The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) is one of the lucky recipients of the #SpayTogether grant. #SpayTogether is a national campaign that has the support of a coalition of the largest and most impactful animal welfare organizations in the United States.
HSNEGA’s mission is to create a community recognized for responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals through offering basic pet wellness and spay/neuter services, public education, and placement of companion animals.
Thanks to the #SpayTogether grant, HSNEGA will be able to offer a limited amount of discounted spay/neuter surgeries to those who have an appointment in August.
HSNEGA’s Spay/Neuter Center is considered low-cost and high volume. Spay/neuter surgeries at HSNEGA cost $65-$105 and the Spay/Neuter Center can complete about 30 spay/neuter surgeries per day. Spay/neuter surgeries average about $200 at a full-service veterinarian.
Having a pet spayed/neutered has many benefits for the pet as well as the livelihood of other pets in the community. According to the World Spay Day blog, “spaying helps prevent Pyometra (Uterine infections) and Mammary cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats while neutering also prevents testicular cancer.”
Not to mention having your pet’s spayed/neutered stops the risk of unwanted litters. One unspayed dog can lead to 28,244 puppies in 9 years and one unspayed cat can lead to 14 MILLION kittens in 9 years! That’s A LOT of puppies and kittens!!
With COVID-19 (coronavirus) weighing heavy on family finances, HSNEGA is excited to be able to offer even further discounted surgeries through the #SpayTogether grant.
Also in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) HSNEGA’s spay/neuter policies and procedures have been modified. The Healthy Pet Clinic lobby, which the Spay/Neuter Center operates out of, is closed to public foot traffic. Clients are asked to check-in at the newly created Healthy Pet Clinic check-in window located where the entrance to the Healthy Pet Clinic lobby would be. HSNEGA kindly asks clients to leave at least 6 feet in between other clients. Wearing a mask or face covering is highly encouraged.
Clients are asked to leave their pets in the car until they are checked in and paperwork is completed. An HSNEGA team member will then instruct clients to wait in their car. An HSNEGA Medical Team member will retrieve checked-in pet(s) from the car. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier (one cat per carrier). If a cat is not in a carrier, an $8 fee will apply to send the cat home in a cardboard carrier. Feral cats being checked-in through the Community Cat Program MUST come in a humane trap. Any animals brought on the day of their surgery after 8:30 am will be asked to reschedule.
For more information on HSNEGA’s spay/neuter services or to request an appointment please visit HSNEGA.org/spayneuter-center. Please note, the HSNEGA Spay/Neuter Center receives a high volume of calls and emails and we kindly ask to allow 5 business days for the HSNEGA team to reply.
World Spay Day, https://worldspayday.blogspot.com/2018/11/world-spay-day.html
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At HSNEGA, we want to remember the amazing rescues that come to stay with us. All of the animals pictured on this site have been with us at some point. Some have already found their forever homes, but some may still be here at HSNEGA! The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization (Federal Tax ID #58-0678817) and has received top recognition from the following charity rating organizations: