A SIMPLE FIX
Mobile Spay & Neuter Surgery Program
Why should you spay/neuter your pets? To keep your pets safe, happy, and healthy! This procedure helps prevent certain cancers, avoids the high cost of caring for litters, and can stop your pets from bad behaviors like running away from home to look for a mate, marking or spraying indoors, and some aggression issues.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Click here or scroll down for our 2013 schedule.
Surgery space is limited, and is on a first come, first served basis.
The following requirements must be met for a pet to be spayed or neutered:
- Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.
- Do not give your pet any food after 10 p.m. the night before surgery. All pets must have fasted (no food) prior to surgery.
- All pets must be at least 4-months-old, and no older than 5 years.
- Pets must weigh at least 2 pounds. Dogs must not weigh more than 65 pounds due to space limitations in the mobile unit.
- This program is designed to accept healthy animals for surgeries. If your pet has any underlying health problems, the surgery should be performed at a full-service vet clinic.
- Pets will go home the same day. Pet owners should pick up their pet between 3-4 p.m.
Spay/Neuter Surgery Fees* (payment in cash or by credit card only):
- Cats: $20
- Dogs: $60
*In heat, pregnant pets, and pets with Cryptorchidism (a condition in which one or both testicles of your pet fail to descend into its scrotum) may not be accepted. We are not able to accept aggressive animals to ensure the safety of your pet and our staff.
Additional Service Fees* (payment in cash or by credit card only):
We are also able to vaccinate, microchip, and license your pet while it is with us for its spay/neuter procedure.
- Vaccines $15 each
- Microchip: $35
- Dog License: $15 Spayed/Neutered; $30 Unaltered
Click here to download a flyer with instructions and schedule.
About the Program:
Foothills Animal Shelter’s Mobile Surgery Unit brings our affordable services where they are needed most, thanks to support from the Animal Assistance Foundation. By providing subsidized spay/neuter procedures for cats and dogs at convenient locations throughout our community, we are able to help control pet overpopulation. Additionally, pet owners avoid the added financial hardships of caring for litters, as well as health and behavior problems that can be typical of unaltered pets. Foothills Animal Shelter has coordinated this program in partnership with Jefferson County Animal Control, Westminster Animal Management and Wheat Ridge Animal Control.
History of the Mobile Unit:
The mobile surgical unit was the center piece of our previous Shelter’s (Table Mountain Animal Center) spay/neuter, vaccination and medical program. Launched on May 10, 2007, the unit completed approximately 3,000 procedures in its first year of operation. Unfortunately, Table Mountain Animal Center was built in 1976 without medical facilities, which necessitated animals to be sent to off-site veterinary clinics to conduct spay/neuter and other medical procedures. It allowed Table Mountain Animal Center to provide medical attention to all of the animals in our care. It also offered a great affordable option for spay/neuter procedures to all animals in the community.
Foothills Animal Shelter, which opened in 2010, was built with a spacious surgical suite where the majority medical procedures are performed for animals in our care. This enables us to use the mobile unit to provide animal care services throughout our community, and also attend special events to showcase adoptable pets looking for their forever homes!