Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics - Coming Soon
Iowa County Humane Society has partnered with Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin out of Madison to periodically host low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinics at the shelter (305 County Rd YZ, Dodgeville WI). We will keep you posted on the next event. While the costs and services may change, click here to see a list of the the typical services offered at these clinics. The types of services they offer can be found here. How the process works is you register: By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information as well as the service you want. They will reach out to you to set up the appointment. A deposit will be required at the time of booking in order to hold your appointment. Emails will be answered on a first come first serve basis.
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Transport Service
When we have open spots with our spay and neuter vet in Madison, we will offer those open spots to the public. We ask that you bring the animal the night before the appointment and you can pick them up the following evening. This service includes overnight boarding in a separate area of the shelter, transportation to the surgery site, physical exam by a veterinarian, rabies vaccine (if age appropriate and no record of one), spay/neuter, post-op meds, transportation back to the shelter. Cats are $100 and dogs are $200.
- We will NOT declaw cats for any reason.
- Rabies vaccine is non negotiable unless a certificate from a veterinarian is provided before drop off.
- Kittens MUST be 6 weeks of age and weight more than 1.5 pounds.
- Puppies MUST be 6 weeks of age and weight more than 2 pounds.
- We do NOT provide dentals.
- Animals MUST be disease free (no URI, lethargy, or other sickness).
- There may be extra charges associated with the surgery (such as extra pain meds, the animal appears to have an ear infection and meds are needed, etc.) This charge is solely based on what ICHS gets charged for the item.
We do charge a modest housing and transport fee and then the cost of the services provided. To learn more, contact our Kennel Manager at email@example.com or call the office at (608)935-1381.
Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) Service - Coming Soon
We plan to have a Trap, Neuter and Release service for "barn cats" starting soon, it will be done on a case by case basis at a cost of $50 per cat. Check back here for more information in the future.
Why Spay and Neuter?
Just one male and one female cat could produce 420,000 offspring in a 7 year period, and just one male and one female dog could produce 67,000 offspring in a 6 year period. The Iowa County Humane Society wants to help stop these cycles of overpopulation by offering help to the community to spay or neuter their pets. Spaying or neutering your animal will:
- Reduce his inclination to stray. Animals that leave home to mate are often lost, hit by cars, or injured by another animal.
- Greatly reduce her risk of cancer. It’s a fact: altered animals live longer.
- Reduce unwanted behaviors such as spraying or fighting.
- Ensure that you are not stuck with the costly and time-consuming task of caring for an unwanted litter.
- Ensure that your companion is not contributing to pet overpopulation, the leading cause of death in domestic animals.
Sterilizing your pet is the single most important thing you can do to reduce the number of homeless animals in our community. All dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens adopted from the Iowa County Humane Society are spayed or neutered before going into their new homes. We encourage all pet owners to sterilize their companion animals and join in our efforts to ensure no animal is left without a home.