BCARL’s Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinics
Overpopulation & Responsibility
There are several reasons why having your pets spayed or neutered is important.
Did you know that one intact female cat and her mate can produce a litter of up to 12 kittens? Her progeny can grow to over 11,000 in just 5 years. And just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only 6 years! Having your pet spayed or neutered is the only permanent, 100% effective method of birth control for your furry loved ones.
Spaying or neutering your pet helps reduce the number of homeless pets who are killed each year in America’s animal shelters.
While many facilities have adopted no-kill policies in recent years, there are still millions of animals that are euthanized annually due to overpopulation issues within local communities. Reducing the number of pets entering shelters has a direct impact on the number of euthanized pets.
We're proud to partner with the RASCAL Unit to provide low cost spay and neuter options in the Ohio Valley.
The RASCAL Unit consists of two mobile veterinary hospitals based in Dublin, Ohio. They travel throughout the state of Ohio and, with the help of local humane organizations, pounds, and shelters, they bring affordable pet care to local communities, including sterilization (spay/neuter), vaccinations, dental work, de-worming, flea/tick treatments, and other surgeries. RASCAL's low costs help pet owners take better care of their beloved pets. They also team up with local humane organizations and animal control officers to provide emergency and medical care during animal cruelty and neglect investigations.
The safe surgical procedures that organizations like the RASCAL Unit provides not only enhance the lives and health of your pets, but also the lives of homeless animals in local communities and in shelters.
FAQ for Families
Because of RASCAL Unit's popularity, appointments book quickly. Clinics accommodate a combined total of 50 to 70 feline and canine surgeries per day.
If you would like to register your pet for surgery, you will be required to pay a down payment of $30 in cash in our office or $32 via online form and PayPal to hold your appointment. Please note that $20 of the down payment goes directly to the cost of the surgery and $10 is a BCARL administrative fee per animal for all appointments. This fee helps to cover additional costs associated with hosting the RASCAL Unit and our SNAP assistance program. Online forms have an additional $2 fee to help offset the cost of PayPal processing. If you are a current lifetime or annual member, the administrative fee will be waived. To join BCARL as a member and help support our mission, visit the membership page.
Also, please note:
Any appointment, once made and paid for, CANNOT be rescheduled, changed or refunded. If the owner cancels, is a “no show” or cannot catch the animal, etc., your fees will not be refunded.
Cats must be in a carrier. If there are multiple cats, each cat must be in its own carrier.
All dogs and cats MUST be up to date on rabies vaccinations. If your pet is current, you must leave proof of current rabies vaccination with your pet. Tags will not be accepted. Otherwise, your pet will receive the vaccine at a cost of $8.00.
If your pet has previously received a vaccination and is due, you may be able to receive a 3-year vaccination with proof of rabies (i.e. certificate).
There will be restrictions for your pet for up to 7 days.
Please do not feed your pet after midnight the night before surgery.
More information about our low cost spay and neuter clinics can be found on our webpage.
Also, if you are in need of financial assistance to have your pet spayed or neutered, BCARL can help.
BCARL offers a SNAP program which provides assistance to those in financial need to help cover the cost of spay and neuter surgery. To see the income or need requirements for the SNAP program, please go to our SNAP program page. Those who qualify for the SNAP program will need to fill out a separate form on that page instead of the general event form. They will have a reduced down payment also due at the time of pre-registration.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering. The good news is that responsible pet owners can make a difference.
By having your dog or cat sterilized, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pets, your family, and your community, and it is a critical part of saving the lives of homeless pets.