Spay-Neuter Services

Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Pet overpopulation in Livingston County continues to rise and unfortunately, there is not enough space available to house all of these pets. Cats and dogs can go into heat as early as 5 months of age – sometimes earlier, and have several litters per year! That is why there is an endless cycle of homeless animals.

Your pet is one of the lucky ones-it has a home! By neutering or spaying your family pet you can actively help solve the problem of overpopulation AND help keep your pet healthy. The only way to solve this problem is one pet at a time and, if each of us does our part, we can be successful. It’s never too late to spay or neuter your pet!


We are now offering low cost, high-quality spay and neuter services in-house with our own staff veterinarians!  Appointments can be scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 517-552-8050 to set up your appointment.

Please click on the link to download a copy of the Spay/Neuter Request Form. After filling out, please send or drop off at the shelter.

Prices are as follows:

Spay $40 Spay 2-40 Pounds

Spay Over 40 Pounds
(no limit to weight)



Neuter $30 Neuter 2-40 Pounds

Neuter Over 40 Pounds



Feral Cat: Male/Female Includes Rabies Vaccine & Ear Tip $25 Pyometra may be an additional cost established during surgery  $0-50
Vaccinations: Rabies, Distemper $10 EACH  Vaccinations: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella $10 EACH
Umbilical Hernia Repair $10-15 Umbilical Hernia Repair $10-15
FeLV/FIV test $20 Heartworm Test $20
Microchip $20 Microchip $20

A $20 deposit per animal is required when making the appointment for up to two animals. If three or animals,  half of the final cost is required at time appointment is made.  The deposit will be applied to the final total. The deposit is refundable up to 24 hours before the appointment.

Drop off time is 8:30 am and pickup times are between Noon and 4 pm.

We do require your pet to have a rabies vaccination. Please plan to bring the rabies certificate with you on the day of surgery. If your pet does not have the vaccine, we will provide one for $15.

We encourage all pet owners to consult with your veterinarian to determine the best option for you and your pet.  For all adopted animals, our policy is that ALL animals are spayed or neutered before leaving our shelter as part of the standard medical care included with every adoption – NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Reduces the urge to wander, thus reducing the chance of becoming lost, getting hit by a car, or getting into a fight.
  • Reduces indiscriminate urination (spraying or marking their territory) .
  • Reduces aggression towards other pets and people, thus saving you potential troublesome encounters with neighbors and acquaintances.
  • For females — it helps reduce uterine infections and breast cancer, both which jeopardize your pet’s life and are expensive to treat — far more than the initial cost to spay your pet.
  • For males — it helps reduce prostate and testicular cancers, along with urinary tract problems that may not be reversible. Again, these jeopardize your pet’s life and are expensive to treat — far more than the initial cost to neuter your pet.
  • In Livingston County and in many others, your license fee will be significantly less for a neutered or spayed dog than for a dog that is not altered.