Low-income Spay/Neuter Clinic

Stray Haven does not have an on-staff Veterinarian. Animal emergencies should be directed to your veterinarian or Cornell University Vet Hospital.

Spay/Neuter Program

The Alteration Clinic program for affordable spay or neuter of dogs and cats at Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA focuses on helping low income pet owners and families under financial hardship and assist with Stray Cat needs. Scheduling priority is given to Tioga County, NY residents and those who list a reason for hardship (ex. recently unemployed, student, fixed income, disability or other assistance). You do not have to list a hardship or live in Tioga County, NY to participate in this program. Contact us for more information: Clinic@strayhavenspca.com

Payment and proof of current vaccinations must accompany the Alteration Clinic appointment form to reserve your spay/neuter appointment. If your pet does not have a current Rabies or distemper vaccine, the vaccinations can be given the day of your appointment for the fees listed below.

How our Clinics Work:

Currently our affordable spay/neuter clinics are held once a month on a rotating Sunday schedule. We work with the wonderful team at Shelter Outreach Services (SOS) and they bring their veterinarian and LVT to our facility to provide the same day spay/neuter services. This is a shelter-based program, therefore we cannot offer pre-surgical bloodwork for your pet.  If you require these services, please see your veterinarian. We have limited numbers of appointments for male and female dogs and cats each month. Once your appointment form is submitted with payment at our shelter office, you will be contacted as soon as an appointment is available for your pet. These are essential service spay/neuter clinics and should not replace regular visits to your veterinarian. If your pet does not have up-to-date vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper), please check the box on the Appointment Form so that those vaccinations can be given on the day of surgery for the fees listed. Rabies vaccinations are required to participate in this spay/neuter clinic. Microchip includes the 1st year of services from Home Again.

Contact our office for more information. 607.565.2859.

Click here to download the appointment request form for your pet!  Alteration Clinic Appointment Request Form_2019_02 

Do you want to help more animals get spayed or neutered? You can help!  We accept donations to maintain this program and are recruiting volunteers to assist us on clinic days. Under the watchful guidance and training of the SOS veterinarians and Stray Haven trained team, you can assist with cleaning tasks, paperwork or keeping animals company as they wake up from surgery. E-mail us for more information about volunteering with our clinic activities! Clinic@strayhavenspca.com

Information for Clinic Clients & your pets

  • The day of your appointment, you should not give your pet food, but water is OK. Food the day before is OK.
  • All animals must be brought to Stray Haven on a leash or in a carrier.
  • You will be given specific discharge instructions when you pick up your pet. Please try to keep them quiet with no rough-housing with other animals for the 7-14 days post-surgery as instructed.
  • Medical emergencies or questions need to be directed to the SOS staff who performed the surgery by calling the number on your paperwork.
  • The small green line tattoo on your pet’s belly, under best practices of High Quality High Volume Spay Neuter from Shelter Veterinarians, indicates “I’ve been spayed/neutered!” and this is a permanent tattoo.