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Spay/Neuter Clinic

Millions of healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized each year in the U.S. because there simply are not enough homes for them all.  Critter Shack Rescue's mission is to end the suffering of innocent dogs and cats by reducing the number of unwanted births.


Critter Shack Rescue offers low cost spay/neuter services for dogs, pet cats, and community cats one to two days a week (alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays).  Dr. Catherine Morris and Dr. Stephanie Probandt are the attending veterinarians. The clinic fills up quickly, so please call and make an appointment five weeks in advance.

Please call (325) 450-7117 to schedule an appointment or for more information on prices and services offered. 


Click Here for our Clinic Price List.


Benefits of Spaying / Neutering 


Benefits of Spay (females) for dogs & cats:


  • No uncomfortable heat cycles.

  • Less desire to roam.

  • Reduced risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer, especially if spayed before the first heat cycle.

  • Eliminates unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.

  • Increases the chance of a long, happy, healthy life for your pet!


Benefits of Neuter (males) for dogs & cats:


  • Reduces or eliminates annoying spraying and marking

  • Less desire to roam.

  • Since they are not battling for mates, they will be less likely to be injured in fights.

  • Reduces risk of testicular cancer and incidence of prostate disease.

  • Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites.

  • Eliminates unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.

  • Increases the chance of a long, happy, healthy life for your pet!


Top 3 Reasons to Spay/Neuter:


  • Stops unwanted litters of kittens and puppies. It also helps reduce companion animal overpopulation; therefore, the number of dogs and cats surrendered to shelters or intentionally abandoned is dramatically reduced.

  • Sterilizing makes your cat or dog a better pet! Spay/neuter reduces the pet’s urge to roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years.

  • Spay/Neuter increases your pet’s chance of a longer and healthier life! Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1-to-3 years, felines, 3-to-5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.


Additional Benefits:


  • Makes your community a better place! Stray animals can easily become a public nuisance, soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubbery, frightening children and elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances, causing automobile accidents, and sometimes even killing livestock or other pets. -The American Veterinary Medical Association

  • The capture, impoundment and eventual destruction of unwanted animals costs taxpayers and private humanitarian agencies over a billion dollars each year. -The American Veterinary Medical Association

  • Trap-Neuter-Return humanely reduces feral cat overpopulation. -Alley Cat Allies



    (Resource: Spay/USA retrieved from


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