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PLEASE NOTE: Humane Ohio spays or neuters owned animals by appointment only.
Notice - 4/28/20
Humane Ohio will be resuming spay/neuter on a limited basis on Monday, May 4th. Our lobby will be closed to the public and new procedures will be in place for drop off and pick up. We will not be open for walk-in community cats at this stage, but hope to be soon. You are welcome to make an appointment for a community cat if you can ensure you can catch the cat on the day of the appointment.
If you’ve already scheduled an appointment for your pet, we will be in touch with you. We may ask if we can move your appointment to a different day to allow for smaller numbers of people at the clinic (we’ll even be open weekends for the foreseeable future!), or we may just need to inform you of the new procedures we’ll be using.
If you had an appointment that had to be canceled due to the shutdown, you should be hearing from us soon. We will begin reaching out this week, and we will contact each one of you, but please be patient. Over 600 spay/neuter surgeries had to be postponed so it may take a few weeks to get in touch with everyone.
Public adoption events are still suspended for the time being. We do have some great cats and kittens in need of homes, and will continue sharing information about them on social media. The cats are in foster homes and can still be adopted. Please take a look at our adoption page for information on available cats and kittens and to fill out an adoption application.
Thank you for your patience during these uncertain times and stay safe!
Clinic hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Call (419) 266-5607 to make an appointment. Online Booking is available - click the button on the right (or below if viewing on a mobile device.)
Spay/neuter surgeries are performed Monday through Friday. For drop-off and pick-up times, see our Pre-Operative Instructions page.
Outdoor community cats are normally accepted for surgery Mondays and Wednesdays. They can normally be brought in as a "walk-in" Monday or Wednesday at 8:30am. We are not currently accepting walk-in community cats as we fine tune our new procedures. We hope to be accepting them again very soon. Walk-ins will have spay/neuter surgery as soon as possible, but due to the unpredictable nature of accepting walk-ins, we cannot guarantee any cat without an appointment will receive surgery on the day it is brought in. When needed, walk-ins will stay an extra night and receive surgery the following day. Caretakers will be notified via phone if this is the case for a cat(s) they brought in. We do stop accepting outdoor cats for spay/neuter if the number of walk-ins is higher than the number we can safely complete. Check the Humane Ohio Facebook page for notices of closure to outdoor cats. See our Guidelines for Outdoor Community Cats (Stray, Feral/Wild, Barn).
Humane Ohio will spay/neuter kittens when they're eight weeks old and at least 2 lbs, and puppies when they're eight weeks old and 2-4 lbs. (depending on the breed). It's a myth that you can't spay/neuter kittens and puppies when they're so young - they actually bounce back from spay/neuter surgery very quickly. Pediatric Spay/Neuter is safe and can be less stressful on the animal than waiting until they're older.
Senior animals can be safely anesthetized by taking a few precautions. First, we request that dogs eight years and older and cats 11 years and older have bloodwork drawn at their regular veterinarian prior to their spay/neuter appointment. The recommended pre-surgical bloodwork is a complete blood count (CBC) and chemistry panel (Chem panel). This bloodwork checks organ function, particularly that of the liver and kidneys. Because the liver and kidneys process and eliminate medications such as anesthesia from the body, if these organs are not functioning properly, there could be complications during anesthesia. Humane Ohio does not offer bloodwork services; we are not a full-service veterinary clinic and focus solely on spay/neuter because our mission is to prevent unwanted litters.
If you are with an animal shelter or rescue group and would like to schedule a transport, please click here for details.