Pre-Operative Instructions

Spay/neuter surgeries are currently performed Monday-Friday. 

Dogs

  • On the day of your appointment, please arrive at 7:30 AM if your last name starts with A-K, and at 8:00 AM if your last name starts with L-Z.
  • When you arrive, please check in with our staff person out front and leave your dog in the car.
  • You must wear a mask to enter the building for drop off and pick up. 
  • Dogs go home the same day as their spay/neuter appointment and should be picked up at 3:00 pm. (If you are picking up a dog and an owned cat, you can come at 4:30 pm for both pets.)
  • Dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier (no flexi-leashes please).

Owned Cats

  • On the day of your appointment, please arrive at 7:30 AM if your last name starts with A-K, and at 8:00 AM if your last name starts with L-Z.
  • Owned indoor cats go home the same day as their spay/neuter appointment and should be picked up at 5:00 pm.
  • Cats must arrive in a secure carrier and cannot be carried in your arms. Cardboard carriers are available for $5.

Outdoor Community Cats

An outdoor community cat is a friendly stray, feral/wild or barn cat who will be returned to his outdoor home. Outdoor community cats must receive a left ear tip. (Eartipping is a visual way to identify outdoor community cats who have been spayed or neutered. It’s a standard practice used nationwide.)

Outdoor community cats must have an appointment. Outdoor cats should be dropped off at 8:30 am. Community cats that are not comfortable with strangers MUST arrive in a live trap. We rent easy-to-use humane traps for $60 each; the cost is fully refundable upon return of our trap. All cat surgeries are by appointment. 

Outdoor community cats stay overnight and need to be picked-up at 9:30 am the morning after their spay/neuter surgery unless you are contacted with different instructions.

For all animals fixed at Humane Ohio

We accept cash and credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Payment is due when the animal is dropped off for his spay/neuter surgery. If you prepay for your appointment online, your morning check-in process will be quicker. You have the option to pay online when scheduling the appointment and also via an email link you will receive as the appointment approaches.

If the animal is OVER four months old, do NOT allow him to eat any food after midnight the night before his spay/neuter surgery. You may give him water.

If the animal is LESS than four months old, he can have food up until 6:00 am on the day of his spay/neuter surgery. Please make note of the time he ate as you will be asked at check in. 

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