Schedule an Appointment
PLEASE NOTE: Humane Ohio spays or neuters owned animals by appointment only.
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 accepted for surgery Monday through Wednesday. They can be brought in as a "walk-in" Monday-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. In addition, Humane Ohio will not accept outdoor cats for surgery from December 15th-February 15th due to the higher risks to the cats in cold weather. 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.