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PLEASE NOTE: Humane Ohio spays or neuters owned animals by appointment only.

Notice - 3/17/20

In ­­order to preserve vital medical supplies as requested by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board and the Governor of Ohio, and to comply with social distancing recommendations of not gathering in groups of ten or more, Humane Ohio will be closing our clinic at the end of business on Thursday, March 19, 2020, for an indefinite period of time. We want to protect our staff, the clients and the community as a whole and feel this is the best way we can do that at this time. We know this will be disappointing to many clients and rest assured, we will be back up and running as soon as we can do so safely and responsibly. Any changes to this status will be posted on our Humane Ohio Facebook page, so please keep an eye on the page for news.

We will also be suspending all public adoption events for the time being. We do have some great cats and kittens in need of homes, and will be sharing information about them on social media throughout the time we are off. The cats are in foster homes and can still be adopted during the weeks the clinic will be closed. Please take a look at our website at humaneohio.org 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.

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Outdoor community cats are accepted for surgery Mondays and Wednesdays. They can be brought in as a "walk-in" Monday or Wednesday at 8:30am. 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.

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