LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER for your PETS and FERAL/COMMUNITY CATS
LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER for your PETS
Services performed by People for Animals – Sharon Road, Robbinsville, NJ (or see their web site for their Hillside, NJ location) For SPAY SHUTTLE Drop Off/Pick Up Locations, Dates & Times (they charge a fee) please see their web site: (Edison Animal Shelter will no longer provide this transport service)
FOR the Edison TNR PROGRAM (Feral/Community Cats), please follow the steps below:
- You must be a resident of Edison to participate in the free TNR Program. If not, the fee is $55.00 per cat.
- You may loan traps by coming into the shelter, a $30 refundable deposit PER TRAP is required.
- Call the shelter to RESERVE your spots (up to 3) for transport down to People for Animals. This service is FREE for TNR Program cats only.
- Trap all cats Tuesday evening, keep in trap, cover with towel or blanket. DO NOT transfer cats to a carrier! Keep them in the trap!
- If more than one cat in a trap, ok to leave them in there, we will separate them at the shelter.
- DROP OFF is between 8:30am and 9:30am Sharp at the Edison Animal Shelter.
- PICK UP is no later than 4:30pm Thursday, but please call around 2pm and we will be able to give you a more definite time.
Health Benefits of Spay/Neuter
The serious and expensive possibility that your pet will develop cancer, tumors, or infections of the reproductive organs is completely eliminated because these organs are removed.
Females: Dogs come into heat approximately twice each year. Cats can come into heat every few weeks. During this heat cycle your dog can become pregnant. Spaying your female eliminates the possibility of pregnancy and the dangers associated with giving birth because those organs are removed. If you spay your pet before the first heat cycle the chance that it will develop mammary tumors is drastically reduced (mammary tumors appear in dogs approx. 50% of unspayed dogs and only 1% in spayed dogs.
Males: Neutering males eliminates many health problems as your pet ages, including prostate enlargement (occurs in approx. 60% of unneutered dogs), prostate tumors and infections, tumors of the testacies, penile and anal area and perinea hernias.
If you love animals consider that spaying and neutering also helps to prevent the euthanasia of other animals by reducing the number of litters born. Puppies and kittens that YOU breed take away homes from other deserving animals. And if you can’t find homes for all of your litter, they end up here at the shelter.
Please be responsible and spay or neuter your pet today!
What is a Microchip?
A microchip is a small electronic device, about the size of a grain of rice that emits a radio signal when a scanner is passed over it. Each microchip contains a unique ID number. The microchip is injected under the skin of your pet between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to receiving a vaccination and only takes a few seconds.
After the chip is implanted, the ID number is registered along with your contact information and emergency contacts information. If your animal becomes lost, it can be scanned to determine the unique ID your animal has been assigned. This person can then call the Microchip hotline and report the number. The hotline person will then contact you or the emergency contact, this information is not given out to the public. And now you can be reunited with your pet.
Though collars and tags are very important, dogs often are lost because they have slipped out of their collars or the tags have fallen off. Microchips provide a way for your animal to always carry permanent identification.
Download forms here: Fill out and bring with you to drop off. Payment is made by People for Animals using your credit card info.