Happy Paws Clinic
Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Surgery
Spay/Neuter Clinic: 859-691-1137
Happy Paws Spay/Neuter Clinic, operated by the DBCHS, is a low-cost, high-quality facility dedicated to providing affordable spay/neuter services to those in need. It's simple — a spayed/neutered pet is a happier, healthier pet.
Get the Facts:
• Sterilized pets live longer, healthier lives.
• Sterilized pets make better, more affectionate companions and are less likely to roam or fight.
• Sterilized cats are less likely to spray and mark territory.
• Sterilization significantly lowers the risk of dangerous diseases such as ovarian, uterine, and breast cancers in females, and testicular and prostate cancers in males.
• Sterilization reduces pet overpopulation and the number of unwanted animals killed in animal shelters: thousands each year in our area.
How much does it cost?
• Cat neuter (male): $35
• Cat spay (female): $45
• Dog neuter (male under 50 lbs.): $45
• Dog neuter (male over 50 lbs.): $55
• Dog spay (female under 50 lbs.): $55
• Dog spay (female over 50 lbs.): $65
Note: Additional charges may apply. Proof of rabies shot is required. If you do not have written proof, your animal will be given a rabies shot at a cost of $5.00 per animal.
Remember: Spay/neuter surgery is just a one-time cost, a bargain when you consider how much it would cost to take care of multiple litters of kittens and puppies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can use the clinic?
Those on public assistance or those with low or fixed incomes. If you aren’t sure whether you qualify, please give us a call.
How does the clinic work?
Once you make an appointment, you'll receive directions to the clinic and specific instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. You'll bring your pet to the clinic the morning of the day that the surgery is scheduled. Plan to pick up your pet later that afternoon. It's that simple!
Will my pet's behavior change?
Spayed and neutered pets are often more relaxed, less aggressive and more affectionate. Rumors about pets missing mating or breeding are just not true! Neutering will not make your pets fat and lazy, as some might believe.
How young can a dog or cat be spayed or neutered? Are there restrictions?
Our clinic will accept animals from 12 weeks to 6 years of age.
If your pet is older than 6 years, check with a local veterinarian to see about sterilization.
How long does it take for an animal to recover from the procedure?
The animals usually bounce back in a day or two.
You'll receive specific instructions about how to care for your pet after the procedure.
Is it healthier for my pet to have one litter first?
Medical evidence suggests just the opposite! Females spayed before their first heat are usually healthier. Be sure to spay early...cats can go into heat and get pregnant as early as five months of age.