Low Cost Spay/Neuter
ARK Animal Hospital spay/neuter FERALS ONLY $35.00 Appts: 504-834-0906
Friends of the Jefferson Parish Shelter has vouchers FERALS $10 PETS $25
At Jefferson Feed on Saturdays 10am-12pm(usually) call 504-733-8572 to verify time
LA/SPCA FERALS $25 appts: 504-368-5191, ext. 141 Click for LA/SPCA spay/neuter info
Southern Animal Foundation Cats $20 appointments: 504-975-7387
We have a dream for New Orleans ...
SpayMart is a humane society that has a dream - that we will
wake up in a city no longer filled with hundreds of thousands
of neglected and starving animals roaming the streets. We
dream that dogs and cats will be sterilized by responsible
owners or caregivers and that pets will not be euthanized
because of a lack of good homes.
When the winters are warm or spring arrives, free roaming
cats may breed as often as four times a year (instead of the
usual two), adding to the overpopulation misery and costing
our city almost a million dollars annually to kill these
SpayMart sterilizes thousands of animals each year through
a low cost spay/neuter program that we offer to the public.
Our dream can become a reality if every pet owner spayed or
neutered his pet and took responsibility for sterilizing the
strays in his neighborhood. It is cheaper and much more humane
to sterilize young breeding animals than to kill their offspring.
Call our Cat Helpline at 838-9167 for help with sterilization
and together we can see our dream of a humane city become
Spaying and Neutering: Does it really help?
Spaying and neutering is probably the most important thing
you can do for your new pet. We have all heard the arguments
against these procedures. So why should you?
Pick your baby up and look deeply into his/her eyes. Now,
would you do anything to jeopardize his health? Let's start
with neutering. If this is done at an early age, before the
hormones ever kick in, you will eliminate a lot of unwanted
We have many adult males that live in our foster homes and
none of them sprays. They simply don't know how - not that
they don't behave inappropriately at times - but they never
spray. A neutered cat will not go out roaming around at night
looking for that ever elusive female. They don't fight over
"turf," consequently they don't spread disease.
Also please note that large numbers of older unneutered males
die of testicular cancer.
spay? Actually, for many of the same reasons you neuter. First,
to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Spaying your cat will also
lessen the chances of her getting certain cancers.
Just one pair of breeding cats and their offspring can produce
420,000 cats in seven years - 10 million in ten years. Do
the math. It's not a pretty picture, considering most of these
cats live a very hard life and usually meet with an untimely
and unnatural death.
Most vets will not spay/neuter until the animal is 6 months
of age or older. Our kittens are all sterilized at 2 pounds, unless there is a medical problem preventing it. This is a specialty
done by clinics and shelters. Early age Spay/Neuter was developed
out of necessity to cut down the birth rate. The reason most vets
don't operate at this early age is simply because they are
not trained to do so. Almost all SpayMart kittens are sterilized
at 2 months of age. All are sterilized before going into permanent homes to ensure
they will not reproduce and compound the very problem we're
trying to fix.