5 reasons Alabama Spay/Neuter’s where you want to get your pet fixed


Alabama Spay/Neuter, woman with dog
Everybody’s an animal lover at Alabama Spay/Neuter (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Do you own—or care about—dogs and cats?  Since 2008, Alabama Spay/Neuter in Irondale has “fixed” over 150,000 dogs and cats, with more than 16K in 2021 alone, greatly reducing the number of unwanted animals in our community. Along with their professional and compassionate staff, they are experienced in spaying and neutering—it’s all they do, and they do it well. Keep reading to find out why you should take your pet there to “get fixed.”

A day in the life at Alabama Spay/Neuter

According to research by the nonprofit Best Friends, nearly 14,690 dogs and cats were killed in shelters across Alabama in 2021. 

While there are many reasons for this, there’s one kind and easy solution: spay females and neuter males. These quick surgeries prevent potentially millions of offspring that could result in unwanted, uncared-for animals. 

Here’s what you need to know about “getting your pet fixed” at Alabama Spay/Neuter:

1. It’s EASY to make an appointment for your pet at Alabama Spay/Neuter

cute dog at Alabama Spay/Neuter
Oh, the cuteness. (Bham Now)

Just call 205.956.0012 or email info@alspay.org with the following: 

  • Your first + last name
  • Phone number
  • Emergency number
  • Address
  • Pet’s name
  • Pet’s breed and color
  • Pet’s age and weight
  • Whether they have been vaccinated for rabies in the last year

2. It won’t break the bank $$

woman and dog at Alabama Spay/Neuter
This little guy was just adorable. (Bham Now)

Here’s the basic cost for spays for females: 

  • Dog: $105
  • Cat: $80

Because the female reproductive organs are internal, these surgeries are a bit more involved—hence the higher cost.

And for neuters for males: 

  • Dog: $85
  • Cat: $55

Bonus: Surgeries include Capstar 24-hour flea treatment. 

There are additional charges based on whether the animal is in heat, pregnant, 50+ pounds, feral or needing a rabies vaccine. Plus, they’ve got optional add-ons, such as microchipping or nail trims to help you take great care of your pet.

3. Drop off your pet one day—pick them up the next

checking in at Alabama Spay/Neuter
Checking in at Alabama Spay and Neuter. (Bham Now)

Alabama Spay/Neuter provides curbside service at drop-off and pick-up Mondays through Thursdays. You never have to leave the comfort of your own vehicle. 

Here’s the schedule for cats: 

  • Bring at 7AM on the day of your appointment.
  • Pick up at 6:45AM the following morning.

And for dogs: 

  • Bring at 7:30AM on the day of your appointment. 
  • Pick up at 6:30AM the following morning.

4. Your pet will be in well-qualified hands

veterinarian and dog
Dr. Margaret Ferrell checking in a dog before spaying. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Dr. Margaret Ferrell is the practice owner and lead veterinarian for Spay Neuter Veterinary Services, LLC, which is the medical provider for the nonprofit Alabama Spay/Neuter. She’s also hiring for a full-time veterinarian and a licensed vet tech, in case you’d like to join the team and support the mission

While other veterinarians perform spay/neuter services, they also deal with a host of other animal issues, from broken bones to bites. 

Alabama Spay/Neuter is the one place you can go that focuses only on this type of surgery. Since the clinic was founded, they have performed over 150,000 surgeries. Why go anywhere else?

5. Everyone at Alabama Spay/Neuter supports the mission of no more homeless pets

Pet under a heating pad
Afterwards, the animals rest under heating pads until they’re fully awake.. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Everyone who works at the clinic is an animal lover and an advocate who’s committed to the mission of reducing unwanted animals. They’ll also take care of your pet as if it were their own. 

Call 205.956.0012 or email info@alspay.org to book your appointment at Alabama Spay/Neuter today. 

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