returned to HSBC Adoption Center in Bay City the next morning.
For an appointment, and information about other services, contact All About Animals Rescue by calling 1-888-577-2943 or go to http://www.allaboutanimalsrescue.org/veterinary-services/request-spay-or-neuter-appointment/request-a-transport-van-for-spayneuter-or-a-dental-cleaning/ .
- Do I need to be a Bay County resident to participate in a Bay City transport? No – anyone can sign up, regardless of place of residence.
- Is there a different cost for male and female animals? No – same price.
- How young can an animal be to be sterilized? Two-three months; MUST weigh at least two lbs. at time of surgery.
- What do the different prices ($10-$40) for cats mean? Spay or neuter surgery for pet cats is $40; feral/stray/barn cats cost $25 (including rabies vaccination and ear tipping – MUST be in a live trap); kittens up to 12 weeks old brought in with their mother cost $10 each, while the mother cat is $40.
- What if my animal is in heat? Female dogs and cats in heat can be sterilized at no extra charge.
- What about extra pain medication? Animals receive a pain killer which lasts up to 36 hours. Additional pain medication is available for $8-$10 extra. AAAR will notify you if they think your pet needs extra pain meds.
- Do I have to come in person to drop off or pick up my animal? No, someone you authorize can bring your animal, sign the consent form, and pay the fees for you, and/or pick up your animal the next day.
- Can I have my cat declawed? No, this procedure is not available.
- What about instructions for care after surgery? You will receive written instructions on post-surgery care at the time of pick-up.
- Will I have paperwork to show that my animal is fixed and has had the vaccinations I ordered? Yes, you will receive proof of sterilization and vaccinations or other services (if ordered), signed by a licensed AAAR veterinarian.
- What if I have questions or concerns after I pick up my animal? Call the AAAR surgical line between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. at 586-879-1745 for information, advice and instructions.
- Does each cat have to be in a separate carrier? Yes, but 2-3 kittens or a mother and kitten can share one carrier, depending on the size of the carrier. Additional cardboard carriers can also be purchased at the transport for $6 each.
- How do I sign up for this program? Click the link below to go to the All About Animals Rescue Appointment Request Form, fill it out, and submit it. An employee at AAAR will contact you to schedule your appointment for the next available Bay City transport.
- How soon can I get an appointment? Only two Bay City transports are scheduled per month, so they fill quickly. It’s best to make an appointment as soon as possible.
- Why can AAAR charge fees that are so low compared to local veterinarians? AAAR is a not-for-profit organization that operates on grants and donations; local veterinarians are for-profit businesses and charge higher fees in order to support themselves and their families.
or call AAAR at 1-888-577-2943 and ask for the next available Bay City transport.
For information about low cost spay/neuter programs, call 1-888-557-2943 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org