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Spay/Neuter Program

*Due to COVID-19, adoptions, spay/neuter clinics and all other services are by appointment only to La Plata County, Archuleta, Montezuma and Surrounding Colorado counties. Out-of-state services are suspended until further notice. 

We offer low cost spay and neuter clinics to the community and its members. Our spay and neuter surgeries help keep pet populations down and pets live longer and healthier lives. We offer a variety of services, including our free community cat program (TNR).

Feline
Neuter – $35
Spay – $75

Additional fees apply for cats that are pregnant, in-heat or have an umbilical hernia.
Pregnant – $10         In-heat – $10          Umbilical Hernia – $15

*No pets over 6 years old          *Cats are required to arrive in a carrier (1 cat/per carrier)
*Pets with special circumstances will require blood work for an additional $65
*You are required to provide 24 hour notice when canceling or re-scheduling appointments to avoid being charged. Same day and “no show” appointments are not eligible for a refund. If you fail to cancel or re-schedule, payment will not be applied to another clinic in the future.
*Pets must be retrieved no later than 5pm same day surgery is performed or client will be charged a $20.00/per night boarding fee.

Check out our Events Calendar to view dates of our monthly clinics. Sign-up online or call (970) 259-2847 to learn more.

We do require registration and liability form submitted and full payment is due at time appointment is scheduled. We require completed registration and liability forms submitted. Full payment is due at time appointment is scheduled.

Canine 
Spay and Neuter – $120

Additional fees apply for dogs that are pregnant, in-heat or an umbilical hernia.
Pregnant – $20         In-heat – $20          Umbilical Hernia – $15

*No pets over 6 years old          *Pets with special circumstances will require blood work for an additional $65
*Additional charge of $20 is applied for pets 70lbs. and over.
*You are required to provide 24 hour notice when canceling or re-scheduling appointments to avoid being charged. Same day and “no show” appointments are not eligible for a refund. If you fail to cancel or re-schedule, payment will not be applied to another clinic in the future.
*Pets must be retrieved no later than 5pm same day surgery is performed or client will be charged a $20.00/per night boarding fee.

Check out our Events Calendar to view dates of our monthly clinics. Sign-up online or call (970) 259-2847 to learn more. We require completed registration and liability forms submitted. Full payment is due at time appointment is scheduled.

Vaccinations and Other Services 

You can request vaccines or other services during your pets surgery or schedule an appointment. For more information and to schedule an appointment for your pets vaccinations, please fill out our vaccination request form.

For Dogs 

  • Adult/Puppy Dog Combo DA2PPV (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Para influenza, Parvovirus) – $25
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) – $25
  • Rabies – $25 (Pet Must Have Been Adopted From LPCHS)
  • Dewormer for Tapeworms – $20
  • Heartworm Test – $45
  • Microchip (Includes Registration) – $45
  • Nail Trim – $25 ($35 with Muzzle)

For Cats

  • Adult Cat/Kitten Combo FVRCP (Feline Rhinotrachertis, Calici, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia) – $25
  • Rabies – $25 (Pet Must Have Been Adopted From LPCHS)
  • Dewormer for Tapeworms – $20
  • Feline Leukemia Test – $35
  • Microchip (Includes Registration) – $45
  • Nail Trim – $25 ($35 with Muzzle)

For more information and to schedule an appointment for your pets vaccinations, please fill out our vaccination request form.

Check out our Events Calendar to view dates of our monthly clinics. Schedule an appointment online or call (970) 259-2847. We require completed registration and liability form submitted. Full payment is due at time appointment is scheduled.

Why Microchip?

Did you know that over 90% of lost pets that have identification, microchip and/or ID tags are reunited with their families? This quick, simple and almost painless procedure is used to help identify your pet and a microchip contains a unique identifier that corresponds to your contact information.

Here’s what you need to know about microchipping:

  • The procedure is nothing more than an injection similar to a vaccine or routine shot that inserts the microchip—which is about the size of a grain of rice—under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades.
  • A microchip is not a GPS, so it cannot be used to locate your pet. But it can be used to identify him or her and facilitate a quick reunion.
  • It’s important to keep your contact information up to date so you can be notified when your pet is found. You can update your pet’s microchip online or call 24PetWatch at 1-866-597-2424.
  • All pets adopted from La Plata County Humane Society are microchipped and registered in the 24PetWatch central database.

You can come in 7 days a week, no appointment necessary to get your pet microchipped (includes registration) for $45. Visit our hours of operation to find a time that works for you.

 Feral Cat Spay/Neuter/Vaccinate Program 

Feral cats are a part of our landscape and can be considered a nuisance to community members. This donation based program assists feral cat caretakers and community members in support of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) by providing free spay/neuter services. Our TNR program helps control cat populations and behavior by sterilizing, vaccinating and returning them to their location. An appointment is required and TNR clinics are performed on Monday & Wednesday of each week.

General Information

  • Services are provided for feral (wild, un-owned, non-domesticated) cats only.
  • Cats are required to arrive in a humane trap, also known as Havahart traps. TNR service will not be provided if cat(s) arrive in standard carrier.
  • If you do not have a trap, we offer trap rentals for $5/day with a $50 deposit. Download and complete our Trap Rental Agreement.
  • TNR clinics are only performed on Monday and Wednesday of each week.

What’s Included

  • Free spay or neuter surgery
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Ear tip on left ear (Required – This is the universal sign that a cat has been sterilized.)

Trapping a Feral Cat?

  • Cover the trap (except the opening for the cat)
  • Avoid feeding the day before you trap
  • Use tasty, smelly food (cheap tuna) to lure a cat into the trap
  • Leave trap in shaded area
  • Be sure to check trap every 2-4 hours
  • Cats who are missing the top of their left ear, have already been trapped and altered. Let them go and reset the trap for ones that have not been.
  • Keep trap covered while transporting the cat to the shelter.

Addition Resources
Frequently Asked Questions about TNR

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call (970) 259-2847 x101.  Have an appointment scheduled? Download and complete form prior to your scheduled appointment TNR Liability Form

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