PUBLIC SPAY/NEUTER SURGERYS REMAIN SUSPENDED
As Illinois enters Phase III of re-opening, The Anti-Cruelty Society will also begin its own phased re-entry program focusing on key community services to support the animals in most need.
The beginning of this phased approach for the Society’s spay/neuter services focuses only on shelter pets who require surgery so they can be adopted. Services will also be provided for the feral cat community. The spay/neuter clinic for community pets will remained closed at this time.
We have worked to refine our guidelines and processes to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors while managing necessary limited access to meet socially distancing guidelines. Due to these necessary adjustments to our spay/neuter services, we do not anticipate resuming the community services for several months. Updates will be provided through our website and social media pages to inform the public as soon as public spay/neuter services can be scheduled.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we are working hard to adjust to the new normal and resume our full services.
If you are unable to wait for our services to begin, you can reach out to your own veterinarian. If you do not have one, you can find a list of our veterinarian partners here. Other shelter partners who might also be able to provide necessary spay/neuter services include the following:
- Cats: $30 male or female
- Feral cats: No charge
- Dogs: $130 (male and female, except pit bull and pit bull mixes)
- Pit bull and pit bull mix dogs: $60 (When scheduling the appointment online for a pit bull or pit bull mix dog, choose male or female and after choosing an appointment, click "add package" and click pit bull surgery. This will change the cost from $130 to $60.)
- Canine/feline distemper vaccination – $20
The Anti-Cruelty Society requires that all animals having surgery at the Society have a current distemper vaccination.
- Microchip – $25
- Feline leukemia/FIV Test – $25
- Rabies vaccination – $25
Cook County requires that all animals have a current rabies vaccination.
- Canine Influenza Vaccine – $25
- Blood panel for animals 5 years and older – $60
The Anti-Cruelty Society requires any animal being spayed/neutered that is over the age of 5 years have a blood panel done.
In order to comply with current standards of The Association of Shelter Veterinarians, a small green tattoo will be applied to the abdomen of male and female cats and female dogs. For male dogs, the tattoo will applied near the scrotum. This is meant to be an indicator of the sterilization status of these animals thus preventing unnecessary surgery later in life.
We are currently not scheduling spay/neuter appointments.