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Horry County Animal Care Center To Open Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will begin its low-cost spay and neuter clinic to local pet owners on Tuesday, August 9. The benefits of spaying and neutering pet dogs and cats are numerous and include preventing health problems, decreasing the chances of a pet running away and helping to decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies and, therefore, the number of unwanted animals in our local shelters.

This new program is open to all residents in Horry County for spaying and neutering of pet dogs and cats. Residents who meet federal “low-income” guidelines and/or on government assistance may be eligible to receive even lower costs. Pet owners will be able to schedule an appointment for surgery, Monday through Friday from 1-4:30 p.m. in person at the Horry County Animal Care Center located at 1932 Industrial Park Road in Conway or by calling (843) 915-5172. A complete copy of the program guidelines are below.

The costs for cats is $50 and $80 for dogs. The special pricing for government assistance residents is $20 for cats and $40 for dogs.

For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow them on Facebook, or visit their website at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/AnimalCareCenter .

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Horry County Animal Care Center

Spay/Neuter Clinic Program Guidelines

 

Hours of Operation:

To schedule an appointment- Monday- Friday from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Day of Surgery- 7:00 A.M. – 7:30 AM Animals must be dropped off for check-in. Animals must be picked up from 3:00 – 3:30.

 

Program Outline:

This program is open to all residents in Horry County for spaying or neutering of pet dogs and cats. Residents who meet federal “low-income” guidelines and /or on government assistance may be eligible to receive even lower costs.

Pet owners will be able to schedule an appointment for surgery Monday through Friday from 1:00PM to 4:30PM in person, online, or by calling.

A reminder will be sent to the client a day or two before surgery in the form of phone call or email.

On the day of surgery, clients will bring pet in within a set schedule for check-in.

In the afternoon, all animals should be picked up by clients. Clients will be given a copy of medical records, post-operative care sheets and any other information, equipment or medications based on their requested procedures.

 

Policies:

All animals must be at least 12 weeks of age.

Any animal over 5 years will need a statement of health by the owner’s veterinarian stating that they are healthy enough for surgery.

All animals must be clean & free of fleas & ticks. Any animal that has fleas will be treated with Capstar at a charge of $15.00.

All animals must arrive in a carrier or on a leash and must have identification in the form of a collar & tag or a microchip.

All animals must be “healthy” (no coughing or sneezing, no discharge from nose or eyes, no diarrhea, no fever.) Any animal which presents with these symptoms will not be accepted.

Cats must have current vaccinations against Rabies, Calici Virus, Panleukopenia, and Rhinotracheitis and must have tested negative for FELV/FIV within the last year.

Dogs must have current Distemper, Parvo, Bordatella, and Rabies vaccinations and have tested negative for heartworms within the last year.

The Animal Care Center reserves the right to refuse surgery on any animal.

While the ACC will be providing high quality, high volume spay neuter, we will not be giving intravenous fluids, will not perform blood work, or provide follow up care. Any animal with post-operative complications will need to seek private veterinary care or be taken to an animal emergency hospital.

Any animal brought after 8:00 AM will be turned away and any animal not picked up by 4:30PM will incur an overnight stay charge.

Payment for procedures is by cash or credit card. The Animal Care Center does not accept checks.

All fees must be paid before surgery.

 

Charges:

Low-Cost Spay / Neuter

     Cats $50.00  Dogs $80.00

    

Government Assistance Spay / Neuter

(Special pricing with proof of government assistance or must meet low-income standards. Limit 6 animals per year.)

          Cats $20                Dogs- $40   

 

The following vaccinations are available at our monthly vaccination clinics:

Distemper/ Parvo Vaccination- $10

Bordatella Vaccination - $10

1-yr Rabies Vaccination - $10

FVRCP Vaccination (cats) - $10

 

Additional Charges:

Overnight Stay- $30.00

Capstar (flea treatment) $15.00

Buster collar- $10

Microchip- $15.00

Missed appointment fee- $20.00   if you fail to show up for an appointment without notification, you will be placed at the end of the waiting list to reschedule.

 

 

 

 



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