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Our Spay and Neuter Program has financial assistance available to low income households that can't afford to spay or neuter their dogs and cats. We charge a small co-pay for all procedures.  This program at the present time is for households in Shasta and Northern Tehama Counties and are limited to two animals a year per household with exceptions.  All surgeries are performed at the Shingletown Animal Clinic in Shingletown, California.

You can get an application and more information by calling Cliff or Lucinda at           (530) 474-1503.  You can also sign up at our next signing location in Shingletown, time and date to be announced. 

We are listed on the ASPCA National Spay and Neuter dictionary.



BENEFITS OF SPAY-NEUTER

  Benefits of Spaying Females

 1.   No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted.
 2.   Less desire to roam.
 3.   Risk of mammary glands tumors, ovarian and uterine cancer is reduced or    
 eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle.
 4.   Reduces number of unwanted kittens or puppies.
 5.   Help dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.

  Benefits of Neutering Males

 1.   Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents.
 2.   Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases  prostate disease.
 3.   Reduces the number of unwanted kitten or puppies.
 4.   Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites.
 5.   Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.


  Top 3 Reasons to Spay and Neuter


 1.   It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. There is a  surplus of
  companion animals in the United States and many animals are euthanized. Cats 
  are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific as humans. They do not need
  our help to expand their numbers, they need our help to reduce their numbers
  until there are good homes for them all.    

 2.   Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase its chance of a longer life. Altering
  your dog will increase their life an average of 1 to 3 years, altering your cat will increase its lifespan 3 to 5 years.

 3.  Sterilizing your cat or dog makes them a better pet, reducing their urge to roam
  and decreasing the risk of contacting diseases or getting hurt as they roam.

              Source:  The American Veterinary Medical Association


Dr. Rob Lydon, DVM performing surgery on a dog at the Shingletown Animal Clinic.