Low Income Spay & Neuter
From 10AM - 3:30PM on Monday through Saturday, the Humane Society of Angelina County provides low income spay and neuter for your pet. Households under 30,000 per year income qualify. Here are the details:
Spay or neuter must be prepaid. HSAC needs proof of income and address. Address needs to match your drivers license or we need proof of recent local move. Light, gas, or water bill is accepted. $10 fee if you do not have proof of rabies vaccination.
When you qualify and prepay, we will give you a receipt for the low income spay and neuter clinic. Charge is based on your ability to pay. There is an additional charge for a female cat or dog that is pregnant or in heat. The clinic is located at West Loop Animal, and information will be provided at time of payment. The clinic requires a pet drop off of 8:30-9:00am and pickup is 3:30-4:00pm. Operating Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Be prepared to take extra special care of your returning pet - they just had major surgery!
<$12,499 cost $35 for cat or dog regardless of gender
$12,5K - $19,999 cost $40 male cat, $45 female cat or any dog
$20-$30k cost $45 male cat, $50 female cat or any dog
Pet Health Information
WE TEST OUR DOGS FOR HEARTWORM AND TREAT THEM WITH HEARTGARD. Heartworm infection in apparently healthy animals is usually detected with blood tests for a heartworm substance called an "antigen" or microfilariae, although neither test is consistently positive until about seven months after infection has occurred.Heartworm infection may also occasionally be detected through ultrasound and/or x-ray images of the heart and lungs, although these tests are usually used in animals already known to be infected.Because heartworm disease is preventable, the AHS recommends that pet owners take steps now to talk to their veterinarian about how to best protect their pets from this dangerous disease. Heartworm prevention is safe, easy and inexpensive. While treatment for heartworm disease in dogs is possible, it is a complicated and expensive process, taking weeks for infected animals to recover. There is no effective treatment for heartworm disease in cats, so it is imperative that disease prevention measures be taken for cats.Usually, all but the most advanced cases of heartworm disease can be successfully treated in dogs. Currently, there are no products in the United States approved for the treatment of heartworm infection in cats. Cats have proven to be more resistant hosts to heartworm than dogs, and often appear to be able to rid themselves of infection spontaneously. Unfortunately, many cats tend to react severely to the dead worms as they are being cleared by the body, and this can result in a shock reaction, a life-threatening situation. Veterinarians will often attempt to treat an infected cat with supportive therapy measures to minimize this reaction; however it is always best to prevent the disease.
WE TEST OUR CATS AND WILL NOT ADOPT OUT A CAT WITH FELV. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus that infects cats. FeLV can be transmitted between infected cats when the transfer of saliva or nasal secretions is involved. If not defeated by the animal’s immune system, the virus can be lethal. A disease caused by this virus is a form of cancer of the blood cells called lymphocytes (a leukemia).Cats infected with FeLV can serve as sources of infection. Transmission is related to the subgroup (see below). Cats can possibly pass the virus between themselves through saliva and close contact, by biting another cat, through a litter box or food dish used by an infected cat (rarely happens), and from milk during nursing. Transmission can also take place from an infected mother cat to her kittens, either before they are born or while they are nursing.Vaccines for FeLV are available (ATCvet code QI06AA01 and various combination vaccines), though no currently available vaccine offers 100% protection from the virus.