Services & Prices

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Quality, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Humane Ohio can offer low-cost spay/neuter prices because, as a 501c3 non-profit organization, donations help keep our prices low. We focus solely on spay/neuter because our goal is to prevent unwanted litters.

Standard of Care

Humane Ohio believes that all animals should receive the highest quality veterinary care possible, even if the services are performed at a reduced cost. All spay/neuter surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians (DVMs) and all animals entrusted to Humane Ohio are attended to before and after spay/neuter surgery by trained veterinary technicians. Every patient receives pain medication. Humane Ohio has fixed over 150,000 animals and fixes over 19,000 animals a year!

Recommended Vaccines

Humane Ohio recommends that all animals who use our clinic be up-to-date on vaccines. Humane Ohio does not offer vaccines in advance of your spay/neuter appointment, so you should visit your private vet or a local pet supply store that offers low-cost vaccination clinics. Humane Ohio does offer low-cost vaccines at the time of the spay/neuter only. We do not provide vaccine boosters. We focus solely on spay/neuter because our goal is to prevent unwanted litters.

Cats

Humane Ohio offers these vaccines at the time of the spay/neuter surgery only:

  • Feline FVRCP Combination: The distemper vaccine, included as part of a three or four way vaccine depending on what it contains, protects your cat against three or four different diseases common to cats, including common upper respiratory diseases that cats can catch even if they live indoors. (The vaccine Humane Ohio uses protects against Rhinotracheitis, Calici, and Panleukopenia.) This vaccine is often recommended if your cat is boarded, hospitalized, may come into contact with other animals, etc. It is an annual vaccination unless otherwise noted by your regular veterinarian. The first time your cat receives the three or four way vaccine, the vaccine may need to be boostered (repeated) 3-4 weeks later, but you should check with your regular, personal vet to find out for sure. This vaccine is an additional $15 at the time of the spay/neuter surgery.
  • Rabies: This vaccine is for cats three months or older. The rabies vaccine is required by law in most counties because rabies is a public health issue, but laws vary by county so check with your own county. The first time your cat is vaccinated for rabies, the vaccine will be good for one year. Every time your cat receives the rabies vaccine booster after the first time, the vaccine will be good for 1-3 years. This vaccine is an additional $15 at the time of the spay/neuter surgery.
Dogs

Humane Ohio offers these vaccines at the time of the spay/neuter surgery only:

  • DA2PP: The distemper vaccine, included as part of a four-way vaccine, protects your dog against four different diseases common to dogs including Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. The first time your dog receives the four-way vaccine, the vaccine may need to be boostered (repeated) 3-4 weeks later, but you should check with your personal veterinarian to find out for sure. This vaccination is typically boostered by your veterinarian annually. The vaccine is an additional $15 at the time of the spay/neuter surgery.
  • Rabies: This vaccine is for dogs three months or older. The rabies vaccine is required by law in most counties because rabies is a public health issue, but laws vary by county so check with your own county. The first time your dog is vaccinated for rabies, the vaccine will be good for one year. Every time your dog receives the rabies vaccine booster after the first time, the vaccine will be good for 1-3 years. This vaccine is an additional $15 at the time of spay/neuter surgery.
  • Bordetella: This vaccine protects your dog against some strains of kennel cough, a highly contagious cough commonly seen in boarding or grooming situations. It is often recommended whenever your dog is boarded, hospitalized, or may come into contact with other animals. Depending upon the type of vaccine given (by injection or intranasal), this vaccine may need to be boostered (repeated), but you should check with your personal veterinarian to find out for sure. This vaccine is an additional $15 at the time of the spay/neuter surgery.

Microchipping

The best way to make sure your pet doesn’t get lost is to microchip! A microchip is a tiny chip the size of a grain of rice injected between your pet’s shoulder blades by a veterinarian. It’s a permanent way to identify your pet if lost or stolen. A wand-like scanner can be used to tell if a pet has a microchip, and most animal shelters and veterinarian offices have one. There is a national registry that lists guardian contact information.

Does getting a microchip hurt my pet?

At Humane Ohio microchips are implanted while the animals are under anesthesia, so it is not painful to the pet. 

How easy is it to change the information if moving?

A simple phone call to the company that manufactures the chips will typically get the job done.

Will the microchip stay in place?

Yes, they stay in place and can’t fall off like a collar or ID tag.

Where can I get my pet microchipped?

You can have this procedure done at any veterinarian’s office, at the Toledo Area Humane Society or at Humane Ohio (at the time of the spay/neuter only).

How will the person who finds my pet know that he has a microchip?

When a pet is microchipped, the pet parent will usually get a tag for their collar with an identification number. The tag also comes with an 800 number to call to find the owner’s name and contact information, but if the collar has fallen off, the person who finds your animal will need to take him to a veterinarian or animal shelter that has a scanner to check for microchips.

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