LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER

SPAY/NEUTER SURGERY

OVERVIEW

Spay and neuter surgery appointments are generally scheduled Tuesday-Friday 
(No Surgeries on Saturday)

 

Dogs should arrive at the clinic between 7:00 am and 7:45 am the morning of their appointment while cats should arrive between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. If you are running late please call or continue to the facility to see if your pet can still be admitted for surgery that day.

We spay/neuter all healthy cats & dogs that are at least 3 pounds and 3 months of age.
 

  • We do not spay/neuter dogs over 100# due to our cage space.
     

  • We do not spay/neuter English Bulldogs as they require a different drug protocol than we provide.
     

  • We do not spay/neuter exotic cats or some purebred cats due to them being sensitive to certain drugs. Please call us at 630-961-8000 if you are unsure of your cat’s breed.

 

Pre-Surgical Bloodwork is required for all dogs 6 years and older, and all cats 8 years and older. You may have the pre-surgical bloodwork completed the morning of your pet’s surgery for $40.

 

DOGS

Female Dogs  $115+

Male Dogs  $90+

Additional charges apply for dogs requiring extra needs such as dogs in heat or cryptorchid. 

CATS

Female Cats  $50

Male Cats  $50

Feral/Barn
Cat Package
$40* 

Feral/Barn Cat Package includes spay or neuter, rabies vaccination, Revolution,
long-lasting pain injection, and ear tip.

Surgical visits are by appointment only. Please call 630-961-8000 to schedule today! 

THE SURGICAL CENTER is operated by SPAY ILLINOIS, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

SPAY / NEUTER SERVICES

 

Food & Water Prior to Surgery

For pets older than 4 months of age please withhold all food after 9pm the night before surgery. You may leave water out for them until morning. If your pet is 4 months old or younger, please feed them ¼ of their normal meal in the morning before bringing them for surgery.

Bathing & Grooming Prior To Surgery

You may want to bathe or groom your pet prior to their surgery, as we will request that you do not bathe or groom them for 10-14 days after their surgery.

Pre-Existing Conditions & Medications

If your pet has a pre-existing condition, such as: a heart murmur; seizures; neurological condition; prior reaction to anesthesia; disease or major illness/injury which requires ongoing attention, then Spay Illinois is not the appropriate facility to perform your pets spay/neuter. Our anesthetic protocols may not include the appropriate protocol your pet needs. A full-service clinic will have many other options that may be better suited and tailored for your pet’s particular condition. They can provide you with the guidance needed to make the best, well-informed decision regarding your pet’s ongoing care.

If you pet is currently taking medications (other than the typical flea/tick and heartworm prevention) please provide a full list of these medications, including eye, ear, or skin medications so that we can determine if your pet is an appropriate candidate for surgery with Spay Illinois protocols. Some medications can interact with other mediations or drugs that we use. 

 

 

Vaccines

Although we do offer vaccinations the same day as surgery we highly recommend that your pet be vaccinated at least two weeks prior to surgery for DAPPv-L4 (distemper-parvo combo), and Bordetella for all dogs and FVRCP (distemper, upper respiratory) for cats. While no vaccine is 100% effective, vaccination will lessen the chance of your pet contracting disease, as well as decreasing the severity of the disease if your pet does contract it. You may visit our clinic to have your pet vaccinated before surgery by calling us to make an appointment or by booking online.

 

We do require all pets 4 months and older be vaccinated for rabies. If your pet has not had a rabies vaccine, they can receive it the day of surgery. If they have previously been vaccinated, please bring a copy with you the morning of surgery. We must have a copy of the actual rabies certificate and cannot accept a rabies tag for proof.

Project Families Forever

If you are receiving link, SSDI, or have an Illinois Medical Card please bring it with the morning of surgery to qualify for discounted services through our Project Families Forever program. We must have proof of your benefits in the morning to process your discounts. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept proof after check in.

Vouchers

If your surgery is being covered with a county or state voucher, please present it at check in. This is needed in the morning to ensure proper invoicing and services.

Dropping your pet off in the Morning

Please bring all cats in a carrier, we can only accept 1 cat per carrier. We do have cardboard cat carriers available for $5 each should you need one. 

For kittens that are 12 weeks old or younger you may bring two per carrier if the carrier is size appropriate. 

All dogs must come in on a leash. If you have your dog on a retractable leash, please make sure it is locked on a short leash. Keep your dog close to you, even though your dog may like other pets, some dogs don’t care for others.

The check in process can take 10-30 minutes depending on how many pets we are checking in that morning. So please arrive on time and be patient with the staff. 

Please make sure that you have your contact phone number on your forms, so that we can reach you during the day in case we need to. Remember that we have many phone lines at Spay Illinois and not all of them will come up with our name or same number, therefore please answer the day of surgery, even if it is an unknown number.

***If bringing in feral cats in a live humane trap please make sure they are covered with a sheet or towel. It is very stressful for feral cats, and they feel exposed on all sides in the trap. This causes them much more stress. They should be kept covered at all times.

Payment

We collect payment upon pick up of your pet at the end of the day. We accept visa, Mastercard, discover, debit, and cash. We do not accept Care Credit or Checks.

Activity

Do not allow your pet to run, jump, play, swim, or bathe for the next 10 to 14 days. Dogs should receive short, leashed walks only. All pets should be kept warm, clean, and dry. Avoid any strenuous activities. 

Environment 

Your pet has received a major surgery. Be sure to keep him/her quiet in an indoor area for the next 12 hours. Keep your pet calm, warm, and comfortable. 

Incision 

Be sure to check your pet’s area of incision twice daily to ensure that it is healing. Redness and swelling near the incision should be minimal. We recommend that every pet wear an E-Collar to prevent licking and chewing. We carry E-Collars for purchase for $10.

 

You'll notice that your pet received a small green tattoo near their incision. The tattoo lets other veterinarians know that they have been fixed, should your pet get lost or end up in a shelter. Also, the sutures your pet received are absorbable, unless otherwise stated by your technician at pick-up. Do NOT administer any human products, herbs, supplements by mouth, or apply ointments/sprays of any kind to the incision. 

Food & Water 

Tonight, give your pet half of their normal amount of food and water upon returning home. So long as no problems occur, they can return to normal sized meals tomorrow morning. Any lethargy, refusal to eat, diarrhea, or vomiting beyond 24 hours is not normal. Contact us should you notice any of these symptoms. During this time it is important not to change your pet’s diet. Avoid feeding them any table scraps or food not intended for pets, as these can mask post surgical complications. 

Pain Medication 

All dogs will be going home with pain medication. Be sure to follow all instructions outlined on the container. Be careful not to over administer. All cats have received a long-lasting pain injection & will not require additional pain medication. 

We provide you with these recommendations to avoid an expensive and painful post-op veterinary visit. Spay Illinois will treat at our clinic, at minimal cost, any post- operative complications resulting directly from the surgery, if the above post-operative 

instructions have been followed in full. We can not be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-operative instructions. 

Please call us at 630-961-8000 if you have questions or concerns related to surgery during the recovery period. 

Keep In-Heat Females away from Males

If your pet was in heat when we spayed her, keep all male pets away from her for the 10-14 day period. If the male was to try and mate with the female it could be life threatening to the female. If you had a male pet neutered they can still get an un-spayed female pregnant for up to 45 days after their surgery, so keep all intact females in heat away from the male. 

POST OPERATIVE SURGICAL INSTRUCTIONS

POST OPERATIVE CARE INSTRUCTIONS

FOR IN-HEAT FEMALE DOGS

Your pet was in-heat today. Please follow the following guidelines carefully so that you can make sure she has a safe recovery.

 

1. She may have a bloody vaginal discharge for a few days after surgery.

2. Females that were in heat when spayed may try to breed with a male dog for 10 days after surgery.

3. You should keep her away from all male dogs for at least 10-14 days after surgery as mating post-surgery could be life threatening to your dog.

 

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE

YOUR PET'S SURGERY

 
 

Activity

Do not allow your pet to run, jump, play, swim, or bathe for the next 10 to 14 days. Dogs should receive short, leashed walks only. All pets should be kept warm, clean, and dry. Avoid any strenuous activities.

 

Environment

Your pet has received a major surgery. Be sure to keep her quiet in an indoor area for the next 12 hours. Keep your pet calm, warm, and comfortable.

 

Incision

Be sure to check your pet’s area of incision twice daily to ensure that it is healing. Redness and swelling near the incision should be minimal. We recommend that every pet wear an E-Collar to prevent licking and chewing. We carry E-Collars for purchase for $10. You’ll also notice that your pet received a small green tattoo that is used to identify that they have been spayed by other veterinarians. Also, the sutures your pet received are absorbable, unless otherwise stated by your technician at pick-up. Do NOT administer any human products, herbs, supplements by mouth, or apply ointments/sprays of any kind to the incision.

 

Food & Water

Tonight, give your pet half of their normal amount of food and water upon returning home. So long as no problems occur, they can return to normal sized meals tomorrow morning. Any lethargy, refusal to eat, diarrhea, or vomiting beyond 24 hours is not normal. Contact us should you notice any of these symptoms. During this time it is important not to change your pet’s diet. Avoid feeding them any table scraps or food not intended for pets, as these can mask post surgical complications.

 

Pain Medication

All dogs will be going home with pain medication. Be sure to follow all instructions outlined on the container. Be careful not to over administer. All cats have received a long-lasting pain injection & will not require additional pain medication.

 

We provide you with these recommendations to avoid an expensive and painful post-op veterinary visit. We will gladly examine your pet’s incision should you need to come in for a scheduled re-check appointment, though the cost of any further medications are your responsibility. In the event you need immediate assistance during a time our office is not open, please call your emergency clinic or one of the clinics we have listed on the reverse side. If you choose to visit a different veterinary clinic before contacting us, you will need to pay any costs incurred. We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow our post-operative instructions.

FERAL CAT POST-OP INSTRUCTIONS

Note:  It is very important that you release feral cats in the same location where you trapped them.  Feral cats generally do not do well if they are relocated.  If you must relocate feral cats, reference Alley Cat Allies for more information on the proper way to do this (www.alleycat.org).

The cat has received a long lasting pain injection and dissolvable sutures so no further care is needed after the surgery, unless you notice the cat is not recovering well. 

Male cats can generally be released the following day after surgery.  In extreme cold or wet weather, please keep the cat additional nights if possible, until the weather clears, following the instructions below.

Female cats should be kept at least 48 hours’ post-surgery, one more night after you pick them up from us, if at all possible.  In extreme cold or wet weather, please keep the cat additional nights if possible.  However, if clinic staff tells you that she was likely nursing kittens, you should release her immediately.  She still will be able to nurse her kittens after surgery.

Feral cats are easily stressed, and the experience of having surgery is very stressful.  To minimize additional stress during recovery, make sure to follow these discharge instructions fully. 

Cats should remain in the live trap during the recovery period.  Do not attempt to transfer a feral cat to a carrier or cage.  Cats are very quick and can easily escape during transfer.  Transferring the cats from the traps also risks injury to you and/or the cat.


 

Please keep the cat in a temperature controlled, draft-free environment during their recovery.  At the very least, please keep them in a sheltered area (for example, a garage or shed) out of the elements.
 

Keep their traps covered at all times.  This provides protection and security.  Keep the trap lined underneath with newspaper to keep the cat clean and dry.
 

Offer food and water when you get home, but be careful opening the trap to slip food and water in.  If possible, use a trap fork to hold the cat on one side of the trap while you provide food and water and clean newspaper.   For your safety, do not attempt to touch the cats. 


 

Abnormal signs that will need attention by veterinary staff during the recovery include any discharge coming from the surgery site, abnormal smells, biting/chewing at incision site, and continued lethargy (not feeling well).


 

If you have any concerns about the recovery of the cat, please call us at 630-961-8000.

 


 

Thank you for making a difference in the cat overpopulation problem.  Not only have you prevented the birth of unwanted litters of kittens, but you’ve helped this cat lead a healthier life.

 

LOCAL EMERGENCY CLINICS

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Animal Emergency of Mokena

19110 S 88th Ave

Mokena, IL 60448

(708) 326-4800

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Blue Pearl Vet

3735 W Dempster Street

Skokie, IL 60076

 

(847) 673-9110

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VCA Aurora Animal Hospital

2600 W Galena Boulevard

Aurora, IL 60506

 

(630) 474-8749

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Emergency Veterinary
Services of St. Charles 

530 Dunham Road

St. Charles, IL 60174

 

(630) 584-7447

***Spay Illinois is not affiliated with any of the above clinics. We have provided these as a resource should you need them.

 

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Spay Illinois is thrilled to announce our availability of spay/neuter transport service, for cats and dogs to remote and underserved communities within two hours of our stationary clinic facility in Lisle. Help us end pet homelessness and surrender by reducing pet overpopulation and ensuring fewer pets enter area shelters through spay and neuter.

 

Transport Information

  • All dogs must arrive on a leash

  • All cats must be in a hard carrier (one cat per carrier)

  • All feral/barn cats must arrive in a humane live trap, one cat per trap

  • We do not transport dog or human aggressive dogs

  • We are unable to transport dogs that weigh over 75#

  • We do not spay/neuter English Bulldogs or exotic cats

Momence Transport

Twice a month- Dates Vary

River Valley Animal Rescue

3960 N Vincennes Trail 

Momence, Illinois 60954

Call us to schedule your appointment 630-961-8000.

 

Winnebago County Transport

Transport Dates Vary

Care for Pets Rescue Group

To schedule an appointment, you must be a Winnebago County Resident.

Call Care for Pets at 779-208-4060.

Hobart, Indiana Transport

Transport Dates Vary

Humane Society of Hobart

To schedule an appointment call the Humane Society at 219-942-0103.

 

Boone County Transport
Transport Dates Vary


Friends of Boone County Animal Control

To schedule an appointment call  Jane at 815-289-0167.

 

COMMUNITY CAT POLICY

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a program through which free-roaming feral cats (community cats) are humanely trapped, transported to a veterinarian where they are sterilized, vaccinated for rabies, ear-tipped and returned to the outdoor locations where they were found. Ear-tipping a cat is the universal sign of an altered community cat.

 

TNR is the most humane, effective, and financially sustainable strategy for controlling free-roaming cat populations. Once a TNR program is in place, the cats will no longer reproduce; the population will stabilize and eventually decline. 

 

Spay Illinois offers spay/neuter for feral/community cats Tuesday through Friday. Since we are limited on space, we do require you make a reservation with us by calling us at 630-961-8000.

***If bringing in feral cats in a live humane trap please make sure they are covered with a sheet or towel. It is very stressful for feral cats, and they feel exposed on all sides in the trap. This causes them much more stress. They should be kept covered at all times. They will not be accepted in carriers, or other types of traps.

 

Drop off for feral/community cats is between 8:00 am and 9:00 am and pick up is the same day between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

 

Our community cat pricing is $40 per cat, and includes the spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear-tip, revolution, and long-lasting pain injection.

 

We do offer a trap rental program, where you can rent a live humane trap by placing a refundable $50 deposit down for the trap. When the trap is returned your deposit is then refunded. For more details please call us at 630-961-8000.

 

NO SHOW/DEPOSIT POLICY

Updated 05/15/2020

 

 

Spay Illinois is a non-profit organization that relies on donations, grant funding, clients paying our full, low-cost prices, and every appointment being kept, to ensure that we can stay in operation and continue to assist over 25,000 pets each year. For that reason, Spay Illinois has put in place a firm No-Show Policy.

 

Spay Illinois requires a non-refundable $25 deposit for every spay/neuter surgery, and a non-refundable $50 Deposit for every dental appointment that is booked.

 

In the event that an appointment needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, it’s very important that Spay Illinois is given at least a 48-hour notice. That appointment space has been reserved, thus prohibiting our ability to schedule another pet for services that day. A properly cancelled or rescheduled appointment, with advanced notice of 48 hours or more, allows our organization the opportunity to fill that appointment slot with another pet in need of services.

 

Missed appointments have a direct impact on our ability to meet operational needs and they cost our organization valuable resources, including time and money. Missed appointments, such as repeat no-shows, have a significant impact on our organization.

 

A surgery/dental appointment is considered a “no-show” if the appointment is cancelled with less that 48 hours’ notice or if the client fails to give any notice and fails to appear for their pet’s surgery/dental appointment.

In order to reschedule after a “no-show” appointment has occurred, Spay Illinois requires another “deposit” be taken for future appointment services in the amount stated below.

 

  • After a no-show a non-refundable deposit of $50 is required for surgery appointments, and a non-refundable $100 deposit will be required for any dental appointments.

Our team understands that life happens, creating a need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If your financial situation has changed, please give us a call and we will gladly discuss what alternatives and/resources may be available to you.

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WELLNESS CLINIC

2765 Maple Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(Next door to Groomingdale's)​

SURGERY CENTER

2785 Maple Avenue

Lisle, IL 60532

(Next door to Children's Creative Corner, please do not park directly in front of Creative corner or restaurant. These spaces are reserved.)

HOURS 

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Mon / Tue / Wed / Thur / Fri

HOURS 

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Tue / Thur 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday

All Clinics are by appointment

CONTACT US
CALL CENTER HOURS

Tel:  (630) 961-8000

Fax: (630) 961-8002

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Monday

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Tue / Wed / Thur / Fri

*Please note that schedule may vary based on holidays & special events. Check our vaccine clinic calendar regarding closures.

Spay Illinois accepts cash, most major credit cards, and debit. Please, no Personal Checks, American Express, or Care Credit.

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