Planned Pethood was started by Animal Alliance in 2009 and is Hunterdon and Mercer County's ONLY freestanding Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for both cats and dogs. Planned Pethood alters dogs, cats, rabbits and pet pigs at a low and affordable cost. Payment plans and deferred payments are available, and FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE. Any pet is welcome regardless of household income. The ability to provide one's pet with basic veterinary care at an affordable price enables people to keep their pets in their home. Today's economic times mean more people than ever before may not be able to afford to spay/neuter and vaccinate their pets. Planned Pethood addresses this critical need. Planned Pethood employs numerous per-diem veterinarians and a rotating staff of veterinary nurses.
Besides just preventing unwanted puppies and kittens, people spay and neuter their pets to keep them HEALTHY. So many deadly health conditions can be PREVENTED by spaying and neutering. There are also BEHAVIORAL issues that can be improved or corrected through spaying/neutering. And, with so many pets being killed each year in our nation’s shelters, it’s the right thing to do.
BETTER HEALTH FOR YOUR PET:
Pyometra (infected uterus) is an emergency, life-threatening condition for female dogs and cats. With pyometra, the uterus fills with pus and can rupture and spill toxic pus into the entire abdomen, causing extreme pain and ultimately death for your pet. The ONLY cure for pyometra is an emergency spay, which can potentially cost thousands of dollars at an emergency veterinary hospital. Spaying your female dog or cat completely prevents pyometra. The risk of mammary (breast) tumors, cancers of the uterus, urinary tract infections, and kidney and bladder stones are reduced in female pets through spaying. For males, the risk of prostate, testicular, and bladder cancers are greatly reduced through neutering, as well as other conditions such as bladder stones, and urinary tract infections.
Spaying/neutering your pet can help reduce undesirable behaviors such as urine spraying in male cats, nonstop crying/meowing of in-heat female cats. Un-neutered male dogs may mount other animals, people’s legs, or furniture and/or lift their leg to “mark their territory.” they may also act in an aggressive fashion to other dogs, cats, and sometimes even humans. These behaviors are driven by testosterone, which is greatly reduced though neutering. Female dogs who are unspayed may also mount things and people, and will bleed all over the house when they are in heat, staining furniture and stinking up the house. In-heat females and unaltered males may also try desperately to escape the house to go out and mate and have been known to destroy walls and woodwork, and break windows or doors to get out.
HELP SAVE LIVES:
Too many pets die each year in shelters. Many people that breed their pet are surprised to find that they can’t find good homes for all the puppies, and that they remain very worried about the future of the puppies they sell. In this economy, there are not so many people that are going to buy puppies from a backyard breeder. Sadly, many people end up turning in puppies to the shelter because they can’t find homes for them all. And, for every puppy sold, a puppy waiting for a home in a shelter will die. It’s that simple — when people buy a pet, they are causing the death of a shelter pet. Spaying/neutering your pet helps save lives!
Please do not feed your pet the morning of surgery. Water is fine but no food after 11pm the night before surgery. Cash or check payment is due at the time of drop-off. Please advise us if you are having a financial hardship as we can work out flexible, no-interest payment plans or in some cases, reduced fees. Financial assistance is also available. Don't let lack of funds stand in the way of getting your pet fixed now.. Click here to review our surgery authorization form and post-surgery discharge instructions.
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