Spay and Neuter Info

Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center Clinic provides quality veterinary care at an affordable cost that includes spay/neuter surgeries as well as pet wellness services. Quality veterinary care is provided by leading South Jersey veterinarians who perform routine surgeries and medical services for both shelter and public animals at Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center.

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Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center Clinic offers discounts for our rescue partners. Rescues must be a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.

Please contact our Clinic Manager at clinic@homewardboundnj.org or 856-401-1300 ext. 109 for more information about rescue rates services.

Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center Clinic provides low-cost surgeries for community cat caregivers. Most feral cat spay/neuter surgeries are just $35. This includes ear-tipping and rabies vaccinations.
For pregnant females, add $20. No surgery if in heat (must wait 2 weeks).

We offer discounts for caregivers who have colonies of more than 10 cats, please contact our Clinic Manager at clinic@homewardboundnj.org or 856-401-1300 ext. 109 to schedule your surgery appointment today or for more information about community cat services.

Unlike stray cats, who have once been a companion house cat and were abandoned or became lost, community cats are born outside and live their entire lives there. A community cat has never lived with a human family. They generally form colonies, making their home wherever they can find food, avoiding human contact whenever possible. Tomcats prowl for mates, females become pregnant, and the cycle of reproduction continues.

Community cats have a home – outdoors. Adult community cats are part of all landscapes. They usually cannot be socialized and are content living outdoors. Feral kittens can often be tamed and placed in homes, but they must be socialized in their first weeks of life. This is a critical window and if they aren’t handled in time, they will remain feral and therefore unadoptable.

Trap, Neuter, and Return or TNR is a program in which stray and community cats already living outdoors in your city, town, or rural area are humanely trapped. They are then evaluated, vaccinated, and sterilized by veterinarians. Kittens and tame (stray) cats are adopted into good homes. Healthy adult cats too wild to be adopted are returned to their outdoor home to be cared for by local volunteers for the rest of their lives. This ongoing care creates a safety net for both the cats and the community. No more kittens are born, and the community cat population is reduced.

Eartipping for ferals is available at no additional charge. Eartipping allows residents and animal control officers to easily identify cats that are already sterilized and part of a managed colony. This saves the cat from unnecessary trapping and anesthesia after it has already been fixed, and cat trappers from trapping and spending money on already-sterilized cats.

We offer discounts for caregivers who have colonies of more than 10 cats, please contact our Clinic Manager at clinic@homewardboundnj.org or 856-401-1300 ext. 106 for more information about community cat services.

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