|Thursday, April 24, 2014
THE NEW HANOVER HUMANE SOCIETY
To our prospective clients:
Thank you for your interest in spaying or neutering your pet and for your interest in our low cost clinic! I'd like a couple of minutes of your time to explain the purpose of this clinic and why this either may or may not be the right veterinary facility in which to have your pet sterilized.
Our surgery clinic was licensed and opened in 1991 with the primary purpose of desexing adoptable pets relinquished to the Humane Society Shelter and a secondary goal of offering a low cost alternative for financially needy owners to have their pets altered.
All surgeries are performed by North Carolina licensed and experienced veterinarians using individual sterile instruments and suture for each pet, trained technical observation and electrocardiogram monitoring during anesthesia, pain management for patients on day of surgery and for home administration, and gas anesthesia. The actual expense of these services exceeds our low cost prices and this expense is offset by the generous donors to the Humane Society with the great hope of reducing the number of discarded dogs and cats.
However, there are services that can lessen your pet's risk of anesthesia complications: pre-anesthetic bloodwork, IV catheterization and fluid therapy with blood pressure/end CO2 and oxygen saturation monitoring during surgery.
Unfortunately, our clinic cannot offer these services, but local private veterinary practitioners can and do! So, I would greatly urge anyone who is financially able to establish a doctor/owner/pet relationship with a local vet and allow that vet to peform your pet's surgery. Our low cost clinic was not established to be a "bargain" but to offer a safe, humane, sterile procedure for unwanted pets and under-served owners.
If you feel that our clinic can best serve your needs then please call us! We'll be happy to assist you!
Susan Holland, D.V.M.
Owner, New Hanover Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic
ALL DOGS UNDER 40 POUNDS -- $80.
DOGS BETWEEN 41-80 POUNDS -- $100
ALL CATS -- $40.
A RABIES SHOT WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $5 AND WE ASK FOR PAYMENT IN CASH.
PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT DURING SHELTER HOURS:10AM TO 2 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
UPON RECEIVING A SPECIFIC DATE FOR YOUR PET'S SURGERY,
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO:
WITHHOLD FOOD AND WATER AFTER MID-NIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY.
BRING YOUR PET TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY ON 23RD STREET BETWEEN 8 AM AND 9 AM, THE DAY OF SURGERY.
(PLEASE PUT CATS IN A SECURE CARRIER AND HAVE DOGS ON A LEASH OR IN A CARRIER.)
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PICK THEM UP AT 5:00 PM THE SAME DAY,
WE ASK FOR PAYMENT IN CASH ONLY.
REMEMBER TO GIVE YOUR PET PLENTY OF TIME TO USE THE LITTER BOX OR YARD BEFORE YOU START OUT.